The Conference

March 8-9, Santa Cruz and March 11, UC Berkeley

There are three parts to this conference:

I. Keynote talk on Friday, March 8, UCSC

Vigdis Ystad, Knight of Norway’s order of St Olaf, for her work on Ibsen

“Ibsen as Playwright: Between Dramaturgy and Ethics”

More information on Ystad’s talk here.

II. “Peer Gynt in a Digital Age,” March 9, a day-long conference at UCSC

Full schedule here.

This international, day-long conference brings together scholars, designers, and dramaturgs from Norway, Tel Aviv, Seattle, and California for the second weekend of the performance.  It’s held with the support of the Norwegian Consulate, UCSC, and the Norway House Foundation.

We’ll discuss staging and design histories, what it’s like to perform Ibsen, and the international relevance of Ibsen’s most globally-produced work.

III.  “New Perspectives on Peer Gynt,” a panel at UC Berkeley, March 11, with Jannarone, Chemers, Barón, Rokem, Ystad, and Mørkhagen.


Conference Speakers include:

Freddie Rokem, Scandinavian theater scholar, Universities of Tel Aviv and Helsinki

Sverre Mørkhagen, Peer Gynt scholarIbsen Museum Statue

Brian Johnston, In Memoriam. Ibsen scholar and translator

Sarah Bryant-Bertail, epic theater scholar, University of Washington

Danny Scheie, performer (Peer Gynt)

Nancy Carlin, performer (Äse)

Chris Molla and Jessica Faith Hayden, soundscape artists

Astrid Saether, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley

Brandin Baròn-Nusbaum, design and conference organization

Ben Carson, composer and music professor

Kimberly Jannarone, project director

2 thoughts on “The Conference

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  2. Congratulations to Kimberley Jannarone for such a highly orchestrated and creatively imagined event! Much success in your conference outcomes. I hope the performance and papers will be on you tube for all who cannot attend. Attendees may also enjoy “:Ibsens House” performed by SF Ballet, to Dvorak’s music, in April J Roberts Fulbright Alumnus .

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