Åland's Julia Clara ready for Nordic Bridges in Canada 2022

Julia Clara to Nordic Bridges

Publicerad Friday 12 November kl 08:27

Finally, the first program items for the major Nordic cultural initiative Nordic Bridges, which will be implemented in Canada in 2022, will be released! We are so pleased to be reached by the information that Åland's Julia Clara is one of the first confirmed to participate in the program where Nordic artists and performers will collaborate with and perform together with Canadian actors at both established festivals such as Toronto Film Festival and newly started festivals, recognized art institutions such as the National Arts Center in Ottawa, independent theaters, galleries and events of various kinds across the country.

A few years ago, Julia Clara went to Spain, Madrid, in order to participate in several live concerts with the support of the Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ) in collaboration with ROSA, a Danish rock organization and several Nordic organizations. And we follow her career now, with great interest!

The international initiative Nordic Bridges, which pays attention to Nordic art and culture in Canada throughout 2022, is the most comprehensive ever. The artistic program is based on four basic principles: artistic innovation, accessibility and inclusion, indigenous perspectives and resilience and sustainability. The curation of the program is done by Canadian partners and includes performing arts such as dance, theater and music, visual and digital arts, crafts and design as well as literature and film. Nordic Bridges takes place in about ten places in the country and engages nearly 20 partners around Canada, from January to December 2022. It is with great anticipation that the culture ministers look forward to the start which has been postponed for a whole year due to the pandemic.

Choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, director Amanda Kernell, composer Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, artist Randi Samsonsen, designers such as Liss Stender and Teemu Salonen, sing-songwriter Julia Clara and director Lone Scherfig are some of the Nordic artists confirmed to participate in the program.

– We’ve been looking forward to Nordic Bridges and are very pleased to see how the ambitions of Harbourfront Centre are coming to life through an extensive and engaging programme, involving not only a broad range of exciting Nordic and Canadian artists, but also strong programming partners throughout Canada. Nordic Bridges comes at a time when international exchanges are most needed and the initiative’s emphasis on collaboration lays the foundations for long-lasting connections between the Nordic Region and Canada. It’s also an excellent platform for highlighting the important role of art and culture in sustainable development,” says Antti Kurvinen, Finland’s Minister of Science and Culture and chair of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture 2021.

Read more about Nordic Bridges here

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