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Hungarian premier of theatre play titled Sleeping by J. Fosse


Project Facts

Project objective: Contemporary art and culture presented and reaching a broader audience
Project promoter: Erőmű Kortárs Művészeti Egyesület
Type of institution: Grass root initiative (NGO)
Project number: HU07-0066
Target group(s): Students, Young adults,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 217,320
Final project costs: € 209,086
From EEA Grants: € 159,950
The project is carried out in: Budapest

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What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results


The project targeted the Hungarian premiere of the play titled "Sleeping" of the world famous contemporary drama writer Jon Fosse. A Fosse premiere is always a noted even in any theatre of the world – also in Hungary. As part of the complex programme, together with the partner organization the Scandinavian House Foundation they organized a workshop with the participation of Jon Fosse, as well as further two invited Norwegian, contemporary authors and the actors. Beside the meetings for the general public – touching upon more general issues – they also organized further special workshops for the professional audience (dramaturges, writers, etc.) The day of the workshop was concluded with performing Jon Fosse's drama. The objective was the documentation of the project implementation, applying television technology. They tries to record all preparation/implementation phases of creating the performance to be staged in a documentary way, starting from props and costume design, through their creation, the rehearsals to the staging premiere. The 50-minute long „the making of” film is so far unprecedented in the Hungarian theatre and television culture. The film was made as an educational material freely available (also with Norwegian subtitles), which could be an efficient tool of knowledge transfer. The project intended to promote the accessibility, introduction and preservation of the Norwegian - Hungarian cultural heritage. 100 professionals were involved in the implementation reaching more than 10,000 target persons.


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