Aeroe Mask Festival (Ærø Internationale Maskfestival)



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Country and Region DenmarkSouth Denmark
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Aeroe Island, South Denmark, Denmark
Festival Contact Information

Aeroe Internationale Maskefestival
Ll. Risemarksvej 12
DK-5970 Aeroeskoebing
Danmark
Phone: +45 51923421
Email: maskefestival@gmail.com

Festival Description

The Aeroe International Mask Festival is a multicultural art event that features a diverse program of arts and the art of masks. The Festival honors contemporary mask art in addition to the history of mask making through exhibitions and performances—including performances in the street and in theatres. Masks have held an important place in the ancient art of expression among indigenous and contemporary cultures the world over. Dramatic actors and dancers from the region as well as from nations as far away as Tibet, Bali and Mali have taken part. Aeroe Island over the past 150 years has been a part of the rich tradition of masks.

Festival Dates June 2011
Festival Links

http://www.maskefestival.dk/Content/bestyrelsen.html

Festival Events:

Featured participant 2009:
  • Masque Theatre Company (USA)
    Internationally known mask/movement company, MASQUE, performs original theatre pieces with special emphasis on the mask and puppet. The theatre company MASQUE, has performed on four continents for over a million people since 1980. The company director, Larry Hunt, is an actor, director, mask-maker, and educator. During the past 30 years, he has performed throughout most of the United States, Canada, and many other countries including China, Japan, Australia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Bulgaria, Serbia and England. Larry has produced and performed original theater works under the auspices of MASQUE, an international touring company which he founded in 1980. Larry has evolved a distinctive version of mask performance which combines historical traditions with performance approaches influenced by ZeAmi to Peter Brook. In addition to solo performances incorporating original masks and puppets, he has collaborated extensively with other performing artists in several countries. His productions are vignette style as well as full length plays. For additional information contact Larry Hunt at +01 203-266-7479, or email maskwaljh@aol.com, or visit
    http://www.masque-hunt.org/

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