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July 15, 2017

Concert   Songs and tales by a European Jew. The Norwegian Jewish artist Bente Kahan presents the program HOME with European songs and stories. The frame of the concert is Bente Kahan’s personal story, with a family-tree dating back to 13th Century Spain, going through Europe and ending in...

UNFINISHED LIVES

July 5, 2017

Concert   Classical music , cabaret, songs and poetry written by prisoners during the holocaust. The concert will be part of the exhibition created in Wroclaw’s White Stork Synagogue (Poland), and the repertoire and artists can be alternated. Bente Kahan with a quintet from the National Forum of Music...

WIE IST DIE WELT SO STILLE / WHY IS THE WORLD SO SILENT

July 5, 2017

Concert   Bente Kahan’s compositions to Ilse Weber’s poems written in Theresienstadt. Acc. Adam Skrzypek (double bass) Original in German version Also in English (translated by David Kein Wright) 2017   WHY IS THE WORLD SO SILENT is a unique concert. The songs are testimonies of someone describing life...

ONLY A HUMAN BEING

June 30, 2017

Concert   Bente Kahan’s compositions of poetry by Tadeusz Różewicz Set to music by Bente Kahan translated to English by Joanna Trzeciak The concert “ONLY a HUMAN BEING” with poetry by Tadeusz Różewicz set to music by Bente Kahan, premiered in Wrocław, Poland in 2015, and was part of...

Celebrating Yiddish and Ladino

June 25, 2017

Concert   A concert commisioned for Wrocław’s European Capital of Culture 2016. Bente Kahan invited European performing artists to celebrate the Jewish minority languages Yiddish and Ladino through songs, music and dance. With Bente Kahan (Poland/Norway), Rosa Zaragoza (Spain), Ruso Sala (Spain), Karsten Troyke (Germany), Anna Błaut (Poland), Izabel Ruiz...

Ani Ma`Amin

June 20, 2017

Concert   For those who have never encountered Bente Kahan in concert now there is an opportunity to watch, hear and be drawn into a unique musical whirlpool. Internationally acclaimed, Norwegian-Jewish performer Bente Kahan has been focusing her career on Jewish heritage, introducing it to large audiences. Her innovative...

Wallstrasse 13

June 15, 2017

Theatre Play   written and directed by Bente Kahan Scenography: Anna Weber/Helge Hoff Monsen Premiered with: Barbara: Marzena Oberkorn Mother/Singer: Dorota Abbe Father/Werner/Theatre Director: Igor Pietraszewski Musicians:Tomasz Kasiukewicz, Igor Pietraszewski, Artur Dominik, Jacek Wegrzynowski   Still being performed in The White Stork Synagogue, Wrocław with following cast: Barbara: Marzena...

Bessie – a Bluesical

June 10, 2017

Theatre Play   by Ellen Foyn Bruun and Bente Kahan Directed by: Ellen Foyn Bruun With Bente Kahan as Bessie Morten Gunnar Larsen: piano Georg Michael Reiss: clarinet A monodrama with music about the queen of the blues, Bessie Smith. Premiered in Oslo, Norway, August 7,1986 After the premiere,...

Letter Without a Stamp

June 5, 2017

Theatre Play   By Ellen Foyn Bruun and Bente Kahan Directed by: Ellen Foyn Bruun With Bente Kahan in both parts. A monodrama about the encounter between a Norwegian language teacher of Jewish descent and an Iranian refugee who has been tortured by the fanatical regime which has assumed...

Gitl

May 30, 2017

Theatre Play   by Frank Kelber with Bente Kahan A monodrama based on Shalom Aleichem’s train stories. Written and directed by the Swedish director Frank Kelber. Premiered in Oslo, December 1991.