HERE: 10 Evenings was the launch of a new performing arts festival on the west coast of Sweden. This biennial festival presents works that pose sincere, straightforward and challenging questions focusing on relevant practises in the field of performance and contemporary music.
HERE: 10 Evenings was inspired by the emblematic event titled 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, conceived in 1966 by artist Robert Rauschenberg and engineer Billy Klüver, who set up a collaborative platform for artists and engineers to create a blend of avant-garde theatre, dance, music and new technologies. HERE: 10 Evenings tapped into the experimental spirit of the ’66 festival with works and events that question the very idea of performance and trigger the imagination of the audience.
Initiated by Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts (Tanumshede), in collaboration with Konsthallen Lokstallet (Strömstad), the biennial festival offers an opportunity for the audiences of Tanum, Strömstad and beyond to engage with strong artistic personalities in performing arts, film, dance and contemporary music. The scenic, rural landscape provides a backdrop for reflection and historical discovery, poetical experience, sharing and participation.