From: Friday, August 31 2007, 10:00 am
to: Sunday, September 9 2007, 4:30 pm
Scandinavia's biggest annual cultural festival is held in Aarhus, a city surrounded by woods and bordered by beaches. The extensive programme is made up of several hundred performances and events in a wide range of disciplines, including drama, opera, ballet and dance, classical and contemporary music, sport, exhibitions, film and video.
Founded in 1965, the festival has a very wide artistic remit and an imaginative approach to programming. Over the years it has played host to luminaries in many fields, ranging from Birgit Nilsson and The Rolling Stones to Simon Rattle and Gunter Grass. It also puts a praiseworthy emphasis on bringing in less well-known artists and performers from all over the world.
The 2006 theme is "Women" and the festival intends to bring into focus the images, symbols and perceptions of women as they have existed throughout the ages.