Event marks bond between Denmark, Sweden

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Kulturbro 2000, the Swe-dish/Danish biennial art festival, opened Sept. 15 and will continue through Dec. 15.

The three-month festival brings 34 visual arts and design exhibitions, 16 theater and dance performances and nine concerts to the Oresund region shared by Copenhagen and Malmo, the third-largest city in Sweden.

This summer, Malmo and Copenhagen were united by the Oresund Link: the $2 million, 9.5-mile bridge and tunnel that connects the cities across the Oresund Strait.

Kulturbro's music and theater events include the involvement of well-known U.S. artists of the avant-garde.

New York rock band Sonic Youth, with guest musicians from Sweden and the U.S., will perform Oct. 7 and 8 at the Ystad Theater in Ystad, Sweden.

Robert Wilson is directing a new interpretation of the play "Woyzeck," based on Georg Buchner's unfinished script about medical ethics gone awry. Musician Tom Waits wrote new music and lyrics for the play, which began as fragments found in the drawer of the late playwright.

The musical will run from Nov. 14 through Feb. 3 at the Betty Nansen Theater, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Visual art exhibitions include the complete collection of Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Hill's paintings, which will be on display through Jan. 7 at the Malmo Art Museum.

"Vision and Reality" is the theme of an exhibition celebrating the millennium at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark.

The exhibition will take place from Sept. 22 through Jan. 14.

Installations by a dozen artists will focus on the relationship between visual arts, architecture and design. Common themes will be infinite space, machines and technology.

Programs for Kulturbro 2000 are available from the Danish and Swedish tourist board.

For additional information, contact the Danish and Swedish tourist board in New York at (212) 885-9700; fax (212) 885-9710; e-mail: [email protected].

You also can get information on the Web at www.gosweden.org or www.kulturbro.com.

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