Frozen Songs Excerpts Presented at Shanghai Project Chapter 2 Opening




The Shanghai Project organized by the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, is an ongoing ideas platform to think, discuss, relate and act on the sustainability of our futures in the 22nd century. An exciting new partnership between the Shanghai Project and Ibsen International is formed for Chapter- Seeds of Time. As strategic partner, Ibsen International proudly invites the creative team of Frozen Songs to join the performance at the opening and will host a panel discussion to shine a spotlight on on arts and cultural responses to climate change and global efforts to take action.


Opening Ceremony Performance

April 22, 2017 Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Daguan Theatre

Chapter 2 exhibition Seeds of Time will be inaugurated on April 22, 2017. At the opening ceremony, there will be excerpts from Frozen Songs – a dance performance in the making – presented by Ibsen International, zero visibility corp and The Arctic Theatre is a global art and media project inspired by the Global Seed Vault, Svalbard.

Artists from several countries and disciplines explore each other’s artistic language in this meeting point; The Seed – as a source of life, the beginning of everything, and the Vault (also known as the “Doomsday Vault”) representing the need to protect it at all costs. These “frozen songs”, resting in the depth of a mountain close to the North Pole, could one day save the world.


Creation by Ina Christel Johannessen, (zero visibility corp.) Norway, together with multimedia artists Feng Jiangzhou and Zhang Lin (Sifenlv Studio), zvc dancers and music by Stray Dogs. The final production will premiere at Hålogaland Teater/Arctic Theatre, Tromsø (NO) on 7th September 2017.


Workshops: Behind the Scenes of the Shanghai Project

April 23, 2017 Shanghai Himalayas Museum Atrium

This panel style workshop organized by Ibsen International intends to share stories that highlight and celebrate actions from the creative sector as well as enterprise sector on environmental sustainability and climate change. Detailed program to be unveiled soon.

April , Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Ibsen in China is presented in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and Guangzhou