Kubbe lager spetakkel orchestra concert in Beijing
KUBBE LAGER SPETAKKEL ORCHESTRA CONCERT IN CHINA
Kubbe lager spetakkel orchestra concert is a family concert, which combines orchestra music, theatre, and multimedia scenography. The concert is based on the renown Norwegian picture book Kubbe lager spetakkel by Åshild Kanstad Johnsen. It’s an international collaboration among China, Norway, and Switzerland. The production team include Beijing West End Philharmonic Culture Development Co.,Ltd., Bergen based Sino-Norwegian cultural exchange organization Northing, the author of the original picture book Åshild Kanstad Johnsen, and the Swiss composer Stephan Hodel . After the premiere on 29th July 2019, West End Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will tour with it in China. Northing worked with Åshild and animator Aslak Helgesen on designing the digital scenography. Northing is also trying to introduce this concert back to Norway, and to the home town of Kubbe - Bergen.
17-18th JULY / 熊亮艺术课 APP
Åshild’s first workshop in Beijing, in cooperation with Xiong Liang art school. “One of the greatest workshops ever” said Åshild. Most of the pupils have be following Xiong and Jiang for years. To be talented is one thing, to enjoy one’s talent is a real gift. Great to see the kids really enjoyed what they were doing.
Xiong Liang is one of the most famous illustrator /writer in China. He is also the only Chinese illustrator that is ever shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. The creative camp is designed by Mr. Xiong to inspire creativity and artistic sense among children from 8 to 14.
MomPicks is a family education brand established by child education writer Sanchuan Ling and Bai Taotao. MomPicks has family camps, family reading groups, as well as new media focusing on family education, which provide ideas and parenting guides for families. The participants of the workshop will be the families among MomPicks readers and community members.
The first workshop planned in Shanghai at Minsheng Art Museum was blown away by the biggest typhoon ever - Lekima. But Åshild managed to land safely in Shanghai before the second, which was located in a children’s library in downtown. Mrs Margit Walsø from NORLA visited the workshop. She was impressed by the enthusiasm of the kids and all the lovely Kubbe dolls and other merchandises designed and produced in China by A-plus.
The work shop in connection with the Shanghai Book Fair was the highlight of this trip of Åshild. The most active children’s book promoter, Magic Auntie Zhang Hong organised and hosted seven events in total for the Book Fair, and Åshild’s workshop was one of them. The whole event was prolonged for two hours because no kids wanted to leave. And the queue waiting for Åshild’s super cute customised signature was ever so long.