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Upcoming @ Scandinavia House
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exhibition icon Exhibitions
performing arts icon Performing Arts
film icon Films
lecture icon Lectures & Literary Programs
music icon Concerts

kids and family icon Kids & Families
membership icon ASF Members
shop icon The Shop @ SH
food icon Smörgås Chef @ SH
nordic NY icon Nordic in New York

Please visit www.scandinaviahouse.org for a complete schedule of public programs.

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Admission and hours vary by exhibition. Please see below for details.

Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers
Opening: Thursday, March 29, 6-8 pm
Special ASF Members-Only Preview: Thursday, March 29, 5-6 pm

Tuesday, April 3 through Saturday, June 30, 2012
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 pm, 3rd Floor Galleries

Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers

The American-Scandinavian Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Fellowship program with an exhibition featuring the work of three recent grant recipients -- Stephen Hilyard, Simen Johan, and Lydia Anne McCarthy – who have emerged as innovators in the field of contemporary landscape photography. The exhibition offers a unique look at hybrid photographs where disparate and sometimes dissonant images are woven together to create new, hypothetical landscapes.

 50 Years of the Nordic Council Literature Prize
Through Saturday, April 7, 2012
Exhibition Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm; Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm, Victor Borge Hall Lobby

50 Years of the Nordic Council Literature Prize

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, the highest honor awarded for a work of fiction produced in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Åland Islands, and Sami language areas. A beacon of cooperation between the Nordic countries, the prize is awarded annually to a novel, play or collection of poetry, short stories or essays that meets high literary and artistic standards. The exhibition profiles prize winners of the past 50 years—including Tomas Tranströmer, Per Petterson, Naja Marie Aidt, Sjón, Jan Kjærstad, and Sofi Oksanen—accompanied by editions of their work.

Organized by the Nordic Council.

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Performing Arts

For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.

Contemporary Scandinavian Reading Series,
Scandinavian American Theater Company

Contemporary Scandinavian Reading Series
Scandinavian American Theater Company
Mondays, 7:30 pm pre-reception/8 pm reading
March 26, 2012 (Additional readings for spring, 2012 TBA)

Founded in 2009 by a group of New York-based Scandinavian theater professionals, the Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) presents high-quality, cutting-edge productions of contemporary Nordic plays and fresh interpretations of Scandinavian classics in New York.

Twenty Minutes After Death/Død Mands Kvinde
March 26
Featuring Kendra Lou, Anthony Aguilar, Sidse Ploug, Amanda Johnson, and Jeff House
Translator Nina Sokol will be in attendance

Written by Thomas Markmann (Denmark, 2009) & translated by Nina Sokol. Fed up with the trivialities of conventional relationships, Helena, an attractive and well-educated young Danish woman, decides to write to an American inmate, serving on death row. What begins as an innocent flirtation turns into an extraordinary love story, where Helena finds herself losing control not only of her daily life, but also of herself.

Co-presented by the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, the Consulate General of Finland in New York, the Consulate General of Iceland in New York, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General of New York, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, and Scandinavia House.

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Lectures & Literary Programs

For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.

Authors in Conversation:
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir & Elizabeth Hand
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 pm

Authors in Conversation: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Elizabeth Hand

Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir joins American writer Elizabeth Hand in a conversation about their work, the current Scandinavian crime fiction renaissance, what drew them to the genre, and ideas for future Iceland-related crime stories.

Easy Money : Jens Lapidus

Easy Money
Jens Lapidus
Monday, April 9, 6:30 pm

Fast and intricately paced, and with pitch-perfect dialogue, Easy Money is a raw, dark, and intelligent crime novel that has catapulted Jens Lapidus into the company of Sweden’s most acclaimed crime writers. It is the first book in The Stockholm Noir Triology

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Only ASF Members may reserve tickets by calling 212.847.9746 or by emailing film_reservation@amscan.org.
All films are subtitled in English. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film.

New Nordic Cinema
Through May 4, 2012
Wednesdays @ 7 pm & Fridays @ 6:30 pm (Please note new Wednesday screening start time)
$10 ($7 ASF Members); Series pass: $80 ($55 ASF Members)

Scandinavia House brings some of the most influential and successful Nordic films to New York audiences this spring with films from Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Norway, and Sweden.

Run Sister Run!/Sisko tahtoisin jäädä

March 28 & 30

Run Sister Run!/Sisko tahtoisin jäädä

Directed by Marja Pyykkö (Finland, 2010). Run Sister Run! tells the story of the turbulent relationship between two teenage girls as they test new boundaries. It is about the bittersweet beauty of being young.
112 min.
VIEW TRAILER (no subtitles)


April 11 & 13


Directed by Josef Fares (Sweden, 2010). Balls is Lebanese-Swedish director Josef Fares’ heart-warming comedy about love, friendship, and the art of being a man.
98 min.

Special thanks to the Danish Film Institute, Film Movement, the Finnish Film Foundation, Focus Features, the Norwegian Film Institute, Strand Releasing, and the Swedish Film Institute.

Film screenings are held in Victor Borge Hall, named in honor of the legendary Danish entertainer and in recognition of his generosity to Scandinavia House.

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For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.

Triinu Taul

Triinu Taul
Saturday, April 14, 7 pm

Estonian musician, singer, and songwriter Triinu Taul performs works by Estonian composers, traditional folk music, Finno-Ugric songs, and pieces from her own repertory. Taul will play the Estonian bagpipes, Jew’s harp, and Scandinavian overtone flute, accompanied by Estonian musicians Peeter Rebane, guitar; Henno Kelp, bassist; and Roland Puusepp, drums.

Co-presented with the Consulate General of Estonia in New York.

New Accordionist Veli Kujala

New Accordionist Veli Kujala
Thursday, April 26, 8 pm
$15 ($10 ASF Members)

Internationally-acclaimed Finnish concert accordionist, composer, and inventor of the quartertone accordion Veli Kujala makes his New York debut in a concert featuring his Hyperchromatic Counterpoint, pieces by contemporary Finnish composers Sampo Haapamäki and Olli Virtaperko, and transcriptions for concert accordion of music by Jean Sibelius, Niccolo Paganini, and J.S. Bach.

Co-presented with The American Scandinavian Society of New York.

Concerts held in Victor Borge Hall – named in honor of the legendary Danish entertainer and in recognition of his generosity to Scandinavia House – are supported in part by The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, The Louise and Karl Andrén Fund for Musical Performance, The Victor Borge Hall Endowment Fund, and The Dunard Fund.

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Kids & Families

For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.
No reservations necessary for Saturday Morning Storytelling.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturday Morning Storytelling
with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
Saturday, April 14, 11 am
Free, ages 5+

Ellen Shapiro shares stories from Norway in this installment of the Saturday Morning Storytelling series.

Scandinavian Sing-Along

Scandinavian Sing-Along
Saturday, April 14, 1 pm
$7 ($5 ASF Members), ages 1-7

Scandinavia holds a treasure trove of children’s songs and games. Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann introduce children to English versions of these songs and play some musical games. Come prepared to move, dance, and sing your heart out!

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ASF Members

Become an ASF Member!
For more information, call the ASF Membership Coordinator, 212.779.3587, ext. 715, email mem@amscan.org, or visit www.amscan.org/membership.

Support the ASF's century-old mission of promoting cultural and educational exchange between the U.S. and Scandinavia. As a member you will receive great benefits including discounts on tickets to programs at Scandinavia House; invitations to exhibition openings and exclusive member-only events; first access to ASF publications; access to the The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center and Special Children's installations (Family Associate Members & above); and more.

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The Shop @ Scandinavia House

The Shop @ Scandinavia House

Monday-Saturday, 12-6 pm, Wednesday, 12-7 pm, & Sunday, 12-5 pm.
For more information please call 212.847.9737.

The Shop @ Scandinavia House features distinctive home design and tableware, art glass, textiles, luxurious sweaters and accessories, unique jewelry, handmade clogs and children's books, as well as your favorite Scandinavian food specialties and candies. Present your ASF membership card for a discount on every purchase in The Shop @ Scandinavia House.

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Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House

For more information, please call Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House at 212.847.9745 or visit www.smorgas.com.
To join Smörgås Chef's mailing list, please contact office@smorgas.com.

Smörgås Chef

Dinner & a Movie and Dinner & a Concert
Ongoing, 5 – 10 pm (last seating @ 9 pm)
Dinner & a Movie: $31 per person ($27 ASF Members)
Dinner & a Concert: $34 per person ($29 ASF Members)

Pairing top-notch Scandinavian cinema and music with fine Nordic cuisine, Smörgås Chef Restaurant @ Scandinavia House continues its popular Dinner & a Movie and Dinner & a Concert three-course prix fixe dinner menu. Available from 5 to 10 pm, these ongoing offers feature a selection of favorite dishes including herb-roasted chicken, cured gravlaks and Swedish meatballs, and include one admission to that evening's film screening or concert.

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Nordic in New York

To submit your Nordic in New York event for inclusion in this section, please email kate@amscan.org

Choir of the World – An Evening of Scandinavian Contemporary Dance & Choral Music
Århus Girls Choir conducted by Helle Høyer
Tuesday, April 3, 8 pm
$10 RSVP to aarhuschoir@gmail.com

Judson Church
55 Washington Square South

Unsound Opening Night
with Jenny Hval, Julia Holter, & Julia Kent
Wednesday, April 18, 9 pm-12 am
$15 ($12 Issue Project Room Members)

Issue Project Room
110 Livingston Street (entrance @ 22 Boerum Place)
Brooklyn, NY
More info

The Ungovernables
2012 New Museum Triennial
including Finnish Artist Pilvi Takala
Through Sunday, April 22, 2012
General admission $14 ($12 Seniors; $10 Students; Free Under 18 & Members); Free admission every Thursday from 7 pm -9 pm

The New Museum
Floors 2, 3, 4, 5, & Lobby Gallery
235 Bowery
More info

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