Press release 20th of november 2018:
The Board of the Svanekegaard Foundation decided at its board meeting on November 19th. 2018 that the Bornholm Puppetfestival will take a break in 2019. So, the next edition of the Bornholm Puppetfestival will take place in September 2021.
Since Svanekegaarden took over the responsibility for the festival in 2011, it has been running with the same concept. It has been a fantastic journey - with adventurous performances, fun experiences, hard work and great support from volunteers, foundations and partners. The festival wants to thank everyone who has participated in one way or another.
The fact that Ida Tjalve did not want to participate in the festival anymore as an artistic director left a huge gap, which is not easy to replace - Ida Tjalve was the festival - thanks to Ida for her amazing effort.
The interest in the festival in 2019 has been enormous - but all the Interest made us consider if we ought to reinvent the festival, instead of finding a replacement for Ida Tjalve - which is impossible.
Therefore, the Bornholm Puppet Theater Festival will spend the next year and a half finding its own style - reinventing ourselves, so to speak, find new and old partners, talk to new and old participants, be inspired by what is happening.
The festival will do its best to return to a new, different, enjoyable, exciting and educational edition in 2021.
All the Best
Bornholm Puppet Festival 2017 wishes to thank everybody involved - Thank You so much for helping us to the most wonderful festival - See you in 2017
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