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31/05-11   -   Press releases

Great international Award for Danish Teatret Gruppe 38

The Danish theatre, Teatret Gruppe 38, is the first Danish theatre ever to have received one of the world’s most prestigious theatre prizes - The ASSITEJ Honorary President’s Award for Artistic Excellence.

At the 17th ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival for young audiences, which has just taken place in Copenhagen (DK) and Malmö (SE), the theatre Teatret Gruppe 38 was presented with the ASSITEJ International Honorary President’s Award for Artistic Excellence on 27 May. Behind the long title lies one of the world’s most prestigious theatre prizes for a young audience.

This is the first time a Danish theatre group is able to boast about the attention they are given “in recognition of their commitment to the continuous and on-going exploration of aesthetics… radical experimentation in both form and content. Teatret Gruppe 38 constantly pushes artistic and thematic boundaries in the field of theatre for young audiences…", as the jury states.

Only once before has Danish theatre had a taster of the honour, when the Danish/Dutch puppeteer, Ray Nusselein, received the award in 1996 as an individual artist.

Danish Minister of Culture, Per Stig Møller, congratulates with the words: “The Award from the international theatre organisation, ASSITEJ, is yet another fine example of the high level of Danish children’s theatre and it’s international clout. Congratulations to Teatret Gruppe 38!"

With the price, the theatre Teatret Gruppe 38 can now add another award to the list.
In 2010 the theatre was, for the second time, appointed for the annual best children’s theatre award in Denmark, and over time, they have received four Reumert nominations and two Reumert prizes.

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