The opening of the Barents Spaktakel/ Barents Days 2009 will take place in Kirkenes on the 28 of January illuminated by thousands of fireworks and unique musical alliance:

Urban theatre LA COMPAGNIE MALABAR presents HELIOS II: spectacular saga of thousand suns!

The world’s most progressive percussion ensemble KROUMATA performs together with the Russian and Norwegian MILITARY ORCHESTRAS: a new musical production across the borders and without borders!

Do not miss the first visit of the Norwegian Minister of Culture TROND GISKE to Kirkenes! He will give welcome speeches at the opening!