December 05, 2023

Cardamomyang: Bringing North Korea to Norway

Norwegians will celebrate constitution's 200th anniversary with students from Pyongyang

For generations of Norwegians, the children's plays and books of Torbjørn Egner have been a cultural staple.

Now, by inviting students from Kum Song Music School in Pyongyang to take part in his version of the Egner play "When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town,” Norwegian artist and theater director Morten Traavik attempts to give the piece a new flair with his own version, dubbed "Cardamomyang.”