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Norwegian Culture & Heritage and the Theater of Henrik Ibsen

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Program #12129RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Velkommen! Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Henrik Ibsen, Norway’s famous son and a father of modern drama. With actors, technicians, and directors, learn more about the Commonweal Theater and see a production during Ibsenfest. Get inside Norwegian culture as you sample the delicacies of the koldtbord, see examples of folk and decorative arts, and learn the story of Norwegian-American and Amish settlement in rural Minnesota from locals who share the amazing stories of community survival.


• Let expert Ibsen scholars take you into the surreal, controversial, and introspective dramas of his literary corpus and learn how actors, directors, and designers transform a written script into a fully staged play.
• Hear Norsk spoken at an optional Lutheran service; learn about the history of Norwegian-Americans at the Vesterheim Museum and from community members.
• Experience and immerse yourself in small town life as you eat at various sites and hear about Amish culture in Lanesboro.

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Walking up to three blocks; minimal standing.

Date Notes
This year`s play is Ibsen`s The Master Builder—Ruthless and revered architect Halvard Solness is obsessively driven—until a young woman from his past stops him in his tracks. Hilde, a force of unbridled energy enters the master builder’s home and head, trailing mysterious talk of past promises. As she urges Solness to ever greater and less sustainable heights, his tragedy-haunted wife Aline watches from the sidelines, an unwilling participant in an off-kilter love triangle.

Coordinated by Winona State University.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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