Celebrating contemporary Nordic arts and co-creation in the northern landscapes, the festival began with a grand parade and opening show at the Nuuk Community Centre with balloons and flags, followed by a selection of outstanding films at the Bank of Greenland for the Nuuk International Film Festival 2017.
The Nordisk Koncertkor choir then stunned the audience in concert with Angu Motzfeldt at the Katuaq cultural centre with hauntingly beautiful, forlorn vocals interspersed with mellow melodies.
To finish the night, Udenfor Sæsonen took the stage – a collaboration between musical curator Steffen Brandt, ROSA, Musikhuzet Rønne and Gitte Grønfeld Wille (Managing Director, Region Skåne Cultural Management).
Here are our photos from the opening ceremony. We look forward to the rest of the week to come!