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PAB open - festival

Photo: Performance Art Bergen - Foto Bjarte Bjørkum

PAB-Open was arranged for the first time in 2013 in Bergen Old Prison, in 2015 the festival had 80 national international performing artists, and in 2017 the festival was also an extraordinary art experience with 70 international performing artists. With hundreds of performances made the festival the biggest in the field of performance art in Norway so far.

PAB-Open is a festival who are although funded, maintains a DIY/grass roots spirit by making room for exploration and testing of new modes of expression within the field of performance and live art. The festival provides both students and "veterans" the possibility to perform together in a professional setting and gives the audience an insight into what is happening in the field of performance art in Bergen and Norway.