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Iceland’s Myths and Magic in New York

Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in America, located in New York, will host “The Myths and Magic of Iceland: A Children’s Literature Installation” between November 3, 2007 and March 29, 2008, following a children’s theater and related events.

A broad range of children’s literature featuring folk traditions, fairytales and Viking adventures will be presented at the Nordic Center in a colorful playspace for toddlers to seven-year-olds, which imitates Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes.

The Icelandic “Adventureland” beings Skoppa and Skrítla return to the Scandinavia House (their last appearance was last March) today, at 11 am, for a 40-minute-long theatrical performance for children ages nine months to six years, filled with colors, numbers, letter and rhymes, and magic butterflies.

Another play starring the twosome, “Skoppa and Skrítla Find the Elves,” is scheduled for November 3 in the Scandinavia House, which will be a world premiere.

The Scandinavia House’s program is also for adults; On October 29, Professor Ingeborg Kongslien will hold a lecture entitled “New Voices in Nordic Literature: Contemporary Scandinavian Multicultural Literature” and other lectures are scheduled for the following weeks.

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