Dec 2020
Nobel Week Lights - Dramaten

Nobel Week Lights - Dramaten

During the Nobel Week Lights light festival, Kai Piippo and his team from Light Bureau highlight the facade of "Dramaten" through a poetic light installation that tells about the hidden treasures and unique stories that are found in all the facades' sculptures. Stockholm Lighting is proud sponsor of lighting and control systems. Read the exciting story about Dramaten's architecture and most important of all - go there an evening this week and experience it live

About Dramaten's architecture - according to Dag Kronlund, historian at Dramaten

The architect Fredrik Liljeqvist wanted to create an inviting, imaginative and festive building in Ekebergsmarmor. The best artists of the time were commissioned to work with the interior and the exterior. The facade is a real art treasure with its incredible craftsmanship and creative details. Carl Milles performed the large center group of the façade in front of the tower, which represents "Drama", surrounded from the left by "Architecture", with a model of the theater building in hand, "Poetry"," Sculpture" and" Painting". All this as a mark that the building was a temple of art in several respects. Milles also made the six masks on the facade and the bas-reliefs of the columns with the tumbling children. Christian Eriksson created the reliefs on the theater's facade. The left represents a back-anal Dionysus train, the right a scene from the well - known Renaissance masked comedy, the Commedia Dell`art. The sculptor John Börjeson made the two sculptures gilded bronze depicting Poetry and Drama. The two sculptures in the facade corner niche were shaped by Teodor Lundberg. Antique and Modern respectively. August Strindberg's bust of Knut Jern found its place in the 2012 Strindberg year. The heated bronze sculpture by Margareta Krook by Marie Louise Ekman was erected in 2002. Thanks to. Stockholm's lighting company Dramaten and the Nobel Foundation Photo: Patrick Miller