Dania O. TAUSEN

O. TAUSEN Dania

Poems

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Dania O. Tausen (born in 1998) is a poet and musician from a small village in the Faroe Islands. Dania is currently a student at the University of the Faroe Islands, where she studies Creative Writing. The poetry collection ‘Skál’ was her debut release, which gained a lot of attention from the Faroese readers. The prose-poetry collection was released right before Christmas 2020 and was reprinted shortly after, because of the big interest.

‘Skál’ is about two young adults, who try to figure out their way in a small community, where they grew up in a conservative environment. They deal with normal teenage struggles, but with the extra layers of confusion and frustration that arises from their foundation of Christianity. Not many Faroese books have been written about this theme, which made it an important debut release. Dania points out that this story needed to be told in the name of acceptance and authenticity. It must be tolerated to ask questions and have doubts and call out bad treatment and speak about relevant struggles which normally would go unsaid but almost everybody goes through at some point.

The process of Dania's journey in writing and releasing the collection 'Skál' was documented in a film with the same title. The film has had good reviews and won the Audience Award at The Copenhagen Filmfestival, CPH:DOX 2021 and the an Award in the category New Nordic Voice at Nordic Panorama.

  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • LOFT 58
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Swedish Institute
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • MuntPunt
  • Commission européenne
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren