Issuu on Google+

Graduation 2013 Acting&Scenography


�Continuosly develop methods that are questioning the interaction between various art fields, between theatre and society and between theory and practice.�


About the Norwegian Theatre Academy The Norwegian Theatre Academy was established within Østfold University College in 1996. At the origin of the project, it was a three years pilotproject in puppetry education accomplished by a foundation named: “Stiftelsen Norsk Dukketeater Akademi”. After a positive evaluation from the Ministry of Education, NTA started up as the new theatre education in Norway. Today we have moved beyond puppetry, to educate aspiring performing artists and scenographers who wish to explore the interaction between visual art and theatre, between theatre and society and between theory and practice. Our study program emphasizes collaboration between our two degree programs – scenography and acting. The artistic profile of the courses is inspired by theatre forms in which the perception of images, space, sound and bodily awareness are central elements. Our goal is to challenge students to think in innovative ways, to help them develop their own artistic practice, and to prepare them to meet professional demands of working with directors, choreographers, film-makers, composers, playwrights and other artists in both traditional and experimental genres.

OPPOSITE PAGE, photo: Hanna Reidmar.

Our identity is continuously developed by the artistic directors who curate the two BA programs for the students’ artistic development by giving the floor to renowned international artists. This way of organizing the teaching opens the Academy up for continuous development and brings us to the forefront of theatre training. It is important to notice that 60% of the teaching is provided by the visiting artists recruited worldwide, and that our artistic staff is appointed for a period (term) of 4 years. Furthermore, we offer our students the chance to study in a very special and intimate setting that allows close individual attention whether they are creating independent projects or directed productions. Since the very start in 1996, the Academy has graduated 73 actors and 48 scenographers. This spring, 9 new artists will graduate from Norwegian Theatre Academy. Congratulations to all!

Anne Berit Løland Administrative Director


Serge von Arx professor Artistic Director Scenography


The responsibility of the Artist I am proud to graduate the tenth class of NTA scenographers! The Norwegian Theatre Academy has grown tremendously since you started your studies in Fredrikstad three years ago. It has expanded its activities beyond the BA programs, but also strengthened that core with you being constituents of it. The curriculum of the academy must not solely be understood as an undergraduate programme stipulated for the students. It is a constant dialogue between the students, the staff, the guest teachers and visiting artists. The resulting perpetual metamorphosis of the curated curriculum is a key of the arts education at Østfold University College. While you explored a vast scope of scenographical expressions and reflections, while you investigated and experienced the encounter of architecture and theatre, and while you conceived and realized a variety of spaces and their evolvement in time you gave shape to the research project called “Norwegian Theatre Academy”! We constantly operate in the present, examine and conceive artistic strategies while reflecting the past. You have been introduced to, tested and explored various approaches of existing methods with artists and professionals from New York, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Moscow, Milan, Oslo and Fredrikstad. You have acquainted yourself with manifold skills, not pretending you acquired them, but giving you the ability to develop and procure skills relevant to tasks you will meet in you professional career. As I witnessed you grow over these last three years, I learned a lot from you! You have been thrown into the cold water with a first workshop making you experience the holistic character of scenography. To become an architect for the theatre you must investigate and experience the relationship of your body to its surrounding space. You explored the materials these spaces are made off, somatically, artistically and scientifically. You immersed in and investigated the complex heritage of the town of Wolfenbüttel together

with history students from Göttingen. You challenged your perception by approaching scenography evolving in time through the lens of a camera. You entered into the dialogue with director students from Oslo. You were part of a residency at the Watermill Center exchanging thoughts with students from Columbia University. And you scrutinized moments of local identity in Fredrikstad. You realized a performative stage in the urban context of Oslo touching upon the core of scenography. You have witnessed the amplitude of contemporary artistic creations and discussed those at the Ruhrtriennale with other students and the very artists. And you have composed stage scenographies for productions with guest directors from all over the world. Finally you have conceived your very own artistic creations in NTA’s black box. Have you succeeded during your studies? Have you failed as we asked you to? Failing and succeeding must be a unity in the arts. Both are interdependent in your artistic striving. Now you have the tools to develop the skills corresponding to your artistic visions, you have knowledge in various fields: Theatre, architecture, the visual arts, dance, film and music – the very fields constituting this intrinsically interdisciplinary realm called scenography. You know about the past and current tendencies within these fields. You have experienced the practice which is inherent to scenography. You have learned about the skill of collaboration which is prerequisite to scenography, maybe the only skill which must be taught at an art academy, the traps and opportunities of collaboration. But most important you have increased your ability to listen, the foundation of all performing arts. Now go out there. Listen to what surrounds you, listen to echoes, listen to traces of past times, listen to the whisper of today, listen to the others. Do also listen to the fragile, the obscure and the silent, there you will find the seeds for your future works. And from there change originates. You are not solely responsible for change, but you have a responsibility towards society for its change to crystallize!


Scenography teachers and workshops Fall 10 – Spring 13


TEACHERS STAFF SCENOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Serge von Arx Professor, Artistic Director Scenography Karmenlara Ely PhD, Artistic Director Acting (since 2011) Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk Associate Professor, Artistic Director Acting (2007-2011) Karen Kipphoff Professor, Scenography Hans-Ove Granath Professor, Fine Arts BBB Johannes Deimling Associate Professor, Performance Art Kathrine Tolo Associate Professor, Costume design Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann Associate Professor, Dramaturgy Annalisa Dal Pra Teacher, Acting Pea Hov Head of study/project planning Ulf Knudsen Technical Director/Sound/Archivist PRODUCTIONS/INSTALLATIONS/EXHIBITIONS “Wanderland” by Ann Sofie Godø, Marie Kaada Hovden, Paolo Zuccotti, Woonjong Jeon (exchange student). Tutor: Karmenlara Ely “Ashes to Ashes/Dust to Dust” by Simona Bieksaite, Petter Winther and Karam Yoon (exchange student). Tutor: BBB Johannes Deimling “Hiroshima mon amour” collaboration with the directing and acting departments at KHiO. Directing student: Tormod Carlsen. Scenography student: Ann Sofie Godø. Tutor: Serge von Arx. “Filosofi på Kammerset” collaboration with the directing and acting departments at KHiO. Directing student: Angelina Josephine Stojcevska.

Scenography student: Simona Bieksaite. Tutor: Serge von Arx. “Plattform” collaboration with the directing and acting departments at KHiO. Directing student: Johannes Holmen Dahl. Scenography student: N-Yeon Kim (exchange student at NTA). Tutor: Serge von Arx “Pink Cloud Effect” by Simona Bieksaite, Kjersti Aas Stenby and Marit Sirgmets. Tutor: Karmenlara Ely “Trumpets In The Sky” by Ann Sofie Godø, Juli Apponen, Nela Husták Kornetová and Björn Hansson. Tutors: Karen Kipphoff and Michael Norlind. “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Directed production with acting students. Director: Robert M.Johanson (Nature Theater of Oklahoma). Scenography students: Ann Sofie Godø and Simona Bieksaite. “Maybe Group Portrait” Directed production with acting students. Director: Michael Laub. Scenography student: Ann Sofie Godø. “Ad undas – Solaris korrigert” collaboration with The Academy of Opera in Oslo, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and Norwegian National Opera. Director: Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie. Scenography student: Simona Bieksaite. Tutor: Serge von Arx SKILLS, METHODS AND LABORATORIES Neil Alexander (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) Multimedia Rolf Alme Lighting Andrey Bartenev Space Dagur Eggertsson Architectural Scenography

Andreas Fuchs Lighting Snelle Hall Project planning Ulrike Hass (Ruhr University Bochum) Art and theatre analysis Henrik Hellstenius Music / Composition Edit Kaldor Conceptual development / Composition Kimmo Karjunen (Theatre Academy Helsinki) Multimedia Jesper Kongshaug Lighting Signe Krogh (Danish National School of Performing Arts) Multimedia Jeppe Lawaetz (Danish National School of Performing Arts) Multimedia Gideon Lester Space Eva Løveid Mølster History and Theory of Art & Theatre Birthe Marie Løveid Drawing & Design Reinert Mithassel Multimedia Jürg Montalta Space Andreas Morell Space – Scenography in film Nikolaus Müller-Schöll (Goethe University Frankfurt) Art and theatre analysis Christine Petersen Drawing & Design / Space Moritz von Rappard Conceptual development Sami Rintala Architectural Scenography Dan Safer Composition Sxip Shirey Sound Dan Shorten (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) Multimedia Andreas Thiele Drawing, Design & Construction Bengt Wanselius Drawing & Design / Photography AJ Weissbard Lighting

OPPOSITE PAGE | Filosofi på Kammerset | Directed by Angelina Josephine Stojcevska, scenography by Simona Bieksaite. Photo: Simona Bieksaite


Karmenlara Ely PhD, Artistic Director Acting


A Journey to the Deep Act 10 has always been a group of stunning individuals. You carved radical unique paths during your three years at the Academy that sometimes crossed, dramatically joined and other times, collided. You are individuals with strong minds and hearts. Strong, because some of you are fierce warriors, who fight for your work with the passion of a wild tiger. Strong, because some of you are philosophers, tender listeners, with the confident smiles of Trickster. Many of you are both. You meet together at this graduation having asked many questions of yourselves and each other. These questions also lead you on exchange in Jerusalem and New York, or to work in international projects in Venice, Canada and at Watermill Center. You are transformational – some of you have gone to great lengths to seek your own truth and sacrificed a great deal in the process. I like to hear about your eclectic meetings in the legendary Karaoke bar where you let loose and laugh together: A combination of very brave, very serious and yet very ironic and playful performances. You have become wonderful people and extended yourselves inside this journey, I have watched your hearts break and even seen you attempt flight. Act 10, you have a great capacity for saying “no” and asking “why”. You all enjoy, and also struggle with the idea of “doing your own thing”. One of the greatest lessons you learned in this education is that success comes only through investment, commitment and trust. This has been a hard won lesson for you and I am honored to have been able to join you in it. Acting teacher, Annalisa Dal Prá writes, “ACT 10 embodies a great investment: This class of rebellious individuals has upheld an inner cord of endurance and brilliance. I am blessed to have met them and wish them more than ever a perspective that brings their sharpened senses toward the awakening of the audience.”

You have developed into a charismatic ensemble, after challenges met in both directed and independent productions along the way. After your first directed production together you struggled to find meaning in what theater is for: then you found inspiration and new tools in your work, “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” with Robert Johanson of Nature Theater of Oklahoma in the third year. In your 2nd year independent projects you dared to fail – and also learned the power of ugliness, formlessness and falling as methodology. By your third year independent productions, you began to find your own moments of mastery - because your work was honest and explored real questions you didn’t let others sway you from. In your vocal practice many of you excelled, growing tremendously and becoming sharp and powerful singers. You are a group of musical individuals – because you are composers and because you allow yourselves to see the world artistically through rhythm, vibration and sensation. You resist the traditional “idea” of the actor, and we have encouraged you to find out what that resistance generates. Musicality, invention, questioning – these are your tools. During this final year you also enjoyed workshops where exploration, experimentation and pleasure came together - and in this process you found crucial methods that allowed you to enjoy yourselves. In your final year at NTA, Sxip Shirey, Dan Safer, Joshua Sofær and Robert Johanson inspired you to find the curiosity, play and excitement of this work. What you share in your final production with Michael Laub reveals your raw voices, your musicality, your tenderness, and the reflections on your deep dive through the underworld of creative self-discovery. I hope that this last moment together is still a learning experience, and that it remains one after you depart. That you continue the lively dialogue between what you want, and what you need: Seeking the collaborative spirit of play that comes only from listening, and at times, surrender to the other.


Acting teachers and workshops Fall 10 – Spring 13


TEACHERS STAFF SCENOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Karmenlara Ely PhD, Artistic Director Acting (since 2011) Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk Associate Professor, Artistic Director Acting (2007-2011) Serge von Arx Professor, Artistic Director Scenography Annalisa Dal Pra Teacher, Acting Øystein Elle Teacher, Voice Miriam Sogn Teacher, Voice Karen Kipphoff Professor, Scenography BBB Johannes Deimling Associate Professor, Performance Art Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann Associate Professor, Dramaturgy Pea Hov Head of study/project planning Ulf Knudsen Technical Director/Sound/Archivist DIRECTED PRODUCTIONS “R3: an anatomical study on HATRED” based on Shakespeares “Richard III” Director: Gisela Cardenas. “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Director: Robert M. Johanson (Nature Theater of Oklahoma). “Maybe Group Portrait” Director: Michael Laub. NTA / Black Box Theatre, Oslo.

TUTORS FOR INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS

SKILLS

Karmenlara Ely Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk Serge von Arx Annalisa Dal Pra BBB Johannes Deimling Karen Kipphoff Michael Norlind

Electa Behrens Voice / Body Hans van der Broeck Dance / Improvisation Hanne Bull Aaby Yoga Jonathan Paul Cook Improvisation / Melodrama Hanne Engebraaten Yoga Snelle Hall Modern / Contemporary Dance Henrik Hellstenius Music / Composition Claire Hind Composition / Text Wen Hui Body Saila Hyttinen Text / Improvisation Robert M. Johanson Text / Voice Øyvind Jørgensen Body / Butoh Edit Kaldor Composition Michael Norlind Body / Improvisation Anuschka von Oppen Dance / Improvisation Robin Riegels Body Dan Safer Composition Sxip Shirey Text / Musicality Henriette Slorer Body / Dance Bibbi Winberg Contact improvisation

METHODS AND LABORATORIES Rolf Alme Lighting Lisa Dillan Space / Sound Erik Dæhlin Space / Sound Snelle Hall Project planning Ulrike Hass (Ruhr University Bochum) Art and theatre analysis Edit Kaldor Conceptual development Eva Løveid Mølster History and Theory of Art & Theatre Reinert Mithassel Multimedia Jürg Montalta Space Nikolaus Müller-Schöll (Goethe University Frankfurt) Art and theatre analysis Moritz von Rappard Conceptual development Sxip Shirey Sound Joshua Sofaer Conceptual development Una Thorleifsdottir Conceptual development

OPPOSITE PAGE | Enjoy the SIlence, Dancing Queen | Directed production. Choreographer: Dan Safer. Photo: Monika Sobczak


Artistic Council of the Norwegian Theatre Academy Robert Wilson

Meg Stuart

Kelly Copper/Pavol Liska

Guest lectures Fall 10 – Spring 13 Awam Ampka

Alireza Djabbary

Piere Paolo Koss

Ann-Christin Rommen

J. Ed Araiza

Arnold Dreyblatt

Cornelia Krafft

Sxip Shirey

Knut Ove Arntzen

Pilar Mata Dupont

Claire McDonald

Klaus Schuwerk

Tilde Björfors

Melanie Fieldseth

Victoria Meirik

Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann

Lisbeth Bodd

Per Fugelli

Mellika Melouani Mellani

Mads Sjøgård

Karelmaria de Boeck

H C Gilje

Muriel Miguel

Saburo Teshigawara

Christian Bussmann

Kjersti Horn

Reinert Mithassel

Andreas Thiele

Veronika Bökelmann

Wen Hui

Asle Nilsen

Ingrid Tønder

Gisela Cardenas

Stefan Iglhaut

Piotr Pajchel

Ananya Chatterjee

Robert M. Johanson

Alyson Perry

BBB Johannes Deimling

Edit Kaldor

Christine Petersen OPPOSITE PAGE: Lecture by Saburo Teshigawara. Photo: Serge von Arx


Simona Bieksaite

Scenographer

EDUCATION 2010-2013 BA Scenography Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, NO. 2004 Scenography & costume design (exchange) Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, EST 2003-2007 BA Fine Arts Vilnius Academy of Arts, LT SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

Year of birth: 1985 Nationality: Lithuanian E-mail: bieksaite.Simona@gmail.Com Tel: +370 686 89442 / +47 410 18343 Web: http://bieksaitesimona.wix.com/sb-archive

2013 ‘’Ad Undas’’ Opera . Graduation work in collaboration with Den Norske Opera og Ballett, director Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie, composer Øyvind Mæland. Tutor: Serge von Arx 2013 ‘’Pink Cloud Effect’’ Soap performance in collaboration with Kjersti Aas Stenby & Marit Sirgmets. Tutor: Karmenlara Ely 2012 ‘’ Life Is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)’’ Musical iPod performance in collaboration with ACT10, Ann Sofie Godø, Tanja Berndt & Hedda Frohde Moe. Director: Robert M. Johanson/Nature Theater of Oklahoma 2012 ‘’Brukthandel’’ Kinetic installation & performance in the shop for used things. 2012 ‘’Transformer’’ Performative architecture installation in urban environment, Oslo, in collaboration with Oslo Academy of the Arts, Oslo. Tutor: Dagur Eggertsson. 2012 ‘’Valhalla Hotel’’ Moving site specific art installation in collaboration with Columbia University, New York, Watermill Center, South Hampton, USA/

Listening to heartbeats of the space Norwegian Theatre Academy, NO. Tutors: Serge von Arx & Gideon Lester 2011 ‘’Philosophy in the Bedroom’’ Theatre performance based on book by Marquis de Sade, in collaboration with Oslo Academy of Arts, Oslo. Tutor: Serge von Arx 2011 ‘’Look At Me Now, Here I Am’’ Performance. Director Joao Garcia Miguel, PT. 2011 ‘’Happy Death’’ Performance. Tutor: Edit Kaldor 2011 ‘’Black Box Goes Out’’ Performance in different spaces of university building and media/light installation in Black Box. Tutor: Moritz von Rappard 2011 Hommage to ‘’The Way Things Go’’ Installation, collaborating with Ann Sofie Godø and ACT 10 Tutor: BBB Johannes Deimling 2010 ‘’Forest I, Forest II, Forest III’’ Installation, performance and short movie. Tutor: Andrey Bartenev OTHER EXPERIENCE 2011 ‘’Cherry Orchard’’ Site spedific performance. Wiener Festwochen, Macondo, Austria. Director: Kristian Smeds. Scenographer’s assistant 2011 ‘’ID’’ Short opera. Tbilisi Inernational Festival of Theatre, Georgia 2012 ‘’W(o)man’’ Dance performance. Collaboration with Art Printing House in Vilnius and Korzo Productions, Hague Netherlands. Choreographers: Jerome Meyer and Isabelle Chaffaud


FROM LEFT: 2011 ‘’Black Box Goes Out’’ performance in different spaces of university building and media/light installation in Black Box. Photo: Simona Bieksaite / 2011 ‘’Gravity, non-gravity, antigravity’’ multimedia workshop, CLOCKWISE LEFT “Beyond Pale”Box Photo: Zule snapshot from video. Camera: FROM Paolo Zuccotti. / 2011the ’Black GoesIeva Out’’ performance in different spaces of university building and media/light installation in Black Box. Photo: Simona Bieksaite´


Ann Sofie Godø

Scenographer

EDUCATION 2010-2013 BA Scenography, Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, NO. 2007-2009 Aalesund Art School, Aalesund NO. 2004-2007 BA Art History, University of Bergen, NO SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

Year of birth: 1985 Nationality: Norwegian E-mail: annsofie.godoe@gmail.com Tel: +47 92 80 66 83

2013 “Maybe Group Portrait” Directed production. Black Box Theatre, Oslo, NO.Director: Michel Laub. 2013 “Trumpets in the Sky”Independent production. Collaboration with Juli Apponen, Nela Hustäk Kornetova and Björn Shift. Tutors: Karen Kipphoff and Michael Nordlind 2013 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen” Directed production. Choreographer: Dan Safer. 2012 “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Directed production. Director: Robert M. Johanson. 2012 “Wanderland” Site specific and interactive performance in industrial area of Fredrikstad. Independent production. Collaboration with Paolo Zucotti, Marie Kaada Hovden and Woonjong Jeon. Tutor: Karmenlara Ely. 2012 “Hotel Valhalla” Collaboration with Columbia University, New York, at Watermill center, Long Island, US. Tutors: Serge von Arx and Gideon Lester.

Through the Looking-Glass 2011 “Hiroshima Mon Amour” Theatre production at Oslo Academy of the Arts. Collaboration with Tormod Carlsen. Tutors: Serge von Arx and Kathrine Tolo. 2011 “Between Lines” Film scenography. Collaboration with Oslo Academy of the Arts. Tutor: Andreas Morell. 2011 “Inside/Out” Memorial design proposal, JVA Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Collaboration with Annelise Bothner-By and Annika Fischer. Tutor: Serge von Arx and Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann. 2011 “25 Minutes”- Performance in collaboration with Marit Sirgmets. Tutors: Camilla Eeg-Tverrbakk and Edit Kaldor. 2010 “Hommage To The Way Things Go” Installation. Collaboration with Simona Bieksaite. Tutor: BBB Johannes Deimling. 2010 “Buzzing I, II, III”- Video/Installation/ Performance. Tutor: Andrey Bartenev 2010 “Adapted memories” Installation. Tutor: Hans-Ove Granath. OTHER EXPERIENCE 2009-2010 Museum hostess at Kulturkvartalet Jugendstilsenteret og Kunstmuseet Kube in Aalesund, NO 2011 “Prolog” Solo exhibition at Alnes lighthouse, NO


FROM LEFT: 2012 “Wanderland” Independent production. Photo: Jan Hajdelak Husták / 2013 “Trumpets in the Sky” Independent production. Photo: Jan Hajdelak Husták / 2012 “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Directed CLOCKWISE FROM production. Photo: Hedda Frohde Moe LEFT “Beyond the Pale” Photo: Ieva Zule


Juli Apponen

Relax. There is no magic, just hard work.

ACTOR

EDUCATION

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2010-2013 BA acting Norwegian Theatre Academy.

2011 “Krabask!” Performance at Botnik Studios. Bottna, Sweden. 2010 Actor in Ester Martin Bergsmarks film: “Pojktanten”. 2009 Dancer in Röyksopps music video: “This must be it”

SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

Year of birth: 1981 Nationality: Finnish and Swedish E-Mail: juli.apponen@gmail.com Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English Other: Carpenter. Garment sewing and pattern construction

2013 “Maybe Group Portrait” Directed production. Director: Michael Laub. 2013 “Trumpets in the Sky” Final independent production with Nela Husták Kornetová and Ann Sophie Godø. Tutors: Michael Norlind & Karen Kipphoff. Music: Björn Hansson. 2012 “Brukthandel” Public art project. Teacher: Jürg Montalta. 2012 “Enjoy the silence, dancing queen” Choreographer: Dan Safer. 2012 “Everything Ends With Flowers” Performance in collaboration with Jon Skulberg. Tutor: Inghild Karlsen. 2011 “Happy death” Collaboration with scenographer Simona Bieksaite. Teacher: Edit Kaldor.


FROM LEFT: 2012 “Enjoy the silence, dancing queen” Photo: Monika Sobzak / 2012 “Everything Ends With Flowers” Photo: Monika Sobzak / 2012 “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week) Part 2” Photo: Monika Sobzak / 2012 CLOCKWISE LEFT “Beyond the Pale” Photo: Ieva Zule “Brukthandel” Photo: Monika FROM Sobzak.


Marie Kaada Hovden

ACTOR

Year of birth: 1983 Nationality: Norwegian/USA E-mail: marie_hovden@yahoo.no Tel: +47 90613601 Voice: Alto (with a wide range). Languages: Norwegian, English, Danish. Physics: Small, strong, rock climber, runner and former bicycle courier in green uniform. Other: Multi-instrumentalist and composer. More than ten years’ experience doing contact improvisation and yoga.

Only the future can stop us now!

EDUCATION

SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

2013 BA acting Norwegian Theatre Academy. 2009-2010 Esthetics University of Oslo, Oslo/NO. Fall 2002 Visual arts Ask høyskole, Århus/DK. 2008-2010 Radio production/internship radiOrakel FM99.3, Oslo/NO. 2005-2006 Dance/movement Skolen for Samtidsdans, Oslo/NO. 2003 (Spring&fall) Acrobatics Gjøglerskolen, Århus/DK.

2011 “Richard III” Directed by Gisela Cardenas. NTA. 2012 “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Directed by Robert M. Johanson/Nature Theater of Oklahoma. NTA. 2013 “Maybe Group Portrait” Directed by Michael Laub. NTA.


FROM LEFT: 2012 “Mageduljadei” Site-specific solo work/Tutored by Jürg Montalta. Photo: Ann Mirjam Vaikla. 2012 “Crave” Solo work/Tutored by Sxip Shirey. Photo: Monika Sobczak. 2013 “Sculpture” Site-specific solo/Tutored by Henriette Slorer Jacobsen. Photo: Marie Kaada Hovden.


Nela H. Kornetová ACTOR

I want to embrace my audience heavily - to comfort them or all of the sudden squeeze something unforeseen out of them. I wish my spectators to come from both outside and inside of the artistic community. I aim to create atmospheric sensual performances that explore connection between different art forms. In this mixture something new and exiting is happening. I wander how to find a balance between known and unknown, safety and risk, instinct and intellect.

EDUCATION 2010-2013 BA acting Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, NO 2006-2010 BA Physical theatre Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU), Brno, Czech Republic SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

Year of birth: 1987 NATIONALITY: Czech E-MAIL: nela.kornetova@gmail.com TEL: +4748192522, +420724576272 LANGUAGES: Czech, English, basic French VOICE TRAINING: Group improvisation, composition, choir, solo singing PHYSICAL TRAINING: Improvisation, modern dance, contact improvisation, body weather, astanga yoga, suzuki method, basic acrobatics OTHER: Editing, camera, masks, view points

2013 “Maybe Group Portrait” Directed production. Performer. Director: Michael Laub, NTA/Black Box in Oslo. 2013 “Trumpets in the Sky” Independent production in collaboration with Ann Sofie Godø and Juli Apponen. Concept, light, performer. Tutors: Karen Kipphoff and Michael Norlind. 2012 –“Life is hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Directed production. Performer. Director: Robert M. Johanson. 2012 – “There Is No Other Way To Do This” Sound composition performance based on poem by Tracy DeBrincat. Concept, sound, performer. Tutor: Sxip Shirey. 2012 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen” Dance performance. Performer. Director: Dan Safer.

2012 “We Could Eat Friends” Independent production in collaboration with Marit Sirgmets and Kjersti Aas Stenby. Concept, video, performer. Tutor: Annalisa Dal Prá. 2011 “Richard III” by William Shakespeare. Directed production. Performer. Director: Gisela Cardenas. 2011 “Who Are You” Multimedia performance in collaboration with Ann Sofie Godø. Concept, video, performer. Tutor: Reinert Mithassel. 2010 “Great Feast” Action during performance art workshop. Concept, performer. Tutor: Una Thorleifsdottir. OTHER EXPERIENCE 2010 “BA ZEN/POOL” Movement solo-performance, part of Nová Síť project. Czech Republic. 2010 Video “TOMVASONG” in collaboration with physical poet Petr Váša and multimedia artist Jan Husták. 2009 “The Amnesic Days of The Polar Nights” Performer. Director: Ioanna Mona Popovici. Czech Republic.


FROM LEFT: 2012 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen” Dance performance. Photo: Monika Sobczak / 2013 “Trumpets in the Sky” Independent production. Photo: Bård Halvorsen / 2010 “Great Feast” Action during performance CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT “Beyond the Pale” Photo: Ieva Zule performance, video projection on face. Photo: Jan Hajdelak Husták art workshop. Photo: Marie Kaada Hovden / 2011 “Who Are You” Multimedia


Marit Sirgmets

Yes!

ACTOR

2010-2013 BA Acting Norwegian Theatre Academy 2012 Exchange semester School of Visual Theatre. Jerusalem, Israel

2011 “Richard III” Directed production. Director: Gisella Cardenas. 2011 “25 Minutes” Performance in collaboration with Ann Sofie Godø. Tutors: Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, Edit Kaldor.

SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2013 “Maybe Group Portrait” Directed production. Director: Michael Laub, NTA/Black Box Teater, Oslo. 2013 “Pink Cloud Effect” Independent production in collaboration with Kjersti Aas Stenby and Simona Bieksaite. Tutor: Karmenlara Ely 2012 “Life Is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Directed Production. Director: Robert M Johanson (Nature Theater of Oklahoma) 2012 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen” Dance performance. Choreographer: Dan Safer (Witness Relocation) 2012 “The Aeroplane” Solo music piece. Tutor: Sxip Shirey. 2012 “We Could Eat Friends” Independent production in collaboration with Nela Hustak Kornetova and Kjersti Aas Stenby. Tutor: Annalisa Dal Prá.

2012 “12 Karamazovs” Concert-performance directed by Kristian Smeds (FIN) in Von Krahli Theatre (EST). Helsinki Theater Festival, Tampere Teatterikesä.

EDUCATION

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1989 NATIONALITY: Estonian E-MAIL: marit.sirgmets@gmail.com LANGUAGES: Estonian, English


2012 “The Aeroplane” Solopiece at workshop by Sxip Shirey. Photo: Monika Sobczak CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT “Beyond the Pale” Photo: Ieva Zule


Kjersti Aas Stenby

Keep it simple.

ACTOR

EDUCATION 2010-13 BA Acting Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad. 2011 (SPRING) Visual theatre and performance. Exchange semester. The School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem. 2008-09 Theatre and Communication Oslo University College, Oslo. 2007-08 Acting Romerike Folkehøgskole, Jessheim SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

Year of birth: 1988 Nationality: Norwegian E-mail: kjersti.stenby88@gmail.com Tel: + 47 40866254 Web: kjerstiaasstenby.com Voice: Mezzo soprano (extended range techniques, improvisation, composition, choir) Languages: Norwegian, English, Swedish Physics: Modern dance, contact improvisation, yoga, basic acrobatics, butoh dance, viewpoints

2013 “Maybe Group Portrait” Performance. Director: Michael Laub. NTA/Black Box Oslo. 2013 “Pink Cloud Effect” Independent production in collaboration with Marit Sirgmets and Simona Bieksaite. Tutor: Karmenlara Ely. NTA. 2012 “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Performance. Director: Robert M. Johanson (Nature Theater of Oklahoma). NTA 2012 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen” Dance performance. Choreography: Dan Safer. NTA 2012 “Alone With Everybody” Solo music piece. Tutor: Sxip Shirey. NTA. 2012 “We Could Eat Friends” Independent production in collaboration with Nela Kornetova and Marit Sirgmets. Tutor: Annalisa Dal Prá. NTA

2011 “Richard III” by W. Shakespeare. Director: Gisela Cardenas. NTA. 2011 “Invisible Cities” Independent production in collaboration with Petter Winther, Natali Abrahamsen Garner, Marit Sirgmets and Simona Bieksaite. Tutor: Camilla Eeg Tverrbakk. NTA. 2011 “Death and I” Documentary performance in collaboration with Marie Kaada Hovden. Tutors: Edit Kaldor and Camilla Eeg Tverrbakk. NTA. 2010 “Shades of Grey” Music performance in collaboration with Petter Winther and Natali Abrahamsen Garner. Tutor: Henrik Hellstenius. NTA. OTHER EXPERIENCE 2011 “Looking for Richard” Performance in collaboration with NTA – Prøverommet at Meteorfestivalen, Bergen. 2011 “A Quiet Space” Video piece by Henrik Hellstenius. Festspillene in Bergen.


FROM LEFT, CLOCKWISE: 2012 “We Could Eat Friends” Independent production. Photo: Monika Sobczak. / 2012 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen” Choreographer: Dan Safer. Photo: Monika Sobczak. / 2013 “Pink Cloud Effect” CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT “Beyond Independent production. Photo: Corentine Leven. the Pale” Photo: Ieva Zule


Petter Winther ACTOR

EDUCATION 2010-2013 BA acting Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, NO 2013 Exchange The Academy of Theatre, KHiO. Oslo 2012 Exchange Michael Chekhov Studio - Stella Adler Studio - New York SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1988 NATIONALITY: Norwegian E-MAIL: winther.gare@gmail.com TEL: 48183903 VOICE: Baritone LANGUAGES: Norwegian, English PHYSICS: Modern dance and contact improvisation OTHER: Piano

2013 “Angels in America” by Tony Kushner. Graduation Production. Director: Herman Bernhoft. The Academy of Theatre, KHiO. (Exchange) 2013 “If Happy Little Blue Birds Fly” Independent Solo Production. Tutor: Øystein Stene. NTA. 2012 “Life is Hard (But It Will Be Better Next Week)” Directed Production. Director: Robert Johanson. NTA. 2012 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen.” Choreography Project. Tutor: Dan Safer. NTA. 2012 “The Jabberwocky” Music Performance. Tutor: Sxip Shirey. NTA.

I look for truth. 2012 “Ashes to Ashes” Independent Production based on texts by Jon Fosse. Created and performed by Simona Bieksaite, Karam Yoon and Petter Winther. Tutor: BBB Johannes Deimling. NTA. 2012 “Des Pudels Kern” Independent Performance. Created and performed by Anna Elliot and Petter Winther. The Dark Night Festival, New York. 2011: “Richard III” by William Shakespeare. Directed Production. Director: Gisela Cardenas. NTA.


FROM LEFT: 2013 “If Happy Little Blue Birds Fly” Foto: Bengt Fors / 2013 “Enjoy The Silence, Dancing Queen” Dan Safer Project. Foto: Monika Sobczak. / 2012 “Ashes to Ashes” Foto: Jan Hajdelak Husták. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT “Beyond the Pale” Photo: Ieva Zule


Paolo Zuccotti ACTOR

YEAR OF BIRTH: 1983 E-MAIL: paolozuccotti@gmail.com TEL: +47 90549168 +39 3669926013

“If everybody would agree that their current reality is A reality, and that what we essentially share is our capacity for constructing a reality, then perhaps we could all agree on a meta-agreement for computing a reality that would mean survival and dignity for everyone on the planet, rather than each group being sold on a particular way of doing things.” – Francisco J. Varela

EDUCATION

SELECTED PROJECTS AT NTA

2010-2013 BA acting Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, NO 2008/2009 Physical Theatre Scuola Teatro Dimitri Switzerland 2003/2006 History of Theatre and Art D.a.ms. Florence (IT)

2012 “Any Slight Mark” Site specific performance/ installation (www.anyslightmark.info) realized in collaboration with Emma Örn as part of the project A Bigger Scale of Touch. Tutor: BBB Johannes Deimling. Fredrikstad Kulturskole. 2013 “Taking Turns” A walk through performance for one spectator. Independent production in collaboration with Jan Husták, Emma Örn and Andreas Johansson. Tutor: BBB Johannes Deimling. Østfold University College in Fredrikstad.


2013 “Enjoy the Silence, Dancing Queen” Presentation of the workshop with Dan Safer. Photo: Monika Sobczak / 2013 “Taking Turns” A walk through performance for one spectator. Independent production. Photo: Jan Husták CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT “Beyond the Pale” Photo: Ieva Zule


Østfold University College / Norwegian Theatre Academy

Infinite Record: Archive Memory and Performance The Norwegian Theatre Academy has staged the works of many pioneering international guest artists in over 15 years of teaching BA theater students. Productions and workshops in various media are stored in what we now term our “archive”. Just as the role of recorded history is critically observed through post-modernism, in the field of performance studies the relation between live art and documentation is a precarious one, constantly being questioned. In this project, 3 guest artists will hold one-month residencies at NTA to help us explore, shift and challenge the notion of the archive from different perspectives in new creative works. Artists’ residencies at NTA culminate in a new work in progress presented at the Academy, followed by three laboratory style seminars that take place internationally in collaboration with our institutional partners in the UK, USA and Germany. Our first artist Wen Hui, of Living Dance, Beijing, created Memory Mountain at NTA in March 2013. Infinite Record will culminate in a final conference at MIT. We will also realize a group publication that represents the research process. Østfold University College / Norwegian Theatre Academy

Institutional partners

Dr. Karmenlara Ely, Artistic Director of Acting, Project Leader Prof. Serge von Arx, Artistic Director of Scenography Anne Berit Løland, Administrative Director Maria Magdelena Schwaegermann, Curator and Dramaturg Patricia Canellis, Producer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel, Germany York St. John University, U.K.

Funded by Program for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid / Norwegian Artistic Research Programme OPPOSITE PAGE Wen Hui Photo: Monika Sobczak.


OPPOSITE PAGE “Catch the Early Bird” Jürg Montalta workshop. Photo: Monika Sobczak.

Staff

NORWEGIAN THEATRE ACADEMY CONTACT INFORMATION

Serge von Arx Professor, Artistic Director Scenography

Postal Address Østfold University College, N - 1757 Halden, Norway Tel +47 69 21 50 00

Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk Artistic Director Acting (2007-2011)

Visiting Address K.G Meldahlsvei 9, 1671 Kråkerøy Tel +47 69 35 21 01/+47 69 10 40 04 Fax +47 69 30 30 02 scenekunst@hiof.no www.hiof.no/scenekunst

Karmenlara Ely PhD, Artistic Director Acting (since 2011) Anne Berit Løland Administrative Director Karen Kipphoff Professor, Scenography Hans-Ove Granath Professor, Fine art

BBB Johannes Deimling Teacher, Performance Art Annalisa Dal Prá Teacher, Acting

Kathrine Tolo Teacher, Costume Design Øystein Elle Teacher, voice, Singing Miriam Sogn Teacher, voice

Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann Teacher, Dramaturgy Portrait photos Monika Sobczak Cover photo: Jan Hajdelak Hustak | Trumpets in the Sky | Independent production. P. 2-3 photos: Monika Sobczak, Jan Hajdelak Hustak, Simona Bieksaite, Serge von Arx, BBB Johannes Deimling, Ann Mirjam Vaikla P. 16-17 photos: Serge von Arx, Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Simona Bieksaite, Monika Sobczak, P. 38-39 photos: Jan Hajdelak Hustak, Monika Sobczak, Ann Sofie Godø, Serge von Arx, Simona Bieksaite Printed by Krona Trykkeri

Pea Hov Head of study/project planning

Ulf Knudsen Technical Director/Sound/Archivist Jonas Bjerketvedt Technician

Håkon H. Pedersen Technician

Tim Petterson Finset Technician

Ann-Kristin Johansen Student officer Karen Lopez Monsen Student officer Patricia Canellis Producer


BA sceno applicatio n

graphy

deadline:

March 1

t n th

tr

e

hi

n

h

/ al u vis

i

ing

m for

r

pe

FR

no

rw

eg

ia

io

n

w w w. h

! a a ac

ts ar

ED

R

IK

S

d

y

D A T

L n avol o ils /P W per t r p be Co ar t o R lly tu Ke eg S M

isk

a

c sti il: i t ar unc co

ea

all

c tea

n gi

s gli n e

n

u ot

n tio

fee

em

www.hiof.no/scenekunst


Norwegian Theatre Academy Graduation catalogue 2013