WHAT’S ON AT NTA

MAY 24 – MAY 25 – MAY 26 – MAY 31 – JUNE 1 – JUNE 2

NTA’s graduating students and Anders Paulin presents:

I SEE THE ROCKY ISLAND AGAIN

In May, the graduation students at Norwegian Theatre Academy at Østfold University College will present their final directed prodution both in Fredriktad and in Oslo.

FREDRIKSTAD (CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS – free tickets)
Thursday 24th of May at 19:00
Friday 25th of May at 19:00
Saturday 26th of May at 16:00

OSLO (CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS – entrance fee)
Thursday 31st of May at 19:00
Friday 1st of June at 19:00
Saturday 2nd of June at 19:00

(c) Klara Krämer

I SEE THE ROCKY ISLAND AGAIN

In the moment
of the first one
doubting.
When uttering the first word became necessary
the transcendent quality of nothingness
a silent thought.
We are vessels. There is Schönbergs opera. The story of Moses and Aaron we continuously produce without aim. Sounds and soundmachines.
Creating conditions for the possibility of nonexistence.
We are still, we listen, then
we move
leave
that of which we don´t know for sure if it has been left or if it has never been touched.
Has it existed or never will?
Drawing on our desire to be and become. The constant crisis of being.
Living up to the wonder of our painful wondering resolving through limiting
our thoughts and giving purpose to
our doing, knowing this means never to reach
the
promised
land
of understanding.

Directed by Anders Paulin
Original score by Øystein Elle and Anders Paulin
Musical direction by Øystein Elle and Anders Paulin

Concept and script: Anders Paulin
Sound and composition: Anders Paulin, Øystein Elle
In collaboration with graduating students from Norwegian Theatre Academy:
Felipe Osorio-Guzmán
Klara Krämer
Maria Wang Kvalheim
Ragnhild Følling-Volden
Armin
Durga Bishwokarma
Erik Fiksdal Røger
Kaja Mærk Egeberg
Karoline Clasen Holland
Mari Pitkänen
Moa J. Meinich
Rasmus Stenager Jensen

Technical support: Ulf Knudsen, Tim Finset
Producer: Sunniva Solberg
Thanks to: Karmenlara Ely, Serge von Arx, Anne Berit Løland, Pea Hov, Linn Grete Jakobsen and Black Box Teater

With texts from:
Moses and Aaron, Arnold Schönberg
What is the Measure of Nothingness, Karen Barad
Herz aus Glas, Werner Herzog
Ernst Meister

Anders Paulin kombinerer en sterk dynamikk med teori og praksis. I utdanningen ved HiØ/Akademi for scenekunst samarbeider studentene i skuespill og scenografi tett sammen på tvers av disipliner. I opplæringen gjør studentene research på samarbeidsmetoder for kunstnerisk arbeid med utvidede perspektiver på teater, scenografi, skuespill og opptreden. BA-studiet, som tar sikte på å utvikle både individuelle og ensemblepraksiser, forsterkes av både uavhengige og regisserte produksjoner i løpet av de tre årene studiet varer.

Anders Paulin har regissert mer enn 30 produksjoner på teatre som Nationaltheatret i Oslo, Deutsches Schauspielhaus i Hamburg, Stockholms stadsteater og Det kongelige teater i København. Paulin har undervist regelmessig på Stockholms Akademi for dramatisk kunst og Danmarks kunstskole, og underviser på Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo fra 2017. I 2016 kuraterte han og produserte den internasjonale konferansen Fiction/Reality på Dansehallerne i København. De siste årene har Anders Paulin jobbet med Three White Soldiers sammen med Johan Forsman. For tiden produserer han også essay-samlingen Twin Figure of Mimesis.

 


MAY 5

MA Scenography presents seminar #2:

POLITICS OF SPACE

 

MA Scenography at Norwegian Theatre Academy at Østfold University College presents SEMINAR #2

5th of May 11.00 a.m. at Studio Blue / Norwegian Theatre Academy

“Politics of Space” is the second seminar organised by MA Scenography at Norwegian Theatre Academy. We invite you to join the discussion about scenographic methods that explore various interdisciplinary intersections we consider as socially engaged: postcolonialism, queer theory, sustainability, environment, art and capitalism…

Space is political but what role can the political play in artistically staged spaces? How can artists shape spaces and places? With a focus on spatial strategies, how do we work with political subjects?

The discussion that arises between theorists, activists, scenographers is exciting – to hear disagreements, to cross-pollinate. We’re curious about new perspectives and problems that might arise from these conversations and talks.

We are excited to host:

Katarina Bonnevier: Architect, scenographer, artist, queer theorist from Sweden.

Dorita Hannah: Scholar and practitioner specialising in theatre architecture and performance design, Tasmania.

Katarina Petrović: Artist whose work deals primarily with space & politics from Serbia.

Maria Monseny i Triquell: Catalan scenographer & activist based in Barcelona.

The event is free and open to public.
There will be some lunch served at the seminar.
Doors open 10:30 a.m.
Seminar starts 11:00 a.m.
Entrance N5 at Høgskolen i Østfold.
Map to the entrance: http://tinyurl.com/lpk32fw

 


 

APRIL 11 

PERFORMANCE LECTURE by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Norwegian Theatre Academy invites you to an open performance lecture with performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director Guillermo Gómez-Peña on Wednesday 11th of April 2018, at 20.00 (duration 1h approx.).

Gómez-Peña and his international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra are visiting Fredrikstad for their 5-day workshop with the NTA students, and we are happy to also be able to offer this public performance lecture.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña:
THE MOST (UN) DOCUMENTED MEXICAN ARTIST
A brand new spoken-word monologue
(With cameo by Balitronica Gómez)
The rebel artist at 62 faces his inner demons – uncensored & wilder than ever…

OPEN TO PUBLIC – NO TICKETS NEEDED
Join us at entrance N5 at Høgskolen i Østfold, Fredrikstad
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP TO THE ENTRANCE
Doors open 19:30

 


 

MARCH 15 – MARCH 16 – MARCH 17

Three evenings of four different performances developed by NTA’s second year acting and scenography students:

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS

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MARCH 1st, 2018

Don’t miss the deadline for applying to our two master programs.

 


 

FEBRUARY 15-17, 2018

Norwegian Theatre Academy proudly invites you to the graduation classes’ final independent productions from 15th-17th of February!

There are 4 different productions that run for 3 days at the same time but you will be split in to 2 different groups – so you will have chances to come and see each production. The doors open 30 minutes before the first performance, and there will be a short break between each show.

Featuring:

Durga Bishwokarma // Kaja Egeberg // Rasmus Jensen // Patryk Wasilewski // Armin Hokmi Kiasaraei // Karoline Holland // Felipe Osorio // Moa Meinich // Mari Pitkänen // Klara Krämer // Erik Røger // Ragnhild Volden

Tickets can be found here.


 

FEBRUARY 7-9, 2018

The annual meeting of Norteas (Nordplus network of Nordic and Baltic Performing Arts institutions in higher education) will be hosted by NTA from 7th to 9th February 2018. Representatives from Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Finland, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway will be present to the meeting and will exchange on the theme SUSTAINABILITY within the arts, with several guest speakers invited like the artist (and Alumni) Juli Apponen (photo beneath), Eleonora Fabaio (who is also teaching at the academy these days) and Varste Mathæussen (Varste Mathæussen is Artistic Director/ Principal of the National Theatre School, Greenland and freelance artist.) The programme of the seminar can be found here.

Juli Apponen – Photo Saara Autere

 


 

 

JANUARY 11, 2018

Actors’ Open Studio


Join us for an evening with the graduating acting students at Norwegian Theatre Academy.

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November 23-24, 2017

Wall to Wall, Directed by Dan Safer


Second year actors and scenographers premiere a new collaborative work with guest artist Dan Safer of Witness Relocation, NYC.

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November 18, 2017

Viva Voce of the Artistic Research Project “Capto Musicae” 

 

Research fellow Øystein Elle is concluding his Artistic Research Project “Capto Musicae” with a Viva Voce on Saturday November 18th 2017 at 12 am at Norwegian Theatre Academy, Østfold University College, Campus Fredrikstad.

The event is free of charge. Guests are asked to use the upper main entrance/by “Servicetorget” where someone will meet you.

Map and directions

The members of the assessment committee are:

Professor Emeritus at Norwegian Academy of Music, Bjørn Kruse (1. Opponent)
Head of directing programme at the  Danish National School of Performing Arts, Inger Eilersen (2. Opponent)
Associate Professor at Norwegian Theatre Academy, Electa Behrens (Chair of the committee)

Artistic director of the scenography department at NTA, Professor Serge von Arx, will lead the Viva Voce.

Elle’s project
Øystein Elle`s artistic research project “Capto Musicae – Creating Sonic and Musical Theatre in a Contemporary Artistic Context” explores possibilities for music theatre in the intersection between concert, performance art/visual art and theatre via the compositional tool of extended vocal practice, in conjunction with reworks of textual material; “extended text work.”

The context of his artistic research is historically grounded in the baroque, in terms of musical as well as in visual aesthetics; in twentieth-century Western avant-garde; in experimental approaches to the voice in performance; as well as the singing voice within the musical genres of heavy rock, post-punk, and noise. Capto Musicae operates as a dialogue between music and theatre; the project works with, as well as responds to, the histories of both disciplines. Elle`s methodology is situated in theatre, moving equally between this and music.

Read more on the project here: https://captomusicae.blog

 


 

October 23, 2017

Norwegian Theatre Academy is present at METEOR 2017 in BERGEN with 2 productions:

-MASHGAL (NTA Master Students in Scenography  Liam Alzafari – Tolga Balci  – Sara Evelyn Brown – Nemanja Cadjo  – Anne Cecilie Lie  – Annika Flo led by Prof. Karen Kipphoff  at Bergen School of Architecture (BAS)

– And our Research Project -BLIND SPOT (earlier shown in the academy – august 2017)

 

You can book your tickets through the festival pages:

http://bit-teatergarasjen.no/program/arrangementer/ma-scenography/

http://bit-teatergarasjen.no/program/forestillinger/blind-spot/

 


 

12, 13, 14 October 2017

Norwegian Theatre Academy at Østfold University College presents:

“THE ANGEL SHOW”

Welcome to “The Angel Show”; a multimedia theatre concert which takes you through the wake of “The Dead Mother” – a 3 day ceremony to witness and help process her life before her soul can fully leave her body. During these rituals and re-enactments of her past we will meet her family and cross dimensions of time and memory guiding by Death herself.

Written and directed by Bianca Casady (CocoRosie)

Co-created with the 3rd year acting students and the 3rd year scenography students at NTA

Coreographed by Biño Sauitzvy

Assistant director: Masha Kechaeva

Produced by staff at NTA

Performances at Østfold University College/Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad:

 

Thursday 12th October at 19:00

Friday 13th October at 19:00

Saturday 14th October at 15:00

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AUGUST 11 – AUGUST 12 – AUGUST 14

Introducing the artistic research project:

BLIND SPOT – STARING DOWN THE VOID

Welcome to three performances of the Blind Spot artistic research project.

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JUNE 1

NTA’s master students in scenography presents:

ARTICULATED CINEMA

Welcome to an evening in the realms of the post-apocalypse.

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MAY 18 – MAY 19 – MAY 20

Written and performed by the second year acting and scenography students:

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS

Three days with three different productions each day.

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MAY 19 – MAY 20

NTA’s first conference for previous students:

ALUMNI CONFERENCE

If you have been a student at NTA you are very welcome to join.

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APRIL 5 

Dramaturg og tidligere stipendiat Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, skuespiller Petra Fransson og danser Henriette Slorer:

CHILDISM – Et teater-ting

Childism tar opp temaet barnemishandling og seksuelle overgrep mot barn.

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MARCH 30 – MARCH 31 – APRIL 1

Phillip Zarrilli, Andy Crook and the second year students in acting and scenography:

…semblance…sequel…specter…

A mini-festival of short plays/prose works by Samuel Beckett.

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