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Garage

2017 / Coproduction

Garage

Welcome to the garage! This is where we fix things.
We restore, organize and structure. Or don’t we?

In a dirty and crammed workshop, two fixers – with an urge to always improve and develop – spend their days exploring the potential in an enormous collection of motors and mechanical bits and pieces. They investigate their way into a huge construction that keeps growing in both size and complexity, until the construction itself takes over the whole workshop. Now, who’s in control? Garage is a humorous investigation of creativity and the ever-lasting belief in progress.

Indoor theatre for children and adults from 10 years. Duration: about 50 minutes.

Touring from October 2017 with a team of 3 persons.

 

Medvirkende

Composer: Martin Smidt / Director: Espen Dekko / Set design: Gilles Berger / Choreography consultant: Silje Michaele Kvalheim / Costumes: Jenny Hilmo Teig /Illustrator: Ina Sæther berger / Actors: Gilles Berger and Paal Viken Bakke / Producer: Monica Stendahl Rokne

Garage

2017 / Coproduction
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In, up and on your way

2017 / In-house

In, Up and on your way

If you could choose, where would you go?
Inside, to the top or anywhere the road takes you?

In, up and on your way is a production that changes with every new location and is created by the spectators before it can be performed. Our starting point is the human af nity to certain architectural structures; caves, towers and roads. In a workshop proceeding the performance, we let children contribute with their stories about hiding, climbing and moving from one place to another – about shelter, views and migration.

Indoor theatre for children from 7 years. Duration: 90 minutes preparation workshop with 20 children, 45 minutes performance for an audience of no more than 100.
On tour from October 2017.

 

Contributors

Concept: Anne Marit Sæther / Director: Anne Mali Sæther / Composers and musicians: Sissel Vera Pettersen and Martin Smidt / Set design: Richard Verley and Anne Marit Sæther / Costumes: Jenny Hilmo Teig / Dramaturgic consultant: Espen Dekko / Actors: Marte Stolp, Janne Brit Rustad, Elizabeth Piro Volan and Anne Marit Sæther / Producer: Monica Stendahl Rokne

In, up and on your way

2017 / In-house
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Bukkene bruse på badeland

2015 / Commissioned

Bukkene Bruse på badeland

In this contemporary interpretation of the norwegian fairy tale Three Billy Goats Gruff, the goats are sent to a waterpark instead of to the mountain. The play is based on the popular book Bukkene Bruse på Badeland by author Bjørn F. Rørvik and illustrator Gry Moursund.

Bukkene Bruse på Badeland opened on september 2nd. 2015 at Oslo Nye Trikkestallen, and will go on tour with Riksteatret in the spring of 2016 and 2017.

Contributors

Bukkene Bruse på Badeland by Bjørn F. Rørvik and Gry Moursund / Dramatization: Tine Thomassen / Composer: Martin Smidt / Directors: Anne Marit Sæther og Espen Dekko / Set design, dolldesign and costumes: Gilles Berger / Doll creation: Gilles Berger and Ina Sæther Berger / Puppeteers: Paal Viken Bakke, Marianne Edvardsen, Ingrid Liavaag, Suzanne Paalgard, Sarah Sandberg, Per Emil Grimstad

Bukkene bruse på badeland

2015 / Commissioned
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Aniversary

2014 / Cirka Teater turns 30!

Cirka Teater turns 30!

I 2014, Cirka Teater celebrated their 30 year aniversary throughout the whole year, with plays and performances all over Norway, as well as abroad. During the anniversary, Cirka Teater was involved in over 160 plays that met an audience of over 33 000.

Plays

Aniversary

2014 / Cirka Teater turns 30!
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A hundred secrets

2014 / Cooperation

Hundre hemmeligheter (A hundred secrets)

Hundre hemmeligheter was our aniversary play, developed in cooperation with Midtnorsk Jazzsenter/Trondheim Voices, Trøndelag Teater og Riksteatret.

The play opened in Trøndelag Teaters main stage in the spring of 2014, and toured with Riksteatret in the fall of 2014.

Hundre hemmeligheter won two Hedda awards (norwegian national theatre award) in 2014 in the categories Best play for a young audience, and Best audiovisual design.

Contributors

Author: Anne Marit Sæther / Composer: Eirik Hegdal / Directors: Kjersti Haugen og Anne Marit Sæther / Set design: Gilles Berger / Costumes: Jenny Hilmo Teig og Gilles Berger / Light design: Eivind Myren /Sound design: Asle Karstad / Producer, Cirka Teater: Monica Stendahl Rokne / Trondheim Voices: Siri Gjære, Heidi Skjerve, Sissel Vera Pettersen, Ingrid Lode og Mia Marlen Berg / Skuespillere: Ingrid Bergstrøm, Tor Ivar Hagen, Marianne Meløy, Hans Petter Nilsen, Per Theodor Paulsen, Sondre Pettersen og Kingsford Siayor / Puppeteers: Per-Emil Grimstad, Dag Nygaard, Ina Kiberg

 

A hundred secrets

2014 / Cooperation
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Experi-mental

2013 / In-house

Experi-mental

 

What does it mean to be – and what does it mean to be me?
Can an investigation of these questions help us find a way out of misconception
?

Coward, Spitfire, Square and Copy Cat – they all just want to be understood, but experience the opposite. Experi-mental is existentialism for the youngest. Through real-time drawing, wondering lyrics, an exploratory sound universe, and humour, we investigate the big questions in the well-known.

Touring with a team of 3 persons.

 

It was her look, her smile and the stage proceeding of the drawing that created the defining moment for welcoming the audience in as participants in the stage dialogue.

Lisa Nagel, Nordic Journal of Arts and Research

 

Contributors

Concept: Cirka Teater / Text development: Anne Mali Sæther and Anne Marit Sæther / Composers/musicians: Ragnhild Faanes and Erlend Smalås / Lyrics: Gro Dahle / Director: Anne Mali Sæther / Set design: Gilles Berger / Actor: Anne Marit Sæther / Producer: Monica Stendahl Rokne

Experi-mental

2013 / In-house
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Mekatonia

2014 + 2012 / Cooperation

Mekatonia

 

Eight musicians perched on 60-meter long cello strings five meters above ground
– in a mechanical installation that elevates music in more than one sense.

Mekatonia is Cirka Teater at its largest – so far. Everything is in motion in this spectacular outdoor production; the mechanics and the music, the iron and the flames, the musicians and the stage. Heat, sweat and muscle power is eventually transformed into dreams and poetry as a physical sense of old industry makes room for contemporary music, art and recreation. Mekatonia is a result of our collaboration with the Alpaca Ensemble and Trondheim chamber music festival.

Mekatonia premiered during Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2012, and was developed in collaboration between Cirka Teater, Alpaca Ensemble and Trondheim Chamber Music Festival with support from the Arts Counsil Norway, Trondheim Municipality and Sør-Trøndelag County Council.

The musicians playing ON strings high above the ground in choreographed moves, create an extremely satisfying 3D effect. It reveals new rooms in your head, opening chamber after chamber, so to speak.

Stian Wallum, Adresseavisen

Contributors

Composer: Eirik Hegdal / Directors: Anne Marit Sæther and Espen Dekko / Set designer: Gilles Berger / Mucisians: Alpaca Ensemble: Marianne Baudouin Lie, Sigrid Elisabeth Stang, Else Bø, Tor Haugerud, Michael Duch, Ole Jørgen Melhus, Stig Førde Aarskog og Eirik Hegdal / Costumes: Tori Klakegg Mæhlum og Ina Sæther Berger / Actors: Espen Dekko, Paal Viken Bakke, Dag Nygaard og Ask Nygaard + 8 – 15 extras / Sound designer: Tor Breivik / Light design: Sivert Lundstrøm / Producer: Monica Stendahl Rokne

Mekatonia involves 8-15 extras. These may be recruited locally, which opens for a collaboration with local artists or art educational institutions.

 

Mekatonia

2014 + 2012 / Cooperation
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Querini

2012 / Commissioned

Querini

On the 4th og August 2012, the opera Querini was performed for the first time in Røst, Norway. The opera is based on a true story about the noble merchant Pietro Querini, his crews dramatic journey at sea and their encounter with Røst in 1432.Querinis own diary of the trip, as well as the log from the crew formed the basis for the opera. Read more about the opera

Contributors

Libretto: Ragnar Olsen / Composer: Henning Sommero / Director: Anne Marit Sæther / Stage design: Gilles Berge / Video and costumes: Tone Myskja / Producers: Hildegunn Pettersen/Monica Stendahl Rokne / Solists: Magne Fremmelid, Hildegunn Pettersen, Sissel Vera Pettersen, Anna Einarsson, Kjell Magnus Sandve, Bernt Ola Volungholen, Eivind Kandal og Emilie Tverbak / Choir: Røst Operakor og Røst Barnekor / Photo: Annar Bjørgli

Querini

2012 / Commissioned
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Space me

2012 / Cooperation

Space me

Space me was created by Inclusive Dance Company in co-production with Avant Garden and Cirka Teater in the spring of 2012.

Contrubutors

Choreographer: Tone Pernille Østeren / Set design: Gilles Berger / Video: Pekka Stokke / Dancers: Arnhild Staal Pettersen og Mari Flønes

Space me

2012 / Cooperation
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Blå Jakt

2012 / Commissioned

Blå jakt

Blå jakt was produced at Den Nationale Scene in the spring of 2011.

Contributors

Playwright: Liv Heløe /Director: Ivar Tindberg /Sage design: Gilles Berger / Composer: Peter Baden / Choreographer: Steen Koerner

Blå Jakt

2012 / Commissioned
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Kurt koker hodet

2010 / Cooperation

Kurt koker hodet

Childrens play developed in cooperation between Cirka Teater, Trønderlag Teater og Erlend Loe, about Kurt, the worlds best truck driver. Performed at the main stage of Trønderlag Teater in 2003 and at Oslo Nye Teater in the fall of 2010.

Contributors

Manus: Erlend Loe / Regi: Anne Marit Sæther / Scenograf: Gilles Berger

Kurt koker hodet

2010 / Cooperation
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Årstidene

2010 / Commissioned

Årstidene (The Seasons by Vivaldi)

Ballet performed by the Norwegian National ballet in the Oslo Opera house in the fall of 2010.

Contributor

Nasjonalballetten / Koreografi: Jo Strømgren / Scenografi: Gilles Berger / Dansere: Christine Thomassen, François Regis-Rousseau, Ingrid Lorentzen, Eugenie Skilnand, Stine Østvold, Kristian Ruutu, Kristian Støvind, Dirk Weyershausen m.fl.

Årstidene

2010 / Commissioned
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En stein er en bit av jordkloden

2010 / In-house

En stein er en bit av jordkloden (A stone is a piece of the earth)

Interactive project around the subject of stones and the earths future.

Contributors

Director and puppeteer: Anne Marit Sæther / Assistant and puppeteer:: Solveig Nygård

En stein er en bit av jordkloden

2010 / In-house
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Musika mobile

2009 / In-house

Musika Mobile

Musika Mobile is developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Air Force Band, and is the story about a traveling circus and its director; Moldon. His pride and joy is Musika Mobile, a gigantic music box on wheels. The trouble starts when the music machine crashes into a peaceful band concert. Musika Mobile is a spectacular show that evolves around opposites. Between the shabby theater troupe and an orderly, polished band, between man and machine, between noise and music, and what to do when the road to harmony seems impossible. The situation escalates when the fantastic Musika Mobile explodes, the music stops and the petite dancer is caught inside the machine’s works.

The production was developed with support from the Norwegian Arts Council, FFUK, Trondheim Municipality, South Trøndelag Municipality and Olavsfestdagene 2009.

”…I looked around and thought: Did you see that? That was dangerous! Impressed by these close calls I leaned forwards to the tip of my chair.“ – Klassekampen

Street theatre, for children and adults from 5 years. Duration: about 1 hour. Technical rider+

Contributors

Composer: Trygve Brøske / Director: Anne Marit Sæther / Stage design: Gilles Berger / Conductor: Torodd Wigum / Band: Luftforsvarets musikkorps / Actors: Roar Kjølv Jensen, Elisabeth Piro Volan, Erlend Smalås, Ole Jørgen Melhus og Gilles Berger / Producer: Jorunn Dugstad / Foto: Dino Makridis

Musika mobile

2009 / In-house
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Bingo

2008 / Cooperation

Bingo

Theatrical concert developed in cooperation Trondheim Voices for Olavsfestdagene.

Contributors

Composers: Live Maria Roggen, Elin Rosseland og Ståle Storløkken / Text: Siri Gjære / Director: Anne Marit Sæther / Set design: Gilles Berger / Musicians: Trondheim Voices

Bingo

2008 / Cooperation
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Synspunkt I-IV

2008 / In-house

Synspunkt I-V

Synspunkt I-V was a crossover dance and installationproject for Vinterfestspillene in Røros i 2008.

Contributors

Choreography and dancers: Ingeborg Dugstad Sanders og Eivind Kvittingen / Set design: Gilles Berger / Producer: Jorunn Dugstad

Synspunkt I-IV

2008 / In-house
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Lions roar

2007 / In-house

Jump far, climb high and roar loud! It’s exciting to be a small lion. The world is huge, and there are so many things he wants to try. He would like to have someone to jump, climb and roar with, but it is not easy to find a friend who can play just as fun as the lion.

Puppetry for children from 3 years with no verbal speach. Duration 45 minutes. LB technical data +

Director: Kjersti Haugen / Stage design: Gilles Berger / Puppets: Tatjana Zaitzow / Musician: Ragnhild Faanes / Actors: Anne Marit Sæther og Anna Leyman / Technician: Gunnhild Gjermunrud / Support: The play was developed with support from the Norwegian Arts Council, Trondheim Municipality and South Trøndelag Municipality.

Lions roar

2007 / In-house
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Penguin help

2006 / Commissioned

Det er ikke greit å være Lone når mamma og pappa bare er interessert i tingene sine og aldri har tid til henne. Alt forandrer seg når Pinvinhjelpen kommer. Han vet nemmelig mye om hvordan man skal oppdra voksne. Pingvinhjelpen ble spilt på Trøndelag Teaters gamle scene, høsten 2006.

Manus: Erlend Loe / Komponist: Martin Smith / Regi: Anne Marit Sæther / Scenografi: Gilles Berger

Penguin help

2006 / Commissioned
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Raging rebels

2005 / In-house

Skuespillere, dukker og levenede sceneografi er med for å fortelle historien om skraphandler Alfred som er så fryktelig redd for å si hva han føler for søte Beate. Vennene hans, selve skrotgjengen, prøver å hjelpe ham ved å fortelle historier om andre som har det på samme måten.Skuespillere, dukker og levenede sceneografi er med for å fortelle historien om skraphandler Alfred som er så fryktelig redd for å si hva han føler for søte Beate.

Manus: Erlend Loe / Komponist: Martin Smith / Regi: Anne Marit Sæther / Scenografi: Gilles Berger / Produsent: Jorunn Dugstad

Raging rebels

2005 / In-house
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Opus 1

2004 / In-house

…en sprelsk suite. Komponistens kamp om å få noter til å bli musikk og musikk til å bli følelser. Komponist og musikere overrumples av sitt eget spill og føres inn i spennende visuelle og musikalske rom.

Fysisk musikkteater for barn og voksne fra 5 år. 40 minuter. Spesielt tilrettelagt for skoler. O1 tekniske data +

Komponist: Ragnhild Faanes / Regi: Anne Mali Sæther / Scenograf: Gilles Berger / Musikere: Erlend Smalås og Ragnhild Faanes / Skuespiller: Anne Marit Sæther / Produsent: Jorunn Dugstad / Støtte: Forestillingen ble utviklet med støtte fra Norsk Kulturråd, Rikskonsertene, Trondheim kommune og Sør-Trøndelag Fylkeskommune.

Opus 1

2004 / In-house
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Imagine!

2001 / In-house

Barneforestilling om å angsten for å bli satt utenfor, om å høre til og om å dele tanker. Tenk det! hadde premiere i Teaterhuset Avant Garden, og turnerte deretter med Den Kulturelle Skolesekken.

Tekst og regi: Stephen Hutton / Scenograf: Gilles Berger / Kostymer: Ellen Karin Mæhlum / Produsent: Jorunn Dugstad / Musikere: Erlend Smalås og Ragnhild Faanes / Skuespillere: Anne Marit Sæther og Kristin Nordstrøm / Støtte: Forestillingen ble utviklet med støtte fra Norsk Kulturråd, Trondheim Kommune og Sør-Trøndelag Fylkeskommune.

Imagine!

2001 / In-house
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Split second

1999 / In-house

Multimediaforestilling om menneskts møte med tiden. I et absurd forsøk på å perfeksjonere og kontrollere alle gjøremål i forhold til det ideelle tidsskjema, snubler Hector inn i et konfronterende møte med tiden. En gigantisk urskive begynner å leve sitt eget liv. Hector faller ned mellom minutter og sekunder, svever i det vektløse rom hvor tid ikke finnes, blir trukket inn i kroppens sydende univers og slynges ut i den uendelige farts sfære. I et evighetens sekund opplever Hector spennet mellom barndommens uendelige dager og kroppens og naturens tidsbestemte forfall.

Split Second var fysisk teater i møte med figurteater i stort format. Med akrobatisk mime, underfundig humor og skrekkblandet fryd ble historien om Hector fortalt, den lille mannen som vil holde fast, men som et øyeblikk helt mister grepet. Split Second var en billedreise uten ord, der musikk, figurer og projeksjoner av bilder og video er sterke medspillere til skuespillerens fysiske språk. Vi møter scenografen Gilles Berger i samspill med skuespilleren Gilles Berger i en soloforestilling i dobbel forstand.

Manus: Cirka Teater, Espen Dekko og Torbjørn Skårild / Regi: Espen Dekko / Komponist: Martin Smith / Scenograf: Gilles Berger / Video: Torbjørn Skårild / Produsent: Jorunn Dugstad / Skuespiller: Gilles Berger / Støtte: Forestillingen ble utviklet med støtte fra Norsk Kulturråd, Trondheim kommune og Sør-Trøndelag fylkeskommune.

Split second

1999 / In-house
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Poste restante

1995 / In-house

Poste Restante

Poste Restante was a grand scale outdoor performance, developed during a tree year perod for the 1000 year aniversary for the city of Trondheim.

Contributors

Concept: Anne Marit Sæther and Gilles Berger / Director: Anne Marit Sæther / Choreographer: Denise Namura / Composer: Nils Petter Molvær / Corstumes: Ellen Karin Mæhlum / Producers: Jorunn Dugstad and Johannes Smidt / Actors and dancers: Tommy Henriksen/Andre Curti, Michael Andre Boardman Bø/Michel Bugdahn, Anna Hegdahl/Fanny Tirel, Ivar Nergaard, Kristin Nordstrøm/Denise Namura, Paal Viken Bakke, Gilles Berger, Henning Farner, Susanne Rasmussen, Johannes Smidt, Viggo Solum, Annika Udo / Technician: Eirik Lie.

Poste restante

1995 / In-house
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Gardermoen

1998 / Commissioned

Opening of Gardermoen airport

Grand scale performance for the opening og Oslo international airport, Gardermoen.

Medvirkende

Concept: Anne Marit Sæther and Gilles Berger / Director: Anne Marit Sæther and Claude Bokhobsa / Set design: Gilles Berger / Music: Christian Eggen og Palle Mikkelborg / Costume: Mona Grimstad / Staff: Randi Bakken og Gunnar Fretheim / Producer: Jorunn Dugstad / Assistant director: Cicilie Sand Aspen/ Staff: Solveig Nygaard / Actors/dancers/acrobats: Gilles Berger, Michael Andre Boardman Bø, Patrick Borgne, Cyril Casmeze, Alexandre Demay, Franck Dinet, Henning Farner, Tommy Henriksen, Håkan Islinger, Daniel Kanasuiro, Ian Magilton, Paolo Martini, Michel Minin, Kristin Nordstrøm, Daniel Pean, Carole Pujol, Susanne Rasmussen, Viggo Solum, Guy Vouillot, Sophie Weiss, Eva Aagard / Extras and tecnicians: John Igor Brungot, Francis Chagula, Frode Eggen, Bruna Esdaile, Erik Esdaile, Hamida Esdaile, Ørjan Hattrem, Pia Immerstein Larsen, Tove Karoliussen, Gavie Nassiep, Dag Nygaard, Terje Sødahl, Annika Udo.

Gardermoen

1998 / Commissioned
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Vilmas vrinsk

1993 / In-house

Vilmas vrinsk

Childrens theatre for children and adults from 4 years.

Contributors

Director and producer: Anne Mali Sæther / Actress: Anne Marit Sæther / Stage design: Gilles Berger

Vilmas vrinsk

1993 / In-house
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Unpacking

1993 / Cooperation

Utpakking (unpacking)

Event for the opening of Teaterhuset Avant Garden, when they opened their New theatre building in 1993.

Contributors

Concept: Anne Marit Sæther og Gilles Berger / Director: Anne Marit Sæther / Set design: Gilles Berger / Music: Farmers Marked / Actors: Gilles Berger, Svein Ellingsrud, Kicki Gidefeldt, Kalle Hallseth, Bjørn Myrholdt, Jan Fredrik Pindsle, Viggo Solum, Gølin Svendsen

Unpacking

1993 / Cooperation
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The fifth season

1990 / In-house

Hundreårsnatten (The fifth season)

Theater production with masks.

Contributors

Concept/script: Anne Marit Sæther and Gilles Berger / Director: Anne Marit Sæther / Stage and light design: Gilles Berger / Music: Bård E. Bonsaksen og Tor Haugerud / Sound design: Christian Schreiner / Teknician: Eirik Lie / Producer: Kjell Arne Karlsen / Actors: Gilles Berger, Tor Andreas Haugerud, Lise Hovik, Martin Høgberg/Ketil Alfarnes, Kai Jensen, Gølin Svendsen/Kristin Nordstrøm.

 

The fifth season

1990 / In-house
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Hundreårsnatten

1989 / In-house

 

Hundreårsnatten

In “Hundreårsnatten”, Cirka Teater explored mystical and magical topics in a huge pile of dried autumn leaves.

Contributors

Concept: Anne Marit Sæther og Gilles Berger / Set design: Gilles Berger / Costumes: Solveig Fugelsøy / Actors: Svein Ellingsrud, Tor A. Haugerud, Lise Hovik, Kai Jensen, Olette Person, Grete Sneltvedt, Eva Aagaard / Photo: Solveig Nygaard/Gilles Berger

Hundreårsnatten

1989 / In-house
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Skjebnesveven

1987 / In-house

Skjebneveven

Project theatre that explored the animalistic and intinctive side of human beings.

Contributors

Directors: Anne Marit Sæther og Karstein Solli / Set design: Gilles Berger / Actors: Svein Ellingsrud, Trine Fossland, Trygve Fætten, Liv Guldbrandsen, Karstein Høyer, Chris Kvande, Torgeir Moslet, Heidi Rasmussen, Grete Sneltvedt, Dag Svanæs, Olette Person / Costumes: Solveig Nygaard/Hilde Skaret / Photo: Gilles Berger

Skjebnesveven

1987 / In-house
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Dust

1986 / In-house

Støv

The year was 1986, and the world had just experienced the worst Nuclear accident ever. Cirka Teater develped a performance for 3 actors and 3 vacuum cleaners. Støv toured in Norway and Poland in 1986 og 87.

Dust

1986 / In-house
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Og så kom fyren

1984 / In-house

Og så kom fyren ble til i løpet av en gateteaterturne i 1984. Komfyren ble funnet i fjæresteinene ved Trondheimsfjorden og satt sammen slik at den kunne romme en fyr, og danne en scenografisk skulptur som er en levende og skramlende aktør i forestillingen.

Det er en original og velutstyrt komfyr, med innlagt dusj, telefon, parasoll og egen pipe. Den tilhører en snill og litt naiv klovn, og vi møter henne i ferd med å utføre sitt daglige frokostrituale. Umerkelig begynner ting å skje. Kaffekopper forsvinner, poteter blir til gulerøtter, dører lukker seg av seg selv, stekeplater hopper – hele komfyren koker og går amok!

Noe eller noen har tatt bolig i komfyren, eller er det komfyren selv som har blitt levende? Eller drømmer hun? Kanskje er det bare hennes egen fantasi at alt dette merkelige skjer? Drøm eller virkelighet – for forestillingens hovedperson er det virkelig. Hun må kjempe en hard kamp mot den skumle fyren i komfyren.

Og så kom fyren ble også vist som barne-TV på NRK.

Og så kom fyren

1984 / In-house

About Cirka Teater

Cirka Teater is one of the most experienced theatre companies on the Norwegian performing art scene. Our repertoire ranges from small, intimate performances to stunning outdoor spectacles and main stage productions – usually recognized by a rich visual theatrical language.

Anne Marit Sæther and Gilles Berger founded Cirka Teater in 1984. More than 30 years – and some 40 theatre productions later – the size of our team varies from 3-4 persons on smaller touring productions to dozens of artists involved in full size productions. In all projects, big or small, we work with contemporary composers in parallel development of musical and visual expressions. Cirka Teater receives annual grants from the Norwegian Arts Council and Trondheim Municipality.

We have, over the years, experienced that the language of Cirka Teater resonates particularly well with children, and three of the productions available in 2017-2018 are targeted directly at a young audience. The fourth, Mekatonia, is made for larger events.

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Repertoire

In “Thought lab”, we are looking for the way out of misconceptions through a humorous examination of being. Using Anne Marit Sæthers live drawings, Gro Dahles wondering lyrics and Ragnhild Faanes and Erlend Smalås investigative sound universe we explore recognizable issues. Thought Lab premiered 27th January 2013 in Trondheim, Norway. Language: Norwegian. Thought Lab was produced with support from spenn.no, FFUK, Trondheim Municipality and South-Trøndelag Municipality.

Mekatonia is a grand musical performance, where sculptural installations invite the musicians in Alpaca Ensemble to movement. Cirka Teater has developed an interdisciplinary encounter between a visual language and the contemporary music scene. Stage designer Gilles Berger and composer Eirik Hegdal has been inspired by a former boat yard on the docks of Trondheim, Norway . The audience is taken on a journey from a mechanical environment to a concert venue. Duration 30 minutes, no verbal speach.

Musika Mobile is developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Air Force Band, and is the story about a traveling circus and its director; Moldon. His pride and joy is Musika Mobile, a gigantic music box on wheels. The trouble starts when the music machine crashes into a peaceful band concert. Musika Mobile is a spectacular show that evolves around opposites. Between the shabby theater troupe and an orderly, polished band, between man and machine, between noise and music, and what to do when the road to harmony seems impossible. Duration 60 minutes. Language: english and french.

It’s exciting to be a small lion. The world is huge, and there are so many things he wants to try. Jumping far, climbing high and roaring strongly. He would like to have someone to jump, climb and roar with, but it is not easy to find a friend who can play just as fun as the lion. Puppetry for children from 3 years with no verbal speach. Duration 45 minutes.

…en sprelsk suite. Komponistens kamp om å få noter til å bli musikk og musikk til å bli følelser. Komponist og musikere overrumples av sitt eget spill og føres inn i spennende visuelle og musikalske rom. Fysisk musikkteater for barn og voksne fra 5 år. 40 minuter. Spesielt tilrettelagt for skoler.

Et interaktivt prosjektet hvor vi vil gi barna et reelt og mangfoldig møte med mange steiner. Sammen med dem fabulerer vi rundt steinens alder. Hvis den var levende, så hadde den sett og hørt og opplevd mer enn noe annet på jorda. Kan vi dikte oss inn i steinens historier? Vet den noe vi ikke vet?

Kjenner du kong Fusisus, kongen som er redd for å bestemme, og den blå hesten Hippolos som synes det er så ensomt å være blå? Vilma vaskedame forteller eventyr med bøtter, kluter og oppvaskhansker i hovedrollene. Figur/fortellerteater – for barn og voksne fra 4 år Spesielt tilrettelagt for skoler og barnehager. 45 minuter.