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Egil Keskitalo and company in OF MICE AND MEN. Photo

Norway

Productions directed:

OF MICE AND MEN - J. Steinbeck

Beaivvas Sami National Theatre,  2010

Cast: Egil Keskitalo, Ingor Ante Ailu Gaup, Inga Marje Sarre, Svein Birger Olsen, Nils Henrik Buljo, Gøran Østerbøl

Designer: Åse Hegrenes.     Lighting designer: Torill Lund

Composer: Roger Ludvigsen

Powerful, tender and beautiful ... this production is among the finest Beaivvas has presented in a long time - Altaposten ★★★★★

 

THE BACCHAE - Euripides

Rogaland Teater, 2007

Cast: Janny Hoff Brekke, Anders Dale, Glenn André Kaada, Øystein Martinsen + boy

Designer: Åse Hegrenes        Lighting designer: Torill Lund

Composer: Nils Henrik Asheim

 

One of the best theatre productions in Norway this past year - NRK

RAS / AVALANCHE – S. Amdam          Premiere   

Den Nationale Scene + SoFT Teater 2006 

Cast: Gretelil Tangen, Kim Kalsås, Hedvig Garshol, Mads Henning Jørgensen

Designer: Åse Hegrenes       Lighting designer: Torill Lund

Composer: Knut Vaage

The piece develops from what seemingly is repetitive Fosse parody into oppressive Twin Peaks-like horror. Amdam and Dambæk rearrange the reality of what we experience to someting quite different. - VG ★★★★★

 

TARTUFFE – Moliere

Riksteatret,  national tour   2004

Cast: Håkon Ramstad, Stein Grønli, Jany Hoff Brekke, Hedvig Garshol,    

Espen Sandvik, Hanna Børseth Rønningen, Jon Erling Wevling, Ingolf  Karinen, Linda Tørklep, Jan Huse

Designer: Bård Thorbjørnsen   Costumes: Maria Bohlin  Lighting designer: Ingrid Tønder

  

 

BY THE BOG OF CATS – M. Carr     Norwegian premiere

Den Nationale Scene,   2004    

Cast: Marianne Nielsen, Gard Skagestad, Merete Armand, Rhine Skaanes,  

Ragnhild Hjorthøy, Aril Martinsen, Reny M.G.Folgerø, Espen Sandvik, Kim Kalsås, Oddbjørn Hesjevoll, Ingrid K. Fosse, Karoline Stemre

Designer: Åse Hegrenes         Lighting designer: Torill Lund

Composer: Knut Vaage

 

A thoroughly engaging and succesful production - VG ★★★★★

 

THE COLD HEART - A.Saalbach         Norwegian premiere

Den Nationale Scene,  2003  

Cast: Anna Bache-Wiig, Kirsten Hoffseth, Ragnhild Hjorthøy, Reny M.G.Folgerø, Sverre Røssummoen, Kyrre H.Sydness, Morten Borgersen

Designer: Åse Hegrenes

This is a spell, a dream a fairy-tale all at once and Dambæk takes the dream-like qualities of the text to the limit. He dares explore novel scenic expressions with such risk and enthusiasm that it demands respect... A brave, unique and exciting production. - Dagbladet

 

 

VOLUSPÅ –  Edda

Rogaland Teater,  2000

Cast: Marit Grønhaug, Kyrre H. Sydness

Designer: Kim Dambæk

 

 

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE  - A. Miller

Hålogaland Teater  2000

Cast: Cecilie A. Mosli, Svenn B.Syrin, Harald Brenna, Maryon Eilertsen, Ketil Høegh, Frank Jørstad, Stein Bjørn, Gudmund Gulljord

Designer: Oana Constantineanu

Masterly Miller production that allows us to feel - what theatre in reality always should make us feel: compassion with fellow man. - Dagbladet

  

 

ASHES TO ASHES -  A. Saalbach              Norwegian premiere

Rogaland Teater, 1998                                                           

Cast: Ingjerd Egeberg, Svein Harry , Mette Arnstad, Arne Knutsen, Marianne Holter

Designer: Åse Hegrenes          Lighting designer: Torill Lund

 

THE WHITE DEVIL – J.Webster

Den Nationale Scene,  1997

Cast: Stig Amdam, Unni Kristin Skagestad, Gørild Mauseth, Ragnhild  Hjorthøy, Rhine Skaanes, Bjørn Sothberg, Arvid Ones, Bjørn W. Andersen, Kim Kalsås, Gerald Petersen, Sverre Røssummoen, Jon K. Johnsen, Gjert Haga, Pål Rønning

Designer: Åse Hegrenes     Costumes: Kathy Strachan   Make-up: Håkan Hede

Composer: Knut Vaage

 

Dambæk steers this comfortless chaos with choice craftsmanship: each scene and tableau is a careful composition, executed with style and elegance. - Aftenposten

 

THEN NOW - J. Garner

Rogaland Teater,   1995

Cast: Marit Grønhaug, Mette Arnstad, Ågot Sendstad

Designer: Kathy Strachan      Lighting designer: Alf Egil Langleite

 

 

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD - J.M. Synge

Rogaland Teater  1991

Cast: Espen Hana, Ingrid Jørgensen, Sally Nilsson, Even Rasmussen, Hjalti Røgnvaldsson, Arne Langaas, Ragnar Holen, Mette Arnstad, Ines Prange, Ingrid Valvik, Arne Knutsen,

Designer: Rolf Alme       Lighting designer: Haakon Espeland

Choreographer: Nina Harte       

Composer: Asle Nilsen

Wonderful! - Stavanger Aftenblad

 

 

THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT – S. Bill           Norwegian premiere

Trøndelag Teater,   1988

Cast: Karen Randers-Pehrson, Gørli Mathisen, Sigurd Werring, Per Schaaning, Oda Schjøll, Per Frisch, Eli Doseth, Eva Lunde

Designer: Edith Stylo

 

Gripping and engaging production - VG ★★★★

DEATHRAFT / TOTENFLOSS - H. Müller        Norwegian premiere

Telemark Teater   1987

Cast: Oddbjørn Hessjevoll, Veslemøy Haslund, Lars Steinar Sørbø, Kirsti  Grundvig

Designer: Edith Stylo

Composer: Guttorm Guttormsen

              

 

A MIDSUMMERNIGHT´S DREAM – Shakespeare

Teatret Vårt,   1987

Cast: Anitra T. Eriksen, Kaare Kroppan, Svein R. Karlsen, Trond Birkedal, Vivi Sunde, Cecilie Fangel, Gøril Haukebø, Audun Meling

Designer: Stewart Laing

Composer: Henning Sommerro

Choreographer: Lee Otterholt

At curtain call the actors stood on stage with roses in their hands while the audience sat with rosy cheeks, in love with this company. - Nationen

 

 

THE CRUCIBLE – A. Miller

Trøndelag Teater 1987

Cast: Ståle Bjørnhaug, Anne Krigsvoll, Gørli Mathisen, Bjørn Sothberg, Janne Kokkin, Sigurd Werring, Vigdis Dyrstad, Kine Bendixen, Eli Doseth, Helga Wendelborg, Kaare Kroppan, Marianne Nielsen, Gerdi Schjelderup, Sverre Gran, Lars Øyno, Egil Lorck, John Y. Fearnley, Jan Erik Berntsen, Børge Pedrsen, Eli Fische

Designer: Kari Gravklev

Composer: Henning Sommerro

Dambæk has created a production so full of terror and madness, timeless beyond the McCarthy and Moscow trials, beyond Stalin, Hitler and Khomeiny. - Aftenposten

 

 

DEN VÆGELSINDEDE / THE CAPRICIOUS LADY – L. Holberg

Nationaltheatret   1986

Cast: Anne Marit Jakobsen, Anders Hatlo, Per Jansen, Liv Thorsen, Kim Haugen, Liv Osa, Linn Stokke, Per Egil Aske, Lars Andreas Larsen

Designer: Tine Schwab                  Make-up: Håkan Hede

Composer: Håkon Berge

 

One of the funniest Holberg productions to have graced a Norwegian stage ... absurdly comic, thoroughly burlesque and thigh-slappingly grotesque ... the audience was in fits of laughter only complaining it all had to end. - NRK

 

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK – F. Goodrich

Rogaland Teater   1985

Cast: Tina Hartvig, Kirsten Hoffseth, Ketil Egge, Sverre Solberg, Hilde Brenni, Magnus Tveit, Ragnar Holen, Frank Weylert, Mette Arnstad

Designer: Geoff Rose        Lighting designer: Torill Lund

Dear company - I cannot write a calm and collected review after this production. Instead I am writing a letter to thank you all.... and from you Dambæk, we want more - more! - Aftenposten

 

 

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE – T. Williams

Rogaland Teater  1985

Cast: Marit Grønhaug, Ketil Høegh, Ketil Egge, Signy Sandsberg, Hilde Brenni, Magnus Tveit, Ingrid Valvik, Bjørn Ravn Carlsen, Hallvard Lillehammer, Ragnar Holen, Arne Knutsen, Arnt Dahl

Designer: Per Fjeld   Lighting designer: Torill Lund       Make-up: Håkan Hede

Composer: Reidar Larsen

Brutal and poetic.... the universe of the play vibrates in Kim Dambæk's spell-binding  rhythm. - Dagbladet

Glenn André Kaada in THE BACCHAE. Photo