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Stage and costume design

Thomas Björk Stage design, video and costume design, born 1966 in Sweden. Educated as an artist at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen Denmark and Kunstakademiet in Trondheim, Norway. Several exhibitions as an artist in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and London. Thomas Björk has made several stage design and costume designs for Ingun Bjørnsgaard, both for her own company, and for larger institutions like Komische Oper Berlin, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Bremen Theater, Carte Blanche Bergen, CCN Ballet de Lorraine, France and for the first production at the new opera house in Oslo 2008 for the Norwegian National Ballet..

Olav Myrtvedt Stage designer graduated from The Danish School of Design and has worked for many years with Ingun Bjørnsgaard, designing scenery for “pli à pli”, “The Solitary Shame Announced by a piano” and “capricorn domestic”. He has also collaborated closely with notable theatre directors in Norway such as Alexander Mørk-Eidem and Kai Johnsen. He has created the stage design for a number of Jon Fosse’s world premiers.

Ane Aasheim Costume designer, studied at the Esmod design school and has been working as a costume designer since 1996. She worked with several productions at the National Theatre Oslo as well as with the National Touring Theatre, Det Norske Teatret, Den Nationale Scene and at Trøndelag Teater. She made the costume design for “Omega and the Deer”, “Praeambulum” and “Rotating Nora”.

Lighting design

Hans Skogen started to work with IBP in 2009. In the previous years he has designed the light for Kreutzer Kompani, Baktruppen, NONcompany among others. He has worked at BIT Teatergarasjen, Festspillene i Bergen and been a freelance light and sound designer since 2000. “Poppea” was his first collaboration with Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, which was followed by “The Sea”, “Omega and the Deer” and “Praeambulum”.

Lutz Deppe For more than eight years Lutz Deppe worked as a photographer for various labels. In 1995 he works the first time exclusively with light. Together with Susanne Linke he realized the lighting for her dance film “Maerkische Landschaften”. After that he assisted Jean Kalman for the Opera de Lyon in “Lenz”, an opera by Wolfgang Rhim. He has since worked with many dance companies, directors and composers. With Yoshi Oidas “The Maids” he won the “Time Out Award 2003” in London. In the last years you could see his light installations, for example at the EXPO 2000, at the City de la Musique, Paris in 2003 and in the church Elisabeth 2010 in Berlin. He has worked with Ingun Bjørnsgaard on several productions: “Der tod und das mädchen”, “Hedda”, “Hotel Orfila” and “Rotating Nora”.

Jean Vincent Kerebel has been working with IBP since 1996. Following his graduation from the Centre Professionel de Formation Technician du Spectacle in Paris, Kerebel moved to Oslo in 1989. Since 1996, he has held the position of technical manager at the Black Box Theatre in Oslo.

Sound design

Morten Pettersen is the manager of Lydlosjen in Oslo. Since 1991 he has worked as sound designer for Trøndelag Teater, Teater Ibsen, Opera Vest, Verdensteatret, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt and zero visibility corp. among others. In addition to this he has been producer and technician producing CDs. He has been with IBP for more than 20 years.