Det Motsatte Prosjekt (literally: The Opposite Project) was an independent, non-profit foundation founded to promote new performing arts.
Director Jon Tombre was the central force behind Det Motsatte Prosjekt. The core of company consisted of performer Camilla Martens, stage designer Yngvar Julin and Jon Tombre.
Among the aims of Det Motsatte Prosjekt were letting stage design be determined by spaces already in existence, and to let performances be meeting points between different art forms.
The project hired artists on a per production basis, stemming from expressions including dance, music, literature, architecture and theatre.
Teaterhuset Avant Garden is the main venue in Trondheim and Central Norway for project-based touring performing arts.Artistic director and general manager is Per Ananiassen.
The productions shown on this page are productions co-produced by Teaterhuset Avant Garden. If you want to see full season programs, you ought to visit the Sceneweb page of each venue.
Sogn og Fjordane Theatre is a regional theatre owned by the county of Sogn og Fjordane and the municipality of Førde.
The theatre was established in 1977, and its largest funding body is the national government.
Perleporten Teatergruppe was a collectively led company founded by Birgit Christensen, Karl Hoff and Catrine Telle in Oslo March 1975.
From 1969 to 1972 the three were pupils at the upper secondary school Hartvig Nissen Skole in Oslo, graduating from the drama department, with Maja Lise Rønneberg Rygg as their teacher in drama, Norwegian and theatre history. After finishing upper secondary school they all got some more education and work experience within theatre in Norway and abroad, prior to reuniting in Oslo in March 1975. This was a dream they had carried since they finished Nissen in 1972.
Perleporten was known for its leftist, radical political theatre. The company produced eight theatre productions during the nine years of existence (1975-1983). The first production was Faren satt på første benk og moren satt på annen og Knoll og Tott på galleri og lo som bare faen* (The father sat in the first row, the mother in the second, and the Katzenjammer Kids sat on the balcony and laughed like f**k from 1975, the last was The last cry from 1983.
The company name would mean Pearly Gates Theatre Company in direct translation.
*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.