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2022

We participate in the ESFN festival from May to August 2022!

The European Shakespeare Festival – ESFN 
The successful project this year is from W&A (Norway, Denmark), and is titled, ROMEO AND JULIET and other catastrophic love affairs:
Concept – Barbara Wilson & Rolf Alme
Text and direction – Rolf Alme.  

Announcing the result of the process, ESFN Chair Philip Parr said, ‘After a very close decision we have an exciting winner, who fulfils all the aspirations we had for this project – it is new and innovative cross artform work, combining theatre and visual art, which explores Shakespeare in our time and emphasises his enduring relevance. ESFN looking forward to the first performances of Rolf Alme’s and Barbara Wilson’s work from May to August

In 2022, four festivals will host Romeo and Juliet and other catastrophic love affairs, Craiova (Romania), Itaka (Serbia), Gdansk (Poland), Hamletscenen (Denmark). 


2021

PELLEAS & MELISANDE by MAURICE MAETTERLINK
The third year of acting at The Danish National School of Performing Arts in Odense has in their dramatic immersion course for 5 weeks examined the space between actor and role as well as the space between the actors, the text and the audience.
A variation on texts by Maurice Maetterlink’s play Pelleas and Melisande .
Visual collaboration in August and September with actor and director Marion Reuter. The performance’s text fragments are a deconstruction of Maetterlink’s original text, sampled with the students’ own texts, exploring the chaotic world we live in now.
The staging is a living negotiation space where text and movement, sound and silence, being oneself.


feb-nov.
I am currently very busy working at The Danish National School of Performing Arts as Dean of the Scenography Department. A lot of program planning for next semester, and of course, current workshops/consultations with students. Occasionally I manage to get into my painting studio, currently working on small formats – the need to paint gives me energy for my schoolwork. Otherwise, it would not be possible to work at school. In November I will be returning to my paintings 24 hours a day and to my project with Rolf Alme. It is a pleasure to think about it.


2020

THE ARABIAN NIGHT by RONALD SCHIMMELPFENNIG

A variation on texts by Roland Schimmelpfennig’s The Arabian Night.
Visual collaboration with actor and director Marion Reuter.

The third year of acting at The Danish National School of Performing Arts in Odense has in their dramatic immersion course for 5 weeks examined the space between actor and role as well as the space between the actors, the text and the audience. 


WEEDDING INVITATION

Wedding invitations have been sent to art curators, galleries and art magazines all over the world. 12 invitations, 12 stories, 12 weeks. They are the starting point for W&A’s DARKNESS project.  The invitations are part of Artistic Research supported by the Ministry of Culture and The Danish National School of Performing Arts. 


THE DARKNESS
Artistic Research in France with prof. Rolf Alme. Canceled Event due to coronavirus!


THE EUROPEAN FORUM FOR ADVANCED PRACTICES
International Conference in Utrecht –  Canceled Event due to coronavirus!


 

2019

ARTISTIC RESEARCH
22-29 nov. – Artistic Research based on Romeo & Juliet  in Nordland Theater – Mo I Rana/Norge. Art laboratory together with prof. Rolf Alme.


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THE EUROPEAN FORUM FOR ADVANCED PRACTICES (EFAP)
10-13 Oct. I participate in International Conference in Madrid.


ARTISTIC RESEARCH
25-28 sept. Antigone at Kristiania University College in Oslo with prof. Rolf Alme.


 

LA BIENNALE de VENEZIA
03-05 July La Biennale de Venezia. Working meeting with prof Rolf Alme.