Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Friday, January 24th, 2014

(photo: Stig Håvard Dirdal) Perpleks opened Friday night. It´s a funny-weird little show that is impossible to put in just one category. Written by Marius von Mayenburg and translated by Thomas Bjørnager Directed by Glenn André Kaada Set-design and composer: Arne Nøst Costume-design: Janne Robberstad Lighting-design: Torill Lund Sævland Actors: “Ingrid”: Ingrid Rusten “Ragnhild”: Ragnhild Arnestad Mønness […]

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Friday, January 10th, 2014

One of the costumes in Perplex is for a viking valkyrie. Her armored top is being made in super-soft metal-layered leather. The bra-piece has a freely drawn on pattern, which is sewn down by hand. The inner layer is from an old 60s bra-inlay, so the shape of the breasts are now very “optimistic” Still […]

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Saturday, December 14th, 2013

I learned how to make rust this week. Or rather how to paint the illusion of rust. Using a sponge and a warm palette of colors, I gently dab a random mis of colors onto the surface. In this case a broken cast-metal-chair. Not too bad, eh? Warm yellow, orange, moss-green, nut and dark brown. […]

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Sunday, November 24th, 2013

“At the end of the day, you´re another day older, and that´s all you can say for the life of the poor”. Exert from Les Miserables-lyrics. And Les Miserables is what it´s all about! This week there was a big press-conference about the show, in our work-studio. And we´ve gotten quite a lot done! So […]

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Sunday, November 10th, 2013

This week I finished the big glas-painting! Yay! IT took some time and effort, but it´s been great fun working with. It´s about 1 x 3 meters. Wednesday we were at a safety-course in “hot-work” arranged by the fire-department. So now I am certified to work with hot stuff! Most of the week I´ve been […]

Far, far away

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

” Far, far away” is the title of Kristine Nilsen Oma´s new dance/theatre/performance-show. It´s a personal story of a childhood with a drug-addicted father. Her story is so important, and needs to be seen by teachers, social services-people, police, prison-workers… anyone who work with people, really. This is 50 minutes of sorrow and laughter, of […]

powderpink dress 2

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A couple of pictures of Kristine dancing “The Camel”. A woman on the red carpet, striking poses. More and more strange poses. The powder pink color is chosen to give an association to vulnerability. The event is outside in the botanical garden in Bergen. Freezing cold, but with such high artistic quality it left us […]

powderpink dress 1

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

For a danceshow in June, I have an assignment to make a seer and costumes. But tomorrow is World Dance Day, and one of the costumes need to be ready by tomorrow´s preview. So I found my powder pink silk chiffon and rayon, and got started. The underdress is here almost finished. My bust has […]

Kim plays

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Kim Leker (Kim plays) is the name of the youth show that I´ve been working on for Haugesund Theatre. This is the whole gang of wonderful young actors: Director: Elisabeth H. Aars Set- and costume-design: Janne Robberstad Lighting-design: Øyvind Løype Below are some photos of the actors, the set and from the show. Two of […]

playing with Kim

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

“Kim Leker” (“Kim plays”) is the name of the youth show that Ive been working on at Haugesund Theatre. This week has been intensive, getting everything in place before Easter. The show doesn´t open until April 10th, so I can´t show you too many photos yet. But we had a photo-shoot today, and I just […]

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