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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Human relations at the salmon conveyor

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Tonight is the premiere of “The Salmon Conveyer” (Lakselinja). Bømlo Teater is staging Nina Sele´s show. It´s an original piece, a mix between dance-theatre and theatre. It´s repetitive, almost meditative. Is there such a thing as meditation-theatre? But there are also funny parts, sad parts and mad parts. The salmons in the background is an […]

Staging the salmon set

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Today was the move-in day on the stage for The Salmon Conveyor. 900 styrofoam-boxes. 500 meters of blank tape. 36 meters of wax-cloth. 70 square meters rented dance-floors. And about 600 cocktail-umbrellas. The director, Nina, is using the opportunity to do the jazz-hands-dance behind a row of styrofoam-boxes. These are the actual boxes the salmon […]


Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Half my days are now working as a stage-tech on GREASE, which means the other half of the day is free to work on other projects. Today I started working on a model of the set-design for a DUS-show (“The young stage”-project, directly translated) I´ll show you the finished box when it´s done. So far […]

The shamer´s daughter

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Tonight was the opeing night of The Shamer´s Daugther at HSH, the teacher´s college. The Danish author Lene Kaaberbøl´s fantasy-novel was the inspiration for this year´s “write-an-opera”-project. So welcome to Dunark, a mediaeval county, and Drakan´s dreaded rule. Drakan´s dungeon houses a courtyard filled with dragons! You can almost see the dragon here behind the […]

From pipes to pants

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

I´m working on the costumes for a show in Oslo, opening in a few weeks. It´s a NOT-old-fashioned version of a traditional Norwegian fairy-tale, originally titled “Sheparding the King´s rabbits”. The costumes will be slightly inspired by the props, which are also the set, namely a lot of old, used plastic pipes: Without revealing to […]

The Reception-desk at Eidesvik

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Eidesvik has recently finished a new office building, and with it, a new reception. I got the very honorable task of designing a new reception-desk for them. To be honest it´s the first piece of furniture I´ve ever designed. At least in this scale. We wanted it to look like the hull of a ship, […]

Christmas at Sola Airport

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Christmas at Sola Airport! It´s a big assignment I´ve been working on the past couple of weeks, hired in by a local marketing-agency as a set-designer/stylist. They had most of it planned/designed, but my job to execute, get it done. It starts (for my part) right before entering the security-area. A big sign showing what […]

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 […]

The writing on the wall

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Or more precisely, the painting in the ceiling. Part of the scenography for Far, Far Away. Cold facts about drug-addiction and overdose deaths in Bergen. Tomorrow it´s opening night!

The big, red carpet

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

I´m in Bergen, it´s tech-day, and I´ve been working on getting the set for Far, Far Away ready. The set is quite simple, with a few, strong elements. The most obvious of them is a big, red carpet. I´ve cut the edges for an organic feel. My scissors is still sharp, but my fingers are […]

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