Janne Robberstad

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Empty space – full space

By spotogspindel | June 18, 2015

I am at the start of a new and exciting scenography-project. Bømlo Teater is staging Peter Pan in October. It´s a classic favorite for many, and I think most of us have seen at least part of the animated Disney film. Which means most of us think of Peter in green tights, Hook with big, black hair, Wendy in her light blue nightgown, and of course the sparkling Tinkerbell. With a resources slightly less than Disney, I have to think a bit different. Working very close with the director, we´ve had creative meetings with ideas flying in all directions! Such a delight to be creative together!!


Now we are trying to find the best way to both be true to the story, and to make our own version of it. As you can see, it´s not only a white page that can be scary for an artist. A big, empty, black stage can be equally terrifying. I´m not scared though. We´ve had some really fun ideas, based on our understanding on what is important in the story. Even though my model above still is almost empty (with a left-over actor from Laksalinja (The Salmon Surveyor)) the process has started. Below is the creative chaos on my desk, as I´m making the model. I´ve started in one end, but it´s kind of nice to let the creativity flow and affect the process as I go along.


We´re meeting the artistic team next week. Hopefully they will be as enthusiastic about the idea as we are. So until then I still have time to fill the empty stage with the fairytale-world of Peter Pan. Ooo, I´m gonna have a nice weekend 🙂

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