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GEORGINA AMAT SALMERÓN

Founder and artistic director of RukRuk Company

Georgina is from Barcelona, Spain. She is currently living in Colchester, Essex, UK. She works with physical theatre, contemporary dance and performance. She studied Art Drama in Nancy Tuñón Theater School and Contemporary Dance in Area Dance School in Barcelona. She also studied Communication Studies at the University Pompeu Fabra.

She has been working as an actress in theatre, TV and films. As a dancer she has performed with independent choreographers and since 2008 she has been a permanent collaborator of Compañía Proyecto Experimental, directed by Mauro Barahona. She worked as an Assistant Artistic Director for Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le Arti Contemporanne in Italy. he conducts and organizes different artistic/pedagogical activities as teaching of movement, body expression, theater and communication for groups of adults and children.

www.georginaamat.wix.com/actress

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CAROLINE LEA

Founder and artistic director of RukRuk Company

Caroline is from Norway and has been working as an actress in Oslo since she graduated in 2007. She studied acting at NISS, an education based on Stanislavskij´s theories and Method Acting. Later she has been taking courses in Meisner-, Chubbuck- and Chekhov technique. Her background as a gymnast has been a good base to develop her physical theater skills. Many of her projects have been based on a performative style and improvisation. Alongside theatre work she has also worked in short films, tv-series and movies. In addition she has a lot of experience working with children, creating theater with them through interactive stories. She is also working regularly with theater classes for disadvantaged youngster.

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SARA SERRANO

Founder and artistic director of RukRuk Company

Sara is originally from Murcia, Spain, but is currently based in Oslo, Norway. She has a degree in Stage Directing and Art History and has completed a Master in Art. Theatre Practice by Rose Bruford College at the University of Manchester. As an extension of her work in the field of Performing Arts, she has worked with installations and multimedia montage and she has a long experience in Art Production and Cultural events Management. She has worked as a Director and Dramaturgist /Mediaturgist for many productions.

In Oslo she works regularly with Ossavy & Kolbenstvedt and has collaborated with Eilertsen & Granados Teater, Hildebrand Produksjoner and Jo Strømgren Kompani.

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IVAR ÖRN SVERRISSON

Founder and artistic director of RukRuk Company

Ivar has been working and living in Norway since 2010, but is originally from Iceland. He graduated from the Icelandic Theater Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He also has a two year education in contemporary ballet from the Icelandic School of Ballet. His work methods include combining theater with physical movement and dance in various proportions.

Ivar is currently touring with Jo Strømgren Kompani and has worked as a performer for the Norwegian Opera, Nationaltheatret, Grusomhetens Teater and other independent theater groups.

www.ivarsverrisson.com

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JOAO PAMPLONA

Member of RukRuk Company

João is from Porto, Portugal, but took his bachelor in acting at the Norwegian Theatre Academy. For most of his time he works in Portugal and Norway where he has collaborated with theatre companies such as Balletteatro, Musgo, Teatro do Frio, Panmixia, Hotel Proforma, Nordland Teater, Verk, Hege Haagerund, Isenkramteater, Uendelig Teater and the group formerly known as Publikum. In Hong Kong he worked with “Antigone” for the Theatre du Piff  with Jean Annouilh. His latest project is a collaboration between Scenekunst Østfold and Artilleriet from where it was born the Soft Eyes Ensemble (SEE) and its first piece, “Soft eyes” written by Kate Pendry.

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Lisa Stenhaug

Digital Content and Marketing Producer

Lisa Stenhaug is a Norwegian designer with a BFA in communication design from University of South Australia, Art and Design Studies from Høgskolen in Oslo and a MA in Design Studies from Parsons at The New School in New York. With her studies in design she has examined and explored design thinking, design-led innovation and new design methods.

She has a background in advertising and graphic design, and through her studies at Parsons she has extended her interest in design to involve the problem solving capacities of design – assessing how design methods can be applied to other disciplines and how design as a transdisciplinary practice can contribute to other fields of knowledge, in particular within the field of communication and arts. She has published articles about design for the major architecture and design magazine Metropolis and continues to work in the crossing disciplines of design, arts, tech and communication.  

www.lisastenhaug.format.com

COLLABORATORS

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SANTIAGO PUENTE PEROSANZ

Musician

Santi moved to Oslo in 2015 from Madrid, Spain. He works as a musician, composer and teacher. He studied music at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid where he got a Teaching Degree and he has a Education Teaching Diploma from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has participated in different musical projects ranging from classical music orchestras to new age and popular music to latin and flamenco rhythms. He collaborates musically with various visual artists and theatre companies, television and film productions. He worked for the National Drama Theatre in Spain and for Norwich Puppet Theatre in the UK.

He is a founder of Banda Inaudita, and a member of Elfo Teatro where he composes the music and performs in the productions. For the last ten years he has also incorporated educational work in his career.

www.santipuente.com

 

CRISTIÁN WEIDMANN CABRERA                      

Performer, Puppeteer

Cristián is from Humboldt (Argentina). He is a performer, director, puppeteer and scenographer. 

Cristián has a bachelor degree in Education from Argentina and has over the years attended various education workshops with an alternative focus: teaching with puppets, theater and body language. He completed his education with numerous courses in dance, performance, visual arts, movement & voice, puppetry & other artistic skills with professionals as Antón Valén (clown and buffoon), John Strasberg (acting), Stephen Motrem (puppetry), Thomas Lundqvist (Bunraku), Isabel Úbeda (physical theatre), Pablo Gomis (clown), Pepa Galera y Rocío Bernal (buffoon) or Nicole Kehrberger (acrobatics, mask and clown).

Since 1997 he has worked with several international productions.  Currently he works with his own Puppets Company, Lamatracataca (among others) in Spain and he is involved in projects with the theatre companies Ossavy & Kolbenstvedt and Eilertsen & Granados Teater in Norway.

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PEDRO GUIRAO

Visual-artist

Pedro is from Murcia, Spain. He is a visual and sound artist, and a researcher and explorer in intermedia arts. He studied Fine Arts in the Politécnica of Valencia in Spain and in the Ecole National des Arts Visuels de La Cambre in Brussels.
He develops both individual art projects and collective projects in collaboration with other artists, strongly focused on the relations between sound, image, space and memory with a special interest in the experimentation on the sound art field.

www.pedroguirao.com

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HENRIK HASFJORD

Musician

Henrik Hasfjord, originally from a small community outside of Ålesund, now living in Oslo. He has spent his life playing the guitar and singing since the age of fifteen. He writes music that resonates with the melancholic and the hopeful, albeit with enough turmoil to hinder any naivety. Henrik is self-taught, and oftentimes tune his guitars in odd ways, augmentative of the passion and the originality within the realms of his music, sometimes relentlessly morose, other times joyfully bliss.

 

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MAGNUS KJØRREFJORD

Actor

Magnus Kjørrefjord is a Norwegian actor. He trained for four years at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Hons in Acting, he moved back to Norway where he has since acted in several films, TV-series and theatre productions. He also works as a director, teacher of drama and scriptwriter. He works at Oslo Nye Teater where he acts in plays inspired by Agatha Christie.

 

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Hugo Clemente

Writer, editor, language & literature professor

Hugo Clemente‘s background is vast and wide ranging. He has a degree in Social Psychology; he has been teaching advanced Spanish at University level in US and held creative writing workshops in Spain, US and Norway; he has worked as a therapist in a methadone program; he has been a surf- and snowboard monitor; he is a musician and DJ amongst others things.

His writing has an immense scope where he has written for magazines and various literary and counterculture fanzines, he has compiled lyrics for several albums for the punk and hardcore band Hiperkorë and he regularly writes on his blog No toques nada. His novel Cuaderno de Agua was published by Canalla Ediciones in 2013 and he was a finalist of LuchaLibro Canarias in Spain. He has participated in PervertiDos, Ménades: an invitation to euphoria and has scripted for theater and cinema. One of his latest accomplishments include the documentary The Blinking Island (2016), of which has been selected for several festivals. He has collaborated the International Journal of Iberian Studies, Mondo Sonoro, Los Barbaros (NY), Calviva and Pildora Sonora.

www.notoquesnada.com

 

SO TAKAHASHI

Graphic Designer

So is originally from Japan and have lived in New York City, Yangon and currently he lives in Oslo with his Norwegian familiy.He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at School of Visual Arts in New York. He founded a multidisciplinary design studio Heads Inc in New York, U.S.A. He have served as an art director / senior designer of many prominent projects, including Shiseido, Jeff Koons, DNB, Yangon Heritage Trust, Snøhetta design and architecture as well as multiple book publishers and music companies. The main field of work has been brand design, package design, fine arts and the cosmetics industry, but the studio maintained a multidisciplinary practice. Spatial design has included many sculptural window displays for Shiseido in New York, and making a house exterior / interior for Snohetta’s Løvetann project – the latter being commissioned work, included in the 100% Norway exhibit London.