Workshop activity, spring 2018

fredag 13. april 2018


Hospital Dumpster Divers is a "live action medical waste creature feature horror comedy" written and directed by Anders Elsrud Hultgreen. Mutant dumpster trolls were developed at Wrap by Øystein Nesheim (production and creature design) and special effects supervisor, June Midttveit...

Preparations for Borealis festival of new music

mandag 5. mars 2018

7th of March marked the opening of this years Borealis festival for experimental music, with concerts by USA's Ensemble Pamplemousse, as well as Norwegian string quartet, Rosella, and Asamisimasa ensemble presented at the UiB Faculty for Art, Music and Design.

Various intensive festival preparations...

Nye Produksjoner under Frontlosjefestivalen

mandag 19. februar 2018

English (se norsk under)

22nd of February marks the kick off of Frontlosjefestivalen 2018. This is the second time Bergen's performing arts blogger-duo organizes this showcase of new dance and theatre performances, combined with seminars and discussions.

Over the past months, Wrap...

Heroes of childrens theatre

lørdag 20. januar 2018

Norsk (for English, please scroll down)

Wrap tilstreber å gi selvstendige kunstnere på Vestlandet så gode arbeidsforhold som mulig, med tilgang til egnede verksteder og utstyr. Dette kommer mange prosjekter til gode, prosjektene varierer i størrelse og tar utgangspunkt i mange forskjellige...

Soft Manifesto

torsdag 12. oktober 2017

Norsk (please scroll down for English):

Wrap har sammarbeidet med poesidigg og Bergen Dansesenter om å få forestillingen Soft Manifesto til Bergen og Cornerteatret!

Forestillingen finner sted på Cornerteatret 20/10 & 21/10 Kl.20:00

Om forestillingen:

Soft Manifesto...

Leap of Faith

fredag 28. juli 2017


Happy Gorilla Dance Company er godt i gang med produksjonen av "Leap of Faith", som har premiere på årets Meteorfestival (26. oktober 2017). I denne sammenheng har kompaniet allerede hatt tre arbeidsperioder på Wrap, i februar, mars og juni, og kommer tilbake til huset i september og...

Wheels Within Wheels

fredag 7. juli 2017


I løpet av den siste tiden har forskningsprosjektet Wheels Within Wheels gjestet Wrap. Prosjektet er ledet av Jostein Gundersen, og er under Griegakademiets program for kunstnerisk utvikling. Det undersøker tidligmusikk og samtidsmusikk gjennom praksiser fra hver av feltene og nye metoder...

Set Designers at Wrap

søndag 21. mai 2017

Norsk:Wraps verksteder er flittig brukt av kunstnere innen mange forskjellige disipliner. Verkstedene er dessuten lagt til rette for arbeid i forskjellige materialer og metoder og er derfor meget godt egnet for produksjon av scenografi og rekvisitter.

I løpet av 2017 har blant annet Nora Adwan...

Two musical works with a focus on recycling (and cycling)

tirsdag 28. februar 2017

There has been a noticeable focus on recycling in this spring's productions at Wrap.

Sustain is a concert play in which five musicians perform an especially composed new work by the Bergen based composer duo, Sagn. The music will be performed using a variety of instruments that have been custom...

Audioglimt presents Crab is Crap ft. Ole André Farstad

mandag 29. august 2016

Crab is Crap kicked off our autumn Audioglimt season, where musical artists are challenged to create their own live soundtracks to a chosen film. Since then Wrap has been enjoying a particularly busy autumn of events and productions. Our next Audioglimt concert is on the 30th September with the most...

Exploring Radical Arts Infrastructure Around Europe

fredag 19. august 2016

Research tour in EuropeLeo Preston and Veronica Thorseth have recently arrived back in Bergen from a three week research trip, during which they visited various pioneering arts institutions, and discussed themes related to "what a radical arts institution might look like". They met with eight representatives...

Big plans for Wrap could have huge impact for Bergen arts scene

fredag 22. juli 2016

New PlansSince our last post, we have, together with Bergen City Council, concluded years of complicated negotiations with our landlords. It is now agreed that Bergen Council will continue to rent the property in which Wrap is located for the next 20 years on behalf of the arts centre.


illustrated guide to performing arts production in Bergen

søndag 15. november 2015

In response to proposed cuts to Bergen City Councils funding of the arts sector, Proscen has released this illustrated guide which shows key components in the unique production infrastructure that has been established in Bergen since the implementation of Bergen's Kunstplan. The proposed cuts follow...

DIY Music and new performing arts productions

tirsdag 6. oktober 2015

On the 26th of September, Wrap hosted the first in a series of workshops that explore the world of sonic experimentation, building DIY instruments and composing for these instruments, with the aim of performing together as an ensemble.

These workshops are designed and led by Musician/Pedagogue,...

Veronica Thorseth and Leo Preston awarded Bergen Kulturpris 2015.

mandag 7. september 2015

On friday 11th of September, Veronica and Leo recieved this award for their years of pioneering hard work in developing and sustaining Wrap arts centre as a production hub that supports independant artists in the realisation of ambitious projects large and small.

The prize is awarded anually...

Workshop upgrades and new productions

onsdag 19. august 2015

A new season of productions kicks off with several new tools in the workshop!

We are currently upgrading our workshop for wood and metalwork with new tools, thanks to support from Norsk Kulturråd (Norwegian Arts Council).

The first project to make use of these new tools was NONcompany's...

Tim Steiner directs giant experimental music impro with Bergen Impro Storband

fredag 25. april 2014

Bergen Improstorband were visited by the English composer, Tim Steiner for a series of workshops/rehearsals at Wrap, which culminated in a concert at Røkeriet, USF, with a huge ensemble.

Anita Bjørkli began exploring ideas for a new production in our White Room, proceeded by a performance...

Cecilia Jonsson creates new visual installation in Wrap's wood and metalworkshop

fredag 28. mars 2014


Cecilia Jonsson har jobet på tre og metalverkstedet med de siste tekniske aspektene ved en installasjon som ingår i hennes soloutstilling, The Seed of Metals, på CirkulationsCentralen i Malmö (4/4 - 27/4). Installasjonen, som hetter Epeirogenic Movement, vises i bildet ovenfor.

New production from Adele Duus in collaboration with BIT20 at Wrap

fredag 27. desember 2013

Complex scenography and heftig debateEnglish:

BIT20 and Adele Duus have collaborated on a  work called Lydfabrikken (the soundfactory) for children. They had an intense production fase in our wood and metall workshop, producing the set for the show.

Hordaland Teater produced a controversal...

New exploration in sound, video and performance at Wrap

fredag 22. november 2013

The white room is a popular space for work with puppet theatre, sound and video. The most recent group to venture on a new project in there is Anita Bjørkli, Bjarte Helland and Runar and Sara Bruteig Olsen, with their project Et dypdykk i Lillelungeren based on John Cages piece A Dip in the Lake. The...