A new year of projects and events

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

In addition to hosting and co-producing all manner of cool projects, Wrap will also present a broad ranging program of events in 2020, and will launch a new internship for technicians who want to develop their knowledge with an interdisciplinary approach. This internship is supported by Bergen City Council,...

Last productions in 2020

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Theatre shows by NONcompany and Transiteatret, and an experimental music performance by Stein Urheim and Jørgen Træen are the last productions to occupy Wrap this year.

You can catch some of NONcompany’s process on Friday (13th December) at 19:00 and BIT-Teatergarasjen invites guests to stay...

Large Scale Production

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Wrap is proud to have payed an instrumental role in enabling Åstel Film to realise it’s first film production, which involved extensive use of our workshop-suite for set-building and special effects/animatronics, as well as studio staging of all locations.

The film makers were all very pleased...

New URSUS opera produced at Wrap and presented by BIT-Teatergarasjen

Monday, 23 September 2019

TZAIE! is a new experimental opera by URSUS productions. The piece premiers at USF on the 26th September with an additional show on the 27th.

URSUS’ core artistic trio continue to develop a unique way of devising interdisciplinary art for the stage, which harnesses the potential provided by...

Lille Kurvhuset installed at Storetveit Kindergaten

Thursday, 25 July 2019

We congratulate Mekdes W Shebeta on the installation of her new public art piece, Lille Kurvhuset, at Storetveit Kindergaten in Bergen! Most of the piece was made at Wrap this summer.

Our workshop suite, with wood and metal workshop, paint workshop and electronics room, provides a unique set...

Listening Post - Tilstander av Unntak

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Tilstander av Unntak is playwright & director Tore Vagn Lid's latest project with Transiteatret-Bergen, which explores and processes records of the day of terror experienced in Norway on the 22nd of July 2011.

Transiteatret have developed Tilstander av Unntak at Wrap, and will soon move the...

Speaker Park Premier

Friday, 15 March 2019

Speaker Park is an on-going audio-visual art project, involving several collaborators and combining research, speaker design, musical composition and workshops. The central component is an installation comprising 24 very different speakers that are both visually and acoustically unique.

The...

Visual Art Meets Speaker Design

Friday, 3 August 2018

English

The wood and metal workshop at Wrap has been dominated by two projects this summer, which both explore creative approaches to sound design and merge different artistic disciplines.

In early July, artist/makers, Jon Pigott (UK) and Roar Sletteland (N) met at wrap to discuss...

Workshop activity, spring 2018

Friday, 13 April 2018

English

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

Monday, 5 March 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

Monday, 19 February 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

Saturday, 20 January 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

Thursday, 12 October 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

Friday, 28 July 2017

Norsk:

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

Friday, 7 July 2017

Norsk:

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

Sunday, 21 May 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)

Tuesday, 28 February 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

Monday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 22 July 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.

This...