Title (34) File type Download
Article in Arbeiderbladet, by Bengt Calmeyer, about Bergen International Theatre Festival/BIT pdf Download
Artikkel om Baktruppen av Bruno Van Moer (1997) pdf Download
Artikkel om Baktruppen av David Hughes pdf Download
Artikkel om Baktruppen av Else Skalvollm, publisert i Purple Prose: Number 12/Summer 97 pdf Download
Artikkel om Baktruppen av Knut Ove Arntzen (1994) pdf Download
Artikkel om Baktruppen av Knut Ove Arntzen (2000) pdf Download
Artikkel om Baktruppen av Mårten Spångberg (2011) pdf Download
Artikkel, Knut Ove Arntzen, Ibsen Theatre Symposium/Universitetet i Oslo, 1996 pdf Download
Brev fra Nationaltheatret i forbindelse med Baktruppens produksjon "Peer, du lügst. Ja!/Peer, du lyver. Ja!/Peer, you're lying. Yes!" (1993) pdf Download
Brev til Stortingets Familie-, kultur- og administrasjonskomite (1995) pdf Download
Debattinnlegg av Øyvind Berg (1995) i Klassekampen pdf Download
Excerpt from the festival magazine of Electra '96 about Tonight :-) pdf Download
Flyer til Baktruppens produksjon "Peer, du lügst. Ja!/Peer, du lyver. Ja!/Peer, you're lying. Yes!" (1993) / Teatergarasjen 6.- 9.mai 1993 pdf Download
Informasjon om Baktruppen pdf Download
Informasjonsark om Baktruppens produksjon "Kunsten å gå i frø" (1989) pdf Download
Intervju med Baktruppen av Hege Newth Nouri (1996) pdf Download
Intervju med Baktruppen i Tique nr.7 1998 pdf Download
Master thesis in theatre theory: Det nye regiteatret i ljos av samspelet mellom norsk og tysk tradisjon AKA The new director's theatre in light of Norwegian and German tradition pdf Download
Notis i Bergens Tidende, 01.02.90, om Baktruppen pdf Download
Notis, 30.05.90, i Bergens tidende om Baktruppen i forbindelse med Baktruppens produksjoner "Germania Tod in Berlin" (1989) pdf Download
Omtale av Baktruppen pdf Download
Omtale av Sonja Augustin,13.09.1993, i Der Bund om Baktruppen i forbindelse med produksjon "Peer, du lügst. Ja!/Peer, du lyver. Ja!/Peer, you're lying. Yes!" (1993) pdf Download
Program av Baktruppens arrangement "Futuristisk natt" (1990) pdf Download
Program for Baktruppens produksjon "Ja. Jeg går over til hundene" (1987) pdf Download
Program for Baktruppens produksjon "Kjøter" (1989) pdf Download
Program for Baktruppens produksjon Tonight :-) (1994) pdf Download
Program til Baktruppens produksjon "Alt" (1988) pdf Download
Program til Baktruppens produksjon "Kjøter" (1989) pdf Download
Program til Baktruppens produksjon "Super-Per" (1994) pdf Download
Program til Baktruppens produksjon "Tonight :-)" (1994) pdf Download
Program til Baktruppens produksjon "Tonight :-)" (1994) pdf Download
Programomtale av Baktruppens performance "Spekt" (99) pdf Download
Programtekst for "Tonight :-)" pdf Download
Tegning av Amy Bollag av Baktruppen produksjon "Per, du lügst. Ja!/Per, du lyver. Ja!/Per, you're lying. Yes!" (1993). pdf Download

Baktruppen

Baktruppen was established as an artist collective in 1986. The company ceased its activity March 1 2011 after 25 years of working. Baktruppen’s artistic production was varied indeed: included in its various interdisciplinary arts were actions, lectures, performance, dance performances, theatre performances and concerts. When the company ceased to exist, it delivered its archive (1986-2011) to The National Library of Norway after digitalisation by Sceneweb.

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(Objekt ID 2934)
Object type Organization
Also known as BYFTC - Baktruppen Your Favourite Theatre Company
Organization type Artist company
Main focus Performance, Multidisciplinary art, Theatre
Established 1986 (closed March 1, 2011)
Email baktruppen@baktruppen.org
Website Baktruppen, Baktruppen YouTube

Contact information

Address 0567 Oslo, Norway
Email baktruppen@baktruppen.org

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Baktruppen's performances were distinctly characterised by being created collectively. They were often filled with humour and surprising ideas and the scenic effects were equal partners. Baktruppen operated interdisciplinary, and the performances did show a playful attitude within several art fields. Even though all productions carried the distinct signature of Baktruppen, Baktruppen had a versatility leading to versatile scenic expressions. The different backgrounds and attitudes of the members were conditions for the versatile form. All together they filled the functions in a theatre company: They were actors, composers, writers, visual artists, stage designers and stage technicians. Baktruppen wrote new plays and worked with readily written texts by others.

The first performance of Baktruppen Yes, I Go over to the Dogs (1987) was built on Jens Bjørneboe's books Moment of Freedom and Without a Stitch. Baktruppen also attacked Ibsen with its own versions of Brand called Everything (1988) and five interpretations of Peer Gynt in Peer, you’re lying, yes! (1993). Baktruppen’s versions are very freely interpreted and made more up to date. Baktruppen's international breakthrough came with Heiner Müller's Germania Tod in Berlin 1989. After the breakthrough the actors have played at most European stages and the company has become one of the most successful in the Nordic countries. In 2003 Baktruppen received the award for performing arts by The Norwegian Association of Performing Arts/NAPA for the performance FunnySorryJesus.

The composition of Baktruppen was stable, apart from an important change in 1994/95, when Tone Avenstroup and Hans Petter Dahl left the company. Gurå Mathiesen left Baktruppen in 1999. Of the members at the time the company shut down, Øyvind Berg, Ingvild Holm, Jørgen Knudsen and Worm Winther had been members since the first production. Trine Falch Johannessen joined the company in 1988, Erik Balke and Bo Krister Wallström in 1989, Per Henrik Svalastog in 1999.

FUNNYSORRYJESUS by Baktruppen won the performing arts award of Performing Arts Hub Norway 2003. From the reason the board gave:

"Assisted by simple effects Baktruppen manages time and time again to initiate complex forming of opinions. Regularly we also allow ourselves to get impressed by the company's ability to renew itself, its ability to stay contemporary. The window performances in Dælenggata were utterly simple in expression: Somebody watches somebody do something - within a frame, in this case outside of a window. One could almost call it a trivial performance situation. Chances are this form could have remained trivial if it wasn't Baktruppen taking it in hand. Few artists in this country - if any at all - know as well as Baktruppen how to master the point zero of theatre in such a refined way as Baktruppen does."

Sources:

Avenstroup, Tone (2012). For, i eller imot. Norsk Shakespeare- og Teatertidsskrift, nr. 1/2012, s.81-82

Baktruppen, baktruppen.org, 05.09.2010, www.baktruppen.org

Baktruppens archive. Giver: Baktruppen. 04.03.2011

Contributors
Per Henrik Svalastog – Artist (fra January 1, 1999 til March 1, 2011)
Bo Krister Wallström – Artist (fra January 1, 1989 til March 1, 2011)
Erik Balke – Artist (fra January 1, 1989 til January 1, 2006)
Trine Falch – Artist (fra January 1, 1988 til January 1, 2006)
Hans Petter Melø Dahl – Artist (fra January 1, 1987 til January 1, 1995)
Ingvild Holm – Artist (fra January 1, 1987 til March 1, 2011)
Tone Avenstroup – Artist (fra February 15, 1986 til February 2, 1995)
Gurå Mathiesen – Artist (fra February 15, 1986 til January 1, 1999)
Øyvind Berg – Artist (fra February 15, 1986 til March 1, 2011)
Worm Winther – Artist (fra February 15, 1986 til March 1, 2011)
Jørgen Knudsen – Artist (fra February 15, 1986 til March 1, 2011)