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A creditor, his debtor and her faithful servant are locked into an absurd battle in 19th Century Russia, where a “bear” is the worst you can be. Grief, duty and desperation clash in this multidisciplinary interpretation of Tsjekhov.

Amanda Dekker is a theatre maker originally from the Netherlands. She moved to Norway in 2018. Her major study has been Theatre in education, with minors in directing and theatre masks.
As a maker she is always searching for the artist’s physicality. While creating theatre, her attitude is that, although she is the director, everyone is a maker, a co-creator.
For her the most interesting aspect of making a performance is to work with different disciplines and experience how they come together in one piece.

This year she decided to produce a performance, working from the script “The Bear” by Anton Tsjekhov. With three actors, two dancers and two musicians (cello and guitar) she made a new version of this comedy.

The cast
Alice Alzeni: Elena Ivanovna Popova
Cathrine Sætre: Luka
Philip Durnford: Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov
Hanne Kristine Jensen
Ingvild Maria Thingnes
Dawid Zmuda
Dawid Zmuda: Guitar
Iida-Alina Poijärvi: Cello
The production
Director/concept: Amanda Dekker
Assistant director: Vilde Vengnes
Stage design: Philip Durnford
Art design by: Alice Alzeni
Poster design by: Fredrik Vagle