Photographer: Olav Lars Bjørkum | From the show A tribute to Queen
Photographer: Olav Bjørkum | From the show Sleeping Beauty
Photographer: Janne Robberstad | From the show Håkonaspelet
Photographer: Janne Robberstad | From the show Don Giovanni
Photographer: Olav Bjørkum | From the show Alice lengter tilbake

Axel E Sundbotten

Located in Bømlo at the west coast of Norway where the roads have no name!

I have been working with lighting, audiovisuals and pyrotechnics since 1974. My influences and experience is from theater, dance and concerts, and I love to combine elements from these 3 genres. I have been working in the strangest locations outdoor and indoor as well as well equipped stages. I mainly work in Norway but enjoy doing random jobs abroad.

Lighting Design training for children and students:
My youngest students are 8 years old.
We work with ''the method'' where we have divided our 12x8m stage into 6 fields, worked with motivated lighting, RGBA colormix on the cyclorama, discussed the importance of F.O.H. lighting in plays versus sidelighting in dance and looked at differences in PARs, Fresnells and Profiles. With the profiles we have worked with gobo's, iris and shutters. And of course with children that age we are talking a lot about safety. They seem to enjoy, specialy when they are allowed to play around with the moving heads and making nightsky on the cyclorama!

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Creative team Closes
Fog Non-professional Home at Bømlo
Set designer: Mother nature
29 Aug 2100
Summer Concerts Concert Optilux
30 Aug 2100

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Creative Team Opened
Lyoness kick-off Corporate & Industrial UBC salen Ullevål Stadion
Lyoness

Nov 2014
Born Free Concert Maihaugen Lillehammer, then touring
Rikskonsertene
Director: Ane Roggen
Oct 2014
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical Stord Kulturhus
Stord VGS
Director: Per Jan Ingebrigtsen
Set designer: Magdalena From Delis
Mar 2014
A Christmas Carol Musical Theatre Stord Kulturhus
Stord Kulturskole
Director: Magdalena From Delis
Dec 2012
Kardemommeby Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teater
Director: Runa Våge Krukhaug
Set designer: Janne Robberstad
Nov 2012
Flight 2012 Dance Bømlo Kulturhus
Vertu
Choreographer: Mari Vaagan
Jun 2012
Bernarda Albas hus Theatre Festiviteten
Haugesund Teater
Director: Audny Chris Holsen
Mar 2012
Tamla Motown tribute Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teater
Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Janne Robberstad
Mar 2012
Den Stygge Theatre Intimscenen Festivitieten
Haugesund Teater
Director: Birgitte Strid
Set designer: Nora Furuholmen
Feb 2012
Øyo 2012 Concert HSH Stord
Øyo Festivalen

Feb 2012
Nyttårskonsert 2012 Concert Klepp Rådhus
Jan 2012
Don Giovanni Opera E-Verket
Haugesund Kammeropera
Director: Brit Lossius
Nov 2011
Håkonaspelet Theatre Haakonshaugen Seim
Nordhordland Kulturproduksjon
Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Robbie Sinnott
Aug 2011
Bremnes Seafood Corporate & Industrial Bømlo Kulturhus
Bremnes Seafood

May 2011
En reise i dans Dance Bømlo Kulturhus
Vertu
Choreographer: Mari
May 2011
Buddy Holly The Concert Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
929 Produksjon AS

May 2011
Øyo 2011 Concert HSH Stord
Øyo Festivalen

Feb 2011
Rein Underhaldning Concert Arena Stord
Rein Underhaldning

Dec 2010
Storm Weather Chanty Choir Concert Arena Stord
Storm Weather Chanty Choir

Dec 2010
Vinternatt Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
Sounds Familiar
Director: Kjetil Fluge
Set designer: Me
Dec 2010
A tribute to Queen Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Musikallaug
Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Janne Robberstad
Nov 2010
The Project Choir Concert Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Musikallaug
Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Me
May 2010
Draumefabrikken/The dream factory Theatre Blackboks Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo barne- og ungdomsteater
Director: Runa Krukhaug/ Nina Sele
Set designer: Me
Apr 2010
Grease Musical Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Kulturskole
Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Set designer: Mike McGurk and 15 students
Apr 2010
The Beggar's Opera Theatre Bømlo Folkehøgskule
Bømlo Folkehøgskule
Director: Beate Bednar
Mar 2010
Annes Dagbok/The diary of Anne Frank Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo barne og ungdomsteater
Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Feb 2010
Nesegrevet Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo barne og ungdomsteater
Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Jan 2010
Julehuset Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teateret
Director: Dag Bøthun
Set designer: Bømlo Teateret
Dec 2009
A Girl in the Car/ Gå og legg deg! Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teateret
Director: Nina Sele
Set designer: Irene Grasdal
Nov 2009
Sleeping Beauty Dance Bømlo Kulturhus Choreographer: Alina Hystad
Jun 2009
Alice lengter tilbake Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Kulturskole
Director: Heine Larsen
Mar 2009
Christmas Dance Dance Bømlo Kulturhus Choreographer: Alina Hystad
Dec 2008
Robin Hood Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Kulturskole
Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Jun 2008
The great gig Concert Stagepartner XXL mobile stage Bergen
The great gig in the sky

Nov 2006
The Forces of Light Environmental Reykjarvik - Helsinki- Bergen
UNESCO- The cultural city of Bergen 2000

Set designer: Urban buildings
Nov 2000
Stevie Ray Vaughan Concert Oleana
Stageway

Jun 1985
Ravi Shankar Concert Ole Bull kino
Ziggy Concert

May 1976
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
Corporate:
  • Product Launchs
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Conferences
  • Award Ceremonies
Environmental:
  • Fine Art/Museums/Shops
  • Open Air Events
Non-professional:
  • Plays
  • Musicals
  • Dance
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

+47 91 852507

Email address

axel@axel.email