Photographer: Olav Bjørkum | From the show Robin Hood
Photographer: Janne Robberstad | From the show Håkonaspelet
Photographer: Helge Fløtten | From the show Born Free
Photographer: Janne Robberstad | From the show Håkonaspelet

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 Role Creative team Closes
Fog Non-professional Home at Bømlo Lighting Designer Set designer: Mother nature 29 Aug 2100
Summer Concerts Concert Optilux Lighting Designer 30 Aug 2100

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Lyoness kick-off Corporate & Industrial UBC salen Ullevål Stadion
Lyoness
Lighting Designer Nov 2014
Born Free Concert Maihaugen Lillehammer, then touring
Rikskonsertene
Lighting Designer Director: Ane Roggen
Oct 2014
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical Stord Kulturhus
Stord VGS
Lighting Designer Director: Per Jan Ingebrigtsen
Set designer: Magdalena From Delis
Mar 2014
A Christmas Carol Musical Theatre Stord Kulturhus
Stord Kulturskole
Lighting Designer Director: Magdalena From Delis
Dec 2012
Kardemommeby Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teater
Lighting Designer Director: Runa Våge Krukhaug
Set designer: Janne Robberstad
Nov 2012
Flight 2012 Dance Bømlo Kulturhus
Vertu
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Mari Vaagan
Jun 2012
Bernarda Albas hus Theatre Festiviteten
Haugesund Teater
Lighting Designer Director: Audny Chris Holsen
Mar 2012
Tamla Motown tribute Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teater
Lighting Designer Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Janne Robberstad
Mar 2012
Den Stygge Theatre Intimscenen Festivitieten
Haugesund Teater
Lighting Designer Director: Birgitte Strid
Set designer: Nora Furuholmen
Feb 2012
Øyo 2012 Concert HSH Stord
Øyo Festivalen
Lighting Designer Feb 2012
Nyttårskonsert 2012 Concert Klepp Rådhus Lighting Designer Jan 2012
Don Giovanni Opera E-Verket
Haugesund Kammeropera
Lighting Designer Director: Brit Lossius
Nov 2011
Håkonaspelet Theatre Haakonshaugen Seim
Nordhordland Kulturproduksjon
Lighting Designer Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Robbie Sinnott
Aug 2011
Bremnes Seafood Corporate & Industrial Bømlo Kulturhus
Bremnes Seafood
Lighting Designer May 2011
En reise i dans Dance Bømlo Kulturhus
Vertu
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Mari
May 2011
Buddy Holly The Concert Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
929 Produksjon AS
Lighting Designer May 2011
Øyo 2011 Concert HSH Stord
Øyo Festivalen
Lighting Designer Feb 2011
Rein Underhaldning Concert Arena Stord
Rein Underhaldning
Lighting Designer Dec 2010
Storm Weather Chanty Choir Concert Arena Stord
Storm Weather Chanty Choir
Lighting Designer Dec 2010
Vinternatt Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
Sounds Familiar
Lighting Designer Director: Kjetil Fluge
Set designer: Me
Dec 2010
A tribute to Queen Concert Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Musikallaug
Lighting Designer Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Janne Robberstad
Nov 2010
The Project Choir Concert Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Musikallaug
Lighting Designer Director: Leif Egil Vatnøy
Set designer: Me
May 2010
Draumefabrikken/The dream factory Theatre Blackboks Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo barne- og ungdomsteater
Lighting Designer Director: Runa Krukhaug/ Nina Sele
Set designer: Me
Apr 2010
Grease Musical Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Kulturskole
Lighting Designer Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Set designer: Mike McGurk and 15 students
Apr 2010
The Beggar's Opera Theatre Bømlo Folkehøgskule
Bømlo Folkehøgskule
Lighting Designer Director: Beate Bednar
Mar 2010
Annes Dagbok/The diary of Anne Frank Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo barne og ungdomsteater
Lighting Designer Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Feb 2010
Nesegrevet Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo barne og ungdomsteater
Lighting Designer Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Jan 2010
Julehuset Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teateret
Lighting Designer Director: Dag Bøthun
Set designer: Bømlo Teateret
Dec 2009
A Girl in the Car/ Gå og legg deg! Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Teateret
Lighting Designer Director: Nina Sele
Set designer: Irene Grasdal
Nov 2009
Sleeping Beauty Dance Bømlo Kulturhus Lighting Designer Choreographer: Alina Hystad
Jun 2009
Alice lengter tilbake Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Kulturskole
Lighting Designer Director: Heine Larsen
Mar 2009
Christmas Dance Dance Bømlo Kulturhus Lighting Designer Choreographer: Alina Hystad
Dec 2008
Robin Hood Theatre Bømlo Kulturhus
Bømlo Kulturskole
Lighting Designer Director: Hilde Hoff Andersen
Jun 2008
The great gig Concert Stagepartner XXL mobile stage Bergen
The great gig in the sky
Lighting Designer Nov 2006
The Forces of Light Environmental Reykjarvik - Helsinki- Bergen
UNESCO- The cultural city of Bergen 2000
Lighting Designer Set designer: Urban buildings Nov 2000
Stevie Ray Vaughan Concert Oleana
Stageway
Lighting Designer Jun 1985
Ravi Shankar Concert Ole Bull kino
Ziggy Concert
Lighting Designer May 1976
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • International
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Product Launches
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Conferences
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Displays & Art
  • Open Air Events
Non-professional:
  • Plays
  • Musicals
  • Dance
  • Contact method
    Mobile phone
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    +47 91 852507

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    Email address
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