STAFFAN BJÖRKLUNDS THEATRE
STAFFAN BJÖRKLUNDS TEATER has toured all over Sweden for more than thirty years. The perfomances are characterised by humour, musicality and by artistically formed puppets of wood. The theatre produces 1 new performance a year. Principally the plays direct to children and families. The theatre that is well known all over Sweden is subsidized by Swedish cultural authorities. The theatre has taken part in a number of international theatre festivals and was awarded different prizes abroad as well as in Sweden.
Alongside our theatre workshop we have created Pegasus Garden, a unique Theatre-Garden, a Forum for Culture and Ecology. In this naturally beautiful environement the theatre arranges cultural and ecological activities for the general public and for children´s groups.
In july 2015 we arranged PEGASUS INTERNATIONAL an open air Puppetfestival in the Theatregarden. Groups from 7 countries participated. In july 2016 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY. Groups from 4 countries participated. In july 2017 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY 2017, groups from Slovenia, Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Sweden participated. To PEGASUS FAMILY july 2018 groups from Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden were invited, see a Slideshow: PEGASUS FAMILY 2018 See a short resumé PEGASUS FAMILY 2019 where groups from Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden participated
During 2016 we produced three international performances. In Ljubljana, Slovenia: Little Stories Of Love, at Miniteater, Slovenian actors, Bulgarian director, our design, opening april 21 in Ljubljana. In Sofia, Bulgaria: Spirit And Hand, Bulgarian actors, our concept and design. 2018 we produced an international performance together with Pro Rodopi Art Center in Bulgaria, at Sliven State Puppet Theatre.
A PUPPET DRAMA AT THE HEIGHTS OF OLYMPOS
What´s disguised up there behind the clouds around Olympos?!
How do they think, these gods and all curious beings and muses far up there?
Are they serious?
Are they joking?
How do they look?
Finally we get the answers!!
In Puppetry everything is possible!
Follow Bellerofons humourous trials to find out what´s happening up there!
Experience Heroism, Treachery, Arrogance, Cyclops, Pegasus, and the hair-raising Chimera!
Very first performance December 26th 2019
HOMO LUDENS – THE PLAYING MAN
A Swedish-Bulgarian-Danish Visual Physical Theatre Production
Concept and Directed by Petar Todorov, Pro Rodopi Art Centre Bulgaria
Devised by Petar Todorov, Staffan Björklund, Enid Björklund
Music by Lars Fjeldmose, Copenhagen Denmark
Costume and props by Enid Björklund
Recorded voice by Nijas Fjeldmose, Copenhagen Denmark
Performed by Staffan Björklund, Hög Sweden
Inspiration Johan Huizinga The Netherlands and Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci Italy
THE WORLD IS A PLAYGROUND AND WE ARE ALL CHILDREN IN IT!
Golden cut, Spiral, Keyboard…
Play formed us into cultural beings!
Play is the prerequisite for humanitarianism and peaceful togetherness.
It’s for everyone, and it’s for free! It’s not for real!
It has no connection to profit or property! It has its own rules!
WELCOME TO OUR PLAYGROUND!
Here we´ll play! Here the journey is as valuable as the goal.
Play gives joy and space for creativity.
Transformation becomes the story!
For adults and children from 8-9 years.
60 persones on chairs in a circle on a stagefloor in larger theater rooms/blackboxes, or in a semicircle in cultural rooms as galleries, museums, libraries…
WE DON´T STOP PLAYING BECAUSE WE GROW OLD, WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP PLAYING!
Very first performance October 2018.
October 2019 we gave appriciated performances at four larger international Puppet-Animation-Festivals in S:t Petersburg (RU), Kiev (UKR), Smolyan & Bourgas (BG)
THE HAPPY FARMER
On the outskirts of the little village,
right where the oxen were grazing,
lived a farmer with his wife.
He was always happy….
But she was sad all day long.
Suddenly what happened happened!
And if it hadn´t happened, all this would never have been told!
Very first performance April 2017
THE BOY AND THE PLAYHOUSE
Here they are!
All springing from the same silent stem!
And what they make up….
Nobody could have imagined,
Everything can happen in the Playhouse!
A play about creativity.
Musical and with almost no words, on how a woodcarver and her little son encourage each other’s ideas and inventions when they jointly give life to a large wooden block with a will of its own!
Very first performance October 2015
A free adaptation of a handful of comic stories by Rabelais, Aesop, Nasrudin from the old school, and a Danish high-hat-man who Mr. Stick says he encountered!
Very first performance November 2013.
of noble family!
Chubby and rugged
Donkeys are foooled!
Here are ducats of gooold!
And root vegetable morality!
A deep-rooted summerstory about Old Ladies and Old Men
With their fingers in the soil and their minds in the skies!
Madame Root has been performed at an international festival in Slovenia.
THE OLD MAN AND THE DONKEY
A hilarious performance about the old man and his clever donkey.
Suddenly, they will need to give it all their best – because now they need help, things are starting to happen!The lamb has disappeared!
Woe, woe, woe!
The princess caught a cold!
No, no, no!
The nestling is cheeky!
Oh oh oh!
The Old Man And The Donkey has been performed at international festivals in Sweden, Denmark, China, Serbia, Chech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, Vietnam, Slovenia, Russia.
Awards: ”Best Animation”, ”Most Comic Solo Artist”, ”Best Puppet Design”,”Best Original Creation”, ”Originality In The Art Of Animation”, ”Gold Medal For Most Beloved Puppets”, ”Best Family Performance”, ”Childrens Juryprize 25 Golden Stars”, ”Best Performer”.
THREE ON A STRAW
Some will get long ears, others longer noses!
Tender vegetables, newly awakened from their garden bed, bicker with the stuck-up drones at the edge of the wood! And You will meet King Midas as You newer saw him before! A most delicious puppet theatre!
Three On A Straw has been performed at international festivals in Spain, Romania, Indonesia, Slovenia, Sebiria, Czech Republic, Poland, Tunisia, Russia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Greece.
TWO ON TOE!
Humoristic-musical puppet show with frisky tussle
about nectar and settlement in the edge of a forest near you!
Two with pawns
Two who tramp
Two who step on somebody’s toe!
Two with wings
Two on the spree
Two who nibble on wooden chips!
Two On Toe has been performed at international festivals in Istanbul Turkey, Kwidzyn Poland and Liberec Czech Republic.
THE HERO AND THE SLY DOG
A screamingly funny musical spectacle with wooden puppets!
On big shoes, small heroes and a good heart. A burlesque adventure that ends up dreadfully well!
Alongside our theatre workshop we have created Pegasus Garden, a uniqueTheatre-Garden, a Forum for Culture and Ecology. In this naturally beautiful environement the theatre arranges cultural and ecological activities for the general public and for children´s groups. Here the public has the opportunity to meet artists and ecologists who with insight and humour can communicate images of the future where both collective experience and creative joy can find place.
The project Pegasus Garden is idealistic and non-profit even though Staffan Björklund’s Theatre is subsidized by local, regional and state authorities. The theatre offers both public events and showings of the garden, it’s ecological installations as solarpanels, suncells, windmill, compost toilet, organic farming. And of course Open Air-Performances played with puppets made out of natural materials, for families, schools, nurseryschools and other groupes in the summertime!
The theatre has given Seminars concerning this unique theatre-garden-project at international festivals and theatre meetings in Europe, Africa, Russia as well as Asia.
In july 2015 we arranged PEGASUS INTERNATIONAL an open air Puppetfestival in the garden. Groups from 7 countries participated. In july 2016 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY. Groups from 4 countries participated. In july 2017 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY 2017 groups from Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Denmark, Sweden participated. At PEGASUS FAMILY 2018 groups from Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden participated. At PEGASUS FAMILY 2019 groups from Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden participated.
See a video from PEGASUS INTERNATIONAL
See pictures from PEGASUS FAMILY our International Festival july 2016, guests from Bulgaria, Denmark, Poland/England, Sweden.
See pictutes from PEGASUS FAMILY 2017 guests from Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Sweden.
See pictures from PEGASUS FAMILY 2018 guests from Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden.
See a short resumé from PEGASUS FAMILY 2019 guests from Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden