Who Are We?
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Barnaby Stig Swann PedersenProducer and artistic director
Owner of the media agency Swann Pro Motion. Former Cultural Innovator at Kulturanstalten under Copenhagen Council and has amongst other founded ProjektVærkstedet, Puppet Junior and the venue Råhuset.
Maria SuhProducer and artistic director
Project coordinator at Kulturanstalten under Copenhagen Council. Maria runs Børnekulturstedet in the Vesterbro borrough and is involved in various events and festivals like Vesterbro Teaterfestival and Puppet Junior, for which she is co-founder.
Øystein LeonardsenBoard of Directors
Project Manager for Områdeløft Sundholmsvejkvarteret. In the Borough of Copenhagen. Earlier Øystein has been external lecturer at the University of Roskilde and has for many years been involved in volunteer based projects in Vesterbro.
Johanne Kure KortegaardBoard of Directors
Market coordinator at Nilfisk-Advance. Johanne has been studying Bussiness studies and performance design at the University of Roskilde and earlier on employed at Københavns Internationale Teater (KIT)
Giert WeeringBoard of Directors
Actor at Agder Teater, puppeteer at Maldrian and Musa puppet theatre. Giert is the former manager of Den Internasjonale Figurteaterfestival in Kristiansand, Norway.
Morten Aagaard BorgBoard of Directors
Manager of the company Talent-1 and educated with focus at puppet- and animation theatre. Morten is the former Deputy Chairmand in UNIMA (Union de la Marionette) and founder of the Downstairs Puppet Cabaret.
Mie BrandtBoard of Directors
Artistic director of Teater Zeppelin. Mie is a trained actor and made a debut on TV in children’s broadcasts by Thomas Winding. Since then she’s appeared in several theatre performances.
Jonas WilstrupResource Person
Congress Manager at Wonderful Copenhagen and former political director of HORESTA.
Martin ElungResource Person
Principal, at Odsherred Theatre School, development center for performing arts
Bjarne SandborgResource Person
Head of Teater Refleksion/ Theatre Reflection (internationally acknowledged theater company, which also operates the country's only permanent stage for puppet theater).
"When you think of puppet theatre, you imagine something traditional, where the most technical thing about it is a piece of string. Copenhagen’s very first international puppet theatre festival should put an end to such misconceptions…"− Copenhagen Post
"Something suggests puppetry may be the way to get soul and play back in to the theatre. It is for this very reason that Copenhagen Puppet Festival has reinvented itself for the second time to show that puppetry is an important factor in renewing the performing arts."− From the magasin Puppetry in Scandinavia (Norwegian review)
"When you think of puppet theatre, you imagine something traditional, where the most technical thing about it is a piece of string. Copenhagen’s very first international puppet theatre festival should put an end to such misconceptions…"− Dagbladet Information