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Born in Norway 1974 he graduated from the Rudolf Steiner School in Stavanger in 1993. He got his first taste of the stage after playing some main parts in the school theatre there and as the singer in Willy Wonka. In 96’ he joined Theatre Slava in Stockholm where he played an important part in both the development of several performances as a principal actor as well as establishing the Slava School and taking part expeditions to Mongolia, Russia and Kyrgistan
In 2000 he became a principal performer and collaborator with Teatr Piesn Kozla (Song of the Goat Theatre Company) from Wroclaw, Poland where he stayed for 7 years. With Piesn Kozla he developed and performed multi award winning CHRONICLES – A LAMENTATION (BITE Festival, Barbican; the Sydney Opera House; Los Angeles (UCLA Live); New York (LaMaMa); and recently performed Banquo in MACBETH (Royal Shakespeare Company – During these 7 years Christopher assisted Piesn Kozla’s Director Grzegorz Bral in numerous workshops world wide and directed himself performances in Sweden based on old epics, fire, movement and music. He also played a part in the Norwegian film Monstertorsdag directed by Arild Osmunsen, which was seen at the Sundance Festival.
Other work that Christopher has done includes Bird of Night at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as associate Movement Director to Cathy Marston and as a Fire Performer and Dancer. Christopher has developed his own system of physical theatre training (The Breathing Performer), and regularly conducts workshops throughout the world. 2009 included. Brazil, Los Angeles, AuBrana (France), New York and UK. In spring 2010 he toured UK as Oberon and Bottom in Moon Fool’s production of Ill met By moonlight produced by Trestle Theatre.
Christopher has directed numerous Youth Projects under Awake Youth with young people from Sweden and Scotland. In 2010 he will direct the BRAVE KIDS festival in Poland with 50 youth from all over the world. He is a founding member and associated artist of Natural Perspective TC in London together with Timberlake Wertenbaker and Irina Brown. He was the movement and music director of JENUFA, at the Arcola Theatre in London.
He worked as movement director for Edward Kemps production of his own adaptation of Kleist’s Pethesilea at RADA in 08 and directed Antigone at RADA in 2009. He is also the founder and the Artistic director of Awake Project and all of Awake project’s activities. He was awarded Master of Arts in Acting at Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy with a distinction.