Under the artistic direction of Andreas Eilertsen & Cristina Granados, Eilertsen & Granados Teaterkompani develops its artistic activity since 2006.
Andreas is graduated from drama school in St. Petersburg, Russia and he is one of the founders of the theater community still existing in Stamsund, Lofoten Island, Norway. He was co-founder of two theater companies, Lofoten Teater and Teater NOR before he stablished his own theater company together with Cristina. Cristina began her studies on stage under the theater company Teater NOR when she moved from Sevilla in 2002. She is born and grew up in Sevilla, Spain where she graduated from art and spanish literature studies together with photography. She has work professionally in theater as an actress since 2002.
Our company bases its experience in the expressive physical theater and has extensively studied the connection between live music and theater; An intense dialogue between music and theater, with strong input from other creation fields: poetry, visual arts, video. E&G owe much of their inspiration from writers like Julio Cortázar and contemporary jazz.
The members of the company has worked for several years looking for new ways of expression combining the different disciplines that define contemporary art, Not only as actors and musicians but also integrating other professionals with different artistic resources achieving closer lines between multiple ways of expression. The ensemble is essential to the creative process. The method of work and research is based on the meeting between the group members. The agreement and conflict in creativity ,without compromise, in order to achieve a maximum ratio, enters the audience and the artists.
MUSIC (COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY THE ARTISTS) IS ALSO A MAJOR ELEMENT IN EACH OF THE WORKS AND THEREFORE ALWAYS BEEN A HALLMARK TO THE GROUP. IN 2007 WE FORMED THE JAZZ PROJECT, EILERTSEN BAND, A CONCEPT THAT MIXES PERFORMANCE WITH THE FUSSION OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC FROM THE COAST OF NORWAY AND JAZZ´S MOST AVANT-GARDE ASPECTS.THE PRODUCTION AND DIFFUSION ARE THE CORE OF ANDREAS & CRISTINA ALONG WITH THE DIRECTION OF OTHER ARTIST PROJECTS AND HOSTING PERFORMANCES AND CONCERTS DURING OUR ANNUAL SUMMER PROGRAM AT OUR SPACE/THEATER IN STAMSUND. E&G THEATER IS SETTLED IN THE OLD CINEMA OF STAMSUND, A BUILDING FROM 1932, NOW RESTORED AND UPDATED TO HOST EVERY PERFORMANCE OR CONCERT WITH A FULL SOUND AND LIGHT EQUIPMENT. Eilertsen & Granados has performed at festivals and theaters from different countries: Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Italy, France, Rumania, Iran, Argentina and Costa Rica.