Carina Reich and Bogdan Szyber have worked with various hybrid forms in the performing- and visual arts since 1983. They have a background in performance and site-specific art, and have created over 100 productions, a selection of which you can access on this site under ‘Portfolio’.
Pointe shoe ballet for the Royal Opera ballet together with death-metal group Entombed (Unreal Estate 2002), films as well as radio theatre projects, daily urban rituals with thousands of participants throughout Sweden as well as English children pickled in the gelatin in London churches, installations with spitting mannequins at the exclusive NK department store in Stockholm as well as audio voyages on sightseeingboats and light houses on the river Thames, the Stockholm harbour and the Karlskrona archipelago in addition to major exhibitions at the newly opened Swedish Museum of Performing Arts.
Opera productions at NorrlandsOperan (Wozzeck, 2011; Mahagonny 2016, Hoffmanns Tales 2022), Folkoperan (Orpheus in the Underworld, 2004) and Gesamtkunstwerk at Göteborgsoperan (Mozart’s Requiem, 2008). Theater-oriented work at among many others Orionteatern (Haunted Dancehall & Unknown Pleasures 2006-2009) and The Royal Dramatic Theater (Five famous musicians dead in a serial crash, 2012).
Their latest non commissioned work dealt with the commercialization of the arts in connection to the feeling of guilt evoked by street beggars (Persondesign / The Beggar’s Saturday 2012), the fictitious documentary film dealing with vengeance from women’s point of view (The Anatomy of Vengeance 2015) and “Ship of Fools” – a live staged audio-play commissioned by Gothenburg City Theatre in 2019.
The latest larger commissioned projects have been directing, stage- and costume designing the opera “Mahagonny” by Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill at Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden, the interactive audio installation “…and it’s gone” at The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Stockholm, which won the prize of Best Museum Exhibition of 2017. They’ve just finished (March 2023) directing, stage and costume designing Jacques Offenbach’s ‘Hoffmanns tales’ at Norrlandsoperan, which will be transmitted by Swedish National TV in October 2023.
They have both practiced a PhD research education at The Stockholm University of The Arts, the faculty of Performing arts since 2013 & 2014 respectively.