Ingun Bjørnsgaard´s New Choreography and Debüt in Asia


Dear Presenter, dear Colleagues,

Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Norway´s exceptional dance company, starts rehearsing the next production today! The new choreography 2011 will be co-produced by CODA, Oslo´s International Dance Festival and Norske Opera.

We are looking for further partners, please don´t hesitate to contact us, if interested in a presentation of
Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt!

World Première: October 17, Oslo Opera House during CODA!

There are always obscure spaces to be found where the city meets the forest. People often meet in such spaces during the period of transition between day and night. Over the shoulder one can perhaps glimpse the lights from the houses behind, facing the dark forest. The forest is the fertile site for disappearance and resurrection, for ritual and decay. At this threshold, at the edge of the forest, between the familiar and the unknown, transactions between human beings are often carried out: here sexuality is at stake, but also identity − in the transition between regulation and the unknown. Here social codes encounter bestiality.

Ingun Bjørnsgaard often stages her fumbling, brutish and beautiful characters in the moment of their transversing these boundaries between being restrained and the spectacular. Here they get lost in such a place, taken prisoner by their own shadows. 

IBP will debüt in Asia with
SJØEN (Sea) this summer.

The 8th Guangdong Modern Dance Festival will present IBP in collaboration with Ibsen International. SJØEN will be the opening performance of the Norway-in-Focus-Series. The Asian Première will be held on 26 July at the Friendship Theatre, Guangzhou, China.

Choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard has loosely based her work SJØEN on Henrik Ibsen’s world famous 'The Lady from the Sea' (1888). Find out more about the production on our website by clicking the link.

Please note also the opportunity to see SJØEN live on May 26 in Stavanger, Norway.

Ingun Bjørnsgaard

"A victory for Norwegian dance"

"Bjørnsgaard demonstrates how Ibsen should be renewed and interpreted today!"

Choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard is an important innovator in the world of Scandinavian dance since 1992, when she started her own dance companyHer productions soon won several international prices, which drew attention to her work in many European countries.

New Choreography 2011

Ingun Bjørnsgaard

Mattias Ekholm, Erik Rulin, Ida Wigdel, Matias 
Rønningen, Marianne Haugli, Marta-Luiza Jankowska

Rolf Wallin and Tansy Davies

Set designer

Thomas Björk

Costume designer

Ane Aasheim

Lighting designer

Hans Skogen

Sound designer
Morten Pettersen

Kai Johnsen

Produced by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt

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