Curriculum Vitae

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Awards Choreographic for other companies Curriculum vitae

Education

1982 – 1985 The National Norwegian College of Ballet
1985 – 1987 Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance

2017

Notes on frailty Bærum Kulturhus

Mahlermembran, Sleepless Beauty, National Ballet

2016

Golden Fleece, Dansens Hus, Oslo

2014

Orfila, Göteborgoperans danskompani

Rotating Nora

2013

Praeambulum

Hedda, Ballet de Lorraine

Daphne & Chloe, Norwegian National Ballet

2012

poly poly, Norwegian National Ballet

2011

Verklärte Nacht

Omega and The Deer

 

2010

Sjøen

2009

LARGO Nordwest Tanzcompagnie (Bremen Tanztheater & Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg) Bremen Theater

Poppea

2008

“A modern place” APRIL 25 – MAY 8 2008

The first dance production in the new building, The National Opera & Ballet. Stage 2 opens with a full length work created by Ingun Bjørnsgaard. Composers: Rolf Wallin and Henrik Hellstenius.

2007

“I det förflutna”, coproduction between The National Touring Company (Riksteatret). Composers: Rolf Wallin and Bjørn Klakegg. Stage design and costumes: Thomas Björk. Premiere January 27 2007 at Drammens Teater, Norway. Europeen premiere at Kunstlerhouse Mousonturm, Frankfurt February 9 and 10 2007.

“This night of no moon” with Carte Blanche May 23 – 25 2007 at BIT, Teatergarasjen Carte Blanche and choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard created new choreography to the music of Festival Composer Bent Sørensen. Stage and costume designer: Thomas Björk

2005 – 2006

”Four pieces including Sjoa & Skjåk”, coproduction between TanzBremen and IBP. Original score: Per Henrik Svalastog, Henrik Hellstenius and Rolf Wallin and music by Geir Tveit. Stage design and costumes: Thomas Björk. Premiere 6 March 2004 at TanzBremen dance festival, 60 minutes.

2004

”Der Tod und das Mädchen” commissioned by BerlinBallett, Komische Oper, Berlin. Music: Franz Schubert, Luigi Nono, George Crumb. Stage design and costumes: Thomas Björk, 45 minutes.

”Four pieces including Sjoa & Skjåk”, coproduction between TanzBremen and IBP. Original score: Per Henrik Svalastog, Henrik Hellstenius and Rolf Wallin and music by Geir Tveit. Stage design and costumes: Thomas Björk. Premiere 6 March 2004 at TanzBremen dance festival, 60 minutes.

2003

“Standard Arabesque”, commissioned by the Norwegian National Ballet. Music for string orchestra by Antonio Vivaldi and Rolf Wallin. Stage design and costumes: Thomas Björk. 30 minutes.

2002

“Book of Songs”, coproduction between tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Bergen Internasjonale Teater, Dansens Hus, Stockholm and IBP. Performed at tanzhaus NRW, Dusseldorf, Brotfabrik, Bonn, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Black Box Teater, Oslo, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Ålesund Teaterfestival, Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheim, Hebbel Teater, Berlin, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Teatro comunale di Ferrara. Original score: Henrik Hellstenius. Stage design and costumes: Thomas Björk.

“capricorn domestic”, produced by IBP. Performed at CODA contemporary dance festival, Oslo, Nationaltheatret, Oslo, Black Box Teater, Oslo, Potsdamer 13 Tanztage, BITTeatergarasjen, Bergen, Nøtterøy kulturhus. Music: J.S. Bach from Cello Suite no. 2 and Benjamin Britten from Cello Suite no. 1. Original score: Per Henrik Svalastog. Stage design and costumes: Olav Myrtvedt. 50 minutes.

2001

Short version of ”Sleeping Beauty” commissioned by Carte Blanche.

”Seven Imperatives”, commissioned by Carte Blanche and Festspillene i Bergen. Music for solo piano by Maurice Ravel and original score by Rolf Wallin. Stage design and costumes: Thomas Björk. 60 minutes.

2000

“The afternoon and the others” (”Ettermiddagen og de andre”). Produced by IBP. Performed at Primo festival, Copenhagen, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Black Box Teater, Oslo. Original score: Henrik Hellstenius. Stage design and costumes: Olav Myrtvedt. 60 minutes.

More

1999

«pli á pli», coproduction between Bergen Internasjonale Teater, Kampnagel Hamburg, Dansens Hus, Stockholm and IBP. Performed at Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Black Box Teater, Oslo, The Place Theatre, London, Springdance festival, Utrecht, Modern Dance Festival, Cairo. Original score: Henrik Hellstenius. Stage design and costumes: Olav Myrtvedt. 75 minutes.

“Stor stue for Ingenting”at Nationaltheatret, Oslo. Director: Cathrine Telle. Script: Petter Rosenlund. Original score: Christian Eggen. Stage design: Tine Schwab.

1998

«Alminnelig norsk landskap», commissioned by Nye Carte Blanche. Performed at Danseteatret, Bergen, Music: Gyorgy Kurtag. Stage design: Thomas Björk. 23 minutes.

”Jomfruer i norsk landskap” introduced into the repertory of the Nye Carte Blanche company, Norway.

«Aria med trettio förandringar», commissioned by the Royal Swedish Ballet. Performed at Dansens Hus, Stockholm. Original score: Rolf Wallin. Stage design: Peder Freiij. 24 minutes.

1997

«The solitary shame announced by a piano», coproduction between Bergen Internasjonale Teater, Kampnagel Hamburg, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Dansescenen, Copenhagen and IBP. Performed at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Dansescenen, Copenhagen, Danseteatret, Bergen, Black Box Teater, Oslo, Musica Nova, Helsinki, The Place Theatre, London, Die Werkstatt, Düsseldorf, Fabrik Potsdam and Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Original score: Rolf Wallin. Stage design and costumes: Olav Myrtvedt. 70 minutes.

1996

“Ultimate Ophelia”, commissioned by Skånes Dansteater at Malmö Stadsteater, Sweden. Music for orchestra: Arvo Pärt. Stage and costume design: Olav Myrtvedt. 30 minutes.

“The flux position of an insulted eye” (completed work), coproduction between Bergen Internasjonale Teater and Zakraz IBP & KF Foundation. Performed at Kampnagel Fabrik, Hamburg, Dancin’ City, Copenhagen, Monty, Antwerp, Bergen Internationale Teater, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Black Box Teater, Oslo, Århus Festuge and Théâtre 140, Brussels. Music: J.S.Bach and his sons and Rolf Wallin. Stage design and costumes: Olav Myrtvedt. 55 minutes.

1994

“Alminnelig Olympia”. Excerpts prepared for Bagnolet, Dansens Hus, Stockholm and Bobigny, Paris. 25 minutes.

“Sleeping Beauty”, coproduction and promotion: Bergen Internasjonale Teater, Dansens Hus, Stockholm and Zakraz IBP & KF Foundation, Oslo. 14 performances. Music: Rolf Wallin, J.S. Bach and Gerald Grisey. Stage design: Christel Sverre. 75 minutes. Short version of ”Sleeping Beauty” entered into the repertory of the Carte Blanche company, Norway, in 2001.
1995

“Cinderella’s Song”, solo, commissioned by the Norwegian Broadcasting Company for Norwegian participation in the 6th Eurovision Competition for Young Dancers ’95, Lausanne, and separately produced for television transmission by the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. Music: Britten and Berio. Costume: Ingvild Hovind. 5 minutes.

Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt and HM the King’s Guard, commissioned work for the public celebrations on June 7 in the Town Hall Square, Oslo, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Norway’s liberation. Brass band music arranged by Ole Henrik Moe. 10 minutes.

“The flux position of an insulted eye”, work-in-progress, coproduction between Bergen Internasjonale Teater and Zakraz IBP & KF Foundation. Performed in Bergen during theIETM Open Forum and at Black Box Teater, Oslo, November 1995. Music: J.S.Bach and his sons, John Cage, Rolf Wallin (reworks). Stage design and costumes: Olav Myrtvedt. 40 minutes.

1993

“Alminnelig Olympia”, coproduction and promotion: Copenhagen International Theatre, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Helsinki Festival, Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo and Bergen Internasjonale Teater. 15 performances. Music: Bent Sørensen and Per Nørgård. Stage design: Christel Sverre. 55 minutes.

1992

“Kvinnen som forsvant” for Zakraz dance company, Black Box Teater, Oslo, and Malmö Dance Festival. Stage design: Christel Sverre. Music: Nørgård, Bizet, Musorgsky, Berio and Puccini. 60 minutes.

“Jomfruer i norsk landskap”, Dancin’ City, Kanonhallen, Copenhagen, and the official opening of Dansens År ’93, Oslo Concert Hall. Music: Zoltan Kodaly. 14 minutes. Entered into the repertory of the Carte Blanche company, Norway, in 1998.

“Olympia – de som danser, danser for å bli sett”. Coproduction with Bergen Internasjonale Teater, Zakraz and BIT 20. Performances at Den Nationale Scene, Bergen, Scenehuset, Oslo and at Hedmark Teater during Kongsvinger Teaterfestival. Original score: Henrik Hellstenius. Stage design: Christel Sverre. 50 minutes.

1991

“Uten tittel”, commissioned by Galleri Aktuell Kunst, Oslo, for the exhibition “Grafikk og erotikk”. Music: Michael Nymann. 12 minutes.

1990

“Å nærme seg en ballsjonglør” for Zakraz dance company, at factory premises in Sverresgate, Oslo. From an original script by Erling Kittelsen. Original score: Øystein Sevåg. Stage design: Kristin Torp and Henning Winger. 45 minutes.

“Pausenummer” for Zakraz dance company, Black Box Teater. Music: Arvo Pärt. 10 minutes.

“Urd”, commissioned by the Norwegian National Academy of Dance. Music: Michael Nymann. 10 minutes.

“Veien tilbake, et portrett av Sigurd Hoel”, Hedmark Teater. Director: Sverre Waage. Commissioned choreographic part. 8 minutes.

1989

“Værelse” for Zakraz dance company, Black Box Teater, Oslo, and Myrens Verksted, Oslo. Original score: Bendik Hofseth and Jon Kristensen. Stage design: Henning Winger. 55 minutes.

1988

“Torso” for Zakraz dance company, Black Box Teater, Oslo, and Concert Aid for ANC, The National Theatre, Oslo. Original score: Bendik Hofseth. Stage design: Henning Winger. 21 minutes.