Seven Duets (2021)

Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt: Seven Duets (2021) Premiere 16. June 2021 at Bærum Kulturhus. Seven Duets reflects on the duet as a concept to examine variations of both tenderness, conflict and helplessness between two people. The dancerly duet is a returning trope in Ingun Bjørnsgaard’s work, explored in a way that opposes seamless interaction to depict[…]

Uncoordinated Dog (2019)

Uncoordinated Dog, 1 min. Trailer from Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt on Vimeo. Uncoordinated Dog (2019) Two generations of dancers meet in the dynamics between the youthful and the middle-aged, between the latent coming of age and the improper. Here Ingun Bjørnsgaard explores the personal, the ambiguous, exposure and beauty. The work is inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s[…]

Sleeping Beauty (1994) (2001) (2018 remake)

Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty (1994) by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt and Zakras Dansekompani. Sleeping Beauty premiered at Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden, played at BIT Teatergarasjen i Bergen and Black Box Teater, Oslo and toured later with the National Touring Company (12 performances), tour premiere at Lillehammer. Ingun Bjørnsgaard received the Norwegian Critics Award for Sleeping Beauty. Credits Beate Grimsrud – lyrics Ingun Bjørnsgaard – Choreographer Johann Sebastian Bach[…]

A list of things he said (2018)

                        A List of Things He Said  A List of Things He Said explores masculine fragility in an ambiguous game between four performers, with Ingun Bjørnsgaard’sunique choreographic take on formal detail and everyday pathos. In a vaguely staged public space, the distinguished dancers come[…]

Notes on Frailty (2017)

  ”With IBPs 25th anniversary and the performance Notes on Frailty, Norwegian contemporary dance has reached a milestone.” E. Høyland, Klassekampen ”Sur fond de musique éthérée, tour à tour instrumentale ou mixée par Christian Wallumrød, les danseuses déclinent l’expression de la féminité, dans sa beauté et sa douleur. Les enchaînements des quatre performeuses sont d’une précision et[…]

Golden Fleece (2016)

Golden Fleece (trailer) from Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt on Vimeo. Golden Fleece Premiered January 28th 2016, at Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway January 28-31, 2016 In Golden Fleece, the figures apparently move freely around, in a space between, in transit, between meaning and non-meaning. They are on their way somewhere, and from something. They are governed by[…]

Rotating Nora (2014)

Premiere September 12th 2014 Dansens Hus Norway Ingun Bjørnsgaard takes playful hold of Henrik Ibsen’s most renowned female character Nora (”A Dolls House”). One of Scandinavia’s foremost choreographers continues her deconstructive and liberating investigation on iconic dramatic works. ”Extraordinarily redeemed and mature – while at the same time fresh as dew.” – Chris Erichsen,[…]

Praeambulum (2013)

Premiere 31st of january 2013 Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway With Praeambulum Bjørnsgaard has created an exemplary piece of work, which unites her strongest qualities: Great choreographic and musical knowledge paired with a wry look at gender, power and the most vulnerable of the deeply human. Sidsel Pape, Choreographer: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Composer: Henrik Hellstenius Dancers: Lone[…]

Omega and the deer (2011)

Premiere October 17th 2011. The Norwegian Opera & Ballet CODA Oslo International Dance Festival. Ingun Bjørnsgaard often stages her fumbling, brutal and beautiful characters as they are crossing the boundary between restraint and spectacle. In Omega and the Deer they get lost in such a place, on the way to the forest, taken prisoner by[…]

Verklärte Nacht (2011)

What happens when the musicians interact with the dancers? Will music and dance be perceived as equal? This performance explores the balance between these two art forms. Arnold Schönberg´s Verklärte Nacht together with music by J.S. Bach and Rolf Wallin is the musical foundation. Bjørnsgaard weaves her dancers in and out of the musical movements[…]