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Notes on Frailty (2017)

In devoted collaboration with four entrusted dancers, Ingun Bjørnsgaard investigates the complexities of womanliness in Notes on Frailty. With literary references to feminist philosophy, Ingun Bjørnsgaard’s muses move betweeen the sublime and the habitual in a choreographic exploration of the fine line between human beauty and failure. Writing movement in time and space, cultural perceptions[…]

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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[…]

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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, scenekunst.no[…]

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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, scenekunst.no Choreographer: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Composer: Henrik Hellstenius Dancers: Lone[…]

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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[…]

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Verklärte Nacht

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[…]

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Ext. Trapp. Kveld.

Octoberdance 2010 An outdoor performance in Bergen 2010. Dancers: Mattis Herman Nyquist & Ida Wigdel. Choreographer: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Produced by: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt

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Sjøen/The Sea

Premiere September 30th 2010 Dansens Hus Norway Choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard has loosely based her work Sjøen (The Sea) on Henrik Ibsen’s world famous Fruen fra havet (The Lady from the Sea (1888)). Ibsen’s text revolves around the theme of one of the first “modern“ women – a woman who in the crossfire between conventions and[…]

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Poppea

Poppea is one of the strongest female characters of Antiquity: she who has fought her way up through the hierarchy to becoming the emperor’s wife. The woman’s power play is vulnerable and exposed in another manner than is the man’s. And what tension arises when the male appropriates the female, and femininity dons the mask[…]

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I det förflutna (Bygones)

The choreographer invites her audience into what is bygone, the flowing river of the past. The music of the lyre lures memories, neglected feelings and naked frailty to the fore. The dancers seek within themselves and give form to the flow. Interrupted movement creates shifts into new situations. What is bygone is brought back and[…]