NORWEGIAN DELEGATION: INGELEIV BERSTAD + MIA HABIB + INGRID BERGER MYHRE + SPREAFICO ECKLY
Ingeleiv Berstad is a Norwegian performer and choreographer. She creates works for both the stage room and in the face of other rooms and landscapes. She is curious about the forces that shape our bodies, ideas and history, and swirls, fantasizes and reflects with and through these energies. Her practice is fearless and diverse and uses a wide range of performative and choreographic strategies. She holds an MA in Choreography from Oslo Academy og The Arts. Her stage pieces have toured widely in Norway and Europe, including festivals such as ImpulsTanz, Nordwind Festival and her trio Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel was an Aerowaves Priority Company in 2015 . She is 2019-20 a priority artist at Black Box Theatre in Oslo.
Mia Habib (b.1980, Houston, Texas) is an Oslo-based dancer, performer and choreographer. She has been an associated artist of Dance House Oslo, co-initiating the artist network Sweet & Tender Collaborations and a former boardmember of The Norwegian Opera and Ballet. Habib holds an M.A in conflict resolution and mediation from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in choreography from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her work has been presented at: Tanz im August, Aerowaves, Black Box Theatre Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen, Theatre Freiburg, Tanzhaus nrw, Spielart festival, Gotheborg Dance and Theatre festival, I’TRÔTRA Antananarivo, Keðja Reykjavík.
Ingrid Berger Myhre is a Norwegian choreographer and performer currently based in Brussels. She recently finished the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. and holds an M.A. in Choreography; Research and Performance from ex.e.r.ce at the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier (FR). She is associated choreographer at Dansateliers Rotterdam and receives development support for young artists from 2019 – 2020 from Dutch Performing Arts Fund’s. Language and semiotics are central elements to her artistic work. Departing from text, gesture and the juxtaposition of the two, her work proposes cheeky takes on readings and projections of meaning through subtle twists of conventions and expectation. Most recent projects are BLANKS (2017) (selected for Aerowaves Twenty’18) and most recently PANFLUTES AND PAPERWORK (2019) both currently touring internationally.
Spreafico Eckly Andrea Spreafico is a performance director based in Bergen with a background as an historian, philosopher and visual artist. He studied Philosophy at the Universities of Bologna and Reims and has a PhD in Ethics and Aesthetics and a Masters Degree in Art and Public Space from Nürnberg. In 2011 he formed the theatre production company Spreafico Eckly together with Caroline Eckly. Spreafico Eckly produces performances, using and mixing various forms of expression.
Website: vimeo.com/ andreaspreafico
Images (counter-clockwise): Ingeleiv Berstad, Soil Girl” Image credit: Sime Dieserud Thorquist), Mia Habib,”a physical poem of protest Image credit: Yaniv Cohen, Ingrid Berger Myhre, “SUPPLIES” Image credit: Jenny Berger Myhre.