During my Bachelor & MTD Legacy in 2022

For my explorations during the school years, I received at our graduation ceremony in 2015 an award for “Best Solo Research and Commitment” .

A SPARK STARTED TO TAKE FIRE –   THE BACKGROUND:

During my contemporary dance Bachelor at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, The Netherlands, I felt I got many skills and tools to be creative with movement. We dancers also got a strong dance language from our teachers. I further loved our performative improsessions with Katie Duck and the contact improvisation perfomance sessions, but when we worked with choreographers I experienced not getting challenged that much creativly or co-creating wise. To use the stuff we learned in school. It could be what the choreographer wanted to work on, the choice of choreographers, that we were many dancers, and that some classmates were better than others to sell themselves towards the choreographers to get more solowork etc. I was thinking everybody would get enough tasks. I did not understand that the “get work game” had already started… 

THE JOURNEY:

From the second year at school, I then started going into the studio by myself on the weekends. Asking myself questions.  “If for the first time I really think for myself… what can I do? What do I like?  what feels nice and looks good on my body? What can I create? “  And so, I started exploring movement, dynamic, space use etc. Often I ended up with choreographic set material. It was a start from a dancer’s perspective.

In retrospect many of my first creations, and choreographic choices were nonsense. They have a lack of and understanding of a lot of choreographic choices; dramaturgy? deeper ideas? intentions? but music and set material helped me get some structure, and my creations started to slowly taking form.

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Second year BA 2014: Showing of one of the first solos I ever created outside of a school curriculum

USEFUL:

My own exploration, and my internship with Don.Gnu in 2015,North Area Rumble Game , helped unlock my abilities to offer ideas for the choreographer of our MTD4 graduation Piece may/june 2015The internship had extensive touring, that also really helped my performativity and feel confident on stage, thank you a lot Don.Gnu.

To create and perform my own creations,  then has showed itself useful in the professional field. I often create and perform my own work. This skill is much needed in the working field of Norway.  I have also created material, made choreographies and performed them in productions of others as well.

OVERVIEW OF CREATIONS DURING BA:

2015
Angry Beehive &
Behind the locked door
.
Sett ideas and scenes I made. That did not make it to the end piece for MTD4


2014
Group piece for MTD3
a work in progress, 10 min on other class mates. My ideas and choreographic material. To be continued. Presented at: At the show “Meetingpoints” . The show was made by the class in a teater outside the school.


2014
Three smaller  solos.
1. A duet for the black Crow and the untamed Sheep 
2. Silent storm
3. In the search for Bliss.

Presented at an open stage I arranged for students.


2014
Voice and Movement solo version 1.
Presented for the whole MTD department (students) and the teachers (!)


2014
The Parting Glass,
Soundscape and acapella voices. Ideas and sound-editing by me. Presented to the class.


2014
XX Intro, my first ever floor choreography, shown to my floorwork teacher.


2014
Wildfire, Shakira. Stil dancing while my foot is ready for an operation…


2013
Distress &
Don let me be Lonely
//
Choreographies show on an open stage made by and for students. My first choreographies presented outside of a school curriculum!


2012
Sensations before the……
performed: The first years MTD1 solos

USEFUL:

My own exploration, and my internship with Don.Gnu in 2015,North Area Rumble Game , helped unlock my abilities to offer ideas for the choreographer of our MTD4 graduation Piece may/june 2015The internship had extensive touring, that also really helped my performativity and feel confident on stage, thank you a lot Don.Gnu.

To create and perform my own creations,  then has showed itself useful in the professional field. I often create and perform my own work. This skill is much needed in the working field of Norway.  I have also created material, made choreographies and performed them in productions of others as well.

OVERVIEW OF CREATIONS DURING BA:

2015
Angry Beehive &
Behind the locked door
.
Sett ideas and scenes I made. That did not make it to the end piece for MTD4


2014
Group piece for MTD3
a work in progress, 10 min on other class mates. My ideas and choreographic material. To be continued. Presented at: At the show “Meetingpoints” . The show was made by the class in a teater outside the school.


2014
Three smaller  solos.
1. A duet for the black Crow and the untamed Sheep 
2. Silent storm
3. In the search for Bliss.

Presented at an open stage I arranged for students.


2014
Voice and Movement solo version 1.
Presented for the whole MTD department (students) and the teachers (!)


2014
The Parting Glass,
Soundscape and acapella voices. Ideas and sound-editing by me. Presented to the class.


2014
XX Intro, my first ever floor choreography, shown to my floorwork teacher.


2014
Wildfire, Shakira. Stil dancing while my foot is ready for an operation…


2013
Distress &
Don let me be Lonely
//
Choreographies show on an open stage made by and for students. My first choreographies presented outside of a school curriculum!


2012
Sensations before the……
performed: The first years MTD1 solos

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