Stå På

Pre-project Presentations: 2016 DansiT Trio //  2017  DansiS Solo //  2017 DansiS Duett // 2018 Sandnes Kulturskole Duett

Dancers: Lisa Colette Bysheim (2016), Ingrid Kvalvik Sørensen (2016), Jøran Ravndal (2017-18) and Ann Kathrin Røsvik Granhus

2023 -> The Future of this creation:  I have feedback from earlier processes, as well as drafts and ideas for new scenes. Though it has taken years, this creation is still in the back of  my mind. I  I will keep my eyes open for help to finish this work though a co-productions in the comming years.


Without goals in life humans can become quite passive and lose lack of direction, but too many goals and options can be confusing. .  Accomplishing our goals can be amazing and needed to give fulfillment and purpose, but if you only look forward, it is a question if you lose something on the way to. This creation is about the thematic goals, motivation and accomplishment. Something that we all are dealing with on a bigger or smaller scale in our (everyday) life. This is a piece for the big questions.

Everyone has a relationship with “Å stå på” (to make an effort):

  • “Jeg skal stå på litt til”
  • Vi må stå på nå
  • Å ha stå-på-vilje
  • Jeg er så lei av å stå på..
  • Dette får du til, stå på!


Is imaged for 3 performers who navigate in this landscape in a competition with themselves and each other. Here you get to see their different personalities and how they deal with the tasks and situations given towards their goals.



This is my first creation after graduation, I did pre-project in 2016 and 2017 before leaving the creation due to personal happenings, pandemic and other focuses and creations. I would love to dig deeper into this work again, and finish the creation into a full evening performance. Here is a video from the earlier processes: 

video with clips from all the pre-projects 2016-2018: 


June 2016: Work-in-progress viewing at DansiT Trondheim with aftertalk ( 20min )

Performers: Lisa Bysheim, Ingrid Kvalvik Sørensen and Ann Kathrin Granhus.

Rehearsing: Trøndertun Folkehøyskole, Melhus.

Here we developed the beginning of several scenes, a little bit of solos and characters as well some of the relationship between the performers.

Oktober 2017: Solo at DansiS,  Rogaland (10 min)

Here I continued researching my solo in the piece. I am portraying someone who has too many options and the struggles and sensations that can come with that. In our world where you can do and be anything, what do you choose? This solo was part of a research week that DansiT hosted. I got two sessions with feedback and after the viewing I got feedback for further development..

Des 2017: Duett with Jøran Ravndal, at DaniS  Open stage .(20 min) // Jan 2018: Sandnes Kulturskole Teacher Performance (5 min version)

Here Jøran and I started developing an option for a beginning of the piece. Here you see two people seemingly floating in space. There is no direction and no time. As the duet develops, their focuses becomes more and more into a competition with each other.  A drive fueled with the wish of being “better than your neighbor”. We also after viewing, got some feedback for further development .

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2020-2021: New Applications.

Life happens, and because of personal tragedy I got other focus and let go of this piece and research, and my creative path took other directions. Then I started writing applications in 2020 and 2021 to finish this work into a whole evening piece. I guess timing wasn’t right during the pandemic to ask for such from an emerging artist who at that time hadnt created a full evening production yet. They are expensive to create and you need clear performance plans. After some application rounds, I left the process again in favour for other smaller research and creations. Because easier to get founding to.

See top text for my thoughts for the future of this project. 

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