The Den - Ingrid Fiksdal

Ingri Fiksdal is a Oslo-based choreographer who just finished her PhD "Affective Choreographies" at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her performances have toured extensively in Norway and Europe, as well as to North-America and China. Fiksdal's most recent piece, "Deep Field" (2018), centers around the affective qualities of running and features music by Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug. Through a hypnotic layering of circular patterns in space, the piece creates potentiality for altered states amongst the spectators. 


I work as a choreographer based in Oslo. I´m currently finishing a PhD in artistic research at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, with the project Affective Choreographies. The focus of the research project is to explore choreography as affective through the development of specific choreographic methods. I aim to create work that produces potential for altered states, experiences, thoughts and ideas to occur. This is founded in a belief in art as a motor for change, through taking the role as “utterly useless” in a society where most other things have given and known purpose. When confronted with something that doesn´t perform as expected or resists classification we have to look for new approaches, and in these moments of liminality there is potential for the unpredictable and unforeseen to occur.

Recent pieces include Diorama (2017), STATE (2016), Shadows of Tomorrow (2016) and Cosmic Body (2015). The work has toured extensively in Norway and Europe, as well as to the US and China. Deep Field (2018), which premieres at Black Box Teater on the 7th of November, marks the end of my PhD.

From 2016 to 2020 the artist is supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Her work receives base funding from the Norwegian Arts Council.