The Den - SOLVEIG STYVE HOLTE
”Flakkande røynd” is a rock solid and flickering live experience that transcend concert, fashion show and performance. In this new artistic collaboration between the dancers Rannei Grenne and Solveig Styve Holte, the musicians Anja Lauvdal and Heida Karine Johannesdottir, and the designers Harald Lunde Helgesen and Ida Falck Øien in HAiKw/ their desire is to convey both the complex and the straight-minded. Together they create an organ where everything becomes visible and detailed, seams and cracks are open and human physicality are present.
Solveig Styve Holte (b. 1984 in Volda) works creating, performing and investigating dance and choreography through performances, performative exhibitions, writings and collaborations. She is educated with a BA in dance from Norwegian College of Dance 2003-2006, School for New Dance 2007/08 and a MA in choreography from Oslo Academy of the Arts 2013-2015. Her recent works are “Lightness: Fleire” premiered at Dansens Hus in 2017, the solo “ÆØÅ” in the work “About” by Ann-Christin Kongsness premiered in Black Box teater 2018 and was nominated for the Norwegian Critic Award. “Flakkande røynd” premiered at Galleri Golsa in 2019 with Rannei Grenne, Anja Lauvdal, Heida Johannesdottir and HAiKw/. All of them are in different ways investigating archives in dance where recycling, developing and transforming, recomposing existing materials and new meaning and experiences are made. They also propose new methods for collaboration and collective authorships. In her upcoming work “Oppkome” (2020/2021) she will investigate newer Norwegian Dance History through both a performative exhibition and a dance performance.
Holte is also an initiator and coeditor of the first and second edition of the anthology KOREOGRAFI/ CHOREOGRAPHY, first edition 2016, second 2018, with artist written text from the Nordic field of dance and choreography. She has a strong interest in text as an expression of choreographic thinking and articulation and has contributed to several book projects, both her own and others. Holte has been engaged in creating new platforms for sharing dance and choreography in Oslo through talks, seminars or workshops such as Breakfastclubbin, Fridans, hosting Nobody´s Dancing among others. This interest led her to the position of working with the professional and public program in Dansens Hus in 2017 and 18. She has performed works by or currently collaborate with artists such as Ann-Christin Kongsness, , Marte Reithaug Sterud, Pernille Holden, Elisabeth Kjeldahl Nilsson, Fredrik Floen, Matilda Karlström, Marie Nikazm Bakken, Ingri Fiksdal, Julyen Hamilton, Deborah Hay. Her works have been presented at Podium Oslo, Museum for Contemporary Art Oslo, Dansehallarne and Hotell Pro Forma, Copenhagen, Kunsthall Trondheim, Kunstnersenteret Molde, Riksscenen Oslo, Spriten Kunsthall Skien, Stormen Kulturhus Bodø, Parken Kulturhus Ålesund m fl. and she has given workshops in dance and choreography at Oslo Academy of the Arts, Praxis Oslo, School for New Dance Oslo, The Norwegian college of Dance in Oslo and through the cultural rucksack.