Photo by: Kasey Leigh-Davies
Dancer | Choreographer
Lisa Colette Bysheim (1991) is a dancer and choreographer from Bergen, Norway. She works interchangeably with the materiality of language, choreography, movement, text, sound, scores, and meaning. She has a MA in Choreography from National Academy of the Arts in Oslo 2021.
In her work, she plays with humour to question, challenge, and reconstruct perceptions of power; with a particular interest in soft power. A consistent interest in her artistic practice is to investigate how language and movement combined can allow multilinear narratives to unfold without submitting them to an internal hierarchy. Bysheim wants to give attention to the way language enables us to articulate how differences underscore our lives by challenging ideas of centre, hierarchy and control.
Currently Lisa is collaborating with dancer Katrine Patry (CA/NO), artist Sophia Gatzkan (AT), and choreographer/dancer Max Wallmeier (DK/DE). She will be performing in new works by Fieldworks - Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki, and Janne-Camilla Lyster in 2024.
Lisa´s choreographic work has been presented at venues including The Norwegian National Ballet, BIT Teatergarasjen, Dansens Hus Oslo, CODA Int. Dance Festival, Galleri F15 & Momentum (Moss), Officine Forte Marghera (Venezia), Dance Festival Malta (Malta), among others.
Recent international residencies include; Onassis AIR in Athens, SE.S.TA, Czech Republic, Tanz Fabrik Berlin and Bears in the Park in Vienna.
Upcoming: Performances | Workshops | Residencies
If This | Then, *Premiere* CODA International Dance Festival, October
Blue Carousel, Oktoberdans/BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway, October
Blue Carousel, *Premiere* Dansens Hus Oslo, Norway, 6. - 9. June
In-Betweenness, Festival DanseRom, Bergen, Norway, 9. & 10. March
In-Betweenness, Den Grøne Fabrikken, Osterøy, (dates tbc)
If This | Then, Residency at Samvirket Scene, Dale, Norway
If This | Then, Residency at Tanz Fabrik Berlin, Germany
If This | Then, Residency at Carte Blanche, Bergen, Norway
Blue Carousel, Residency at Carte Blanche, Bergen, Norway
In-Betweenness, Ubåden, Copenhagen, Denmark 5. + 6. July
In-Betweenness, Galleri F15 & Momentum, Moss 1. + 2. July
Blue Carousel-the short version, DanseRom, Cornerteateret Bergen 24. + 25. March
Blue Carousel, Residency at Studio Bergen, Carte Blanche, Bergen, September
Dust Devils, R&D residency at Onassis AiR, Athens, 12. - 27 June. Partners: BIT Teatergarasjen, Ultima & Onassis Air
Body with | out face, Bears in the Park residency, Vienna 15. - 28. May
If This | Then, Verkstedsordning residency Proscen, Bergen 16. - 20 January
Blue Carousel-the short version, Ta Ordet, Universitetet i Bergen, 18. Nov
In-Betweenness, Oktoberdans/BIT Teatergarasjen 28 + 29. October
In-Betweenness, In2It International Dance Festival, Kristiansund 07. October
Blue Carousel-the short version KoreografiLabratoriet, Dansens Hus Oslo2 24. - 28.May
Body with | out face, Residency at Wrap Bergen, 11. - 22. July
If This | Then Residency at SE.S.TA, Centre for Choreographic Development Czech Republic 04 - 14 April
Sharing artistic practice, PRAXIS Praksis, 22. - 25. Feb
Body with | out face, Verkstedsordning residency Proscen, Bergen 7. - 10. February
If This | Then research Mind The Gap 05.Dec
Open Studio Session #2 Int. Day of Dance (cancelled) 26.April
Ambages GSF Skatepark Oslo, MA Choreography 24.April
Open Studio Session #1 PrøveRommet/BIT Teatergarsjen 23.Jan