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Dancer | Choreographer 

Lisa Colette Bysheim (1991) has a research-based practice working with voice, text and choreography. She uses feminist approaches to question, challenge, and reconstruct perceptions of power, with a particular interest in soft power as a concept of persuasion and seduction. Lisa 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, 18. - 19. 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. March 

In-Betweenness, Den Grøne Fabrikken, Osterøy, 10. March 

Blue Carousel, Ice Wet at BIT Teatergarasjen, 12. February (presentation & showing)


Smooth Oscillator, Residency at Åbne Scene, Aarhus, Denmark

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


Until, Fieldworks | Avdal & Shinozaki, Dansens Hus Oslo, Norway, 1. - 4. Feb

Library of gestures, Janne-Camilla Lyster, Dansens Hus Oslo, Norway, 11. - 14. April

Until, Fieldworks Avdal & Shinozaki,  BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway, October

Until, Fieldworks Avdal & Shinozaki, Rimi Imir, Stavanger, Norway, November


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

Teaching - artistic practice, Høyskolen for Dansekunst, 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  

Space as a cluster, Dance Festival Malta 28. - 30.  July

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

Teaching - artistic practice, Høyskolen for Dansekunst 28. March - 01 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

In-Betweenness CODA Int. Dance Festival Oslo Opera House 24. Oct

Open Studio Session #3 Int. Day of Dance, Scenehuset 30.April

If Only Oslo National Academy of Arts 24.March

If Only Oslo National Academy of Arts 23.March

If Only Oslo National Academy of Arts 22.March

If Only Oslo National Academy of Arts 19.March


Language is only a part of what´s going on Speaker Speaker Digital Launch 14.Nov

Entangled Materials Oktoberdans/BIT Teatergarasjen 29.Oct

Open Studio Session #2  Oslo National Academy of Arts 11.Sep

Open Studio Session #2  Oslo National Academy of Arts 10.Sep

Ambages Bergen Fringes Festival 05.Sep

Ambages Digital Streaming 07.May

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


Ekko II Galleri F15 & Momentum 29. Sep

ME(et)TEEN Spazju Kreattiv Artist in residency, Malta 01. - 15.July

Ekko II Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy 23. June

Ekko II Scenehuset, Oslo 09.June

Ekko II Scenehuset, Oslo 08.June

Ekko II BIT Teatergarasjen & Kunstgarasjen 27. April

Ekko II BIT Teatergarasjen & Kunstgarasjen 26.April

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