Photo by: Kasey Leigh-Davies
Lisa Colette Bysheim is a dancer and choreographer based between Oslo and Bergen, Norway. Her artistic practice spans from creating her own work, performing for others to collaborative creations. To date she’s been involved in several dance projects for film, gallery, stage and site specific works presented nationally and internationally.
Bysheim has performed works by Mia Habib, Yaniv Cohen, Ida Frømyr Borgen, Roskva Yasmin Andersen, TGO//4332, studio research for Janne-Camilla Lyster, directors Helena Wik and Lene Therese Teigen. She has also developed improvisational works in collaboration with dancers, visual artists and musicians. Her latest solo work Ekko II was co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen and Kunstgarasjen in Bergen in 2019, touring to Oslo, Venice and Moss. She has also produced three cross-disciplinary dance performances combining performance, live music and film; ME(et) YOU (2016), Fugue -fju:g/ (2016), Ekko I (2017), and two dance films: Variations of Suspension (2018), Like We Were Together (2018) and an interdisciplinary exhibition Performativity Beyond the Body (2018).
As a choreographer, Bysheim is interested in decentralising layers of engrained hierarchies in our social codes. She works particularly with language, playing with ambiguous text and choreography to open and expand the experience of navigating through layers of meaning. Her choreography incorporates structured scores for improvisation, yet allows space for the unknown and chaotic to occur. She is interested in the transformation and deconstruction of structures and systems- moving them into new unknown territories.
Bysheim is a graduate from Trinity Laban, School of new dance, Oslo and Ballet West. She is currently doing a Masters in Choreography at The National Arts Academy Oslo, graduating spring 2021.
In 2020 Bysheim was selected to be a part of The Norwegian National Ballet´s initiativ "Kvinnelig Koreografisk Satsning/ New Female Choreographic Voices". She is among one of ten selected female choreographers. The initiativ is ongoing and funded by Talent Norge & The Norwegian Lottery.
From 2018 -2019 Bysheim was a partipicant in CODA´s KreativLab for young choreographers. More info https://codadancefest.no/kreativ-lab/
In 2017 Bysheim was a part of Skuespiller- og dansealliansens mentor programme. The same year, she was also awarded Bergen City Councils artist residency apartment in Berlin for 3 months.
Bergen City Councils grant for newly established artists 2016
Hordaland County Municipality travel grant 2016.