BERIT EINEMO FRØYSLAND (1992)

Berit Einemo Frøysland is a Norwegian dancer from Lærdal based in Berlin. She graduated at Balettakademien in Stockholm in 2016 and has since worked with Deborah Hay, Marina Abramovic, Satoshi Kudo, Katrina Bastian, Siciliano Contemporary Ballet, and Jeff Pedersen Productions.

She has made own dance pieces and films funded and supported by the Arts Council Norway and The Fund for Performing Artists Norway and is a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, among them the Cultural Exchange Scholarship from the Berlin Senate (Tokyo). Her first solo piece "Petra" is a piece on the Fassbinder film Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant and premieres 7-9 February at dock 11 Berlin. She fre­quently collaborates with her twin sister Anna Einemo Frøysland and their most recent duet, A study in the language games of Wittgenstein, will premiere in October 2020. She has also been commissioned to create work for the ceremony of Rafto Foundation for Human Rights as well as art and music videos.

 

Her writing, an important part of her artistic prac­tice, has been featured in Norsk Shakespearetidsskrift and Journal for ny dans. As a commercial and fashionmodel, she has been featured in campaigns for Balenciaga and Liebeskind, and has been seen in magazines such as SLEEK, Lovesome Magazine, Also Journal, Lucy´s Magazine, Fogs and Le Mile. 

 

Photo: Underskin

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING EXPERIENCE 

07-09.02.2020            "Petra" solo at Dock 11

27.08.2019                 "EXIT" Deborah Hay. Akademie der Kunste, Tanz im August

4-5 July 2019              "Leib bei mir" Katrina Bastian, HZT, Berlin 

Feb-April 2019             Cultural Exchange Scholarship TOKYO

8. Dec 2018                Mind the gap performance series, Oslo. 

4. Nov 2018                 Solo performance at Den Nasjonale Scene, Bergen. Raftoprisutdelingen 2018

08. July - 05.Aug.18   “The yellow wallpaper”, Jeff Pedersen Productions, Norway

Feb - March 2018      “The Method” Marina Abramovic, Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo

Nov 2017                   ”Bio Erosion”, Satoshi Kudo, ”Unfolding Kafka festival”, Bangkok, Thailand.

Sep 2017                   “Beautiful Grotesque” Own project. Tour Eina, Oslo, Berlin

June 2017                  ”Arlequin” Siciliano Contemporary Ballet, Tanzart festival, Giessen, Germany

Nov 2016                   ”Inconsistency”, Ada studios (10 times 6), Berlin

2015                           Danish Dance Theatre 2-week internship Copenhagen 

2015                           “Staveneset.Krig”, (Physical Theatre - sight specific), Stongfjorden, Norway.

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS/FUNDING

 

2020             Project funding Arts Council Norway "Petra" 

2019             Project funding Arts Council Norway "A study in the language Games of Wittgenstein"

2019             Furorestipend, Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane

2019             Pre-project funding Norwegian Arts Council "Petra" 

2019              Berlin Senate Department of Culture - Cultural exchange Scholarship TOKYO

2018              Pre-project funding Norwegian Arts Council "A study in the language games of Wittgenstein"

2017              Norwegian Arts Council  - Miscellanious grant  for artistic activity.

2016              FFUK - Fund for performing Artists, Norway. Travel and post-graduate scholarship. 

2015              The jury award at Sogndal Filmfestival for the film ”Cobweb”  

2012              The annual culture Scholarship, Lærdal region. 

2012              Fridtiov Oos price for best graduating text in Norwegian High Schools.