Dance artist, performer and choreographer based in Oslo. Olivia is dedicated to the practice of performance and this work has taken her to international stages in both independent and dance company environments. Notably with Candoco Dance Company 2017-22, she performed the work of makers: Jeanine Durning, Yasmeen Godder, Trisha Brown Company, Jerome Bel, Eun Me Ahn, and Jo Bannon. Olivia collaborates as a performer/choreographer in other contexts in mixed-media environments, most recently in Switzerland with River Being (2022). She studied Contemporary Dance (BA) at Laban 2012-15, and has an MA in Dance Performance, Laban 2015/16. The practice of performance and the labour of the dancer is her main motivation and fire. Olivia wants to build and be exposed to more performative experiences, to work in the material of the dancing performing body.
STICKY Productions (Edginton/Lothe/Olsen/Parsons) is a collective of queer, female, dance artists based in Norway. Their practice delves into the bodily and the sensitive, the playful and the peculiar. Using the receptive and expressive body to investigate their subject matter, their performances play between literal and abstract to offer audiences proximity to imagination and opportunity to kinesthetically absorb stories. The artists share a drive to create environmentally conscious work that centres new or untold narratives. Between 2020-22, STICKY created their first work, Økohelter, a performance for children played at Dansens Hus, Sentralen, Bærum Kulturhus amongst others, and selected for the touring network Dansenett Norge Spring 2024. STICKY is in development of their new dance work OOZE, approaching nature from a Queer Perspective. Through an imaginary, sensory, and somatic journey into the world of slugs, we invite sexuality, sex, fluidity and transformation into the room.
Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts is a hub and a gathering point in Northern Norway for the professional independent Performing Arts community. The organization is a laboratory for new ideas, artistic research, and an open space where different cultures are cared for. We challenge hegemonic thinking and support cross-sectorial artistic working and thinking. We are staff of 11 curios people, we are placed in Hammerfest, Tromsø and Bodø and we are a space that offers residency, laboratories and producer services.
HELLERAU is one of the most important international centres of contemporary arts in Germany and Europe. The interdisciplinary co-production and guest performance house offers genres such as dance, music, theatre, performance, media art and visual arts spaces for production and presentation.
The purpose of UP is to develop and upskill the independent performing arts throughout Denmark. We define the free and independent performing arts as individuals, collectives and companies who work professionally with performance and primarily for and with independent performance groups, project supported companies, and lesser established theatres. Often without permanent access to a stage or a venue.
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