Performing Arts Relay Participants

Inés Belli (Norway) graduated from The Academy of Dance at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2015. Her own works are often formed by allowing the context to evolve and to see the potential of a dialogue between art and context. Through participating in Performing Arts Relay Inés is interested in how to visualize and articulate the creative processes, the references and the inspiration that feeds the work.

Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir (Iceland) has a BA in contemporary dance from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and a BA in acting from Rose Bruford College in London.  She has worked as a dancer and actress since 2009. Snædís was nominated for dancer of the year 2014 and again in 2018 at Gríman, Icelandic Theatre Awards.  Snædís is currently dancing in Vera and the Water, a piece awarded for best childrens play at the Icelandic Theater Awards 2016. She has been working with Steinunn Ketilsdóttir on her reserch project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance for the last year and a half.

Lotus Lykke Skov: (Denmark) Independent performer, storyteller and creative explorer. Founder and artistic leader of Sensescapes, laboratory for the senses. Actor and storyteller in participatory theatre with 1-6 year-olds since 2009. M.A. in Aesthetics and Culture from Aarhus University with an emphasis on senses, landscapes and phenomenology.

Sara Fink Søndergaard (Denmark) is a performer and auteur, as well as artistic co-director of the Danish performance theater company Teater Fluks. Educated as Auteur from the Danish School of Performing Arts, and with an academic background as a Master of Arts in Educational Theory and Curriculum studies (Music education). Her work has a focus on personal stories, reflections, music, intimacy and research. Furthermore, she loves working with performance-installations and especially in areas where performance, theatre and art-installations interconnect.

Bente Alice Westgård (Norway) holds a MA in Choreography from the Academy of Dance at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. To document one’s artistic work is quite common but Bente is interested in the documentation of the processes because while a great deal of knowledge is being produced during the making of the work, much of that knowledge is not shared with peers or the audience. How to produce knowledge and how to articulate it is an important part of Westgård’s work. How to share the created knowledge and in what format, is still to be found out.


Participating Performing Arts Relay Organizers

Susanne Naess Nielsen (Norway) is the director of Dansearena nord – the Dance Centre of Northern Norway. Dansearena nord is a partner in the Performing Arts Relay Project in order to facilitate artistic research, to discover and explore performing arts processes. Our focus is to engage Norwegian performing Artists in a laboratory that brings together artists and other professionals to experiment with artistic practice and to share knowledge.

Barbara Simonsen (Denmark) is director, dramaturg and artistic director and founder of Seachange Lab in Aarhus, Denmark, an independent and international centre for practical artistic research and performing arts experiments. Born in 1967, she holds a Master of Comparative Literature and Dramaturgy from Aarhus University and has taught in the Aarhus University departments of Dramaturgy, Comparative Literature and Aesthetics and Culture. Also founder of the company Teater Seachange, where her experimental productions range from audioplays in cinemas to international music theatre and interactive installations. Simonsen has worked for many years as consultant and facilitator for directors, playwrights, choreographers and companies, specializing in the analysis and development of process, tools and methods.