Ingrid Berger Myhre is a Norwegian choreographer and performer based in Brussels. She holds an MA in Choreography; Research and Performance from ex.e.r.ce at the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier (FR) and later deepened her project on literacy in dance at the Research Studio’s at P.A.R.T.S. (BE).
Ingrid started out studying modern dance at Amsterdam School of the Arts (NL). She worked as a freelance dancer in the independent scene in the Netherlands and abroad in the following years, before pursuing her interest in choreography. Since her master studies, Ingrid has developed her work as associate artist at Dansateliers Rotterdam, and from 2019 - 2020 with the support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund’s Nieuwe Makers Regeling. She has made commissions for Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, and Conny Janssen Danst’s talent development initiative Danslokaal. From 2019 - 2021 she was artist in residence at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen as part of the EU research project Dancing Museums II.
Language and semiotics are central elements to Ingrid’s artistic work. She is motivated by questions around how we read and understand dance, especially in the context of the theatre. Her relativizing take on dance as we know it comes together in unpretentious and humorous performances. Her solo BLANKS (2017) and the duet PANFLUTES AND PAPERWORK (2019), a collaboration with Lasse Passage, introduced her work internationally. Both works were selected for Aerowaves and has toured a number of venues in Europe and in Norway. Her research project at P.A.R.T.S. around literacy in dance resulted in the performance IN OTHER WORDS (2021) which played with how language can serve as a tool to compose dance. Her new work SPELLING SPECTACLE is about to premiere at SPRING Festival Utrecht in May 2023.
Ingrid's work is supported by Advancing Performing Arts Project (apap) – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, and by Caravan Production in Brussels.
“Underlying Myhre’s practice is a good mix between the comic and the philosophical; fits of laughter and critical thinking about the politics of seeing—something contemporary performance needs to keep the field edgy, thought-provoking, yet highly capable of engaging the audience"Etcetera & The Theatre TimesSource