Ellen Johannesen/KarmaConsult

Organisation typeDance company
Main focusDance
Established1994
WebsiteKARMACONSULT
ExpressionsDance, Performance

About Ellen Johannesen/KarmaConsult

Ellen Johannesen/KarmaConsult has been the name of dancer and choreographer Ellen Johannesen's enterprise since 1994. In Norway Ellen Johannesen has presented several of her own works, participated in collaboration projects with other choreographers and in addition worked as a dancer, for the choreographers Øyvind Jørgensen, Monica Herstad and Zoe Kristiansen among others. She has made her mark with a series of solo productions in which she combines her own texts with a particular expression of movement.

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Ellen Johannesen bears influence from different sources such as Butohperformance art and Ashtanga yoga. Since 2003 she has led an expansive cooperation with cellist and composer Tanja Orning. Together they have presented a series of performances using post-dramatic dramaturgy, in which means of expressions are placed on equal footing. The autumn of 2003 they presented the pilot project Karma Lounge for and audience for the first time. Later the project has been developed into a full-length performance and it has been expanded with dancer Ulf Nilseng.

The works of Ellen Johannesen have been performed in Black Box Teater in Oslo, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, Avant Garden in Trondheim, The National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, the theatre festival in Kongsvinger, the Junge Hunde Festivals in Copenhagen and Ljubljana, Theater am Halleschen Ufer in Berlin and in Kaaiteater, Brussels.

In addition Johannesen has produced and performed several productions in Bangalore, India, where she has contributed to the local contemporary dance community, among other times during the Contemporary Dance Festival, a biennale.

Sources:

Black Box Teater Oslo, http://www.blackbox.no/, 15.10.2010, http://www.blackbox.no/content/titlePresentation.php?tid=2053

KarmaConsult, http://karmaconsult.org/, 15.10.2010, http://www.karmaconsult.org/aboutme.htm