Kjersti Engebrigtsen

Also known as: Kjersti Kramm Engebrigtsen

Kjersti Kramm Engebrigtsen (born 1947) is a Norwegian choreographer.

She made her debut as a dancer and choreographer with Høvik Ballet Company in 1969.


(Objekt ID 2616)
Object type Person
Also known as Kjersti Kramm Engebrigtsen
Born 1947
Functions Choreographer
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female
Website ked

Kjersti Kramm Engebrigtsen won The Norwegian Critics' Award (dance) 2012/2013 for her contribution to the dance project Fragile.

Lars Elton of Norwegian Critics' Association said the following, among other things, when the award was given out at Litteraturhuset in Oslo in September 2013:

"Fragile is a project and a performance in which the blind and the visually impaired dance with the non-impaired. Kjersti Kramm Engebrigtsen initiated the project and made Touched, the first of three choreographies making up the full-length performance Fragile. With the choreographers Ana Rita Barata from Portugal, Ajjar Ausma from Estonia and Isabel Jones from England she got support from The European Union's cultural program to create a project for education in and development of dance methods for the blind and visually impaired. The collaboration, which started in 2011, resulted in a performance with works by the three formerly mentioned choreographers, opening in Lisbon this April.

Fragile has become a performance involving the spectator at different levels and through different expressions. Kjersti Kramm Engebrigtsen's Touched is characterised by a flowing process in which one can long be uncertain who of the six dancers have trouble seeing. It soon becomes clear that the visual impairment is a resource, opening for proximity and touch. With Touched she sets the tune for hushed performance. The project title refers to the vulnerability of the visually impaired («Fragile»), but the paradox is that being led and supported provides security and confidence. Through the touch intimacy and confidence find a beautiful expression. Also it ends with the visually impaired dancer conquering the room."

The complete speech (in Norwegian only) can be read at the webpage of Norwegian Critics' Association.


Fragile, www.fragiledance.com, 14.11.2013, http://www.fragiledance.com/eng/page/about2/

Norwegian Critics' Association, www.kritikerlaget.no, 13.11.2013: http://www.kritikerlaget.no/nor/pages/854-dansekritikerprisen_20122013

Affiliations (3)
Involved in productions (19)
Title Premiere Role
Dronninger (Un-Magritt Nordseth Danseproduksjon) April 27, 2022 Dancer
Fragile (Kjersti Engebrigtsen) April 2013 Concept/Idea, Choreography
Jeg drømte (Kjersti Engebrigtsen) February 28, 1992 Choreography, Dancer
Reisen (Kjersti Engebrigtsen) October 7, 1989 Idea, Choreography
Stadier (Danseloftets gruppe) May 10, 1986 Choreography
Høstforestilling 85 - Jaktscener - Figurer i Landskap - Bueskyttere - En banal historie om kvinnelige frustrasjoner (Høvik Ballett AKA Hovik Ballet) Navember 1985 Choreography
Kvitt ekteskap (The Norwegian Theatre) February 6, 1982 Dancer (Budeia)
Kristin (Kjersti Engebrigtsen) 1982 Idea, Choreography, Dancer (Kristin)
Mascarade (The National Theatre) June 2, 1980 Dancer
Othello (The National TheatreThe Torshov Theatre) May 14, 1980 Choreography
Catiline (The National Theatre) February 5, 1976 Extra
Trappen (Scene 7) 1975 Choreography
Glimt og strålar (Høvik Ballett AKA Hovik Ballet) June 18, 1969 Dancer
Mikrokosmos (Høvik Ballett AKA Hovik Ballet) June 18, 1969 Choreography
Mennesket og dansen (Høvik Ballett AKA Hovik Ballet) June 18, 1969 Dancer
Tre nye balletter (Høvik Ballett AKA Hovik Ballet) Choreography
Best (Danseloftets gruppe) Choreography
Nils-Anders (NRK ) Dancer
Favntak (Danseloftets gruppe) Concept/Idea, Choreography, Dancer