Mette Edvardsen (born 1970) is a Norwegian dancer and choreographer, living and working in Belgium.
Edvardsen started her work as a dancer for Les Ballets C. de la B. in Belgium in 1996. She has cooperated with Hans Van den Broeck and Christine de Smedt (from 2000) in several productions for the company. Mette Edvardsen also has taken part in projects by Mårten Spångberg, Fransesco Scavetta, Bock/Vincenzi, Thomas Hauert/Zoo and Lynda Gaudreau and others.
In addition to working within performing arts, she has experimented with text and video.
In 2016, she received The Norwegian Ibsen Award for her We to be.
Mette Edvardsen works internationally, from her base in Belgium. She has collaborated with Lilia Mestre, and in 2002 she made Sauna in Exile in collaboration with Heine R. Avdal, Liv Hanne Haugen and Lawrence Malstaf. In 2004 she made a version of Schreibstuck by choreographer Thomas Lehmen with Christine de Smedt and Mårten Spångberg.
Among Mette Edvardsen's own works are Stills (2002, video), Private collection (2002), Time will show (detail) (2004), Opening (2005), coffee and cigarette (2006 - 2008), Faits divers (2008), or else nobody will know (2007), every now and then (2009), Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (2010), Black (2011), No title (2014) and We to be (2015).
"Mette Edvardsen's We to be is a meta text that takes advantage of the theatrical situation as its basis for drama. Edvardsen intertwine fiction and reality in a complex and precise dialogue about and with the performance venue, its audience and the theatre as situation. The text can be regarded as an art project examining time and space, more specifically, the theatre of the black box. We to be is local through being anchored in the here and now, but also connects with a global room and an international performing arts contexts in being written in English. The language's very musicality is striking and its choices of words precise. We to be spring out from Edvardsen as an active choreographer and dancer, but the jury finds that the text also contains a large potential for interpretation and realisation beyond her as a performing artist."
BIT Teatergarasjen, spring program 2006 http://www.bit-teatergarasjen.no
Mette Edvardsen, metteedvardsen.be, 09.05.2011, http://www.metteedvardsen.be/index.html
Ibsen Awards, www.ibsenawards.com, 30.03.2016, http://www.ibsenawards.com/nyheter/vinner-ibsenpris-2016
|Penelope Sleeps (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||May 10, 2019||Choreography|
|Oblivion ()||October 20, 2017||Other|
|Oslo ()||October 11, 2017||Performer, Concept/Idea, Main producer|
|oslo (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||March 9, 2017||Choreography|
|We to be (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||March 24, 2015||Performer, Concept/Idea|
|Black + No Title (Mette Edvardsen/Athomeduchamps vzw)||February 4, 2014||Producer, Concept/Idea, Performer, Choreography|
|Black (Mette Edvardsen/Athomeduchamps vzw)||February 24, 2011||Choreography, Dancer, Concept/Idea|
|Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (Mette Edvardsen/AthomeSTUK kunstencentrum)||Navember 4, 2010||Performer, Concept/Idea|
|The long piece (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||July 4, 2010||Performer, Concept/Idea|
|every now and then (duchamps vzwMette Edvardsen/Athome)||Navember 6, 2009||Choreography, Dancer, Concept/Idea|
|Easy pieces (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||July 5, 2008||Photo, Concept/Idea|
|you are here (deepblue)||May 22, 2008||Co-creator|
|cigarette (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||2008||Video/Film, Concept/Idea|
|Faits divers (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||2008||Video/Film, Concept/Idea|
|Or else nobody will know (Mette Edvardsen/Athomeduchamps vzw)||October 10, 2007||Performer, Direction, Concept/Idea|
|The way / you move (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||April 28, 2006||Concept/Idea|
|coffee (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||2006||Video/Film, Concept/Idea|
|Opening (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||February 9, 2005||Performer, Concept/Idea|
|Time will show (detail) (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||May 1, 2004||Performer, Concept/Idea|
|Stills (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||December 4, 2002||Concept/Idea|
|Private collection (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||September 15, 2002||Performer, Concept/Idea|
|Standing People ()||Dancer, Choreography, Main producer|
|well then there now (Mette Edvardsen/Athome)||Performer, Concept/Idea|
|a tiny grin (Wee)||December 10, 1999||Dancer|
|We to be||Script||– Author|