Heine Røsdal Avdal

Heine Røsdal Avdal is a Norwegian dancer/performer, choreographer and video maker living in Belgium. Avdal studied dance, choreography and video at the Oslo National College of the Arts in Norway and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He has worked as a performer for various companies in Norway. In 1997-2001 he worked with Meg Stuart’s company Damaged Goods, collaborating with Gary Hill, Ann Hamilton and Stefan Pucher. Since 2000 he has been frequently collaborating with Yukiko Shinozaki.


(Objekt ID 2930)
Object type Person
Functions Choreographer, Dancer, Film/video maker
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Email heineavdal@gmail.com
Adresse Brussel, Belgium
Website deepblue

In recent projects, his focus has been on the distribution of space. He questions how spatial conventions affect the way we experience and move through private/public spaces. Considering people’s preconceptions of spatial conventions and through slight shifts, or manipulations he searches for unexpected intersections between different components of a space.

In this context, Avdal also questions how technology is being used or, can be used in acquiring new meanings, and perceptions on the human body and on our daily surroundings. He investigates the blurred distinction between what is artificial and what is organic, by integrating different technologies in such a way that they become charged with presences, acquiring some kind of human quality. 

During the last 12 years he has produced and created 14 different performance pieces. He is currently touring internationally his last creations: you are here, Field Works-hotel and Field Works-office. As well producing and presenting two new projects Borrowed Landscape – premiered Yokohama Oct 2011, and nothing’s for something premiered at Kaaitheater in Brussels in Belgium on 23 March 2012.

Heine Avdal has received following:

·      1985 Oslo champion and Norwegian championship with his breakdance group Crazy Rockers

·      2001-2003 Working grant for young “not-established” artist from Norwegian State

·      2008  Avdal  received the well known Norwegian “Oktoberdans price” for his piece Some notes are

·      2008-2010 Working grant for artist from Norwegian State.


Email from Heine Røsdal Avdal, 07.06.2012


The National Academy of Ballet, Oslo P.A.R.T.S., Brussels

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