Growing up at a farm, there was nothing indicating that Kristian would end up as a ballet dancer. Trying to control his energy as a child, his mother sent him to ballet lessons where he ended up finding tremendous joy in trying to meet the challenges required when you study ballet. Mastering physical demands, combined with determination and patience was, and still are some of his obvious strenghts. He has been working as a dancer with The Norwegian National Ballet since 1996, and has also founded his own company, KSDancefield, named as a reference to his roots.
Already during his education at the Hamburg Ballet School with John Neumeier, he excelled as a dancer with unique ideas and will to create his own pieces. Not long after he joined the The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, he began producing ballets for his workplace, two of which he has been nominated the critics award.
After dancing many prominent roles in both the classical, but not least the modern repertoire - and also worked personally with choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Lightfoot & Leon, Glen Tetley, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke and William Forsythe, he stepped out of the institutional life and took a Master's Degree in Choreography at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, graduating in 2017.
His company, KSDancefield, makes performances with technically challenging choreography, but always with a thoughtful concept. He finds inspiration in countless sources, and being the curious man he is, every meeting – be it with people or situations - can be a source of inspiration. From his earlier works we find both the full-length history ballets, to more abstract pieces. In recent years he has researched a great deal on the relationship between video and dance, and also collaborated closely with musician Charles Rinaudo, who has adapted everything from classical music to house music for KSDancefield.
Kristian Støvind is also an actor and has performed several prominent roles, both at the Nationaltheatre and Riksteateret, in addition to assisting with choreography and direction for a number of performances in the theatre.
KSDancefield loves exploring ever-new areas of performing arts and often combines experience from classical ballet to contemporary dance, text and music and video editing.
But it is the movement that still lies closest to his heart.
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2020 Hug from Dad
2018 In the beginning, there was Jack
2018 quote; The Mind is a Muscle
2017 A Farmer is a Man outstanding in his Field
2017 This thing called Ballet
2015 Statskraft conference
2014 Leve posthornet
2014 The Tempest
2014 Recognizing through dance
2013 This time it's different
2013 The Proposal, Yekaterinburg State Ballet
2013 Attention and effort
2012 ..and a feeling undefined
2012 The Ice Castle
2012 showing, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba
2010 Salt kyss, syrlig smil og søt musikk
2008 Time and Space
2007 Romeo + Juliet
2007 While I looked away and thought about something else
2005 Partita for him and her
Choreography for theatre:
2019 Forelska i Shakespeare, Nationaltheateret
2018 Cyrano de Bergerac, Nationaltheateret
2017 Cleansed, Nationaltheateret
2016 Decameron, Nationaltheateret
2014 Leve Posthornet, Riksteateret
As an actor:
2019 Den utrolige historien om den kjempestore pæra; Nationaltheateret (Thomas Glans)
2018 Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac, Nationaltheateret (Kjetil Bang Hansen)
2015 Dido + Aeneas, Torshovteateret (Sigrid Strøm Reibo)
2014 Leve Posthornet, Riksteateret (Marit Moum Aune)
As a dancer:
Since Kristian Støvind joined the Norwegian National Ballet in 1997, he has worked with leading contemporary choreographs as Kylián, Leon and Lightfoot, Duato, Tetley, Neumeier, Forsythe and Ek - in addition has Strømgren, Bjørnsgaard, Espejord, Alveberg, Lee and Goecke all created parts for him. Of the many roles he has danced we find Mercutio and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Caliban in the Tempest, Danceny in Dangerous Liaisons, The Captain in Woyzeck and one of the stepsisters in Cinderella.
2014 The Tempest, winner RESEO Opera for Young Audiences Award
2012 The Ice Castle, Dance Critics Award nominee
2010 Salt kyss, syrlig smil og søt musikk, Dance Critics Award nominee
1999 Den Norske Opera og Balletts venners talentpris