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Kristian Støvind

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.

Øyvind Eide

Contact:

KSDancefield

Garderveien 31

1900 Fetsund

Artistic Director:

Kristian Støvind +4792057732

kstovind@gmail.com

Producer:

Trude Skogen Støvind +4793028520

trudestovind@gmail.com

Choreography:

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

2016 Perzonan

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

2004 Tango

2002 Noon

Choreography for theatre:

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.

Awards:

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 Esso-prisen

1999 Den Norske Opera og Balletts venners talentpris

© 2018 KS dancefield