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Helene Düring Kjær

Dance artist, performer, choreographer, producer, projectleader and fundraiser

Born: 1994, Aarhus, Danmark

Nationality: Danish


Based in Aarhus (DK) and Stavanger (NO)



Psyche (online) 
Hagit Yakira Dance, livestream version of resea
rch project.  

How to Arrive after Landing
performance by Giri/Benedova / Kjær
instant creation commissioned by KunstRomArbeid.
Presented at KRA 3 year anniversary. 


The Longest Gap 
Durational performance by Mirko Guido,
performed at ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus. 

Research project by Hagit Yakira Dance, performed at Bjergsted, Stavanger. 

Coffee or Die

Dancer and co-creator, collaboration with dancers Jøran Ravndal and Oda Emilie Skogen Ellefsen.
​Performed in august at Spor 5 and at Grenland Friteater.
Residencies at Tou Scene and Grenland Friteater. Supported by Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Stavanger Kommune, Rogaland Fylkeskommune and Porsgrunn kommune.

Kunstgrillen ensemble 
March: Creating and performing for Tou Scene's event Klubb Kiyv.
Performing 2 site generic scores + artist talk at Tou.

Kunstigt Træ
Dancer in multidisciplinary performance score by composer Josue Blanco Balaguer. Klubscenen (Aarhus), May.  

A-B-C translations 
with Nicola Visser and Astrid Elmstrøm + participants  
informal performance experiment, Generationernes hus, Aarhus. 

(What Lies) Between Two Habitats
Dancer in performance by vocalist and composer Laura Zöschg.
Filmed as videowork in May,  performed at Quonga Festival (Aarhus) in November.



Body Memory

Co-creating dancer in choreography by Therese Markhus.
Premiere and performances at Tou Scene, November 2021. Supported by Norsk Kulturråd

Levende Utekunst - Kunstgrillen ensemble
As projectleader and co-creative dancer. Performing in 4 site generic performances: 

The Black that is Blue and

Birds & Smalltalk


Moving Still

Common Grounds
performed in Stavanger, Haugesund and Sandnes July-Sep 2021.
Supported by Rogaland Fylkeskommune, FFUK, Stavanger Kommune, Haugesund Kommune, Sandnes kommune

Porcelain Confessions (pre-project)

With artistic collaborators Atul Giri and Sarka Benedova. Residencies at RAS and Tou Scene in Feb + Sep 2021.
Supported by Norwegian Arts Council and Stavanger kommune


Coffee or Die (pre-project)

Dancer and co-creator, collaboration with dancers Jøran Ravndal and Oda Skogen. Preproject supported by Cultiva Ekspress and SKS, residencies at Dansis and SKS LAB. 

In Medias Res II

As choreographer, dancer and producer.

Performed at Rimi/Imir Scenekunst december 2020.
Supported by Stavanger Kommune and Rogaland fylkeskommune




As a dancer in sitegeneric choreography by

Ingrid Fiksdal, costumes by Fredrik Floen.

Performed in July at Emmausbukten, Stavanger.


as project administrator, initiator and dance

artist. From May to December, the ensemble performed 8 interdisciplinary pieces created for public spaces. Supported by Stavanger Kommune.

Notes for the Uninspired,
or Instant Contemporary Choreography

interactive choreographic installation,

collaboration with dancer Astrid Mæland,

residency and presentation at Kråkeslottet, Stavanger.

Accessible Desires

Situation improvisations in public spaces of

Berlin, research and performance with artist

Adam Hrúby. January 2020.


L Longed for it

As stand in dancer and choreographic assistant. Choreography by Therese Markhus and visual artist Ingrid Toogod. Supported by Norwegian Arts Council, Stavanger Kommune and Rogaland Fylkeskommune.


as choreographer and dancer, collab with dancers and classical percusissionists.

Performed in August.

Created for and supported by Stavanger Kammermusikk Festival.

In Medias Res

choreographer, producer, dancer.

Performed at Bådteatret Copenhagen, June. Preproject funding from Norwegian Arts Council.

Stavanger, jeg elsker deg

collaboration with dancer Vlad Sinchuk.

Residency at Dansis, Stavanger, March



as dancer and maker. An interactive solo using voicework and audience participation. Presented at BA-ceremony at UiS, Stavanger, May.

Dansende Speil

Sitespecific interactive solo, April, Bjergsted Parken, Stavanger.

BA Final Performance

New choreographies by Hagit Yakira, 
Anton Lachky, and Rui Lopes Graca

Performed at Sandnes Kulturhus.

Anchor 1


Sep 2018 – Dec 2018

Roar Berlin
3 months program: radical journeys in body, dance and performance.

Aug 2015 – June 2018 
University of Stavanger, Faculty of Performing Arts
Bachelor in Contemporary dance 


Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

VSMU Academy of the Arts Bratislava, Slovakia
Erasmus exchange semester, Bachelor in Dance, 


Aug 2014 – June 2015

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School,
København, Denmark

1 year pre-education in contemporary dance 

Jan 2014 – June 2014
Musik og Teater Højskolen
6 months program, dancetheater and newcircus 

Aarhus Katedralskole, gymnasium
Main subjects: Visual arts/Art history, Psychology, Italian


Production funding for 'Coffee or Die' 2022

Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Stavanger Kommune, Rogaland Fylkeskommune and Porsgrunn kommune.

​Support for Kunstgrillen ‘Levende Utekunst’ 2021
Rogaland Fylkeskommune, Stavanger kommune, Fond For Utøvende Kunstnere,  Haugesund Kommune, Sandnes kommune

Preproject funding and residency for Coffee or Die
Cultiva Ekspress, Scenekunst sør LAB 2021

Preprojectsupport for Porcelain Confessions 2021

Norwegian Arts Council, Stavanger Kommune

Projectsupport for Kunstgrillen

Stavanger Kommune, 2020

Projectsupport for In Medias Res

Stavanger Kommune and Rogaland Fylkeskommune, 2020

Stipend for newly educated artists

Norwegian Arts Council, 2019

Preproject funding for In Medias Res

Norwegian Arts Council, 2019

The student honors prize 2018
Faculty of Performing Arts, UiS 


Other relevant work

Jan 2019 – Des 2020

Rimi/Imir Scenekunst (RISK)

- Projectmanager program and lobby.

- initiator and organizer of weekly artistic practice sharings and monthly open jams for local artists.

- part of Affiliated Artist Group 2020

- Uloba BPA, Stavanger
Personal assistant for a wheelchair-user


Jan – juni 2019 Sandnes Kommune

Dance teacher, support group for local youth.

Member of DansiS and previous boardmember of Kunstromarbeid (KRA Stavanger)

Boardmember and teacher in Aarhus Contact Improvisation group.



The world is sound, 2021

Vilnius CI-festival Vilnius, 2019

Silent CI-festival Georgia, 2019

Dancing Date, Tbilisi 2019


Fighting Monkey with Natalia Pieczuro, 2019 + 2023

Kontaktland Ungarn 2018

Budapest International Dance Week 2018

Project X Kasper Ravnhøj, 2017

Metamorphosis CI-festival Sverige, 2017

Lunga Arts festival, Iceland 2016

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