Helene Düring Kjær
Dance artist, performer, choreographer, producer, projectleader and fundraiser
Born: 1994, Aarhus, Danmark
Based in Aarhus (DK) and Stavanger (NO)
Hagit Yakira Dance, livestream version of research 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.
March: Creating and performing for Tou Scene's event Klubb Kiyv.
September: Performing 2 site generic scores + artist talk at Tou.
Dancer in multidisciplinary performance score by composer Josue Blanco Balaguer. Klubscenen (Aarhus), May.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Sep 2018 – Dec 2018
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,
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
RECEIVED STIPENDS AND FUNDING
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