Ingeleiv Berstad is a performer and a choreographer based in Oslo, Norway. Her body of work span from context- and landscape based works to touring pieces, at times it also comes in the format of texts or seminars.
In her work she is investigating forces and energies that shapes our stories and histories, and how they can be molded and break through the fiction we live in. She wants through doing her work to let loose new ways of imagining and of being in the world, both alone and together.
She has a longterm collaboration with choreographer and performer Kristin Ryg Helgebostad, going through most of the projects the last years. Other artists she has been working close with for a long time includes Eivind Seljeseth, Chrisander Brun, Ida Wigdel and Tormod Carlsen. Some of latest her works include SPOILER (2017), Lulleli For Fruholmen Fyr (2016), SOIL GIRL (2013), PHANTASMAGORIC (2016) and Av Historisk Grunn part I -III. (2011-2016)
Ingeleiv Berstad is a graduate from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She holds an MA in choreography and a BA in contemporary dance, which includes being a guest student at SNDO in Amsterdam for a while.
Ingeleiv and her collaborators are touring Black Box Theatre Oslo, MDT Stockholm, BIT Bergen, Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Dansefestival Barents, RAS Sandnes, Ravnedans, Teaterfestivalen i Fjaler, Nordwind Festival in Berlin, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Bora Bora Festival, Flora Theatre Festival in Olomouc and ImPuls Tanz, amongst others.
The artistic director of the Carte Blanche contemporary dance company, choreographer Hooman Sharifi, programmed Ingeleiv and Kristin Helgebostad for the cultural festival in Bergen 2015 where they created the piece LOUDSPEAKERS. They are also commissioned to make a new full-length piece for the company in 2019 together with set-designer and visual artist Signe Becker.