Summary of own artistic research

As director, creator, choreographer, and performer for 25 years, my work is anchored in an evolving artistic inquiry into multisensory relations of ecological attention through movement, manifested as performance, participatory performative scores, live art installations, workshops, and writing.

In Helsing Øre+Øjne (2009), Battle of Copenhagen (2013), and Sufi Science (2014-2015), we investigated the interactive relation between the site-specific installations, spectators and performers.

I directed the 2016 performance installation “You Come And We Will Show You What We Do” as a mixed-media, lab-based inquiry into audience participation in contact improvisation and performance research.

Directing the interactive performance “Living Purple” at Arken Museum for Moderne Art (2017), I explored the tacit and relational space as a constant transformative inquiry. An exploration in how we can experience art differently through the observation of moving bodies and our own sensing moving bodies in physical relation to others.

For the 2018 performance and research-creation “Touch, I remember Touch,” I depicted divergent relational fields with an experimental setup, capturing thought-in-the-making as living video transmission.

In 2019, I joined the research project Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting (EER): between Studio Olafur Eliasson and the Interacting Minds Centre (IMC), Århus university. As part of EER, I performed my piece Sharing Perspectives (SP) at Tate Modern London. SP gave a rare insight into the world of the other by embodying another person’s perspective. As ways to navigate the pandemic, I developed the performative scores, Greeting Cards (2020), that questioned and redefined the choreographed gesture greeting; and INviteME Online (2021), that invited participants to reconnect to their private spaces, plants, and each other. I publish on these collaborations in both artistic and scientific books and journals. 



M.F.A. from The Danish National School of Performing Arts,The Dance Department, Copenhagen 2018.

Selected work


  • Thorvaldens Art Museum. Performing my piece Sharing Perspectives as part of ART WEEK.
  • Earthbound symposium, Earthwise. Performance lecture Coffee-plant Encounter by Dorte Bjerre Jensen and Professor Joe Dumit.
  • DOKK1 online, online conference “CI For The Future” USA among others. The EER project: Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting (EER) Art and science at work. A research collaboration between IMC and Studio Olafur Eliasson. 
  • Creator and performer of the performative score INviteME Online. An online interactive piece depicting togetherness,intimacy and vital materiality.
  • Online conference “Embodying Academia”,Aarhus university (co-run by Aja Smith) performing my piece INviteME Online with masters students in anthropology.


  • Forsøgsstationen/The Lab Station, DOKK1 Aarhus, The Academy Music, dance, Theatre and Copenhagen University Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.
  • Lectures and performing Performative Scores: Greeting Cards and INviteME – The choreography of a pandemic.           


  • The Tate Modern England. Performing my piece Sharing Perspectives as part of the EER research collaboration between IMC and Studio Olafur Eliasson.
  • Moma Tbilisi,Georgia. Museum of Moderne Art. Performer: Body Mosaic – poetry in motion by Maya Wuytack. 


  • The Danish National School of Performing Arts (DDSKS). Performer, dancer and creator of the pieces: My purple skin and Touch, I remember Touch.
  • KU.BE,Festivalen Resonans, Frederiksberg; Life, Death & AI. Performances and lectures by Marco Donnarumma, Dorte Bjerre Jensen & Hanne Bess Boelsbjerg. Deadweight performed by Jensen & Boelsbjerg.            


  • Arken Museum of Modern Art, DK. Performer and creator of the pieces: Living Purple, and ME.
  • The Danish National School of Performing Arts. Dancer and co-creator of the piece: You’ll come, and we’ll show you what we do. Contact improvisation as performance and as live art installation.


  • The School of Performing Arts, University of Malta. Performer, co-researcher and creator of the piece: Dance and Conflict. The short movie Pitch; a study on the materiality of conflict. Director: Charlie Morrissey. 


  • Carlsberg, Boblehallen, Copenhagen Dreamhouse. DK. Dancer and performer: Ouagadougou Danser. Copenhagen Dreamhouse and Compagnie Les Voi du Sable et des Glace. 


  • Copenhagen Dreamhouse & Hawila, Copenhagen, DK. Performer: Sufi Science – Part one.  


  • Kunstskibet Pananga Pearl, Live Art, Helsingør, DK Dancer: Helsing Øre+Øjne, Live art installations,site specific performances.
  • METROPOLIS, International performance art festival, Copenhagen. Performer and co-creator: Submarine Ballet. 




  • Interacting Minds Centre (IMC) Århus University: full time artist and researcher within the project Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting (EER) art and science at work. A research collaboration between IMC and Studio Olafur Eliasson. 


  • Trapholt, Museum for Modern Art and Design, DK. Lecture and workshop. Sharing Perspectives as interactive performative staff training. EER research collaboration.


  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, DK. Movement workshops. The moving sensing body as art-making.


  • The Royal Ballet, DK. CORPUS. Classes. Composing bodies in space.


  • Theater and Film University, Tbilisi, Georgia hosting The international CI festival. Lectures, performance and workshops, Touch and Relation in the frame of CI and process philosophy.



  • The Danish National School of Performing Arts. Workshops,classes and lectures: contact improvisation (CI) in the frame of process philosophy.



  • The Academy of Music, Dance and Theater. Classes and workshops: CI as synaptic architecture – composing bodies in space. 



  • Ophelia Acting School Copenhagen. Classes. Contact improvisation and stage presence. One-to-one sessions (mentoring) and a member of the student selection committee.



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