Ina Christel Johannessen
Ina Christel Johannessen is the artistic director and choreographer for Zero Visibility Corp, one of Norway's leading dance companies. The company had his international breakthrough in 2003 with the performance it's only a rehearsal.
Ina Christel Johannessen studied choreography at the National College of Performing Arts in Oslo, where she now teaches choreography. Her collaboration with Carte Blanche in Bergen, Norway's national company of contemporary dance, is an important part of her work and artistic profile. As late as this spring, she created her fourteenth piece for Carte Blanche.
Ina Christel Johannessen has also created pieces for several other international companies and institutions, including Cullbergballetten, Les Ballet de Monte Carlo, CCDC, City Contemporary Dance Company i Hong Kong, Helsinki City Dance Company, Operabaletten i Stockholm, Oldenburg Tanztheatre, Scottish Dance Theatre, Iceland Dance Company, Den Norske Opera og Ballett and Nationaltheatret in Oslo
Her work is characterized by strong energy along with poetic and often theatrical elements. She is very much involved in the creating of visual elements such as lighting and scenography, which play crucial parts of her work as a whole. The musical elements are always composed of electronic works from international composers, and often new or rewritten works.