The Artistic Team
Thea Færden Bringsværd, Ingvild Isaksen, Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass og Andreas Strand Renberg.

Every Sånafest the Artistic Team creates a program consisting of curated events and works selected from an international Open Call. Performances, installations, concerts and most of all the journey between all these, are creatively thought through sown to every detail. All the members of the Team also have important additional roles in the board as well as administrative and technical team, and plays a big role in making the festival transform from a dream into reality.

Kunstnerisk Ledelse
Thea Færden Bringsværd, Ingvild Isaksen, Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass og Andreas Strand Renberg.

Hver Sånafest setter Kunstnerisk Ledelse sammen et unikt program bestående av forestilliger, installasjoner, konserter og ikke minst det som foregår i mellomrommene. Programmet lages gjennom en grundig kurateringsprosess i samspill med en internasjonal Open Call. Alle medlemmer av rådet har i tillegg sentrale roller i styret, administrative og tekniske team, og en uunnværlig rolle i hvordan festivalen blir til virkelighet.


  Thea Færden Bringsværd     Thea has her education from Norges Dansehøyskole with a BA in Contemporary Dance (2008) and a MA from Nordic Master of Arts in Dance studies at NTNU (2015). In recent years she has focused on inclusive arts projects in Berlin and Kampot, and had the privilege of choreographing for and working with Epic Encounters, South East Asia's first and only inclusive dance company, as part of her MA thesis. Thea was involved in establishing the professional interest group Dansekunst in Østfold, for which she served as chairperson from 2012-13. She is a freelance dance artist, producer and teacher, working with Hildergeit produksjoner in collaboration with Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass. In Germany she has performed in  bis man den Menschen trifft  and  GRAU  by Karina Suarez Bosche, and has toured in Norway with productions for Den Kulturelle Skolesekken including  Sofasamfunn  by/with Komma Danseteater and  Koffertmysteriet  by Støv Productions.

Thea Færden Bringsværd

Thea has her education from Norges Dansehøyskole with a BA in Contemporary Dance (2008) and a MA from Nordic Master of Arts in Dance studies at NTNU (2015). In recent years she has focused on inclusive arts projects in Berlin and Kampot, and had the privilege of choreographing for and working with Epic Encounters, South East Asia's first and only inclusive dance company, as part of her MA thesis. Thea was involved in establishing the professional interest group Dansekunst in Østfold, for which she served as chairperson from 2012-13. She is a freelance dance artist, producer and teacher, working with Hildergeit produksjoner in collaboration with Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass. In Germany she has performed in bis man den Menschen trifft and GRAU by Karina Suarez Bosche, and has toured in Norway with productions for Den Kulturelle Skolesekken including Sofasamfunn by/with Komma Danseteater and Koffertmysteriet by Støv Productions.

  Ingvild Isaksen     Ingvild has a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music & Dance in London (2012) and is currently studying MA Scenography at The Norwegian Theatre Academy. She initiated Sånafest as Sontidsdans in 2013. Since then she has worked as a freelance choreographer and performer based in Oslo, Norway. Choreographically she explores how to intervene with people’s daily lives by making public spaces a stage for performances. Ingvild is currently collaborating with choreographer Masako Matsushita in the artistic duo A MasIng Productions and is a performer with the interdisciplinary Kompani F in Oslo.  www.ingvildisaksen.com

Ingvild Isaksen

Ingvild has a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music & Dance in London (2012) and is currently studying MA Scenography at The Norwegian Theatre Academy. She initiated Sånafest as Sontidsdans in 2013. Since then she has worked as a freelance choreographer and performer based in Oslo, Norway. Choreographically she explores how to intervene with people’s daily lives by making public spaces a stage for performances. Ingvild is currently collaborating with choreographer Masako Matsushita in the artistic duo A MasIng Productions and is a performer with the interdisciplinary Kompani F in Oslo. www.ingvildisaksen.com

  Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass     Mikkel is an interdisciplinary artist with a bachelor's degree in visual arts from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and a bachelor's degree in acting from the Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad. He is based in Berlin/Fredrikstad and works at the intersection between performance, installation art, sculpture and performing arts with focus on the space and installations in the meeting with the performative. Mikkel is part of the theater company Talking Timber, as well as Hildergeit productions in collaboration with dance artist Thea Færden Bringsværd. He is one of the founders/managers of the open stage project “Kunstresepsjonen” in Fredrikstad. See  www.mikkelhofplass.com  for more info.

Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass

Mikkel is an interdisciplinary artist with a bachelor's degree in visual arts from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and a bachelor's degree in acting from the Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad. He is based in Berlin/Fredrikstad and works at the intersection between performance, installation art, sculpture and performing arts with focus on the space and installations in the meeting with the performative. Mikkel is part of the theater company Talking Timber, as well as Hildergeit productions in collaboration with dance artist Thea Færden Bringsværd. He is one of the founders/managers of the open stage project “Kunstresepsjonen” in Fredrikstad. See www.mikkelhofplass.com for more info.

  Andreas Strand Renberg     Andreas Strand Renberg is trained in clowning at the Swiss school  Scuola Teatro Dimitri.  He has his background from the street theatre company  Stella Polaris  and from the global sailing circus  Zirk Mir  ( Sirkusseilerne NRK).  Today he teaches at  Vestby Kulturskole  as well as composing music and performing with the band   Madamamwe y Los Mas Baratos   .

Andreas Strand Renberg

Andreas Strand Renberg is trained in clowning at the Swiss school Scuola Teatro Dimitri. He has his background from the street theatre company Stella Polaris and from the global sailing circus Zirk Mir (Sirkusseilerne NRK). Today he teaches at Vestby Kulturskole as well as composing music and performing with the band Madamamwe y Los Mas Baratos.