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About
SART Kompani

SART Dance Company was established in 2019 by Norwegian dance artist Sara Røisland Torsvik. Torsvik works conceptually by exploring and expanding the frames around the performance and collaborating cross-aesthetically, in dialogue with other art forms in a hybrid-scenic language. The art explores existential themes, such as absolute presence, identity and (bodily-)memories, and seeks the real, unrefined expression.

Photo: Gunnbjørg Johannessen

Sara Røisland Torsvik

Norwegian dance artist Sara Røisland Torsvik is the artistic director and choreographer of SART. She also works freelance with her base in Bergen. Torsvik has her BA(hons) in contemporary dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. She apprenticed with the British/Canadian Company SQx Dance in Canada. As a performer, Torsvik has been working for Lizzi Kew-Ross & Co. (UK), Nutshell Dance Company (UK) and A4 films (CO) amongst other companies / choreographers. The latter years she has been spending a lot of time in Colombia where she has worked with actor, dancer, director and choreographer Carlos Ramírez. She has studied and acquired his methodology El Cuerpo Que Crea (The Body that Creates). Torsvik is the only dance artist in Norway who currently uses this methodology. 

 

In addition to her own company SART kompani, Torsvik is the co-founder of Kvinnereller company of performing arts which she leads together with Brita Grov.

Torsvik also works as a freelance dancer and is currently performing in the pieces Growing Stories by Papirvinger / Ine Terese Hogstad & David Alræk and MASKER by No®Way Home / Monica Reksten & Else Olsen Storesund. She is also an active member of the group ImproLABergen. Torsvik received the Bergen municipality's establishment grant in 2019 and is currently a part of the Cultural Council's development program Ovation. In addition she is a part of ProProdusenten 2020 with SART kompani.

Photo: Gunnbjørg Johannessen

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