Mathilde Caeyers is a dancer and choreographer currently working in the North of Norway. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor Honours Degree in dance from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Since graduating Mathilde has been a member of Uredd; a mentorship programme for young artists at the start of their careers. During this time she additionally established the contemporary dance company Intakt in collaboration with two other nordic dance artists. The company wishes to focus on its connection to the North of Norway while being a platform for collaboration between young, newly established creatives.
Additionally, Mathilde started the development of the company's first production called Eksogen, where she worked as the producer and main choreographer. The project received funding from the Norwegian Arts Council and premiered in August 2019.
To strengthen her connection to and influence of the professional dance scene in the North of Norway, Mathilde is deputy of the Forum for North Norwegian Dance Artists and board member of the performing arts festival Vaarscenefest.
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Eksogen is Mathilde's debut performance as a choreographer created in collaboration with the newly established North-Norwegian contemporary dance company Intakt. The show aims to explore whether there is a potential for violence in each individual human body through the philosophical lense of psychologist Carl Jung.
It delves into the process of realising the shadow that is welded into our deep unconscious mind and evolves around Jung's quote: that which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate - C.G. Jung. Eksogen premiered in August 2019, and did guest performances at the Platform Nord festival and Dissidanse Dance Festival the same year.
Mathilde additionally got the opportunity to show a solo excerpt from the show during Vårcenefest 2019, which was reviewed by journalist Anki Gerhardsen as
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Choreography Mathilde Caeyers, with dancers
Dancers Mathilde Caeyers, Lise Damsgård and Sofie Westvik
Executive producer Linda Birkedal/Dansearena nord
Set design Peder Unger Weierholt, Mathilde Caeyers
Stage Technician Peder Unger Weierholt
Lighting designer Nicolas Horne
Mentor Jenny Svensson/Uredd talentprogram.
Supported/funded by The Norwegian Arts Council, Tromso Municipally, Fnnd, Tvibitstigen, Dansearena nord