Mathilde Caeyers is a dancer and choreographer currently  living and 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 co-created the contemporary dance company Intakt and worked as the main choreographer and artistic director of the company’s first production Eksogen. Currently she is trying to establish herself within in the North of Norway, while working freelance for choreographers and festivals within the region.

August this year, in collaboration with Mari Lotherington and Torbjørn T Sandnes, she premiered LuxTempus; an outdoor performance where installation art, interactive art and dance is combined to create a visceral experience where natural light, weather, time and movement is integrated. Funded by the Covid-19 emergency funds provided by the Norwegian Arts Council.

Mathilde was recently awarded an artist grant from the Norwegian performing arts festival Festspillene i Nord-Norge and will premiere her second full length stage performance, New Religion, during next year’s festival. Furthermore she will be working on a commissioned work for electronic music festivals Extreme Chill Festival and Insomnia in collaboration with Icelandic electronic musician Bjarki.

 

To strengthen her connection to and influence of the professional dance scene in the North of Norway, Mathilde has become director of the Forum for North Norwegian Dance Artists and board member for the performing arts festival Vårscenefest.

Photo by Jens Kristian Nilsen

Education

09.2014 - 05.2018

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Bachelor Honours Degree in dance

Liverpool, UK

08.2013 - 05.2014

Trøndertun Folkehøgskole

One Year Dance Intensive

Trondheim, Norway

08.2010 - 06.2013

Kongsbakken Videregående Skole (High School)

Music, Dance and Drama

Tromsø, Norway

Work 2021/22

LuxTempus
Dancer
Tour with Dansenett Norge
Spring 2022

Fly on the wall
Alan Lucien Øyen/Winter Guests
Insight into company life, performance processes and individual mentoring
2021/22

Bjarki Collaboration

Dancer

Performance @Insomnia music festival

Tromsø, Norway

October 2020

Bjarki Collaboration

Choreographer, dancer

Residency and premiere @Extreme Chill Festival

Reykjavik, Iceland

September 2020

New Religion (working title)

Choreographer, artistic director and dancer

Premiere @Festspillene i Nord-Norge

Harstad, Norway

June 2021
 

Mørkemodig by KATMA/Katrine Strøm
Dancer

Tour Oppland Municipally
March/April 2020


Soft Play by Bianca Hisse and Shahrzad Malekian
Dancer
Premiere outdoors
Tromsø, Norway

March, 2020

Soft play by Bianca Hisse and Shahrzad Malekian
Dancer
Work in progress @ArtLab
Tromsø, Norway
January 2020

Ritsj

Dancer

Performance @Barnas Kunstfestival

Porsgrunn, Norway

January 2021

Work 2020

Mørkemodig by KATMA/Katrine Strøm
Dancer

Tour in Troms and Finnmark Municipally
December 2020 (Covid-19 cancellation)

LuxTempus
Dancer
Performance @Dansefestival Barents
November 2020

Utsikt by KATMA/Katrine Strøm
Dancer

Tour Nordland Municipally

November 2020

XNAKK @Arctic Innovation Week
Online debate
Tromsø, Norway
October 2020

Opening ceremony @Arctic Innovation Week

Co-choreographer, dancer

Tromsø, Norway

October 2020

LuxTempus
Choreographer, artistic director and dancer

Premiering @Tromsø Kunstforening

Tromsø, Norway
August 2020

Dans Hos Haakon (dance film/commercial)

Co-choreographer and dancer

Tromsø, Norway

July 2020

Eksogen II (interactive dance film)
Choreographer, artistic director and dancer

Shown @Vårscenefest (digital edition)

Tromsø, Norway

May 2020

SMELT by Sofie Westvik

Dancer

Performance @Vårscenefest

Tromsø, Norway

May 2020 (Covid-19 cancellation)

Ritsj by KATMA/Katrine Strøm

Dancer

Performance @Vårscenefest

Tromsø, Norway
May 2020 (Covid-19 cancellation)

Ritsj by KATMA/Katrine Strøm

Dancer

Tour Norland Fylkeskommune, Norway
March 2020 (Covid-19 cancellation)

SMELT by Sofie Westik

Dancer and co-choreograper

Residency @Dansearena nord

Hammerfest, Norway

January 2020

Work 2019

Panorama Dance Walk

Directed by Siri Wigdel

Performance @Dansefestival Barents

Hammerfest, Norway

November 2019

Please Switch on Your Mobile Phones

Directed by ThaikaBox

Performance @Dansefestival Barents

Hammerfest, Norway

November 2019

Eksogen

Dancer, artistic director and choreographer

Performance @Platform Nord festival

Kristiansand, Norway

October 2019

Eksogen

Dancer, artistic director and choreographer

Premiere @Kulturhuset i Tromsø

Tromsø, Norway

August 2019

Eksogen

Dancer, artistic director and choreographer

Work in progress performance @FNND anniversary show

Tromsø, Norway

May 2019

Eksogen

Dancer, artistic director and choreographer

Work in progress solo performance @Vårscenefest

Tromsø, Norway

May 2019

Eksogen

Dancer, artistic director and choreographer

Residency @Dansearena nord

Hammerfest, Norway

March 2019

UREDD (RadArt's mentorship programme)

Participant

Tromsø, Norway

2018/2019

Grants and funding

Norwegian Arts Council 
Covid-19 emergency funds
Working/artist grant

FFUK (2020)
Covid-19 emergency funds (Stipend etter forskrift 1. juni)
Working/artist grant

Norwegian Arts Council (2020)

Project Funding

LuxTempus

Festspillene i Nord-Norge (2020)

Ungkunststipend, project funding

New Religion (working title)

Tromsø Municipally (2020)

Project funding

Dans Hos Haakon

Trafo (2020)

Project funding

Dans Hos Haakon

Tvibitstigen (2020)

Project funding

Dans Hos Haakon

Forum For Nordnorske Dansekunstnere (2020)

Project funding

Dans Hos Haakon

Norwegian Arts Council (2019)

Tour funding

Eksogen @Platform Nord

Norwegian Arts Council (2019)

Miscellaneous grant

Sparebankstiftelsen Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge (2019)

Talent grant

FFUK (2019)

Tour funding

Eksogen @Dissidans Dance Festival

FFUK (2019)

Travel grant

HJS Summer Intensive

Forum For Nordnorske Dansekunstnere (2019)

Project funding

Eksogen

Tromsø Municipally (2019)

Project funding

Eksogen

Tvibitstigen (2019)

Project funding

Eksogen

Dansearena nord (2019)
Residency and co-production
Eksogen

Norwegian Arts Council (2018)

Project funding

Eksogen

Tvibitstigen (2018)

Research grant

Eksogen

© Mathilde Caeyers 2020