Photo by Kristina Lang-Ree

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 

Photo by Hydar Dewachi

Photo Kristina Lang-Ree



Premiered August 2019 at Kulturhuset in Tromsø, Norway.

Eksogen* is a contemporary dance performance exploring the dark side of human consciousness, also characterized as the 'shadow side’ by psychologist Carl Gustaf Jung. The performance delves into the process of identifying this shadow, that can be hidden within our deep unconscious mind.

'That which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate'  - C.G Jung

A solo excerpt from the show was showcased at the performing arts festival Vaarscenefest in 2019 and was reviewed by journalist Anki Gerhardsen as

... something we need more of, both as individual human beings and society.

Choreographer, artistic director Mathilde Caeyers

Co-creating dancers Mathilde Caeyers, Lise Damsgård, Sofie Westvik 

Music Gustav Jørgensen

Executive producer Linda Birkedal/Dansearena nord 

Set design Peder Unger Weierholt, Mathilde Caeyers

Stage Technician Peder Unger Weierholt 

Lighting design Nicolas Horne 

Mentor Jenny Svensson/Uredd talentprogram. 

Supported/funded by The Norwegian Arts Council, Tromso Municipally, Fnnd, Tvibitstigen, Dansearena nord

The material used within the stage performance is black tissue paper. We try to reused and recycle it as much as possible.

*Exogenous: (adj).: having an external cause or origin.

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