CHOREOGRAPHER INGER CECILIE BERTRÁN DE LIS
Inger Cecilie Bertran de Lis is the art director, choreographer and director for ICB Produksjoner, based in Oslo, Norway. She was educated at the Norwegian National Ballet School and the Norwegian National Academy of Ballet - dance section. Further education in Paris, at Académie des arts Chorégraphiques, Raymond Francetti, and Studio Paris de Centre de Marais, where she e.g. received private lessons for one year with ballet master Gilbert Mayer from the Paris Opera.
She has previously been employed as a dancer for the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Landestheater Linz, Malmø Stadsteater and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. She has also worked for a number of years as a freelance dancer in various stagecraft and TV projects, both in Norway and abroad, including Paris, Madrid, Lausanne and Stockholm.
In 2009, Inger Cecilie Bertrán de Lis established ICB Produksjoner, where she has primarily focused on creating performances for children and young people. Bertran de Lis works based on different topics she wants to explore through the various performances, and where she uses theatrical elements. The performances are cross-artistic, where both the visual and auditive share equal significance in the scenic tableaus, which are often atmospheric, energetic, and poetic. Bertran de Lis is always involved in the visual expression, such as set design, lighting, and costumes, for each production she creates, in order to achieve a comprehensive expression for each individual performance. The music is composed especially for each performance, and she collaborates closely with the different composers to find the right musical expression for each production.