Inger Cecilie Bertran de Lis is artistic director, choreographer and director of ICB Productions, based in Oslo, Norway. She is a graduate of the Opera’s Ballet School and the Norwegian Ballet Academy’s dance line. Further education in Paris, at the Académie d ´art choreographique, Raymond Francetti, and Studio Paris de Center de Marais, where she ia. took private lessons for a year with the ballet master Gilbert Mayer, from the Paris Opera.
She has previously been employed as a dancer in the Finnish National Ballet, Landestheater Linz, Malmö Stadsteater and the Norwegian Opera. She has also worked for many years as a freelance dancer in various free performing arts productions and television projects, both at home and abroad, which i.a. Paris, Madrid, Lausanne and in Stockholm.
In 2003, she created her first performance based on Edward Munch’s life and work of art in collaboration with cellist Karoline R Næss, and the Munch Museum as co-producers.
Her first performance for the very youngest 0-3 years was in 2006 and in co-production with Dansens Hus. Since then, Bertrán de Lis has primarily focused on creating performances for children and young people, where she works from different themes that she wants to shed light on through the various performances, and where she uses theatrical elements. The performances are interdisciplinary, where both the visual and the auditory are equally important in the scenic tableaux, which are often evocative, imaginative and poetic. Her performances are known for capturing both children and adults.
Most of the performances have been shown at Dansens Hus, but have also been a great success elsewhere in the country. She has toured with her performances abroad, which i.a. Theater Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, Tanzhaus NRW in Dusseldorf, Nasjonalteatrets in Rekjavik, and Woking International dance festival in UK.
She also choreographs for institutional theaters and independent performing arts groups, including she made the choreography for the award-winning production of The Lady from the Sea at Oslo New Theater, which won the Hedda Prize in 2006 for this year’s performance.
Inger Cecilie has received several scholarships, including The Government’s 3-year work scholarship in 2010-2012 and the Government’s 5-year work scholarship from 2018.