MEMORYWORK








Dr Per Roar Thorsnes


Professor and Head of MA Choreography
Oslo National Academy of the Arts

I work as a choreographer, performer, and artist-researcher, and have an interdisciplinary background and strong concern for socio-political matters. This makes me combine strategies from social research with somatic approaches to make choreography and public art, as seen in my doctoral project Docudancing Griefscapes (2015) from UniArts Helsinki.

Keywords: Choreography, Performative, Representation, Embodiment, Griefscapes.

2020
“Stumbling Matters – on memory as matter that matters”. Performance Research Vol. 25. No. 5 On Diffraction. (Issue editor Annouchka Bayley). Routledge, London. Pages: 24–30.

2018
“Docudancing the local – a situated approach to the social”. In Greenfield, L., Trustram, M., and Abrantes, E. (eds). Being There: Exploring the local through artistic research, NSU Press/Århus University Press: Århus. Pages: 43–56.

2015
Docudancing Griefscapes: choreographic strategies for embodying traumatic contexts in the trilogy Life & Death. Acta Scenica: Helsinki. Monograph. Online version: Acta_Acenica_44.pdf