Ina Christel Johannessen is one of Norway’s most renowned dance artists – a true pioneer. With her company zero visibility corp. (established in 1996) she thrills audiences world wide. She is a choreographer as capable of charming audiences with her art as she is at making them squirm uncomfortably in their seats. Her choreographies explore opposites that are constantly changing. One hundred percent physical, and full of both energy and poetry.
Every piece is created in close collaboration with devoted partners in Norway and abroad, and the works vary from duets to large-scale productions. Ina is highly involved in the creating of visual elements such as lighting and set design, which play crucial parts of her work as a whole. The musical elements are always composed of electronic works from international composers, either new or rewritten works.
Sadler’s Wells in London, Harbour front Centre in Toronto, Grec Festival in Barcelona and Sydney Opera House have among others presented the company, since they started touring internationally in 2003. In New York, PS21 secured zero visibility corp. their US debut 10 years ago.
The sought-after Johannessen additionally works for international companies such as Ballet de Monte Carlo, CCDC Hong Kong, and Cullberg Ballet. In 2008 she received the Norvegian Critics Award for Ambra made for Iceland Dance Company and Carte Blanche. The close relationship with Carte Blanche in Bergen is significant, resulting in 14 full-evening works to date.