Brynjar Åbel Bandlien


Brynjar Åbel Bandlien was educated in dance in his native Norway and in Germany. In the period 1995-1998 he worked as a professional dancer with the Netherlands Dance Theater 2 in Holland before pursuing a career as a contemporary dancer in the European scene. He has worked and collaborated with artist such as Vera Mantero, Manuel Pelmus, Raimund Hoghe, Antonija Livingstone, Philipp Gehmacher and Jennifer Lacey. Since 2004 Bandlien lived and worked in Bucharest Romania and was part of the community that built the CNDB. In this period he was active dancing, teaching yoga, giving workshops and participating politically. He also curated the program Zilele Strimbe (Crooked Days) as part of the CNDB season in 2008. As a choreographer he staged the works O in 2005 and Still in 2008. In September 2011 he is presenting his edition of Romanian Dance History in Oslo, Norway. Bandlien is based in Oslo.