Still water makes no change
Moving water moves

I`d like to be a vortex of moving tradition & powerful ideas creating passage to the unknown

- HallGrim -


Hallgrim Hansegård, artistic name "HallGrim", (1980) is a choreographer dedicated to the art of moving. His works are performed in more than 30 countries, censored by the catolic church of Italy and awarded the Silver Prize of Performing Arts in Prix Italia 2013 and«Best Choreography» of Eurovision Song Contes 2009. He is also national champion in the Norwegian traditional dance, halling, in 2011-2013 and in 2015 where he won the King's prize given each 8th year. He is currently choreographing the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games 2016.

The dance which gave HallGrim the King's prize.

HallGrim has choreographed for tv, theatres, orchestras, wall dances and performance arts. By National Geographic he is described as «wildly inventive» and by NRK as a «new-thinking choreographer with a strong will of doing his own things».

HallGrim is trained as a video artists in Italy and has shown animation arts at the Biennal of Venice and at Norwegian cinemas and festivals. He often has an archeological approach to innovation and has won the Norwegian Championships of traditional dance twice in a row. Parts of the last year he has spent in a Chinese kung fu temple exploring the non-verbal communication in between traditional movement artists. HallGrim founded Frikar Moving Arts in 2006.

HallGrim is currently recieving the Norwegian governments grants for artists for his research on border crossing choreograpy. He is also writing a book on his project "8". In 2013 he is touring solo on international stages like Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, Potsdam and Celtic colours in Canada. His ensemble pieces are touring contemporarily with Frikar Moving Arts.

NRK`s documentary about Hallgrim Hansegård, "Frikar in Dragons temple" was released 12.12.12

Watch Hallgrims latest dance movie ("8 møter") here, collaboration with NRK, 26 minutes

The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation about Hallgrim Hansegård