Choreographic Workshop withSølvi Edvardsen & Sudesh Adhana February 2, 2019

Sølvi Edvardsen’s MAN. Dancer: Sudesh Adhana. Photos Trine og Kim Designstudio.

Choreographic Workshop with
Sølvi Edvardsen & Sudesh Adhana

Saturday, February 2, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SFU Woodward’s  – Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC 

Workshop fee: $20. Register at

Contemporary dance workshop with leading Norwegian choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen and award-winning dancer Sudesh Adhana. Open to professional and pre-professional dance artists.

This workshop is part of the Auxiliary programming related to Sølvi Edvardsen Productions’s cross-Canada tour of their solo work MAN, with a last stop in Vancouver on February 1st, 2019. Find details and tickets for the performance at:

This event is made possible with the support of SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

New Works is committed to making dance performances and workshop opportunities financially accessible. If you would like to attend this workshop but cost is a barrier, please contact us, scholarships are available. We can be reached


SØLVI EDVARDSEN has been one of Norway’s leading choreographers for 35 years, and made her debut at Collage Dansekompani in 1980. She has choreographed works for the Norwegian National Ballet, Carte Blanche, Oslo Danse Ensemble, TV, and has created several commissioned works, large independent projects, as well as her own full-length productions. In 1984, Edvardsen became the first choreographer to be awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize, and has subsequently received many awards for her work.

Sølvi Edvardsen calls herself a composer of movement. She feels comfortable in the field between dance and physical theatre. As a creator of images, she does her own set- and costume design in order to create visual consistency. She is a choreographer who enjoys a challenge, entering new landscape of artistic expression. Edvardsen is a nestor within the Norwegian dance scene, always curious and ready for new challenges.

SUDESH ADHANA (born 1979) was born and raised in Faridabad, India. He studied contemporary dance and graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2009. He has also studied the traditional Indian dance forms Chhau and Kathakali.

Sølvi Edvardsen’s project Beyond Borders (2002), where Adhana performed, eventually brought him to Norway. Today he works as a freelance dancer and choreographer, based in Eina, Norway.
In Eina, Adhana has developed the platform R.E.D. – Residency Eina Danz, a collaboration with choreographer and dancer Ella Fiskum. Adhana is an established performer in Norway today, and creates his own works with the non-commercial company Xproarts (established in 2007.)

Adhana still keeps in touch with the Indian dance scene, and in 2015, he was awarded the Indian National Film Awards for best choreography.

New Works gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that this event takes place on the ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
 Photo Trine + Kim Design Studio. Dancer: Sudesh Adhana.