Solveig Styve Holte (b. 1984) is a dancer and choreographer. She completed her MA in Choreography in 2015 at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KhiO) where she is a currently a Research fellow. Her research explores usages of already existing materials and historical archives in a contemporary choreographic practice, emphasizing questions of agency and shared authorship. She works extensively in collaborations and creates performances for museum, gallery, theater, outdoor spaces, as well as writings. Recent works are ViSir (2020), Flakkande røynd (2019) with Grenne/ Holte/Lauvdal/ Johannesdottir/ HAiKw and Lightness: Fleire(2017).In 2021 she will premiere a new performance HORDE in collaboration with Ingri Fiksdal and 10 teenagers in the new Munch Museum in Bjørvika and in Kilden teater in Kristiansand. She has presented works at Galleri Golsa, Podium, Dramatikkens hus, Dansens Hus and Black Box teater in Oslo, Dansehallarne, Copenhagen, Kunsthall Trondheim, Weld Stockholm. Together with Venke Sortland and Ann-Christin Kongsness she initiated and is the in editorial team for the anthology KOREOGRAFI/ CHOREOGRAPHY(2016 and 2018) with an upcoming edition for 2020.

Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.


Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.


TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.