Artistic encounters
in war and violent conflict

Sara Christophersen

Researcher and website moderator
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Sara Christophersen is a dancer, choreographer, and researcher and is currently working as research assistant at PRIO.

Sara has an MA in human geography from the University of Oslo (2020) and BA in dance and choreography from Laban in London (2004). Her academic and artistic interests intersect, with a particular interest in feminist methodologies, notions of solidarity and care, and collaborative processes of knowledge creation. Artistically she is interested in interdisciplinary methods, and her work is often made in negotiation with the context in which it is produced.

For the past 15 years, she has worked as an independent choreographer and dancer, taking part in and leading several collaborative projects in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Ethiopia. Her artistic practice includes performance work for theatre, public spaces and site-specific work, choreography, installations, and writing. In 2015 she was awarded together with colleague Helle Siljeholm the Hans Christian Ostrø Memorial Award for their distinctive work in Palestine and the Middle East.