Kristin Ryg Helgebostad (b.1984) is a Norwegian performer and choreographer based in Oslo. She welcomes a wide range of different performative and choreographic strategies into her practice, and works in several collaborations both as a performer and a choreographer. Long term collaborators include Ingeleiv Berstad, Laura Marie Rueslåtten, Eivind Seljeseth, Chrisander Brun, Ida Wigdel and Tormod Carlsen.
With Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel she developed SOIL GIRL which has toured extensively in Europe and Norway. Their latest piece SPOILER premiered at Black Box Theatre in Oslo in February 2017 and is currently touring. With carillionist Laura Marie Rueslåtten, she has created ME TOO, which since the premiere at Dansens Hus (Oslo) in 2015, has been nominated for the Norwegian Critics Prize, selected for Aerowaves Twenty, Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform, and toured extensively. CHEERS, a new piece by Helgebostad/Rueslåtten, will premiere at Dansens hus in November 2018.
Together with Ingeleiv Berstad, Kristin was commissioned to choreograph LOUDSPEAKERS//BIRTHMARK (2015) for the National Company of Contemporary Dance (Carte Blanche). In 2019 they are choreographing a new piece for the company, titled KNOW HOWS.
Other recent projects as choreographer/dancer include PHANTASMAGORIC with Berstad/Brun/Helgebostad (Dansens Hus 2016, touring 2018), LULLELI FOR FRUHOLMEN FYR with Norwegian Landscape Theatre (Ingøy 2016, nominated for the Norwegian Critics Prize) and AV HISTORISK GRUNN (Dansens Hus/National Tour 2015-2017). Upcoming projects include a collaboration with Corpus (company for contemporary dance at the Royal Ballet in Denmark) and Rosekilde Festival, which will premiere in May 2019, and WE COME IN PEACE, which will premiere in the autumn of 2019.