BodyCartography Bibliography


Kaljo, Hanna Laura. “How not to go extinct. Resisting Extinction” EDASI. May 2023. <>

Noy, Amit. “What to do with the Mad you Feel? BodyCartography Project’s Resisting Extinction”. Pantograph Punch, May 2023 <>

Pringle, Lyne.“The feel of rimu needles in my hair; the taste of gorse flowers; the pull of gravity on a slope”. Feb 2023 <>

Big Idea Editor. “Lowdown; Cyclone Hits Creative Sector Hard”. The Big Idea. Feb 2023. <>

Bigé, Emma. “Mouvements. Écopolitiques de la danse”. La Découverte. 2023. Print


Bieringa, Olive. “The LEAF Episode 1: Show and Tells from FRIEC Collective Artists”, The Nature of Cities. Oct 2022. <>

Galli, André, “SAMMENomGATA (2019-2022) – Interview with curator Linn Cecilie Ulvin about art in urban development”. Nov 2022.<> Pettersen, Anette Therese. “Performing arts and ecological care”, Nov 2022. <>

Reithaug Sterud, Marte. “An ambivalent forest tour”, Shakespeare Tiddsskrift. Sep 2022. <>

Linatti, Daniel, “#17 – SITE podcast BodyCartography Project – Olive Bieringa & Otto Ramstad” KONST-VÄRK / ART-ACHE  May 2022. <>

Ghekiere, Ilse. ’This is the place where death delights to help the living’. Shakespeare Tiddsskrift, May 2022 <>

Barth, Theodor. “Meantime Index: Datum (Dedicated to Dance(The BodyCartography Project”. KHiO website. April 2022.  <>


Parzer, Sabine, “Good Choices – a Holistic Conversation About Dance, Art & Life | Episode 9 Olive Bieringa”. April 2021. Youtube. <>

Rehberg, Dieter. “Somatic Radio: Olive Bieringa talks with Dieter Rehberg”. Spotify. Oct 2021. <>


Wiederholt, Emily. “Experiencing the Body as Physical Resource”. June 13, 2019. Stance on Dance website <>

Bieringa, Olive. “Te Ao Live: Experimental Dance Aotearoa NZ in the Early 21st Century” Ed. Alexa Wilson. New Zealand, January 2019. Print

Bieringa, Olive, Galanter, Margit, Jones, Justin, Wilder, Arwen and Edes, Asher. “Under Seeing: An Approach to Feeling and Sensing Performance”. Contact Quarterly, Vol. 44 no. 1 Winter/Spring 2019. Print

Chevalier, Grégory. “Commonalities & Distinctions: Body-Mind Centering® & Contact Improvisation, an interview with Otto Ramstad” Contact Quarterly, Vol. 44 no. 1 Winter/Spring 2019. Print


Stanek, Damon. “The Place of Space”. INREVIEW. Summer 2018. Print

Stanek, Damon. “action movie”. INREVIEW. Summer 2018. Print

Klaark, Stevie Ada. “action movie”. INREVIEW. Summer 2018. Print

Klaark, Stevie Ada. “The Place of Space”. INREVIEW. Summer 2018. Print

Regan, Sheila. “BodyCartography Project’s ‘Felt Room’ flickers with substance and light”

Star Tribune. 13 July, 2018, Print

Kramer, Michael J. “Intimate Choreography and the Responsibility of the Audience: BodyCartography Project’s closer”. Theater Volume 48, Issue 2 May 2018, Print

Oicherman, Boris. “Mapping (your) body”. July 17, 2018. <>

Oicherman, Boris, “Visceral. Political. Dance. An Interview with BodyCartography Project By Olive Bieringa”. August 1, 2018. <>

Fleming, James. “Notebook — BodyCartography Project.” March 30, 2018. <>

Mohr, Hope. “Framing Feeling: BodyCartography Triptych.” March 27, 2018. <>

Farrar, Sarah & Crichton-Rouse, Daniel & Bieringa, Olive. “Space, body, and movement: An interview with BodyCartography Project’s Olive Bieringa.” March 14, 2018.  <>

Freeman, Lynn. “BodyCartography Project – still crazy after 20 years!” Radio New Zealand. February 18, 2018. <>

Locke, Abiel. “felt room”. March 7, 2018. <>


Landsberger, Hannah. “closer(group) at Dance Place” Sep. 19, 2017. <>

Regan, Sheila. “BodyCartography Project stages ‘felt room,’ a dance performance in the dark”. Star Tribune. June 28, 2017 <>

Bieringa, Olive, Longley, Alice, Bainbridge Cohen, Bonnie. DANZ magazine April 2017 “Present and listening and curious and open to differences: A conversation between Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Olive Bieringa and Alys Longley” <>

Palmer, Caroline. “felt room”. February 2017. <>

Combs, Marianne. “Art Hounds: Looking into the vortex.” Minnesota Public Radio. February 16, 2017. <>


Sortland, Venke Marie “Innimæsjæl-opplevelse: Praksis som utøvelse og refleksjon”. October 25, 2016 <>

Sture Iversen, Anette. “Praxis festival – a Humanistic Project”. Pa Spissen. December 30, 2016. Print

Howard, Judith. “Olive Bieringa’s “action movie” @ Vital Matters”. October 21, 2016, <>

Charter, Amelia. “closer in Chicago”. December 2016. <>

De la Peña, Matt “The dance project closer culminates in a big-ass dance party this weekend”. Chicago Reader. November 3, 2016 <>

Regan, Sheila. “Best bets for dance lovers: Vital Matters”. Star Tribune. September 30, 2016 <>

LeFevre, Camille. “Vital Matters”. City Pages. October, 2016  <>

Meandering Methodologies, Deviant Disciplines — Four Years of City Art Collaboratory. Ed. Shanai Matteson, Public Art Saint Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 2016. Print.

Bieringa, Olive. “Olive Bieringa on Choreographing Empathy.” March 7, 2016 <>

Amery, Mark. “Fluid Containers.” March 9, 2016. <>

Bate, Anna. “Team closer(solo).” March 10, 2016 <>

Smuda, Sean. “On closer.” August 20th 2016 <>


Moving Sites – Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance. Ed. Victoria Hunter Routledge. 2016. Print.

Regan, Sheila. “In BodyCartography’s ‘closer,’ audience becomes a dance partner.” August 14, 2015. <>

Gastineau, Emily. “Putting the Buzzwords of Engagement into Motion.” 11 September. 2015. <>

Schouweiler, Susannah. “Private Dance in Public Space.” 12 August, 2015. <>

Martin, Chris. “closer: We’re All Embarrassed, We’re All Embodied, We’re All Dancing.” September 29, 2015. <>

Kerr, Euan. “Dance group brings performance into public, personal spaces.” Minnesota Public Radio. 13 August, 2015 <>

Bieringa, Olive. “Condo Magazine talking series.” Condo Magazine. 2015. <>

Brown, Jeffrey. “This museum gift shop sells art you can’t hang on the wall.” PBS Newshour. 27 May, 2015. <>

Duffalo, Ashley. “Why Is It So Difficult to Talk Critically About Socially Engaged Art?” 10 December, 2014. <>

Townsend, John. “BodyCartography Project Bridges the Relationship Between Dancer and Audience This Summer.” Lavender Magazine. 8 July 2015. <>

Regan, Sheila. In BodyCartography’s ‘closer,’ audience becomes a dance partner.” Star Tribune. 14 August 2015. <>

Hewitt, Chris. “Body Cartography’s Olive Bieringa answers our 9 questions.” Pioneer Press. 16 July 2015. <>

Trubridge, Sam. “Touch Compasses ACQUISITIONS ’15.” Theater Review. 28 Aug 2015. <>

Hunt, Ann. “Touch Compass Dance Company’s Acquistions is a lively, vigorous works.” Dominion Post. 29 August, 2015. <>


Crandalla, Maxe and Selby Wynn Schwartzb. “Symptom review from Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory.” Columbia University b St. Mary’s College of California. 22:1-2 (July- Nov. 2012). web. Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales. 28 Nov. 2014. <>

Crews, Roz. “Audience Response to Super Nature Installation at TBA:14.” 17 Oct. 2014. <>

Rae, Bernadette. “Hypnotic work is one out of the box.” New Zealand Herald. 8 Aug. 2014. <>

Ashley, Linda PhD. “Humanity Exposed.” 7 Aug. 2014. <>

Schouweiler, Susannah. “Exchange: HIJACK and BodyCartography on Collaboration, Choice and Chance.” mnartists blog. 17 Jul. 2014 <>

Cronin, Karl. “dancing the heart awake.” 20 Jun. 2014. <>

Milsom, Julia. “Practising the Art of Asking Questions.” Theater Review. 7 June 2014. <>

Smith, Val. “Honoring our highly specialized individual artists.” Theater Review. 6 Jun. 2014. <>

Trubridge, Sam. “Mystery, intrigue, difficulty, challenge and fantastic moments.” Theater Review. 30 May 2014. <>

Radich, Eva. “Olive features on Radio New Zealand’s Upbeat.” Radio New Zealand. 26 May 2014. <>

BodyCartography in conversation with HIJACK.” Movement Research. Critical Correspondence. 12 Mar. 2014. <>


Jankowski, Nichole. “Station to Station: St. Paul.” V Magazine. Oct. 2013. <>

Kramer, Michael J. “Dancing the Animal Spirits.” CULTURE ROVER: PROMISCUOUS CULTURAL CRITICISM. 10 Oct. 2013. <>

LeFevre, Camille. “An Engaging, Irony-Free Foray into the Making of Performance.” 25 Sept. 2013. <>

Regan, Sheila. “Impetus: Soap Factory’s new contemporary dance festival.” CityPages. 21 Aug. 2013. <>

Darst, Lightsey. “How is a Dance Film Different from a Movie Preview?” 1 July 2013. <>

Regan, Sheila. “Dance that Breaks the fourth wall.” TC Daily Planet. Behind the Story.  23 Jun. 2013. <>

Steinwald, Michele. “Noticing the Feedback: A Proposal to the Contemporary Dance Field, and/or This Revolution Will Be Crowdsourced.” 10 June 2013. <>

“Best Dance Company Minneapolis 2013 – The BodyCartography Project.” CityPages. Apr. 2013. <>

“Super Nature featured on a new episode of MN Original!” MN Original.  22 Feb. 2013. <>

The Real Thing.” Cupertino Inn News. 15 Feb. 2013. <>

Darst, Lightsey. “What Do You Want to See?” 7 Feb. 2013. <>

Talijancic, Ivan. “Evolutionary struggles played out in Bodycartography Project’s Super Nature.” 23 Jan. 2013. <>

Barker, Jeremy M. “Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa Talk ‘Super Nature’.” Culturebot. 8 Jan. 2013. <>


Fiala, Jessica. “The Animal Human: A SpeakEasy for BodyCartography Project.” 29 Oct. 2012. <>

Freeh, Penelope. “Supernatural Star Turns.” 26 Oct. 2012. <>

Palmer, Caroline. “BodyCartography’s wild kingdom.” Star Tribune. 26 Oct. 2012. <>

Freeh, Penelope. “Supernatural Star Turns.” The Green Room. 26 Oct. 2012. <>

Steinwald, Michele. “Sourcing Dance Through the Body: BodyCartography Project’s Creative Process.” 24 Oct. 2012. <>

Regan, Sheila. “BodyCartography brings empathy and melodrama to the Walker.” CityPages. 23 Oct. 2012. <>

Tillotson, Kristin. “Dance company not afraid to go there.” Star Tribune. 22 Oct. 2012. <>

Darst, Lightsey. “How to Choreograph Empathy.” 7 June 2012. <>

Wagner, Tony. “Performance Review: “Super Nature” Installation at the Walker.” 2 June 2012. <>

Wagner, Tony. “Super Human Nature.”, 30 May 2012. <>


Rickman, James. “The BodyCartography Project: Symptom.” Beacon Pass. n.d.

Gouker, Grace. “Mammouth collective.” 24 Feb. 2011. <>

Regan, Sheila. “BodyCartography Project’s Olive Bieringa at the Bell Museum.” City Pages Blogs. 23 Feb. 2011. <>

Kerr, Euan. “Bell Museum event gets up close and personal with dance.” MPR News. 23 Feb. 2011. <>

Regan, Sheila. “10 Fantastic South Minneapolis Performances of 2010.”, SouthWest Minneapolis, Patch. 3 Jan. 2011.

Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternate Spaces. Ed. Caroline Pavlik and Melanie Kloetzel. University of Florida Press, 2011. Print.


Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad in conversation with Laurie Van Wieren.”

Movement Research.  Critical Correspondence. 26 Dec. 2010. <>

Regan, Sheila. “BodyCartography Project Looks at Twin Dynamics in ‘Symptom’.”, TC Daily Planet. Dance. 13 Nov. 2010. <>

Palmer,Caroline. “Dancing with the Ramstad Twins.” Star Tribune. 12 Nov. 2010. <>

LeFevre, Camille. “Ramstad Twins Address the Body in ‘Symptom’.” MINNPOST. 11 Nov. 2010. <>

Darst, Lightsey. “Body Cartography.” Quodlibetica. Constellation 21. 1 Sept. 2012. Constellation 10. 1 Oct. 2010. <>

Mathieu, Aurelie. “Mammal / Lyon Opera Ballet Review.” Lyon Capitale. 26 June 2010. <>

Lee, Chia-Ling. “Aesthetic in the Era of Trauma.” ARTCO Monthly. No. 212. n.d. Web. June 2010. <>

Bieringa, Olive. “BodyCartography.” Forward 110: Architecture and the Body. Spring 2010. Volume 10, No. 1 (2009): 36-43. Web. June 2010. <>

Shapiro, Linda. “SCUBA Touring Network.” City Pages. A-List. 21 Apr. 2010. <>

Shapiro, Linda. “The Body Cartography Project.” Dance Magazine. Feb. 2010. <>

Mock, Teresa. “Thoughts of BodyCartography Project’s ‘½ Life’.” TC Daily Planet. 20 Feb. 2010. <>

Regan, Sheila. “Performance Imagines a Nuclear Apocalypse.” Star Tribune. 31 Jan. 2010. <>

Peiken, Matt. “Body Cartography: ½ Life.” 3 Minute Egg. 28 Jan. 2010. <>

Regan, Sheila. “BodyCartography Project Makes Physics Physical (and Political) in ‘½ Life’ at the Southern.” TC Daily Planet. Dance. 28 Jan. 2010. <>

Palmer, Caroline. “Think Globally, Dance Locally.” Star Tribune. 23 Jan. 2010. <>

Palmer, Caroline. “Dance Spotlight: Dancing Twins.” Star Tribune. n.d. Intermedia Arts. n.d. <>


Adams, Paul C. Geographies of Media and Communication. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. 2009. Print.

Choreographic Reflections. Ed. Fredericke Lampert. Germany: LIT-Verlag, 2009. Print.

Darst, Lightsey.  “A Critics Reflection on Choreographers Evening 2009.” 2 Dec. 2009. <>

Palmer, Caroline. “Memories of Late Icons Abound.” Star Tribune. 30 Nov. 2009. <>

Stevenson, Jenny. “From Wellington to Lyon: The Body Cartography Project.” DANZ Quarterly: New Zealand Dance. Issue17 (Oct/Nov/Dec 2009): 14-15. Print.

Scott, Gregory J. “BodyCartography Project: ‘½ Life’.” Vita.MN. n.d. 17 Aug. 2012. <>

Bieringa, Olive. “Body and Soul Podcast” Infinite Body; art and creative consciousness by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. 28 May 2009. <>

Garfield, Mette. “Hello Nervous System Review.” Terpischore Magazine (Copenhagen). 27 Apr. 2009.<>

Wern, Vibeke. “Hello Nervous System Review.” Berlingske Newspaper (Copenhagen). 27 Apr. 2009. <>

Peiken, Matt. “BodyCartography Project on 3 Minute Egg.” 3 Minute Egg. 12 Feb. 2009. <>

Hodges. Mary Love. “An Uneasy Holiday at PS122’s COIL Festival.” The Brooklyn Rail. 4 Feb. 2009. <>

Witrak, Peter. “Holiday House.” 22 Jan. 2009. <>

Pujol, Quim. “‘Holiday House’, The Body Cartography project, Otto Ramstad + Olive Bieringa, PS122, 13/1/2009.” 13 Jan. 2009. <>

Suclas, Roslyn. “Dance in Review: BodyCartography Project.” New York Times. 12 Jan. 2009. <>


Mowry, Betsy. “Art goes green in St. Paul.” TC Daily Planet. 3 Nov. 2008. <>

“Dancing room only on platform.” BBC News. 25 Sept. 2008. <>

Bieringa, Olive and Otto Ramstad, “GO; city, self, and others.” Contact Quarterly 33.2 (summer/fall 2008). print.

Holzer, Sabina. “SWARM>IN MINDS: A desire to act interact.” Corpus. 31 July 2008. <>

Schell, Justin. “Cords and Chords: SPARK 2008.” 11 Mar. 2008. <>

Shapiro, Linda. “Dance that dares: Any place can be a stage.” MinnPost. 18 Feb. 2008. <>

Palmer, Caroline. “Artists of the Year: The BodyCartography Project.” City Pages. 9 Jan. 2008. <>

LeFevre, Camille. “On Location: The BodyCartography Project Talks About the Importance of Place.” 7 Jan. 2008. <>

LeFevre, Camille. “in the spotlight; The BodyCartography Project.” Star Tribune. 4 Jan. 2008. <>

Nelson, Robb. “Twisting the night away: Welcome to ‘Holiday House’.” MinnPost. 4 Jan. 2008. <>

Shapiro, Linda. “The Body Cartography Project: Made in Japan.” City Pages. A-list. 2 Jan 2008. <>


Cheesman, Sue. “Olive and Otto – Placing dance outside the theatre – within the body.” DANZ Quarterly, 8 (2007): 8-9. Print.

LeFevre, Camille. “OnStage: Or, rather, not quite on stage.” The Star Tribune. 2007. Print.

La Rocco, Claudia. “Memories of a Venerable Showcase.” New York Times. 30 Dec. 2007. <>

Jones, Justin. “Holiday House Site Show Interview.” Movement Research. Critical Correspondence. 8 Oct. 2007. <>

Palmer, Caroline. “The Body Cartography Project: Holiday House.” City Pages. A-list. 19 Sept. 2007. <>

Scott, Gregory J. “Kinesthtic Kino.” 15 Feb. 2007. <>

Darst, Lightsey. “Power! Immortality! Loss!: Dance Film at Kinesthetic Kino.” 13 Feb. 2007. <>

Riegel, Kristin. “Dance film festival to debut at Mac.” 9 Feb. 2007. <>


Bieringa, Olive. “Between Landscape, Self and Other.” Proximity Magazine [Australia] (2006). Print.  

Feliciano, Rita. “Kinesthetic Kino- San Francisco.” San Francisco Bay Guardian. 2006. Print.

Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka.”Triptych: dancing in Thirdspace.” Cultural Geographies in Practice 13.4 (Oct. 2006):610. Print.

Law, Kate. “Thinking Outside the Black Box: Site-specific Artists Speak their Minds.” InDance Magazine. 2006.

Palmer, Caroline. “GO.” City Pages. A-list. n.d. Print.

Palmer, Caroilne. “Kinesthetic Kino.” City Pages. A-list. n.d. Print.

Royce, Graydon. “Celebration Sorrow at Sage.” Star Tribune. 5 Oct. 2006. <>

Kalstrom, Jeffrey. “About [ ] at Choreographic- a photo exhibit.” Aug. 2006. <>

Pearlman, Karen. “A dance of definitions; Karen Pearlman at Screendance in the USA.” RealTime Arts 74 (Aug-Sept 2006): 20. Web. n.d. <>

Morrison, Mandy. “Olive Bieringa of the BodyCartography Project.” , New York Arts Magazine. 1 May 2006. <>

Ramstad, Otto. “Dance, Place, and Video.” Contact Quarterly 31.2 (2006). Web. 25 Mar. 2006. <>


de Poyen, Jennifer. “Lower Left finds unity in creative purpose.” Union – Tribune San Diego. 12 Nov. 2005. <>

Davis, Jennifer. “New Horizons.” St Petersburg Times. 2005. n.d. Print.

TimeOut, St Peterberg, 2005


Bieringa, Olive and Otto Ramstad. “Shifting the Territory Alters the Map.” Contact Quarterly 29.2 (2004). Print.

Garver, Ben. “Exploring Public Spaces.” The Berkshire Eagle. 2004.

Palmer, Caroline. “Moving Image Minnesota.” City Pages. A-list. Jan. 2004.


“BodyCartography take the NZ Fringe Awards 2003.”The Dominion Post [Wellington, NZ]. 12 Mar. 2003. <>

Stevenson, Jenny. “BodyCartography Delights.” The Dominion Post [Wellington, NZ]. 10 Mar. 2003. <>

Seidel, Miriam. “Dancing in Place.” Public Art Review (Fall Winter 2003). Print.

Pringle, Lynne. “The BodyCartography Project Interview.” DANZ Magazine. 2003. Print.

“Lagoon Tops Fringe Awards.” The Domion Post. n.d. Print.

English, Nicole. “UMKC dancers shine in consecutive events.” University News [Kansas City]. 2003. Print.

Shennan, Jennifer. “Nothing But Quality from Dance Sector.” The Dominion Post [Wellington, NZ]. 2003. Print.

Stevenson, Jenny. “A Dancing Sense of the Absurd.” The Dominion Post [Wellington, NZ]. 2003. Print.

“Dancing for the Camera.” Capital Times. 2003. Print.

“Dump Truck Divas.” Seward Profile. 2003. Print.

“BodyCartography Residency Project.” Winona Post. 2003. Print.

“International Dance Group to Perform at Julie C. Wilkie” Winona Post. 2003. Print.

Cady, Margie. “Don’t Miss the Moon.” Winona Daily News. 2003. Print.

Granite, Ivy. “The BodyCartography Project.” The Package. 2003. Print.

Simcox, Craig. “Synchronised Swanning.” The Dominion Post. 2003. Print.

“Taste the Good Life.” Winona Post. 2003. Print.


Cruz, Sherri. “Proponents of ‘Buy Nothing Day’ warn against excess consumerism.” Star Tribune. 29 Nov. 2002. <>

Shennan, Jennifer. “BodyCartography : Eyes Equivalent of a Haiku.” The Evening Post. 16 Mar. 2002. <>

“DC 8th International Improvisation Plus+ Festival 2002/Beyond the Myth”. 2002. Print.

“Dance to Reach Public Spaces.” Nanaimo News Bulletin. 2002. Print.

“Dance the Light Fantastic.” Nanaimo Daily News. 2002. Print.

Owen, Peta. “Legs By the Boatful at Lagoon.” Contact. 2002. Print.

“A perfect Day for Dancing.” Daily News. 2002. Print.


Stevenson, Jenny. “Unique Dancing at Harbour Edge.” Dominion Newspaper.  5 Mar. 2001. <>

Kinsman, Sarah. “A map of all things human.” City Voice Newspaper. 2002. Print.

Amery, Mark. “Fringe Benefits.” Sunday Star Times. 2001. Print.

Surkam, Kim. “ ‘Live Human’ performs in Minneapolis.” The Pulse. 2001. Print.

Shennan, Jennifer. “Forget the Labels – This is a Feast of Dance.” The Evening Post. 2001. Print.

“Mapping Madness.” Capital Times. 2001. Print.


Beers, Samantha, Olive Bieringa, and Tracy Vogel. “Investigating experience in the midst of deep play.” Contact Quarterly 25.2. 2000. <>

Bieringa, Olive. Dansevaerkets Magasin [Denmark] 3. 2000. Print.


Lipton, Eric. “Creativity Burns Bright in the Desert.” Chicago Tribune. 6 Sept. 1999. <>

McHugh, Josh. “Burning Man Passion.” Forbes Magazine. 4 Oct. 1999. <>


Bieringa, Olive. Punto de Contacto [Argentina] 1. 1998. Print.

Bieringa, Olive “The First BodyCartography Project.” Contact Quarterly. 1998. Print.