Ellen Foyn Bruun

Associate Professor Department of Art and Media Studies

+47 73591831
Dragvoll, Edvard Bulls veg 1, Bygg 7*7523

Background and activities

Multilayered processes and encounters are focus in my practice whether I work in educational, therapeutic or artistic contexts. As practitioner-researcher I am interested in the performative human body as creative agent in and as part of the world. For many years I worked as a stage director before I trained as a dramatherapist and was caught up in academia. My teaching encompasses theatre production, dramaturgy, educational and therapeutic drama and theatre in multiple contexts.  

One of my practice as research interest is the integration of voice work in drama practice. This work develops holistic practice for performance and well-being in art and life. In 2014 I certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework which supports the exploration of embodied intelligence, breath and voice as a whole. I am active in several international net-works exploring health-promoting arts practice, Sesame Institute UK and International and The British Association of Dramatherapists. I am part of NTNUs researchers' network for health promotion HEVET. In the national research project Drama - Theatre - Democracy I focus on Norwegian theatre politics and audience participation.