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 stories and encounters are focus in my practice whether I work in educational, therapeutic or artistic contexts. I am a practitioner-researcher interested in the performative human body as creative agent in and as part of the world. My NTNU world includes inovative cross-disciplinary practice across the humanities, arts and technology such as The Digital Storytelling project and recently through The Art & Technology Task Force. At The Department of Art and Media Studies I co-ordinate the research group Arts-based Rearch. My teaching and supervision at bachelor and master’s levels encompasses theatre production, dramaturgy, educational and therapeutic drama and theatre applied in multiple societal contexts. 

I am interested in how drama and performance practice relates to well-being and healthy psycho-physical self-regulation. I have joined the strategic research area NTNU Health (2014-2023). One of my research interests is the integration of voice work in drama practice. I am an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and active in several international networks for health-promoting arts practice, The British Association of DramatherapistsThe European Federation of Dramatherapists and European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education. In the national research project Drama - Theatre - Democracy (2014-2017) I focus on Norwegian theatre politics and audience participation. In collaboration with Danish UCC Zealand and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Heli Aaltonen and I conduct a Nordplus funded project, Qualified Empathy and Aesthetic Learning (2015-2017). 

 

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Listen Carefully. Dramatherapy.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2014) Diversity on the Norwegian Stage: Whose Story is it Anyway?. Diversity on the Norwegian Stage: Whose Story is it Anyway?. Nordic Theatre Studies. vol. 25.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Aaltonen, Heli. (2014) Practice as Research in Drama and Theatre: Introducing Narrative Supervision Methodology. Practice as Research in Drama and Theatre: Introducing Narrative Supervision Methodology. InFormation - Nordic Journal of Art and Research. vol. 3 (1).
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2013) Fortellerteater: mellom sårbarhet og styrke. Fortellerteater: mellom sårbarhet og styrke. DRAMA : Nordisk dramapedagogisk tidsskrift. vol. 02.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2012) Dramatherapy with homeless clients: the necessary theatre. Dramatherapy with homeless clients: the necessary theatre. Dramatherapy. vol. 34 (3).
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2012) Voicework in Music Therapy Research and Practice, Edited by Felicity Baker and Sylka Uhlig. Voicework in Music Therapy Research and Practice, Edited by Felicity Baker and Sylka Uhlig. Dramatherapy. vol. 35 (1).
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2011) The Intelligence of Feeling and Heart Intelligence: Are These Useful Terms for The Sesame Approach of Dramatherapy?. The Intelligence of Feeling and Heart Intelligence: Are These Useful Terms for The Sesame Approach of Dramatherapy?. Sesame Journal.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2009) The Quest for the Heart-Shaped Diamonds: Dilemmas Arising from Teaching Drama as Therapy. The Quest for the Heart-Shaped Diamonds: Dilemmas Arising from Teaching Drama as Therapy. Dramatherapy. vol. 30 (3).

Part of book/report

  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2013) Drama, Heart and Soul: Understanding the Relationship between the Unique Inner Voice, Heart Intelligence and the Intelligence of Feeling. Drama, Heart and Soul: Understanding the Relationship between the Unique Inner Voice, Heart Intelligence and the Intelligence of Feeling. Arts Therapies and the Intelligence of Feeling.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2011) Es war einmal - Ich war nicht allein. Es war einmal - Ich war nicht allein. Theater mit mir?! : "der geschützte Raum" : eine Konferenzdokumentation.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2004) Brecht og det episke teater. Brecht og det episke teater. Politisk teater - gensyn og genopdagelse?.

Others

  • Aune, Vigdis; Rasmussen, Bjørn K.; Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Prosjektsamling Drama, Teater og Demokrati. Prosjektsamling Drama, Teater og Demokrati. Prosjektsamling drama/teater & demokrati . Kunstbasert forskningsgruppe, IKM, NTNU; Trondheim. 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-16.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Freeing your Voice. Freeing your Voice. Voicework in Dramatherapy FREEING YOUR VOICE WORKSHOPS . Roehampton University, Department of Psychology; London. 2015-03-06.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Intermediality in MA Performance. Intermediality in MA Performance. Visions and Opportunities for Art & Technology at the new NTNU . NTNU Art & Technology Task Force; EL-4 Elektroblokka Gløshaugen. 2015-12-10 - 2015-12-10.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) Ressursorientert drama i helsefremmende arbeid. Ressursorientert drama i helsefremmende arbeid. Helse, velferd og teknologi (HEVET) ved HF: Fagmiljø, forskningsprosjekt og nettverk . NTNU, HF; Dokkhuset, Trondheim. 2015-02-12 - 2015-02-12.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2015) Exploration of Voices from Within and Without. Exploration of Voices from Within and Without. Drama Boreale 2015 - Explore - Express - Exchange . Danish Drama Teaters' Association with Nordic organizations; Silkeborg. 2015-08-04 - 2015-08-04.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2015) Open the Curtains! Let's Improvise!. Open the Curtains! Let's Improvise!. Cultural Landscapes in Arts Therapies - 13th European Arts Therapies Conference . ECArTE: European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education; Palermo, Sicily. 2015-09-19 - 2015-09-19.
  • Myklebust, Mona; Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2015) EKKO. EKKO. NRK P2 [Radio]. 2015-03-09.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2014) Kunstbasert forskning og narrativ veildningspraksis. Kunstbasert forskning og narrativ veildningspraksis. Med skuespilleren som medforsker . Kunstbasert forskergruppe IKM; NTNU Dragvoll. 2014-05-12 - 2014-05-12.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2014) Listen carefully. Listen carefully. Boundaries, Borders, Loyalty & Betrayal: Interpersonal, Intercultural & Interdisciplinary approaches in Dramatherapy . The British Association of Dramatherapists; University of Surrey, Guildford. 2014-09-15 - 2014-09-15.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2014) The Selkie Bride - Dramatherapy workshop. The Selkie Bride - Dramatherapy workshop. Sounds from the Deep - Nordic Seminar in the Creative Arts Therapies [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . The Norwegian Art Therapy Association; Sandefjord. 2014-06-15 - 2014-06-18.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Bergsland, Andreas. (2014) The Humanities: contribution and potential in digital encounters/Performativity Group. The Humanities: contribution and potential in digital encounters/Performativity Group. Digital Storytelling Seminar . NTNU og NxtMedia; Rådsrommet, Elektrobygget, Gløshaugen, Trondheim. 2014-01-31 - 2014-01-31.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Perkis, Andrew. (2014) The Digital Storytelling Tools and Experiences Project. The Digital Storytelling Tools and Experiences Project. Seminar on Digital Storytelling . NTNU og NxtMedia; Rådsrommet, Elektrobygget, Gløshaugen, Trondheim. 2014-01-31 - 2014-01-31.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2014) VOICES FROM NO MAN'S LAND. VOICES FROM NO MAN'S LAND. Boudaries, Borders, Loyalty & Betrayal. Interpersonal, Intercultural & Interdisciplinary approaches in Dramatherapy . The British Association of Dramatherapists; University of Surrey, Guildford. 2014-09-13 - 2014-09-14.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Kuester, Marion; Wright, David Keir; Hillinger, Dorothea; Clausen, Martin. (2013) Staging Myself - lecture-performance. Staging Myself - lecture-performance. from one world to another: arts education for tomorrow [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . IDEA International drama/theater and education association; Paris. 2013-08-08 - 2013-08-13.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2013) Silent O Moyle be the Roar of thy Water: Exploring Hope in our Time. Silent O Moyle be the Roar of thy Water: Exploring Hope in our Time. Renewal, Restoration & Revenge: Working with Change in Dramatherapy . The British Association of Dramatherapists; Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. 2013-09-07 - 2013-09-09.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2012) Forskningsperspektiver på P:UNKT prosjektet, Akershus Teater. Forskningsperspektiver på P:UNKT prosjektet, Akershus Teater. Krumkake og Khebab - konferanse om P:UNKT prosjektet, mangfold i norsk scenekunst . Akershus Teater; Lillestrøm kulturhus, Lillestrøm. 2012-11-19 - 2012-11-19.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2012) Transparency and the invisible network. Transparency and the invisible network. The Autumn Camp, international theatre meeting for Theaterpädagogik/Applied Theatre . Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock; Rostock. 2012-10-18 - 2012-10-21.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn; Wright, David Keir. (2012) Nora's Men: A Dramatherapy Encounter with Henrik Ibsen's Play A Doll's House. Nora's Men: A Dramatherapy Encounter with Henrik Ibsen's Play A Doll's House. Dramatherapy and Script - exploring texts [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . British Association of Dramatherapists; University of Hull Scarborough Campus. 2012-09-08 - 2012-09-10.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2011) Children's Healthy Self-Regulation Through Play, Drama and Theatre. Children's Healthy Self-Regulation Through Play, Drama and Theatre. Theatre as a Setting for Health Promotion among Children . Steno Health Promotion Center; Vallekilde Højskole, Hørve. 2011-12-01 - 2011-12-02.
  • Bruun, Ellen Foyn. (2009) Dramatherapy in Education: Once upon a Time I was not alone. Dramatherapy in Education: Once upon a Time I was not alone. Theater? Mit Mir? Internationale Konferenz Drama in Education for Children and Adolescents as Risk, Rostock, Tyskland . Hochschule für Musik und Theater; Beim St.-Katharinenstift 8, 18055 Rostock, Tyskland. 2009-05-07 - 2009-05-10.