EINY ÅM SPARKS is a contemporary dance artist and video editor who creates works in the realm of dance, film and music as the Artistic Director of EyeKnee Coordination (www.eyekneecoordination.org). She recently produced, performed in and edited the dance fim UTSYN, commissioned by Ivar Aasen-tunet in Ørsta, Norway. Other works include a new dance/music collaboration MONTASJAR, and the multimedia dance performance DRYPP (drip), premiered in Hammerfest, Norway, and toured to Utah and New York, USA. In 2015 she produced and edited her first documentary film, Embracing Hiroshima, premiered at The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival in 2016, and her dance films ‘Amorphic’ and ‘Blue be gone’ have been screened by Dance Film Association / DCTV in NYC. Einy has created several performances independently, as well as in collaboration with composer Magnar Åm, among others the large scale multidisciplinary performance ‘Picadon – will this moment ever let go?’, toured in Norway and Japan, the choral work ‘God’s I’s’ and ‘Encounter / Strykekvartett 3’, a solo performed together with Ålesund Strykekvartett. In addition, she has enjoyed collaborations with musicians such as Ellen Bødtker (harp), the jazz band Quest, Asian Wings and Geir Draugsvoll / James Crabb (accordion), performing both set and improvised choreography. Other endeavors include choreography for the design brand Kate Spade, choreography for theatre (Dir. Kristy Dodson), an official music video for Ryan Hobler. and collaborative projects with film/video artists Tyler Sparks, Run Shayo, Torill Haugen and Sharpelbow/Tori Sparks. In addition to residencies at Dansearena nord and SEANSE in Norway in the past couple of years, Einy was also an Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts alongside Master Artist Liz Lerman in 2012 (New Smyrna Beach, FL), an Emerging Artist Resident at The Field (New York, NY) in 2011, and a recipient of the NACL Deep Space Performance Residency in 2011 (Highland Lake, NY). Her performance experience includes projects with Liz Lerman, Third Rail Projects, Tiffany Mills Company, AMDaT/Andrea Haenggi, David Quinn / Luke Miller, Sens/Noemie Lafrance, JMandle Performance, Mina Nishimura, Sleepdance and Liz Sargent Installations, among others.