Sven Aage Birkeland
Sven Aage Birkeland is the artistic and managing director of Norway's oldest and most prestigious international theatre BIT Teatergarasjen, the dance biennial Oktoberdans and the theatre biennial Meteor. Birkeland curates art programs for festivals, theatres, museums and galleries in Norway and abroad, and is a member of a number of boards including Arts Council Norway. Birkeland lives and works from his base in Bergen. Before working within the art field he did studies at the University of Stavanger (culture, film and sociology) and the University of Bergen (theatre science).