In 1992, Ingun Bjørnsgaard started her own dance company, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, or IBP for short. While developing her art as a choreographer with IBP, Bjørnsgaard also works as guest choreographer with companies such as Kungliga National Baletten in Stockholm, Skånes Dansteater in Malmö, Carte Blanche in Bergen and Nationalteatret in Oslo and lately with The National Ballet at the opening of Oslos new opera house, April 2009. Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekts characteristic style has evolved step by step in collaboration with the dancers engaged in the company.
Following the establishment of IBP, Ingun Bjørnsgaard rapidly distinguished herself as a true innovator in the world of Scandinavian dance. Her productions soon won several international prizes, which drew attention to her work in many European countries.
A salient characteristic of Ingun Bjørnsgaards choreographic style is an articulated interaction between classic and modern dance. Her play with genres allows an analytical dimension to emerge â€“ a free framework, in which the scenic identities of the dancers hover between given characters and those of unveiled private lives.