Kenneth Flak was born 1975 in Kristiansand, Norway. He freelances internationally as a dancer, choreographer and composer.
He has danced in the works of, amongst others, André Gingras (Netherlands/Canada), Dansdesign (Norway), Preeti Vasudevan (India/USA) and Richard Siegal (France/USA).
He is educated at the Stage Direction department of the National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Norway, and the Mime and Modern Dance Departments of the Amsterdam Arts School.
In 2007 he received a Bessie Performer’s Award in New York for his interpretation of Gingras’ solo CYP17; in 2010 he was nominated for the BNG Award in Amsterdam for Of Gods and Driftwood. He received the Norwegian Government Grant for Young Artists 2004 and 2008-9.
Currently he is collaborating with choreographer and dancer Külli Roosna (Estonia) on several projects, the latest of which is the duet The Wolf Project, premiered fall 2012. The next major projects are Responsive Body/Responsive Space, a collaboration between Roosna, Flak and multimedia artist Chris Ziegler (Germany), as well as a new collaboration with musician and composer Yann Coppier (Denmark/France).
Flak is a regular guest teacher at universities and professional workshops around the world.
A self-taught composer, he writes music for his own choreographies, as well for Harakiri Farmers, Cid Pearlman, Charlotta Öfverholm, Wilfried Seethaler, Kosmas Kosmopoulos, Yael Gaathon and others.