Kari Hoaas Productions was established in 2005 by choreographer Kari Hoaas, upon returning to Oslo after a more than a decade working in New York City.
Her complex and engaging performances allow for ambiguity and contradiction, while retaining a profoundly human expression connected to the larger culture. Her projects span from intimate solos to larger group pieces to site-specific performances.
Kari Hoaas Productions has no full time staff, but engages dancers, artists and collaborators on a project basis. It is financed through a diversity of funding bodies, including co-productions and co-operations both nationally and internationally.
Productions have been co-produced and toured in twenty countries including the Nordic region, Europe, the Middle East, Caucasus, the US and Caribbean.
As a creator of dance I invite others to focus their attention towards a specific human condition – material or immaterial – in a specific way. I seek to de-familiarize the familiar, to create the opportunity for transformational experiences. I am interested in the essence of human communication, because it is not sociological. For example does concioucsness belong to the essence, and is different from social and moralcodes that belong to society. I create work that in its deepest strucutral core denies safety, for instead to seek to understand through action and being. I seek to create both an immersive experience and at the same time establish a deeper understanding for this artform´s biological and emotional mathematics.