Author Archives: Kari Hoaas

“m e l l o m r o m” – site specific student work at CODA – Contemporary dance festival Oslo, October 2021

“m e l l o m r o m” is a site specific choreographic investigation of the liminal urban space Olafiagangen in central Oslo. The work features student dancers from BA contemporary dance program at Kristiania University College, Institute for … Continue reading

“HEAT #5 rising online from Oslo” article by Kristiania University College, November 2020

“Students and professionals in sweet harmony” – read the full article here.    

HEAT #5 at Cvenues digital, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2021

HEAT#5 rising online from Oslo is featured as part of the curated program at Cvenues in August during Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Participation supported by the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs.  

Norway Now at TPAM 2021 – Performing Arts Market Tokyo, February 6th – 14th, 2021

Kari is presenting her project HEAT at Norway Now at TPAM International Connection Program. Watch Kari´s presentation here starting at timecode 9.30:   Performing Arts from Finland and Norway at TPAM 2021 – Accessible online – English, partially with subtitles, without interpretation  Wednesday … Continue reading

Review – Dance Enthusiast “- the distant episodes” at LaMama Moves February 8th, 2021

“…another engrossing example of Hoaas’ choreographic dexterity.” Read the whole review here. “Like smoke unfurling from a candle flame, soloist Ida Haugen stands on the landing of a steel staircase, coiling and uncoiling her spine… (her) undulations are controlled but not rigid, tremendously … Continue reading

LaMama Moves Online 2020 Video on demand of festival, see it here

We are so grateful to take part in LaMama Moves digital festival this extraordinary season. Here you can see all the LaMama Moves digital performances as video on demand including all the live artist conversations between curator Nicky Paraison the … Continue reading

Choreographic development residency at DansiT, Trondheim, February 1st – 12th, 2021

Kari will develop her choreographic structure ideas and movement material for her new work “Shadowland” in collaboration with composer and musician Caroline Rising Næss. “Shadowland” is a continuation of the project “Daylight” begun in 2019, developing, changing and adapting the … Continue reading

Review – “- the distant episodes” at LaMaMa Moves! New York Times, January 19th, 2021

“The  most dance-centric selections come from Norwegian choreographer Kari Hoaas….Shot in a single take in visually striking locations–a former airport in Oslo, converted into now-empty office spaces; a parking lot with a puddle that now acts as a reflecting pool–the … Continue reading

Preview – Editors pick of the week The New Yorker “-the distant episodes” at LaMaMa Moves, January 25th, 2021

“Kari Hoaas adapts her post-apocalyptic dance party, HEAT, to empty office spaces in Oslo.” — The New Yorker (25 January 2021)

Interview with Kari about “- the distant episodes” at La MaMa Moves! New York and work during the pandemic in Hollywood Soapbox, January 16th, 2021

Read the full interview here