“Wounds – three movements on restriction and support” a new work commissioned by Norwegian College of Dance, premiere December 4th, 2017

“Wounds – three movements on restriction and support” a new work Kari created for The Norwegian College of Dance 3rd year BA contemporary dance class of 2018 to music by Kronos Quartet. Premiered at Sentralen, Oslo December 4th, 2017. Photos: … Continue reading

“Group Experience” commissioned by Norwegian College of Dance, June 16 – 18, 2016 at Riksscenen, Oslo

“Group Experience” – a new work commissioned for graduating class NDH, BA Contemporary Dance premiered at Riksscenen, Oslo, June 16, 2016. Daring to trust the group. Chosing to lead, or to follow. Absorbed by the rhythm, moving towards the ecstatic.   Choreography: … Continue reading

“Balancing Act” commission by Norwegian College of Dance, premiere June 11th and 12th, 2015, at Riksscenen, Oslo

  “Balancing Act” is new work commissioned for the graduating class of NDH BA Dance performance program.   The struggle to find the delicate balance in life. The strength to rize after the fall. The eternal beginning, from where we … Continue reading

“Bak disse murene vet jeg det er et hav” comission for Norwegian College of Dance, premiere June 17th, 2017 at Riksscenen, Oslo

On June 17th Kari´s new work created for the BA contemporary dance graduating class of 2017 at The Norwegian College of Dance will premiere at Riksscenen in Oslo. The work, “Behind these walls I know there is an ocean” was … Continue reading

“Wounds – three movements on restriction and support.” Reworked with 3BA Dance, Norwegian College of Dance, November 20th, 2019

This fall Kari has reworked her 2017 piece “Wounds – three movements on restriction and support” with the third year BA Contemporary Dance majors at The Norwegian College of Dance. Upcoming showings at Sentralen.More information here.Wednesday November 20th at 16.30, … Continue reading

“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

“Shelter” – for Dansväxthuset, Skellefteå Kultur, Sweden 2014

We all need shelter: a safe place, a dry place, a warm place, a place to rest and be private, sheltered from the weather and sheltered from the world of demands. Together with the young talented dancers of Dansväxthuset, Kari Hoaas will … Continue reading

“Jordnær og himmelvendt”, National Gallery, Oslo, 2014

The work´s starting point is the world depicted by the Romantic painters Dahl and Friedrich, like we encounter them in the National Gallerie´s current exhibition: “Alone with nature”. With high quality and detailed projections of the paintings as background, the … Continue reading

“Livets dans” Opening “Munch150 Exhibition” National Gallery Oslo, 2013

Commissioned by the Norwegian National Museum for the opening of the exhibition “MUNCH150” celebrating the 150th  anniversary of the birth of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, in the National Gallery in Oslo in 2013. In collaboration with the senior curator at … Continue reading

Norwegian College of Dance since 2006 –

Kari has been commissioned to create numerous original works for students at the Norwegian College of Dance, BA Dance program since 2005, including 11 fully produced new works for the BA Graduating Class Exam performances: “Krossat velvet”  (2006) “Trio M” … Continue reading

“Inside Out” – Opening National Museum of Architecture Oslo, 2008

A  site-spesific dance work commissioned for the official opening of the new Pavillion of the Architect Museum of the Norwegain National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. The Pavillion is by reknown Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn. The National Museum commissioned … Continue reading