Kari Hoaas

Kari Hoaas

Kari Hoaas

    Assistant professor, modern and contempoarary dance

    Kari Hoaas has her formal education from Fagerborg High School, The Norwegian Opera’s Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Merce Cunningham Studio i New York, in addition to numerous courses and workshops, mainly in release based dance, impovisation and composition. She lived in New York from 1993-2007 and has danced and toured with choreographers and companies such as Sarah Skaggs Dance, Susan Rethorst, Maureen Fleming, Sean Curran Company and Merce Cunningham Understudy Repertory Group and in Norway with Kompani B. Valiente/Gunhild Bjørnsgaard. Kari was appointed curator and producer for the show Festival New Stuff at Practice Space 122 in New York for five years. She started choreographing og performing in her own solo pieces in 1996 and group pieces in 2002. In 2004 she established Kari Hoaas Productions and has since created five full-length performances, as well as a number of shorter pieces, which she has co -produced, presented and toured the United States, Norway, Sweden, France and Spain. Kari has also choreographed for theater and film, as well as in a number of collaborative projects with other artists. She began teaching as a guest teacher at NDH in 2004 and became a permanent employee in 2007. In addition, she has taught at the University of Stavanger, PRODA and KHiO in Norway, Dance Centrum in Sweden. More info www.karihoaas.com


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