PRAXIS Oslo is a non-profit organisation established in 2013 by freelance dance artists. We grew out of a need to gather and share knowledge of artistic practices in the performing arts community; specifically in the field of experimental dance and performance.
WHO ARE WE:
PRAXIS Oslo is a laboratory for the study of dance and movement. We offer classes, conversations, seminars, workshops, social events and affordable and accessible rehearsal space.
to strengthen the freelance dance community and address issues of concern in the field through classes, conversations, seminars, workshops, social events, and creating affordable accessible rehearsal space. PRAXIS Oslo creates an inside for outsiders, a container for dance artists who don’t fit inside of other institutional frameworks.
PRAXIS Oslo SUPPORTS, PROMOTES AND GENERATES:
- an expanded understanding of dance training, education and daily practice
- an expanded understanding of dance, choreography and performance
- a stronger collegial dance community
Sigrid, Olive, Maria, Ilse, Lisa, Katja
PRAXIS Trondheim is an initiative by and for Trondheim-based performing artists, inspired by PRAXIS Oslo.
Our partners include; PRAXIS Festivalen, Skuespiller- og dansealliansen, Musikkteaterforum, Norsk Skuespillersenter, PRODA, CODA Oslo International Dance Festival to build seminars and workshops for the field.
Praxis Oslo Board Members
Ilse Ghekiere is a performing artist and art critic. She is the founder of ENGAGEMENT ARTS, an artists' movement that tackles sexual harassment, sexism and abuse of power in the Belgian art world. She is a dance critique at Norsk Shakespearetidsskrift.
Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas
Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas from Vinje, trained as a dance artist at Skolen for Samtidsdans 2008-2010. She works as a freelance dancer in her own projects and in collaboration with other artists. She has enjoyed PRAXIS` work as a participant since the organisation was established, and currently develops the PRAXIS Praksis program. Vesaas is through her involvement in PRAXIS excited to engage and facilitate meetings between artists through "working together on the floor".
Olive Bieringa is a dance, performance and visual artist working at the intersection of social and creative practice, pedagogy, and healing. She is a teacher, and practitioner of Body-Mind Centering and a program director of Somatic Education Australasia. She collaborates with Otto Ramstad as the BodyCartography Project whose mission is to engage with the vital materiality of our bodies and minds to create live performance that facilitates a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence. She is a doctoral candidate at the Theatre Academy, Uniarts Arts, Helsinki. www.bodycartography.org
Maria Lothe (NO/SE) is a dance artist working as a choreographer, performer, yoga teacher and producer, currently based in Oslo. She works in different freelance constellations, as well as making her own work. She has performed for a number of artists and companies within dance, theatre and performance art in Norway and the UK. She has a two year degree from Skolen for Samtidsdans in Oslo (2012), and a BA in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban (2015) in London.
Katja Henriksen Schia
Katja Henriksen Schia is a Norwegian artist working in the intersection of dance, performance, and visual arts. She holds a BA in Contemporary Dance from KHIO. In her practice, she uses drawing and dancing to enlarge collective and subjective understandings of perception, time, and imagination. She is in collaboration with various artists and art collectives. She currently has a work grant from Norsk Kulturråd for the period 2021 - 23. Katja is engaged in Praxis Oslo to emphasise the importance of community and shared knowledge in the field of experimental dance and performance. www.katjaschia.com
Lisa Colette Bysheim
Lisa Colette Bysheim is a dance artist and choreographer based in Bergen/Oslo. Her work centres around language; playing with ambiguous text and choreography to open and expand the experience of navigating through layers of meaning. She has a MA in Choreography from National Academy of the Arts in Oslo and her work has been shown at; Norwegian National Ballet, BIT Teatergarasjen, CODA, Galleri F15 & Momentum, Officine Forte Marghera Venice, Spazju Kreattiv Malta, Theaterforum Kreuzberg Berlin. www.lisacolettebysheim.com