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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.


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.

- an expanded understanding of dance training, education and daily practice
- an expanded understanding of dance, choreography and performance
- a stronger collegial dance community 

​Ingvild, Oda, Olive, Ilse, Lisa & Hanna

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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

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Ilse Ghekiere

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.

Ingvild Bertelsen

Ingvild Bertelsen (she/they) is a dance artist and performer with a long experience in collective structures, art, and dance improvisation. They have a BA from the Danish National School of Performing arts, and a MA in Dance from KHiO (2023). She is also one of the founders of DANSEatelier- a recognised collective situated in Copenhagen.


Her work expands within the fields of improvisation and sharing complexity, as well as explosiveness in a

physical form. As a freelancer, they have performed across Europe, both in their own and in other’s choreographies in

cities as Oslo, Gothenburg, Bratislava, and Brussels.

Olive Bieringa

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.


Hanna Våge Skjeggestad

Hanna Våge Skjeggestad is a dance artist from Sandnes based in Oslo. She is interested in the intersection between the perception of something meeting the concrete. And establishing a common reality between performer and audience. She has mostly worked in collaborations with other artists, and lately been exploring the solo format. Hanna holds a Master in Dance (2022) from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. 

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.

Oda Olivia

Oda Olivia Øverbø Lindegård is a performer and dance maker from Nesodden. She has a BA in dance from University of Stavanger (2019), and an MA in dance from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2023). Her current interest is exploring underlying or suppressed movement as a tool for dancing, which she believes can take us in different (and unexpected) directions, including closer to other people. She is investigating ways of sharing this with others through specific movement practices and methods for choreography.

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