Norwegian dance artist

Creator ⋅ Performer ⋅ Teacher ⋅ Photo & Video

«Through my artistic work and teaching I wish to inspire, facilitate curiosity, happiness, development and reflections. To everyone involved and to the audience»

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PHOTO-USE
*All pictures on this webpage is owned by Ann Kathrin. Please ask for permisison and correct crediting before you use them on other Websides or SoMe 🙂

Meet me

Hi! I am a creative soul with many plans and ideas. Always looking for ways to learn, develop and share my passion for the art of dance and movement.

My creating, performing and teaching sides fuels and strengthens each other. Through different jobs and projects, I build my path and expression in the world of movement, dance, culture and art.

THE BEGINNING:

I started dancing in high school in a small town north in Trøndelag, Norway at the age of 16. My dance journey continued in Norway and Sweden at different dance programs, before I then took a Bachelor in Modern Theatre Dance at the University of the Arts in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Here I got a broad and steady training within the styles of contemporary, improvisation and ballet. The training and tools gave me a good foundation to build my physical expression upon. Since then, I’ve continued to broaden my physical horizons, learning new performative skills and developing the ones I already have.

After a couple of years freelancing with Amsterdam as my base, I came autumn 2016 back to Norway full time. To add teaching to my knowledge, taking PPU. Since then I have been living in Norway again in different places. Dancing, creating and teaching both regionally, nationally and internationally

My Instagram

I post this little improvisation here, since got so many likes on my history (thank you! 🙏🏻🤍🖤🩶🤎) for others to see later. 
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I could have edited the video .
I could have explore more what I could do with the music, bench, and wall and their relation before filming (and I did after).
I could have polished my technique
I could have analyzed what qualities would fit. 
I could have choreographed and would have found the best and coolest moves.
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That is all good and often I do but  sometimes. Just. Move 🧡
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Def I would love to choreograph a group piece based in this song and impro and hopefully will at some point, I got ideas, but I try to not use time on it. 😬I have so many choreographies still not thaught or shared anywhere else yet.
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So this was just for fun and for my own stylistic exploring, feeding a little my choreographic self. Thank you for watching 🤎 🩶
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#savagedaughter @ekaterinashelehova #nordicstyle #folklore. #improvisation #nordiculture  #pageant #norse #norsemythology #nordicinspiration #instantcomposition #Ekaterinashelehova #norwegiandancer #danceimprovisation #danceonfilm #contemporarydance #gingersofinstagram #gingerhair
Video: a little jam with well known movements. No thinking, no polishing, just do. 
That is so underrated for training, see what sticks, finding new pathways and fun! ✨ I do it not often lately .. Lets face it also because of the floor I usually have avaiable but #notetoself this is great. 
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Thank you Sverre Turn X for these 3 years.
It has been great to come back, ca 15 years later.. (!) I was a competitive gymnast there while starting to dance in high school. 😊
 feel just much at home in this setting, the floor, the smells, the vibe, the moves.
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It has also been healthy to train with others once a week. Def the training highlight of my week here, and I am trying to take those signs seriously ..
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that I am (really) bored ++ more. It goes in waves, but I have been feeling alot for quite a while. we humans need to be in movement but our life needs it too..
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I need something else, development, more.. 🧡And will need to look for it more too. Good development opportunties seem to not come easy for me...

So here we go again and thanks everyone for this treat every wednesday. 🧡

 I have really appreciated it. x
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#gymnastic #gymnasticsforlife #contemporarydance #samtidsdanser #jamming #movers #acrodance #acrobatic #softaesthetic #softacrobatics #floorwork #handstandpractice #handstand #danser #movementpractice
When first at it, lets share again here a snippet from "Mosedans," My little dance spin off from the really cool music video by @gabbarein : Ra Rising Sun (worth seeing) AND this duo just came out with an new song AND their debut album today! 🎉 🧡 👏🏻 Check it out! ✨
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Ps:Whole Mosedans in length and width can be found on my IG or my youtube 🙂
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#gabbarein #nordic #wardruna #improvisation #nordiculture  #pageant #norse #nordicinspiration #norwegiandancer #danceimprovisation #danceonfilm #contemporarydance #gingersofinstagram #gingerhair
Finally understood this is the format to share videos here ... but hey I find it a little hard to see myself that close 😳 😅 well worth a try because I see videoes in this format often get more views. Whole video in length and width though also be found on my IG page 
Here: Dancing next to paintings at Bobyn, Verdal. Getting inspired by them. Would love to do this more.  @atelier____lena fine maleri 👏🏻 ✨ gå og ta en titt! 😊
Jeg var forsiktig og var ikke borti noen 🧡🎨 
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#dancing #paintings #malerier #dansvedmaleri
Dansens dag! ✨ 🧡
Improvisasjon ved salgsutstillingen til Atelier Lena på Bobyn, Verdal. Fredag 26 april.
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#danser #maleri #danceandpaint #samtidsdans #abstrakt 
#inspiration #danceimprovisation #dansensdag

*jeg var forsiktig og ikke borti noen maleri
A little video from the Saturday Cosmetic Demons pop up salong (45min) by Sindri Ruddude.💚
At Kunsthall Trondheim. 

For more info: https://dansit.no/aktiviteter/cosmetic-demons-a-choreographic-salon-the-pop-up-version-sindri-runudde-se/?lang=en 
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#cosmeticdemons #improvisation #physicaltheatre #contemporarydance #samtidsdans #enjoy #hairdresser #nordicstyle . #improvisation #nordiculture #cosmeticdemons #sindrirunudde #instantcomposition #norwegiandancer #trønder #danceimprovisation #danceonfilm #contemporarydance #gingersofinstagram #gingerhair
Hei! Velkommen til Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter neste lørdag 6 april kl 14.15 og se min vikingsolo, Røtter. 🙂 versjon 4 (!) med en ny scene jeg har jobbet med nå og da siste to mnd. Det blir tøff samtidsdans, fysisk teater, sang, viking rekvisitter, lydopptak med mer. 🖤

Hvor: nede i Blackbox 
Lengde: 15 - 20min. 
Pris: gratis, honorar betalt av SNK
Etterprat: 15 min. For de som har tid, deler jeg gjerne litt mer info om verket, reisen siden starten i 2019 med mer og tar gjerne imot refleksjoner og spørsmål 🙂 

Velkommen skal du være for å oppleve et unikt viking-uttrykk her på Innherred. 

Ps Kl 13.00 til 14.00 er det også gratis konsert oppe i Skalden. 👏🏻 Verd å få med seg med en god kopp kaffe i den nyrenoverte kafeen. ✨
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Foto : Øyvind Malum under forestillingen "Veikryss" (2022)
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#viking #kulturarv #samtidsdans #fysiskteater #improvisasjon #skape #brukogkastsamfunn
"A character rises from the moss. Guided by heavy beats and an enchanting song, she moves intuitively to this ethereal music landscape. As a creative side project from the main feast, this dance video enhances the thematic of light and darkness, growth and decline, power and vulnerability of the track."
 
Credits:

Music by @gabbarein : Christopher Bono and Cecilie Hafstad 
Track: “Ra Rising Sun”
Dancer: Ann Kathrin Granhus 
Camera: Arne Vidar Stoltenberg
Editing: Ann Kathrin Granhus
All rights reserved: @oursilentcanvas
https://www.oursilentcanvas.org/ 

Background story: 

Ann Kathrin joined autumn 2023 @ragnarokfilm and Gabbarein on a three-day adventure in Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal, Norway. For the making of the music video "Ra Rising Sun". Dancing in a smoky forest, a windy and rainy beach, up a mountain, into a cave and dancing in a waterfall. The making of the Ra Raising Sun Music video was a trip to remember.
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#dancing #nordicstyle #nordic #traditional #etheral #movement #improvisation #norwegianforest #norse #drumming #singing #femalevocalist #tradisjon #dans #norskkultur  #gabbarein
Well.. What is this account without some mermaid videos.. 😏 why not, it is movement, aestetics and I do sometimes earn money on this 😊 But go to @mermaid.hrafna for more. Thanks Karen Birgitte for filming 👏🏻 😊 and yeah, I like these new tail and colours on me🖤💚🧡. But now I also have an extra tail and (two skins) to borrow to others😇 🧜‍♀️ 🧜‍♀️ 
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#havfrue #finfun #mermaid #movement #swimming #explore #creative

Interested in working together?

Do you need a performer, choreographer, dance teacher, or would like to collaborate on something else? I’m happy to help. Feel free to contact me: