Creation time:  Spring 21.In depth work: spring 22 and autumn 23

Music: Trøstesang by Gjermund Larsen Trio

Length: 8 min

July 24: at Free Radical at B12 Summer Course, Eden Studios in Berlin // Ann Kathrin

“the fearless creators are alex schmidt, tadhi alawi, ann kathrin granhus and shion skye carter…and you can witness these talented choreographers all at the same night.”  – B12 salestext.

Jan 24 at DansiT, during the performance Made in Værdaln, in Trondheim // Julie Schartum Dokken
Des 23 at KGB CC Vest,  during  the performance Made in Værdaln, in Oslo //
June 22 at Open stage at  MTD Legacy Festival,  in Amsterdam//  Ann Kathrin
April 22 at the performance Veikryss in Verdal//  Ann Kathrin
August 21: at the performance 19-21 i bevegelse in Verdal // Ann Kathrin.

Thanks to:  Åsne Håkvåg (2021) and Marie Reincheiner (2022) for artistic  feedback and Gjermund Larsen Trio for allowing me  to use the music Trøstesang. 

Pictures:  Rune Aasen, Øyvind Malum, Ingrid Sørensen

“This solo is about reaching out and trying. In many places and ways, but not being met or cared about, and the feelings and sensations that can arise when situations become too much. The solo is also about  finding the strength within. That we are stronger than we think we are, because we are”.


The creation is based on personal experiences in 2020-22, though I think many can relate to similar situations. In this solo I captured some of the turmoil, and overwhelming situations and challenges I was in at this time. I explored emotions and mind states connected to it. Then I added some glimpses from my life, took some artistic choices and combined it all into a product.


I found interest in exploring emotions and express it though physicallity.  Trøstedans is the first time I had that focus. which I find interesting in itself. I also think some of the work I did for this solo,  helped the process of Knute(r) where I take the explorations of emotions and communicaton further,  by delivering it through different mediums: voice, own written text, song, music and movement. 

“There where so many emotions in this solo, and they all came together in the end. I followed you on the journey and I  think it is wonderful to see someone express emotions, the dancefield dont do that much anymore”  – Kathryn Aristic Leader of dancecompany in Cananda at B12  viewing.

“I did not expect to see this here, it  was refreshing in so many ways. Wonderful” – Audience, participant B12.

“I love watching you move, you inspire me as a mover”  – Audience, Participant B12  

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1 min rehearsal video - June 22 Amsterdam.




The music is called Trøstesang ( Supportive song) by Gjermund Larsen Trio. A soothing and emotional strong, without any words. With that song as my backdrop, I created a Trøstedans ( supportive dance).


This is the first solo I have created on myself and performed, and then thaught it to someone else. A new way to communicate with the audience: my ideas, creation and movement language, intepretted and expressed through another dance artist.


After the viewing and the aftertalk in Berlin there came many thoughts of what dancers like, what we think we like and what “non-dancers like”, what dancers from other places than EU likes.. it was very interesting to experience so diverse respons. To see what is “inn” and that a creation dancing close to the music…. now feels “fresh in many ways” (one audience) and is an unexpected expression. I find that interesting. 


The solo is created in Verdal, by a dancer from Verdal, many of the situations in the solo happened here and the musician is from and living in the town too. 


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