The Upside

Creations time: okt-nov 2019

Duration: 5 min

Where: Verdal

Music: The Upside – By Lindsey Stirling

To another artist that inspires me.  


I am a huge fan of the American violinist and dancer, Lindsey Stirling. Following her journey on YouTube since 2012, I saw how she developed her craft through hard work, talent and interest, and achieved success.

Lindsey creates her own music and edits her videos. The music I find amazing, and the videos beautiful. She also in earlier years made most of her own costumes and dances. She still does, but I understand getting some help sometimes is nice too.

Lindsey has shown an endless amount of creativity, drive and ability to create and execute her ideas.  I love the diversity of her work yet, still having a style. Through her success history, Lindsey is an inspiration for me as an artist to build your creations and path.


Autumn 2019 I finally got myself to create a choreography from one of her tunes. I used the whole song, and it took me two months, several times a week to create it. It is because it is all sett material, and I rehearsed it a lot to make it look good dancing it too.

This is the longest I have used on a set choreography to a song to today’s date.



I had no prior experience moving in snow and did not rehearse it either before filming. I learned the hard way that snow makes you slower, cold, and harder to move. So though visually the snow video is prettier, I am dancing better in the indoor version and that is why that video is under and not the edited outdoor version.

I met this challenge of dancing in the snow again in the video version of  Lets get through this April 2020. Then I had experience and was more prepared what to do.

The inside and outside version was then sent to Lindsey (see picture) and then this creation served its purpose. For the future I hope to teach it to a youthgroup and let them perform it.

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Rehearsal before I went out filming. filmed on my phone, sounds comes from the small speaker on the left side.



This choreo had a lot of jumping and my joints could not take it on the floor I was dancing on. So, I used my Hoka Training Sneakers ( they have good cushioning) . It helped a lot. Dancing with sneakers was  something to get used to,  since I almost always dance bare feet.#contemporarydance

After sending the video to Lindsey, I thought what now to do with it?

Maybe Hoka Norway would like to see the video? That their running shoes got used in this creative way? and they were, summer 21 they gave me the brand new Hoka Clifton 8 (came autumn 21) as a gift. My Hoka Clifton 6 was by then quite used.

I thank you so much for the gift.

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Improvised dancing with the sneakers I got

Interested in this project?

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