Clothes and Choreography – an interdisciplinary research -kurssi Norjassa


We invite dancers (8) and costume designers (3) to participate in Clothes and Choreography -an interdisciplinary research between two departments at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Dance- and Design Departments with their group of master students in Choreography and Costume design.

The course begins August 22 and lasts four weeks.

Time: Weeks 34, 35, 36, 37- 2016
Starting Monday 22 August – Thursday 15 September
Schedule: Mondays from 13:00-17:00, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-17:00. Continuation of the cooperation may extend into week 38 and 39
Fee: NOK 2000

Application deadline: June 7

Entry requirements: The course requires successful completion of a three-year Bachelor’s degree in Costume Design or Dance.

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In an interdisciplinary context the students will experiment and reflect upon:

-The interaction of clothes and the body- in movement- in a performative context.
-Develop specialized and deeper knowledge in the field of clothing and the moving body.
-Gather existing knowledge and develop new knowledge in the field of clothing to dance.


We will explore the boundaries of what is what in the meeting point between the dancer’s body movements and clothing. Where does the dancer’s body end and where does the clothes begin? What occurs in the fusion between the moving body and the clothes? How does the costume influence our view of the dancer’s movement?

Anne Grete Eriksen and Christina Lindgren ask What are clothes to dance? – and invite students, teachers, artists and theorist to an interdisciplinary research laboratory spanning over four weeks in the autumn of 2016. The laboratory will be characterized by an investigative attitude and is process oriented. The result is a presentation/ display of the most interesting laboratory discoveries.

KHiO is one of the few art schools in Europe with choreography and costume education on masters’ level under the same roof. We want to utilize this opportunity.

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