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Karianne Andreassen is a Norwegian interdisciplinary dance artist currently based between Oslo and London.

 

Karianne graduated from London Studio Centre in 2015 with a 1st Class Honours degree and was awarded with The Most Outstanding Performance award in contemporary dance. She started her career in Edinburgh working with the late Janis Claxton and her work POP-UP duets: Fragments of Love. Since then she has worked internationally in various fields in the dance industry working with The Royal Opera, Mariinsky ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, Simone Grøtte and Andre Kamienski to name a few.

 

As an artist Karianne is interested in the relationship between the performer and the spectator and how the physical body is interpreted in different performance spaces. She has a special interest in dance theatre and interdisciplinary works, drawing lines between art forms and expressions, and creating a unique physical stage presence.

 

In April 2016 she gained a scholarship for further international studies Arts Council Norway and later that year choreographed her first work .FLYT with Norwegian dance artist Ingvild Krogstad in collaboration with painter Hilde Eilertsen Sletvold. The work premiered in Gallery North in Tromsø, Norway. Since then she has choreographed for University of the Arts London (UAL), Tromsø Culture School and The Northern Lights Festival.

Besides her professional dance work, Karianne teaches dance and fitness to children and adults, and holds workshops in contemporary dance and improvisation. She is a member of Equity (UK) and Forum for Nordnorske Dansekunstnere, FNND (NO).