photo by Daniel Kaminsky

About Shi

Dancer/ choreographer/ teacher/ certified Gaga teacher/ certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®Instructor.

Shi Pratt bio

Shi Pratt is an Oslo based choreographer, dancer and teacher. She spent the first 12 years of her professional dance career dancing for several world renown dance companies in Israel, as well as in the independent choreographers scene. She had already started choreographing at that time.

Upon moving to Norway in 2010 she focused on choreographing while continuing to dance in her own pieces as well as freelancing for other projects and companies. She was also commissioned by various dance companies, festivals and universities to create new dances. During this period she has begun developing and teaching her own movement research classes named ToolBox, she also teaches Gaga, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.

Shi is interested in integrating movement, sound, text, and rich visual vocabulary into her work and has explored a creative engagement with other art forms, particularly lights, video and scenography.

Her performance work is assembled with care and exactitude, balancing strong physicality and fearless complexity. The work is marked by sharp visual imagery and a keen sense of curiosity. She continues to focus in on inter-human and social issues while exploring the breadth in which structure can breed freedom and vise versa. Shi has collaborated with celebrated dance artists, dance companies, musicians and filmmakers in Israel, Europe, Scandinavia and the United States.

Since 2008, she has created and performed under the banner of her own company Karlsen Pratt, along with partner Kyrre Heldal Karlsen, in which they produce their original works and showcase their collaborations.

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© 2009-2014 Shi Pratt

Shi Pratt