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Tone Pernille Østern


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Dance Artist, Dance Teacher and Associate Professor in Arts Education. Choreographer/artistic leader of Inclusive Dance Company (

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Areas of teaching, research and development: Art education, dance education, contemporary dance, performativity, improvisation, choreography, production work, embodied pedagogy, the dramaturgy of teaching, artistic research.

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Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Østern, Tone Pernille. (2013) The Embodied Teaching Moment. The Embodied Character of the Dance Teacher's Practical-pedagogical Knowledge Investigated in Dialogue with Two Contemporary Dance Teachers. Nordic Journal of Dance. volum 4 (1).
  • Østern, Tone Pernille; Øyen, Elen; Sanders Dugstad, Ingeborg. (2013) Difference as a generative force in the Dance Laboratory. Close Encounters - Contemporary Dance Didactics: Explorations in Theory and Practice.
  • Østern, Tone Pernille. (2010) Teaching dance spaciously. Nordic Journal of Dance. volum 1.

Artistic productions

  • Aass, Ane; Østern, Tone Pernille. (2013) Turné med Appelsiner og sitroner (produsert år 2011). Totalt 25 forestillinger år 2013. . Appelsiner og sitroner (2011), på turné 2013.
  • Østern, Tone Pernille. (2012) SPACE ME, danseforestilling for unge og voksne. SPACE ME
  • Ane, Aass; Østern, Tone Pernille. (2011) Appelsiner og sitroner. Appelsiner og sitroner
  • Østern, Tone Pernille; Sanders, Ingeborg Dugstad; Pettersen, Arnhild Staal. (2011) Den indiske prinsesse (danseforestilling). Den indiske prinsesse
  • Østern, Tone Pernille; Mari, Flønes. (2010) SPAGAT. En danset trilogi om den beundrede og forhatte spagaten. SPAGAT. En danset trilogi om den beundrede og forhatte spagaten.

Part of book/report

  • Østern, Tone Pernille; Eeva, Anttila; Rowe, Nicolas; Svendler-Nielsen, Charlotte. (2013) Young people's embodied voices: Experiences and learning in dance education practices across the world. Dance, young people and change: Proceedings of the daCi and WDA Global Dance Summit.


  • Østern, Tone Pernille; Strømme, Alex; Østern, Anna-Lena; Sitter, Nora; Mollan Kristoffersen, Audun. (2012) Sanselig liten kunnskapsbok SPACE ME. 2012.
  • Østern, Tone Pernille. (2009) Meaning-making in the Dance Laboratory. Exploring dance improvisation with differently bodied dancers. 2009. ISBN 978-952-9765-52-2.