Postal address

Programme for Teacher Education Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU 7491 Trondheim Norway

Tone Pernille Østern


Background and activities

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

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.

Publications/photage on, and

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.