Subjazz is a choreographic duo consisting of Karl-Erik Nedregaard and
Knut Arild Flatner. They established the name Subjazz in 2001 but have
been collaborating since 1998. Subjazz is production based and their
artistic expression is mainly rooted in the boundaries between jazz
and contemporary dance.
continuously strive after new ways to express themselves through
movement. With a firm and steady conviction that jazzdance is an
artform they keep themselves open to any opportunity of choreographic
work and emphasize the importance to be expressed in many different
arenas and spaces from the scenic to the televised.
couple they have been together since 1993. As if fate had
they met at the schools and studios in Oslo which soon after came to
be their stepping stones as dance artists. They are both educated at
The National College of Ballet and Dance, now a part of KHiO, with
further coursing in jazzdance at The Edge Performing Arts Center and
Broadway Dance Center. Attending the same class, at the same school
with the same main subject in jazzdance from 1993 to 1996, they early
on developed a sence of collaboration and communication which in their
work became quite unique.
idea of working together instead of individually became apparent after
their education. They both wanted to expand their fields to not just
dancing but also be a part of the teaching and choreographic scene
both nationally and internationally. Joining forces proved itself to
be the best way for them to develope as artists. In this conjunction
they push and trigger each other to make and develope their ideas and
visions. Although challenging they find it the best and most
exilorating prosess to reach the goals they have set for the future.
Subjazz divide their work between choreography and team-teach classes.
choreography is an expression that signifies their conjunction and
reflects their artistic vision they have together both in movement, style
and artistic expression.
classes through the team-teach collaboration reflect not only their
own interpretation of what they like their jazzdance class to consist
of but is also a reflection of the inspiration and knowledge they have
received from their own teachers through the years.
Subjazz would like to thank all the
enormously gifted teachers and choreographers they have met and worked
with over the years for their endless support, belief and inspiration.