Janne Eraker is a Norwegian / German tap dancer, working mostly in Norway, the Netherlands and Germany. Her background is modern and contemporary dance, and she has a bachelor from Codarts, University of the Arts, Rotterdam. As a tap dancer, she has studied with Heather Cornell in New York, Josh Hilberman in Liege, Roxane Butterfly in Barcelona and several other tap dance masters all over the world.


Janne researches the artistic possibilities of tap dance in the context of genres and areas like music, contemporary dance and art. Her main solo-project is Friction / Rhythm is a Dancer, where she approaches tap dance from a contemporary dance perspective.

In her tap dance trio One Small Step, she takes on the role of a moving percussionist, together with folk musician Vegar Vårdal and jazz musician Roger Arntzen on double bass.

Furthermore she has ongoing collaborations with bassist Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva (Ventriloquism / Janne & Bruno), noise musician Harald Fetveit (Lamborghini)

and a new project with beatboxer Julian Sommerfelt, slamp poet Taro Vestøl Cooper and electronic musician Kristoffer Lislegaard. Recently she worked with Ingeleiv Berstad and Kristine Karåla Øren in the cross-over projset Sang, Stepp og Samtidsdans. She also dances in the Sebastian Weber Dance Company, where modern dance and tap dance is fused into expressive theater dance pieces.


She is the recipient of a 3 year Norwegian Artist Grant (2015, 2016, 2018).


Performing:


2018

December 8: Cowboys, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, TanzTausch, Köln, Germany
December 2: Stepperiets Steppesalong, Kafé Hærverk, Oslo

November 27: One Small Step
November 24: Caboom, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Karlsruhe, Germany
November 10, 11: with Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Oslo Friteater Festival
November 3: XXX with Taro Vestøl Cooper and Julian Sommerfelt, NextStopDamascus, Kulturhuset, Oslo

October 12, 13, 14: Cowboys, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Lofft Theater, Leipzig, Germany

August 26: Performances with Sebastien Branche, If Paradise is Half as Nice, Altenburg, Germany

July 22: Mostra d’Arts Esceniques de Sanda Eugenia, Mallorca
June 24: Oslo Jazzdansfestival, Scenehuset, Oslo
June 17: Stepperiets Steppesalong, Kafé Hærverk, Oslo
June 15: Cowboys research presentation, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Lofft Theater, Leipzig, Germany
June 3: One Small Step, Seamens Church, Berlin
June 2: One Small Step w / Akemi Nagao, Blue Tap, Berlin
June 1: One Small Step, Flugfisch, Leipzig

May 27: One Small Step w / Doortje Peters, De Ruimte, Amsterdam
May 26: One Small Step w / GozGozGoz, Seamens Church, Rotterdam
May 25: One Small Step w / Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Kopi Soesoe, Rotterdam
May 20: One Small Step (Janne Eraker, Roger Arntzen and Vegar Vårdal), Deichmanske bibliotek, Oslo
May 12: Tap Dance Days Gala, Düsseldorf
May 10: Caboom, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Tap Dance Days, Düsseldorf, Germany
May 4: Friction, a research project with Siri Jøntvedt and Ingrid Berger Myhre, Oslo Teatersenter, Oslo

April 11, 12, 13, 14: Sang, Stepp og Samtidsdans, with Kristine Karåla Øren and Ingeleiv Berstad, Multiplié, Trondheim

March 9, 10, 11: Caboom, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Lofft Theater, Leipzig, Germany

February 3: Tap Oslo, the concert, Oslo

2017

December 1, 2, 3: Caboom, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Lofft Theater, Leipzig

November 24, 25: Caboom, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Blue Tap, Berlin
November 17, 18, 19: Sang, Stepp og Samtidsdans, with Kristine Karåla Øren and Ingeleiv Berstad, Scenehuset, Oslo
November 10, 11, 12: Caboom, Sebastian Weber Dance Company, Ludwigstheater Aschaffenburg

September 9: Janne Eraker and Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Kopi Soesoe, Rotterdam

(Maternity leave)

2016

September 30: Within, Performance with Tarek Atoui at Bergen Assembly, Bergen
September 26: Janne & Julian (tap, beatbox), Maylandbooking, Uhørt, Oslo
September 24: Harald Fetveit (noise) and Janne Eraker (tap), Fritt fall, Kulturhuset, Oslo

August 25 - September 15: Lamborghini, Harald Fetveit (noise) and Janne Eraker (tap), 11 shows in Korea and Japan
August 11-14: If Paradise is Half as Nice (IPIHAN.com), performances at art-project in Leipzig

July 17: Janne Eraker and Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Jazz Cafe Dizzy, Rotterdam

June 18: Janne Eraker and Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Archiprix, Timmerhuis, Rotterdam
June 11-12: Vang! and Ventriloquism with Marije Nie (tap) and Bruno Ferro Xavier a Silva (bass), at Rotterdamse Dakendagen

May 21: Lamborghini, Harald Fetveit (noise) and Janne Eraker (tap), at Bristepunktet, Bøler (Oslo)
May 20: Lunch-concert with Heather Cornell (tap, NYC), Vegar Vårdal (fiddle), Thomas Wadelton (tap, Australia) and Roger Arntzen (double bass), Deichmanske, Oslo
May 14: Janne Eraker and Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, DOOR, Dordrecht
May 8-13: Performing with Laboratory of sound, movement, word, Body Word festival, St. Petersburg

March 23: Janne Eraker and Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Vrooom, Rotterdam

February 13: Janne Eraker and Droolian (beatbox), Vin&Valsen, Kulturhuset, Oslo

2015

December 18: Poing Pøbeljul, Viktoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo

November 12: Roger Arntzen (double bass) and Janne Eraker (tap), Ephémère, Studio Loos, The Hague
November 7: Jubilee concert at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church, Berlin
November 1: Ventriloquism, Finissage at WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery

October 29: Concert at Kirkens Bymisjon, Klækken
October 18: Lamborghini, Harald Fetveit (noise) and Janne Eraker (tap), SØRFORKOMFORT 3, Oslo

September 20: Helsinik City Sounds, Wieland Möller (percussion) and Janne Eraker (tap), After Contemporary, Helsinki
September 3: Janne Eraker and Sebastian Weber (tap), Opening If Paradise is half as nice, Leipzig

August 16: Berlin City Sounds w / special guest Thomas Wadelton (tap), Blue Tap, Berlin

June 23: Midsummer Night Concert, Norwegian Church, Rotterdam
June 14: Ventriloquism, Rotterdamse Dakendagen, Rotterdam
June 13: Janne Eraker (tap) & Dick Ronteltap (sax), Rotterdamse Dakendagen, Rotterdam
June 11: Ventriloquism, Seeds, Rotterdam
June 7: The Covers at All there is, Korzo Theater, The Hague
June 5: Tap ontmoet Flamenco: Stamp your ground!, De Nieuwe Regentes, The Hague

May 7-8: presenting and performing at Seminarium nr.4 at Hålogaland Teater, Tromsø, Norway
May 6: Tap Circus performing at the opening of Rotterdam Circusstad, Schouwburgplein (14.00 h!)

April 25: Tap dance act at Jazz Circus, Grand Hotel Central, Rotterdam
April 25: Tapsolo with René ten Cate on the vibraphone, Winkel Theater Festival (WTF), The Hague

January 24: TapDuo at Cult Royale, Schipluiden

2014

November 21: Ventriloquism at De Biecht, Rotterdam

October 15: Ventriloquism, Markthal, Rotterdam
October 4: Ventriloquism, Poortgebouw, Rotterdam

September 7: Duet with flamenco dancer Karin Eij, Spuiplein, Den Haag

August 31: Ventriloquism at Blikopener, Delft

July 13: Ventriloquism at Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam
July 12: Ventriloquism at Bazar Bizar, Rotterdam
July 6: Ventriloquism in the Koopgoot, Rotterdam
July 5: TapDuo with Marije Nie at Boerol, Boerderij Het Kraaiennest, Maasland

June 29: VANG! in the Koopgoot, Rotterdam
June 28: Tap on Stage presentation at Grote Kerk plein, Rotterdam
June 21: Tap on Stage presentation at Buurtbruis, De Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag
June 14: Ventriloquism in the Koopgoot, Rotterdam
June 6: VANG! at Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam
June 1: Ventriloquism trio at Summerjazz, Leiden

May 31: Ventriloquism in the Koopgoot, Rotterdam
May 24: Ventriloquism, Vrijplaats, Leiden
May 16: Ventriloquism trio at FullMoon Babylon, Grounds, Rotterdam
May 9: Ventriloquism at Expoloze Vrijdag, Singer Sweat Shop, Rotterdam

Photo: Tale Hendnes