→ with Sonja Lidsheim
Norwegian singer and multi-instrumentalist Sonja Lidsheim as been collaborating with Kari musically since 2011 when they recorded Kari’s lokk and Sonja’s lur on top of a mountain in Norway. Their performances have been confined to Norway and Sweden until the summer of 2017 when they join voices at Summerland Spirit Festival!
→ with Lynette Reini-Grandell
Finnish American poet Lynette Reini-Grandell adds Runos to Kari’s Runes. Their first performance “Ancestor Memory Poems (2012)” launched many new performance explorations such as “Finnish Charms for Spring” and “Waking the Bear.” Lynette joins Kari on her new recordings Ljos and Svart.
→ with Carol Sersland
Carol is a bearer of traditional Telemark (Norway) dance and song. She is the artistic director of Det Norske Folkedanslaget (Kari is a member) and Fjell og Fjord Children’s performance dance group.
The two began collaborating on new song and dance performance, choreography, and curriculum with a FY2011 Legacy and Heritage funded project: Nordic Roots Dance.
Four Piece Ensemble
Carol Sersland, Mary Klockeman, Arna Rennan and Kari Tauring perform vocalized Scandinavian dance music. From Roros Pols to schottische – Telespringar to waltz, Nordivas inspire the body to move in a Nordic way. They perform regularly at the annual events Nordic Ball and Nisswastämman.