Knut and Bodil Odnes

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Knut Odnes

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Bodil Odnes Knut and Bodil Odnes have danced Vågå-springleik together for many years. They are members of Vågä Spel og Dansarlag and have danced and taught springleik, par-halling, and gammaldans throughout the world.

Knut studied Norwegian Folk Dance at the University in Trondheim, focusing on Springleik, the dance traditions of Gudbrandsdalen, and how to teach these dances. He has been a dance judge at Landskappleik and other kappleiks.

Knut's brother, Ivar, usually comes along as their fiddler. He has been leader of the Vågå spelemannslag, and is a member of the popular folk band Nye Ringnesin. He has toured internationally, kncluding several times to the United States.

They have taught at Camp Julian in California. They have been Class A dancers at the Landskappleik since 1996 and are quite active teaching and competing in Norway.

Dances Knut and Bodil have taught include Gammaldans, Par-Halling, and Springleik from Vågå.