The dance is part of NRK's May 17 offering. Photo: Norway PM's office
Prime Minister Erna Solberg showed herself an uninhibited and funky mover, with culture minister Abid Raja also putting in a commendable performance.
“It was a fun challenge to get and then I so I thought we should do it as the whole government, and not just as the Prime Minister,” Solberg said in a video of the recording put out by NRK.
Raja gave the government top marks.
“I'd give it a dice throw of four to five,” he told NRK. “A lot of people in the government have good rhythm. We've seen Erna dance before, so I hardly dare say 'groovy baby', but I think it's great that Erna is so 'sporty'.”
It's hardly part of the job description for a government minister, so it feels a little unfair to ridicule the poorer performers.
The country's employment minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen wisely preempted any commentary on his wooden performance, by posting a short edit on Instagram showing Raja pulling some bhangra-style moves, while he sways his knees in an inhibited fashion behind him.
This is Solberg's second social media dance performance of the month.
On May 16, she posted a short video of her dancing on TikTok with two nurses.