About Dance Information Norway and dance in Norway
Dance Information Norway, established in 1994, is the national information and resource centre for the art of dance. The centre is a non-profit foundation, aiming to promote dance in a multitude of ways, e.g. information work, counseling and guidance for artists, students, general audience, press and government. We also organize talks and discussions and co- produce and support other initiatives for the art of dance.
danseinfo.no presents a unique and comprehensive overview of dance related activities. You will find information about festivals, auditions, job opportunities, education, workshops and seminars, in addition to news services, press clips and many useful links. We have access to a large amount of information through our national and international networks.
The Dance Calendar
The Dance Calendar on danseinfo.no is the only comprehensive collection of dance performances in Norway and Norwegian productions abroad. With the Dance Calendar we are able to gather statistics about the Norwegian art of dance from 1994, up until today.
Scenehuset - «The Norwegian Judson Church»
Scenehuset is a former chapel which since 1990 has been one of the most important rehearsal spaces for dance productions in Norway, as well as an alternative stage. Almost every Norwegian choreographer and dancer has at some point in time used Scenehuset, which is administrated by Dance Information Norway.
More info about Scenehuset and letting here
Library and Movie Theatre
We have Norway’s largest and most comprehensive library for the art of dance, focusing on dance history and theory, and Norway’s smallest movie theatre. The library has more than 2000 books and films, in addition to several subscriptions for publications and magazines.
More info here
UNESCO` International Dance Day and ke∂ja
Dance Information Norway is the national coordinator for UNESCO’ International Dance Day. We have also contributed to several national and internatonal initiatives aimed to improve the standard of writing, criticism and general discourse about the art.
More info about the International Dance Day here
The centre is one of eight participating countries in ke∂ja, a Nordic-Baltic EU project. Dance Information Norway is also responsible for running the Writing Movement programme designed to improve written discourse on contemporary dance.
More info about ke∂ja here
Norwegian Dance History and the Dance Archive
Dance Information Norway are trustees of the Dance Archive, Norway’s largest collection of dance historical material, with an emphasis on the period from World War II until today. In addition to written documentation, photographs, programs and videos, the archive consists of 70 videotaped in-depth interviews. A plethora of these interviews can be watched here. Dance Information Norway has an archival collaboration with the National Archives of Norway.
The Honorary Award
Every year, Dance Information Norway honors a key figure within the Norwegian dance community, in order to draw attention to the art. The honorary award is comprised of the statuette ”Narren” by Nina Sundbye and a scholarship of 25 000 NOK. More info here
Where do you find us?
Dance Information Norway has lovely facilities at Dansens Hus, situated at Vulkan, Grünerløkka. We’re open for everyone on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
firstname.lastname@example.org / + 47 23 70 94 40
Dance Information Norway
Dance Information Norway (Danseinformasjonen) was established in 1994, under the name ‘Senter for Dansekunst’. Dance Information Norway is a national information and resource centre for dance, founded by ‘Norsk Ballettforbund’ (now ‘NoDa’- the association for choreographers, dancers and pedagogues), and funded by the Ministry of Culture.
The Dance Scene In Norway Today - Structure
At the moment, there are only two companies; The National Ballet (Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Nasjonalballetten) located in Oslo and Carte Blanche located in Bergen which receive set annual government funding, and the art-form has mainly developed in the arena of independent dance.
Norwegian Dance History - An Overview
Norway has a relatively short dance history. This may in part be due to our unions with Sweden and Denmark, as Norway did not have a royal family, nor aristocratic patrons, under which ballet and dance could develop and flourish. But despite its short history, dance has developed greatly, especially post-WW2, and today we have a multitude of Norwegian dance of high quality.
Panta Rei Danseteater
Make Me Dance
Terje Tjøme Mossige
En til en, to, tre, fire eller fem
Julekveld med De Naive
Sans og samling
Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine
Oslo Danse Ensemble
Jo Strømgren Kompani
Xproarts / Sudesh Adhana
Living Movement / Karen Høybakk Mikalsen
Point of view
Strangers and Others
Iustitia - en forestilling om traumer etter vold og overgrep
Mesteraften Kylián: Black & White
(Multi-bill) No More PlayPetite mortSarabandeFalling angelsSweet dreamsSechs Tänze
Meg, meg og meg
spleis 2017: rom for deling, utprøving og samtale
Vive La Phrance!
Den Trofaste inviterer til en kveld på Scenehuset
(Multi-bill) De TrofasteI Will No Longer Metion The Unspoken Life Beyond LivingMusikk med bandet Lysning
karen foss Quiet Works
Black Box Teater, Oslo
++ Kuratert av Helle Siljeholm
The Artist's Space
Hofesh Shechter Company
While they are floating
Second Hand Dance
Julekonsert med Åpninger og Ula Metall
Anne Kathrine Fallmyr
Kristine Nilsen Oma
Heine Røsdal Avdal
Jo Strømgren Kompani
Mind The Gap
Mind the Gap 2017
winter guests / Alan Øyen
Teater Innlandet, Hamar
Therese Slob Produksjoner
Mia Habib Productions
ALL - poem of physical protest
FRIKAR dance company
Makt og avmakt
A farmer is a man outstanding in his field