photo: Sjur Pollen

Carte Blanche launches a new world premiere, RETRO CAT, by esteemed artist and composer Tori Wrånes. It unfolds in an oversized setting. Amid imaginative surroundings, we find the rear end of a giant cat. RETRO CAT is a performance where set design, sound, light, and dancers merge into a lively and surreal experience. Contrasts and repetitions are explored. Tori Wrånes questions both the visible and the invisible. She playfully engages with parallel worlds and with new rules. The performance is a co-production between Carte Blanche and Bergen International Festival and premieres on 23 May 2024.
Performance dates: 23–25 May 2024 (family show on the 25th) & 28 May-2 June 2024.
Carte Blanche tours BIRGET; WAYS TO DEAL, WAYS TO HEAL in Sweden with stops at Norrlandoperan in Umeå and Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE) in early February. It will also be shown at ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform 2024 in Oslo (NO).
The restaging of BUT THEN, WE'LL DISAPPEAR (I'D PREFER NOT TO) from 2021 has showings in Bergen (NO) from 22-24 Feb 2024, with further stops in Vestland County in early April, culminating with three performances at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona (ES) 19-21 April 2024. For tickets and dates go here.For tickets and dates go here.

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photo: Lennart Sjöberg

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani starts the year with a bang when Alexander Ekman's smash-hit HAMMER returns on stage in January and February. This all-evening masterpiece captivated audiences as well as critics after its world premiere in October 2022. HAMMER explores the self-absorption of our time, transitioning from offline harmony to online egotism and back. In a world dominated by social media, it inspires to the dismantling of false facades and authentic lives over likes.
"A world-class show." Aftonbladet (SE)
"Brilliant" Tanz (DE)
Following the two first shows of HAMMER, the dance company will embark on its first-ever tour to Australia! Six performances of SKID by Damien Jalet and SAABA by Sharon Eyal await at the Sydney Festival, 23-28 Jan 2024. Learn more about the company´s international touring here.
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photo: Daniel Andersson

A performance about the most important thing. The dance performance HONEY HONEY steps down into the micro world of insects. With newly composed music and inspiration from swarms, drones, and bee dances, it targets us humans and the society we create. How do we treat and communicate with each other? In the world of nature, can we find respect for the small being and its importance for the entire ecosystem? A Charlotte Engelkes´ performance with choreography by Sofia Södergård. For full credits go here. Premiere at Regionteater Väst in Borås (SE) 26 Jan 2024. For children 9-12 years.

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photo: Convoi Exceptionnel

The company Convoi Exceptionnel is looking forward to the premiere and tour of their new performance THE WEATHER REPORT and Nordic activities with touring YOU ARE A DAY TOMORROW.

THE WEATHER REPORT is a performance about turmoil, turbulence, and stability. An existential story about the relationship between psychiatry, aviation, and ever-changing weather.

Tour dates: 15 Feb 2024 Pitch by Jon R. Skulberg as part of More More More at Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform, Oslo (NO), 24-26 April 2024 World premiere and performances at Bora Bora in Aarhus (DK), 2 May 2024 RAS (NO), 15-26 May 2024 Dansehallerne, Copenhagen (DK).

YOU ARE A DAY TOMORROW is a spatial audio piece set in the classroom and the third part of the TRILOGY OF EDUCATIONAL SPACES.

Tour dates: 26 Feb-1 March 2024 School tour of the Faroe Islands (FO) through the touring program Listaleypurin, 1-2 March 2024 The Nordic House, Faroe Islands.

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photo: Éric Minh Cuong Castaing / Victor Zébo

Aloun Marchal is co-choreographer of the performance FORME(S) DE VIE, with Marine Relinger (dramaturge) and Eric Minh Cuong Castaing (Artistic Direction – Shonen Cie).

Together they created the diptyque FORME(S) DE VIE, where the dancers immerse themselves as part of a choreographic experience as human prostheses with performers of limited mobility. The principle of a mutual transfer of body and dance language will expand in this performance to include a memory level remembering movement. Former boxer Kamel Messelleka and dancer Elise Argaud, together with three dancers, follow up on their earlier movement practices. They never abandoned them, but they applied a new meaning to them over the course of the loss of their mobility. Supposedly limited bodies and supposedly virtuosic bodies support and influence each other. They persist in the present, with an eye towards the future, looking back on the past. FORME(S) DE VIE seeks to create a space for intimacy and collective formation that shifts the concept of the "augmented [extended] body". More info and credits here.

Performances: 1-3 Feb 2024, Scene Nationale Essonne, Évry-Courcouronnes (the southern suburbs of Paris, FR).

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illustration: Nina Bondeson

Andersson Dance's upcoming work is a co-production with Backa Teater in Gothenburg (SE) and will premiere on 17 Feb 2024.
ODYSSÉEN is based on Homer's epic poem about war, love, and longing. A subtle retelling is presented where space and time alternately move and come to a halt. Through both words and movement, everything that happens while the gods watch is explored. About humans being brilliant and fantastic, yet pathetic at the same time. About sometimes needing to get lost to find the way home.
In Örjan Andersson's choreography, the human vulnerability is explored in a magnificent set design – where the boundary between dance and theater dissolves. A generous, playful, and creative chaos about journeying from Troy to Ithaca, from one thing to another – or vice versa. For a full credits list and additional information go here.
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photo:  Bradley Waller

KØTER is performing at Takkelloftet at The Royal Opera House in Copenhagen (DK) 17-28 Jan 2024. This contemporary dance performance delves into the Law of Jante, as envisioned by Marina Mascarell and the mongrel community epitomizes a group of narrow-minded individuals propelled by envy and apprehension towards the unfamiliar or new arrivals. They fail to celebrate uniqueness, instead exalting mediocrity and ensuring conformity while oppressing any divergence from the norm.

”KØTER (MONGREL) and the crowd all behave like chased animals attacking each other and seeking nearness. It is strong and touching." Svenska Dagbladet (SE)

Read more here. Tickets here.
photo: Petra Hellberg

This spring Claire Parsons Co. invites you to see GRASS in a film version. GRASS is originally a co-production with The Marionette Theatre and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm (SE). It premiered on stage in 2016 and has since performed more than 200 shows in Sweden with international tours to Germany, Norway, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, and Finland. GRASS is a performance film created by filmmaker Marc Davin. On 18 Jan 2024, the company premieres the film at Klarabiografen in Stockholm (SE). The film will be shown on national Swedish television this spring and will then be available for streaming on SVT Play.
In February DUST will perform at the Salto! Festival in Hässleholm (SE). DUST, for children from 6 years, had its world premiere at Lokstallarna in Karlshamn (SE) in 2023 in a co-production with Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg. On 5 Feb 2024, DUST is selected to perform in its entirety at Salto! Festival. On the same day, DUST will perform for a school audience at The Culture House/Kulturhuset Hässleholm (SE).
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photo: Antero Hein

Upon entering 2024, NSP is facing yet another super exciting season for the company, looking forward to pitching DUELS at Norway Now in New York on 14 Jan 2024, organized by Performing Arts Hub Norway, and also to the event when dancers from NSP will perform IN C as guest dancers with Sasha Waltz & Guests at Radialsystem, Berlin (DE) on 25-28 Jan 2024.

NSP will be collaborating with The Norwegian National Ballet for the two pieces VILDANDEN / THE WILD DUCK by Marit Moum Aune 14 Mar-13 April 2024 and LIGHT OF PASSAGE by Crystal Pite 28 Feb-2 Mar 2024. Here the four young dancers in NSP 2 2023-2024 will be dancing a small group scene for VILDANDEN and as reserves for LIGHT OF PASSAGE. They will be accompanied by NSP Artistic Director Guro Nagelhus Schia and Assisting Artistic Director Vebjørn Sundby who will also be joining the National Ballet as guest dancers for LIGHT OF PASSAGE. NSP rehearsal director Kristin Hjort Inao will also be following the period.

14-15 May 2024 is the world premiere of SONETT IDIOT by Ingun Bjørnsgaard at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet. In June IN C will return to the rooftop of The Norwegian Opera & Ballet with a mesmerizing outdoor performance of IN C to live music.

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photo: Kasper Piper

Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X is preparing DANCE OF THE FISHERMAN, a dance project, which will take place in Finland in July 2023. The project is a collaboration between the three coastal Regional Dance Centers in Finland: The Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia, JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre (The Regional Dance Centre of Northern Finland) and The Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland and created together with the theatre director Caroline McSweeney. DANCE OF THE FISHERMAN is a site-specific walking performance, to take place on the islands of Bergö, Korpo and Hailuoto. The project is at the moment looking for dancers - the deadline is 21 Jan 2024, read more here.

Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X will present BIRGITTE DANCE FILM in Minimalen Short Film Festival / Mutliplié Dance Film 2024. The film will be presented at Nova Cinema in Trondheim (NO) on 28 Jan 2024.

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photo: José Figueroa

One evening, two performances. A joint evening on the 27 Jan 2024 where SWEET by Stina Nyberg is playing at Studioscenen and THE VERY LAST NORTHERN WHITE RHINO by Gaston Core is performing in the Black Box - at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå (SE).

SWEET's story starts with the emergence of a new species, perhaps two hundred thousand years ago. The species does not yet have a name – in fact, nothing does – but it has the capacity to name things. Bit by bit, it spreads to practically every corner of the globe, reassembling the biosphere and the atmosphere on its way. It razes vast forests. It sleeps with its biological cousins and then kills them off. It is, in short, the very asshole of creation.

In SWEET Stina Nyberg departs from the mind-boggling perspective of billions of years in order to talk about her own assholeness. Or perhaps it is the reverse, departing from her own asshole to talk about eternity. In any case, aided by a dance practicing the attention of a bird, she hones in on the details of existence, spanning from the very intimate to the very existential. More info and tickets here.
photo: MärtaThisner

BamBam Frost is kicking off the new year by performing YES at Kaaitheater in Brussels on the 26-27 Jan 2024. YES is a cascade of pleasure, sadness, and dreams of possibilities. YES is soft, YES is dense, YES is tension and release, YES is too much and not enough. YES is everything you touch you change. More info about the show and tickets here.

BamBam Frost's IMMORTAL SUMMIT with Lydia Östberg Diakité plays at Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform in Oslo on 16 Feb 2024. IMMORTAL SUMMIT is a performance that stretches between ideas of greatness and delusions of grandeur. Two characters are bound to an immortal fate and trapped in an ambivalent reality where remembrance of humanity's excessive behaviors is put on display. In IMMORTAL SUMMIT Lydia Östberg Diakité and BamBam Frost work with materials inspired by sports, gods, and popular cultural icons. Studying the phenomena of iconization and the canonization of performance abilities, where impossible levels and high expectations are the new standard. 

Read more about BamBamFrost here.
illustration: Maja Lindström

On 23 jan 2024 MEDELGYMPA will play at Stjärnkalaset Östra, at Midsommargården in Stockholm (SE). MEDELGYMPA is both a performing arts event and a session of gympa (gymnastics). The audience is led by the performer Ellen Söderhult and through instructions in headphones.

11 Jan-16 Feb 2024 THE CHOREOGRAPHY will play for every 6th grader in Kristianstad (SE). THE CHOREOGRAPHY will also play at the festival Spleen*graz, International Theater Festival for young audiences, in Graz (AT) on 21-22 April 2024. THE CHOREOGRAPHY is a participatory performance. Everyone in the audience gets a pair of headphones through which they will hear a voice telling them how to move, how to relate to one’s body, and how to relate to one another.

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photo Lou T Lundqvist

KORDA Art in Motion and Culture Center Matsesgarden Stigsbo are planning the new season in 2024. New collaborations, a new dance piece for the theatre, an art exhibition in Gallery Klingbyggningen, dance performances in The Garden, new plants to the Forest Garden, and residences for dance artists and visual artists at Matsesgarden Stigsbo. An international art exhibition in Gallery Klingbyggningen, opens on 7 July 2024, Finissage on 1 Sep 2024. Dance performance in The Garden at Matsesgarden premieres on 26 July 2024 with performances 27 July-18 Aug 2024.

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photo: Fabian Kriese

IN A CAGE OF LIGHT is performed at Ö2 Södermalm in Stockholm (SE) on 26-28 Jan 2024, and at Sadlers Wells in London on 12 April 2023. A stage performer who has been in the spotlight her whole life is forced to reevaluate her trust in the body's ability and to reappraise the relationship with herself. Choreographers and creators are Charlotta Öfverholm and Jordi Cortes.

"In a cage of light" shapes to a beautiful, slightly amusing black and associative contemplation over both the performing arts as well as the terms of existing - a dance around the poles of loneliness and addiction." -Anna Ångström, Svenska Dagbladet

After the performance of IN A CAGE OF LIGHT at Ö2 Södermalm (SE), the Swedish premiere follows the film JUICE, a short film by Anders Larsson and Charlotta Öfverholm, and a commission work from Sadlers Wells Digital Stage. What triggers the sparkle and juice of each person's life? And where is your secret place where you recharge your batteries? Don´t wait! It might be too late!

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illustration: Agnes Florin 

OR/ELLER tours to Kalundborg, Denmark with school performances of NET presented by KORA / Dansehallarne.
Performances in Kalundborg (DK): 17-31 Jan 2024

NET is a dance performance that you get to be part of, together with three dancers. A web moves into your school, spreading out in the gym hall. Departing from the web, we build a wavy landscape that opens doors to new imaginative spaces, with dance as the vehicle. Together, we create a choreographic kaleidoscope. Concept and choreography by OR/ELLER – Anja Arnquist and Madeleine Lindh. Co produktion: Dansehallerne and Norrlandsoperan in collaboration with Dansens Hus Stockholm.

Read more here.
ilDance is the project's coordinator of International Contemporary Dance Collective (iCoDaCo) 2024-2027- which is co-funded by the European Union. iCoDaCo aims to update contemporary dance practices to better suit the social, political, and environmental realities of the 21st century, considering artists, producers, presenters, communities, and audiences.

Tens of artists from 12 European countries will collectively forge new knowledge, via collective research and co-creation processes, to guarantee sustainability, accessibility, and innovation within contemporary dance and fortify its contribution to other parts of society. iCoDaCo will also build the world's first open-access digital platform for contemporary dance practices, which will serve both as a learning tool as well as a community hub by optimizing the use of digital technologies but at the same time maintaining and even strengthening the physical and empirical dimensions of the contemporary dance medium. Read more about iCoDaCo here.

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