THE DEN - DANCE EXPO NORWAY

the place to discover new dance from Norway

The DEN – Dance Expo Norway is a professional gathering providing competence development, development of the dance field, and an international pitching and presentation platform for dance.

In the course of three days in October, dancers, choreographers, organizers, and producers are gathered in Oslo during the CODA Oslo International Dance Festival 2019.

The DEN is a collaboration between CODA Oslo International Dance Festival, Black Box Theatre, Bærum Cultural Centre, Dansens Hus, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Oktoberdans, Ravnedans, Dance Festival Barents, Kortreist Dance Festival, and Multiple Dance Festival. 


GOALS:

1. Meeting place
A place for dialogue, exchange, and opportunities across the dance community both nationally and internationally.

2. Dance Platform
A platform for Norwegian dance artists to present their work to international programmers, venues, organizers, and producers.

3. Seminars and skills development
To create awareness of the producers’ role in developing artistic work, collaborations, communication, and leadership. 

- Leadership
- Artistic context and dance history
- Production
- Administration

The content of each module will be developed in close collaboration with the field itself, the partners, and educational institutions in the Nordic region.

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ACTIVITIES:

2019 @ #codadancefest19:

Pitching day for 19 artists and two days of seminars.

2020 @ festivals around Norway:

Five different festivals will hold seminars for producers and the dance community:

April: Multiplié Dance Festival in Trondheim

June: Kortreist Dance Festival in Inderøy

July: Ravnedans in Kristiandsand

October: Oktoberdans in Bergen

November: Dance Festival Barents in Hammerfest

2021 @ #codadancefest21:

A large platform and a three-day seminar program. 


FOR INTERNATIONAL PRESENTERS:

Registration for delegates who wish to attend the platform will be open from April 2019.

We hope to cover parts of international programmers’ travel expenses. Please contact Geir Lindahl at Performing Arts Hub Norway (geir@pahn.no) if you already know that you wish to attend, and we will look into how we can help with expenses.

Collaborators:

Black Box Teater, Bærum Kulturhus, Dansens Hus, The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Riksscenen

Performing Arts Hub Norway

Oktoberdans, Ravnedans, Dansefestival Barents, Kortreist Dansefestival, Multiplié Dansefestival, CODA Oslo International Dance Festival

Supported by:

Kulturrådet - Kreativ Næring, Oslo Kommune