the place to discover new dance from Norway

The DEN - Dance Expo Norway is a multi-year program from 2019-2021. The Den includes expos and seminars for dance artist, producers and artistic directors. The Den is a meeting place for the dance industry offering opportunities to develop skills, enhance networks and an international platform for pitches and presentations of works from the dance scene in Norway. The Den is presented in a first-time collaboration between The CODA festival and all the stages for dance in Oslo and Bærum, and dance festivals in most parts of the country. The activity will take place during the CODA festival in 2019 and 2021 as well as during Dansefestival Barents, Multiplié, Kortreist Dansefestival, Octoberdans and Ravnedans in 2020.


The Den aims to contribute to the development of dance through three objectives:

OBJECTIVE 1 : The Den will be a welcoming meeting place for dialogue, exchange and opportunities across the dance community nationally and internationally.

OBJECTIVE 2 : The Den will contribute to skill development for the dance industry and raise awareness among artists and contributors about the potential of the producer’s role in developing artistic work, collaborations, leadership and dissemination.

OBJECTIVE 3 : The Den will contribute to international opportunities for dance art through a platform that builds on existing work in this field and offers display, dissemination and dialogue between artists, organizers and producers in the metropolitan area.


The Den consists of three activities:

Conference and skills development opportunities

Meeting places

Platform of dance from Norway


We present 2 days of conference program and 1 day of different pitching sessions where you can get to know 19 artists and their work. During the three days there will be plenty of opportunities to socialize. The Den happens at the beginning of CODA Oslo International Dance Festival that runs from October 16th to 26th, 2019 in Oslo. The Meteor festival will take place in Bergen from October 17th to 26th, 2019, making it possible to catch The Den, CODA and Meteor in one week! Check out the program for 2019 HERE


5 conferences will be presented at the different dance festivals throughout the year:

  • April Multiplié in Trondheim

  • June Kortreist Dansefestival at Inderøy

  • July Ravnedans in Kristiansand

  • October Oktoberdans in Bergen

  • November Dansefestival Barents in Hammerfest


We aim to present a large platform of dance works from Norway combined with a 3-day conference program.


During the three years of conferences under the heading of The Den we wish to

present 4 modules.

  1. Leadership

  2. Artistic Context and History Dance History

  3. Production

  4. 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.


Sign up for delegates who wish to attend the platform will be open from February 2019. We aim to be able to cover parts of international programmers’ travel expenses. Please contact if you already now know that you may wish to attend, and we will be able to start the work towards ensuring the finances for you.