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

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.


Contact Information
Danseinformasjonen
Møllerveien 2
0182 Oslo

post@danseinfo.no / + 47 23 70 94 40

 

 

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.

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.

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.