Unknown Pleasures - Photo: Arno Paul

Søstre 11 år etter - Photo: Jens Kristian Nilsen

Julyen Hamilton - Photo: Patrick Beelart

Photo: Neil Nisbet

The Black Dancers - Photo: Jean-Paul Goude

The Ferryman - Photo: Gilles Delmas


CODA film opens at the end of November with Gilles Delmas’ latest film The Ferryman, a cinematic and choreographic exploration of the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture and their contemporary relevance. The relationship between man and nature is portrayed through a series of striking ceremonies, narrated by performance artist Marina Abramovic.

Experience the well known French artist Jean-Paul Goude in conversation with Patrick Bensard on the last day of the film program. Gain insight into Jean-Pauls remarkable life and body of work, as art director for Esquire Magazine, many iconic photographs, events and more. 

Dance and movement has been a driving force throughout Goudes’ life. The artist will speak about his life and there will be screenings of the documentaries Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America and Jungle Fever, as well as clips from Mura Dehns’ unique documentation of the jazz dance of Harlem dance clubs in the 1950s and -60s!

Read more about CODA film.

CODA's international opening with a premiere!

CODA opens 7th of October at Sadler’s Wells during Dance Umbrella in London with the premiere Unknown Pleasures. The performance is a collaboration with CCN – Ballet de Lorraine, Dance Umbrella – Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London and Dansens Hus Norway.

The performance will have its Nordic premiere 18 October 2017, opening the CODA festival at Dansens Hus Norway.

Unknown Pleasures is a completely anonymous program – no names and no glory. Five choreographers from five different countries, one on them Norwegian, have contributed their distinctive voices to this unique project. Read more about Unknown Pleasures.

W6 the black dancers photo jean paul goude