Photo: Knut Bry

Norwegian Day of Dance History

Welcome to Norwegian Day of Dance History during CODA 2017! In conjunction with Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekts 25 year anniversary and premiere, we have the pleasure of hosting an event dedicated to the history of dance.


Dance history lecture/talk

Dance historian Sigrid Øvreås Svendal gives us insights into the development of the Norwegian dance field from the 1960s till today – with  nods to the artists presented during the day. The lecture is part of Norwegian Day of Dance History and is presented in collaboration with Danseinformasjonen. (The lecture is given in Norwegian.)

Reconstruction or reminiscing? Critics’ salon on dance art and history

What is the value of resuming, reconstructing or commemorating a performance that was produced many years ago? Could a live resumption be understood as purely a documentary and historic project - or would it unavoidably be seen in the light of the contemporary? In this years’ Critic’s Salon, a panel of both performers and theorists will discuss how and with what intentions dance artists and programmers turn towards dance history. What gazes could one as audience or critic apply for such resumptions, reconstructions or reminiscences? 

Panelists Pernille Holden (dancer), Sigrid Øvreås Svendal (dance historian), Andrea Keiz (from Tanzfond Erbes) and Stine Nilsen (Artistic Director & CEO CODA)

Moderator Snelle Ingrid Hall

Critics’ salon is organised by Norsk Kritikerlags section for theatre, music and dance, in collaboration with Bærum Kulturhus - Regional Centre for Dance and CODA Oslo International Dance Festival.

The salon can be seen in context with Black Box Teater's "Roundtable & Debate På felles grunn? Gjenskaping, rekonstruksjon og appropriasjon i scenekunsten", 8/11/2017.