Guiding principles

Bora Bora presents, produces and co-produces national and international dance performances, organizes festivals, conducts artistic experiments and initiatives residencies and workshops.

Through exchanges with partners in different networks across Europe, we want to show our audience the newest and freshest in visual performing art. We also work together with partner to internationalize production possibilities for a wide range of artists locally and nationally. We facilitate contact between the Aarhus audience and European artists, and between the artists in general.

Festivals are an important part of Bora Bora. Through festivals, audiences can meet artists from different countries, exchange views and experiences, and initiate long-lasting collaborations.


Bora Bora is a young organization and was founded in 2011 in a building that since 1993 has been the home of different Danish dance companies.

Bora Bora is a non-profit organization supported by The Performing Arts Committee of the Danish Arts Council and The Municipality of Aarhus.

Building and facilities

Bora Bora has two black box stages. The main state has an audience capacity of 200 seats on the set tribune and the stage with sprung floor is 15x15m. The small stage, also with sprung floor, has an audience capacity of 73 and the stage is 10x14m. In the building there is also a café/bar.

Valdemarsgade 1

Contextualizing Dance

13 to 14 December 2019

Dance Dramaturgy as a practice of interlinking Art with the Society

Bora Bora together with dance dramaturg Thomas Schaupp are inviting you to join a hands-on public symposia on “Contextualizing Dance – Dance Dramaturgy as a practice of interlinking Art with the Society” happening 13th and 14th of December 2019 at Bora Bora in Aarhus, Denmark.


Residency at Bora Bora

Deadline: 31 January 2020

Bora Bora Residency Centre launches an open call for artistic ideas with a strong choreographic base, to be researched and/or developed in the season of 2020-21 (August 2020 to June 2021).


Fertile grounds


An evaluation of keðja 2012-2015

The 2012 - 2015 activities of keðja, the Nordic-Baltic EU supported project for the contemporary dance field was evaluated by Mary Ann DeVlieg and Judith Staines.


IETM Multi-location

1-2 October 2020

Online & Onsite meetings

In place of a large plenary, IETM gathers members and non-members online and on-site in more than twenty locations around the world - including some EDN members

Activities EDN

Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance

A cooperation project focusing on developing the capacity of choreographers in dramaturgy. Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance aims to develop new skills for choreographers in dramaturgy and to train a future generation of dance dramaturgs through three main areas.

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