Guiding principles

Dansens Hus is Norway’s national stage for dance. It presents productions covering a broad spectrum of dance, from productions for babies to appearances by major international guest artists, from new Norwegian choreographers to well established ones. Workshops, hip hop festivals, master classes, talks by artists, debates and exhibitions are some of what Dansens Hus often offer alongside the productions.

History

Established in 2004, Dansens Hus moved into its current location in 2008. Major national and international names that have appeared at Dansens Hus in recent years include: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Zero Visibility/Ina Christel Johannessen, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Hooman Sharifi, WEE, Carte Blanche, Alan Lucien Øyen/Winterguests, Carte Blanche, Oslo Dance Ensemble, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, CullbergBalletten,Vim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez, Peeping Tom, Akram Kahn Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, Meg Stuart, Les Ballets C de la B, to name but a few. 

Building and facilities

Dansens Hus is located in the Vulkan area of Oslo, a former industrial district beside the Akerselva river, now a buzzling part of town with neighbouring Mathallen Food Court, hotels, shops, apartments and restaurants. The building is a converted factory building, and is one of the finest and most modern theatres in Oslo, with top quality technical equipment. The main stage can seat an audience of 334, and the studio stage has a maximum capacity of 150.

Contact
Vulkan 1
0182
Oslo
Norway
www.dansenshus.com
info@dansenshus.com

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