PROGRAMME 2020


This year we focus on the near, the far and the strength of our unity within the Barents region.

DanseFestival Barents was established as a gathering place for the artists in the region and to create a performance space for the art that is created here in the north, across national borders, language and culture. The festival aims to stimulate for important conversations around various current topics, to make us reflect back as well as stake out the course ahead.

The isolation and uncertainty that many still feel characterises the field of performing arts. It has been challenging programming this year's festival in this ever changing climate. As we move forward, we believe that the need for interaction is stronger which means that the festival's role is more meaningful now than ever!

For us, it is important that DanseFestival Barents will continue to be a living meeting place for dance and at the same time be a safe experience. Due to COVID-19, we have chosen to focus on a more local festival, in collaboration with the creative artistic forces in the region.

Thank you to all our colleagues, partners and helpers for all the hard work and patience in this demanding time. We are proud of this year's artists and look forward to Hammerfest continuing to be a living meeting place for dance at 70 ° North!

Welcome to DanseFestival Barents 2020!

The main focus of the programme is 4-8 November, but we also have events before and after these dates.
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COVID-19

The program is published subject to change. All events will take into account current restrictions and current recommendations regarding infection control. More information and programme content will be posted continuously during the autumn.


PERFORMANCES

Subject to changes. We will not be selling any festival passes this year due to COVID-19.

3 - 5 NOV
KATMA (N)
Museum of Reconstruction
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WED 4 NOV
Divaine Damer (N)
19:30, SLH studio, AKS
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THURS 5 NOV
Moving Barents (N/S/F/R)
18:00, Museum
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THURS 5 NOV
Bø/Ulvestad/Barlindhaug (N)
20:00, Frityren, AKS
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THURS 5 NOV
Duda / Figurteateret
21:00 Foyer, AKS
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SAT 7 NOV
Frysa, AKS. 18:50, Caeyers/ Lotherington/ Sandnes
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FRI 6 NOV
Thomas of Norway (N)
18:00, SLH studio, AKS
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FRI 6 NOV
Myhre & Passage (BE/N)
19:30, Frityren, AKS
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SAT 7 NOV
Karianne Andreassen (N)
12:30 Mollafjæra
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SAT 7 NOV
Div. artists
13:30 Frityren, AKS
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SAT 7 NOV
Voorham & Vorren (S/N)
Different times, Museum
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SAT 7 NOV
Divaine Damer (N)
19:30, SLH studio, AKS
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SAT 7 NOV
Frysa, AKS. 21:15, Caeyers/ Lotherington/ Sandnes (N)
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SAT 7 NOV
Haugen produksjoner (N)
19:30, SLH studio, AKS
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SUN 8 NOV
Voorham & Vorren (S/N)
Different times, Museum
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TUES 10 NOV
Stellaris DansTeater
19:00 Frityren, AKS
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OTHER ACTIVITIES



DIGITAL PROGRAMME COMING UP!


POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Fjellstad / Jessen
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COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS


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"The Gathering" by Gullbakken

The Gathering is a Norwegian-Russian collaboration that addresses topics of belonging, and a better understanding of cross-border collaborative projects that explore themes of history, language, international dialogue, art and democracy. One of the goals is to stimulate deeper collaboration, create opportunities for innovative new projects and positive networks among professional practitioners based in the Barents region. The Gathering aims to achieve this by initiating dialogue-based democratic collaboration. Read more here.




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The DEN - Dance Expo Norway is a meeting place for dialogue, exchange and unity across the dance industry.

The Den - Dance Expo Norway is a meeting place for performing arts producers initiated by CODA - Oslo International Dance Festival. The seminars are held at the following dance festivals throughout the year: Multiplié Dansefestival, Kortreist dansefestival, Ravnedans, Oktoberdans og DanseFestival Barents. Read more here.

COVID-19: Some of The DEN collections have been postponed due to COVID-19. We plan to arrange the gathering in Hammerfest as planned in November.

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"The Wall" by Trine S. Fjellstad & Jonas Jessen

"The Wall" is a video and dance workshop for children between 6-14 that ends in a performance. During a four-day workshop, participants are asked to see and be seen. Work with movement, breathing, focus and attention is a semi-structured performance composed of film, music, movement, dance and darkness.

"The Wall" will visit Iceland in 2020 as a part of the exchange project "See and be seen – Sjá og Sjást" . The project is supported by the Arts Council Norway - Norwegian Islandic Culture Collaboration. Read more here.