Carte Blanche – The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance
Established in Bergen in 1989 and with its home base in Studio Bergen, which is the company’s production facility and home stage, Carte Blanche tours in Norway and internationally throughout the year.
Carte Blanche AS is owned and funded by the Ministry of Culture, Vestland County Council and the City of Bergen. Its current art director is Annabelle Bonnéry.
Carte Blanche gives artists the opportunity to grow. The Norwegian National Company for Contemporary Dance creates an exciting and unique repertoire, which supports the company’s goal of being a forerunner for innovation, presentation and development of contemporary dance, both in Norway and abroad.
The ensemble consists of 12-15 dancers from all over the world. Each season, two to three new performances are produced in collaboration with new talents, well-known, and relevant choreographers. These and previously produced performances make up the company’s repertoire.
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Slaturhusid / MMF. Center for Performing Arts
Sláturhúsið is the home to MMF, Menningarmiðstöð Fljótsdalshéraðs / MMF ( East Iceland Cultural Center) was founded in 2006 and is one of 3 culture centers in East Iceland. MMF emphasizes on performing arts but offers all kinds of artistic experiences, visual arts, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and residencies.
The center is located in Egilsstadir, East-Iceland. Slaturhusid is not a commercial driven venue or gallery, we operate as a Kunsthall, funded by state and local governmental funds along with individual project funding.
We are divided into two units, the venue; Slaturhusid which offers space for artists to perform and exhibit, and MMF which in charge of the venue, MMF produces exhibitions and performances, and has an educational purpose in collaboration with the surrounding schools.
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CHOREA Theatre is a thriving, uncountable and unpredictable group of artists, performers, musicians, dancers, actors, practitioners, theatre and drama theorists.
We create interdisciplinary artistic, educational and social projects: concerts, workshops and performances. We employ innovative, original work methods, going beyond the cultural mainstream. We direct our work, projects, actions and activities to: adults, youth and children, those who are regular theatre-goers, those with limited access to art, and those looking for alternative cultural initiatives. We put emphasis on team-building, joint cooperation, partnership, group dynamics, interrelations, the awareness of body, voice and musicality in our work.
CHOREA Theatre was founded in 2004 in Lublin, as a result of collaboration between two groups of performers. First group, 'The Ancient Orchestra', was developing musical and rhythmical work. Second group, 'Dances of the Labyrinth', was experimenting on movement and dance. Since 2004, before they found their residence in Lodz in 2007, they have been working in several locations. The company was first based in Naleczow, Srebrna Gora and Warsaw, they cooperated with Erthfall Dance Theatre in Cardiff (Wales). Since 2007 they established a permanent base in the city of Lodz, co-founding with Lodz Art Centre a cultural institution named Fabryka Sztuki (Art Factory) and they own an amazing industrial theatre spaces (for rehearsals, performances and workshops) situated in the 19thCentury factories, named Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz.
During 17 years of activity CHOREA Theatre fully developed its educational and artistic work. CHOREA artists organized many international workshop sessions, transnational artistic projects, their own International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy and nationwide Theatre Festival Perspektywy, and created more than 60 theatre productions, performances, and concerts.
In 2015 CHOREA artists recorded a musical album 'Lullabies' and published actors training handbook 'Actors physical training. From individual to group actions'.
In 2020 we recorded our second musical album "Gilgamesh" - concert for a choir, jazz trio and string quartet. CHOREA group collaborates with artists from all over the world: USA, Great Britain, Israel, Spain, India, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Syria, Japan, Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, etc.
Art Factory in Lodz
Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz is leading partner of the project. It's a municipal cultural institution, established in 2007 as a joint initiative of the Łódź Art Center Foundation, the Chorea Theater Association and the City of Łódź.
Our primary goal is to create and promote culture, in particular: phenomena in contemporary art, multimedia arts, contemporary theater practices and other forms of contemporary art, as well as supporting entrepreneurship related to art and culture. The activities of the Factory focus on cultural and artistic education, theater, visual arts and music.
The factory carries out cyclical original educational and artistic projects; organizes lectures and meetings with artists and leading experts in the field of culture and art, seminars, workshops, performances, concerts and projections.
Visjoner Teater was founded by Juni Dahr in New York in 1988, while she was creating her first independent production «Joan of Arc -vision through fire». Visjoner Teater creates flexible performances in non-traditional venues such as barns (Growth of the Soil, Knut Hamsun), apartments (A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen), hotels (The Malady of Death, Marguerite Duras) and creates a close relationship with the audience. To develop a new arena and performance space, gives us an important artistic premise for our work. The audience is close to the action and this gives the performers a more intimate, subtle and authentic way of expression. Site specific-spaces such as an empty house, an apartment, a hotel suite, a barn, a medieval church, a ruin or even an oil-platform are some of the spaces we have explored through the years.
Theatre performances were always international and attractive.
Visjoner Teater has produced around 30 different productions, 10 of them still touring. Visjoner Teater has toured most European countries, many arenas in The States and Canada, in South-America, in Africa, and vastly in Asia: Bangladesh Dhaka, India New Dehli, Calcutta, Pakistan Lahore, Kina Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Ossaka. Israel, Palestina, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Jakarta.