Dancing Partners

Dancing Partners is a network consisting of six dance companies from six different countries. The initiative was taken by Company Chameleon (Manchester / England), Thomas Noone Dance (Barcelona / Spain) and Norrdans. Later, the companies were joined by Zawirowania Dance Theatre (Warsaw / Poland), Company E (Washington / USA) and Spellbound Contemporary Ballet (Rome / Italy).

Within the network, we invite each other to meetings with each of the dance companies as the host. In addition to exchanging performances with one another, we always offer different kinds of workshops at these meetings, between the companies as well as open to others. We also maintain a dialogue where we exchange ideas and experiences with each other on many different levels.

So far, the cooperation within Dancing Partners has allowed us at Norrdans the opportunity to present our performances in England, Spain and Poland. On four occasions we have hosted meetings in Sweden. In December 2013, we introduced Company Chameleon and Thomas Noone Dance. In October 2014, Zawirowania Dance Theater and Company E were hosted by us, and in January 2016 and June 2017 we presented Thomas Noone Dance, Company Chameleon and Spellbound Contemporary Ballet in Härnösand and Sundsvall.

The 2018 edition of Dancing Partners contains the ambitious project Re(In)volve where we share the scene side by side for the first time. We create unique performances in Härnösand and Barcelona. Both will explore the theme of identity but have individual content and choreographer. We rotate the same basic material and season it with the local circumstances and conditions. We strive for a broader involvement among the ensembles and involve local partners in the project.

Read more on Dancing Partners international webpage