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About Dansens Hus

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Dansens Hus is Norway’s national stage for dance. We present 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, master classes, talks by artists, debates and exhibitions are some of what we often offer alongside the performances. We also organise the Urban moves street dance festival, and hip hop courses for children and young people. We work with other national and international dance companies and organisations.

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.

Dansens Hus is in the Vulkan area of Oslo, a former industrial district beside the Akerselva river. The building is one of the finest and most modern stage venues in Oslo, with top quality technical equipment. Our main stage can seat an audience of 334, and our studio stage has a maximum capacity of 150. The public areas also include a welcoming and distinctive foyer, and a spacious outdoor area in front of the building’s main entrance. Our neighbours include Mathallen and several attractive hotels, bars and restaurants.

Facts about Dansens Hus:

– Established in 2004
– Our current premises opened in 2008
– Co-produces several productions a year
– Works with other national and international dance organisations and companies
– Financed by the National Budget via the Ministry of Culture
– Presents 30–35 Norwegian and international productions each year. Many of the Norwegian productions are world premieres
– Puts on between 140–150 performances a year
– The building is not only suitable for artistic activities, and is also often hired by businesses, associations and organisations


  • Management

    Dansens Hus is managed by a duo consisting of Artistic Director and Managing Director.

  • Samme Raeymaekers

    Artistic Director

  • Sunniva Steine

    Managing Director

  • Marketing and development

    Main tasks are marketing, sales, ticket system and audience service. Also focusing on events and excternal co-operations and projects aimed at audience development and inclusion.

  • Karianne Skåre

    Teamleder Marketing and development
    Sales Manager

  • Marie Haakstad

    Front of House Staff

  • Thomas Talawa Prestø

    Diversity coordinator

  • Kristian Haaland

    Events, IT & web

  • Maren Myrvold

    Front of House Staff

  • Dansenett Norge

    Dansenett Norge is a national touring network. It is a cooperation between Dansens Hus and four of Norways regional competence centres for dance: Bærum Kulturhus/Dans i Sør-Øst Norge, RAS/Regional arena for samtidsdans Rogaland ogVestland, DansIT/Dansekunst i Trondheim og Midt-Norge, Dansearena Nord/Norland, Troms og Finnmark.

  • Sunniva Steine

    Teamleder Dansenett Norge
    Managing Director

  • Kirre Arneberg

    National coordinator Dansenett Norge

  • Fincane and personel

    Responsible for financial management and HR.

  • Sunniva Steine

    Teamleder Fincane and personel
    Managing Director

  • Frode Kristoffersen

    Chief Accountant

  • Operation and IT

    Main tasks are the technical maintenance and running of the house, and development and maintenance of IT systems.

  • Nikolai Nørregaard Høgset

    Teamleder Operation and IT
    Sound technician and head of video.

  • Kristian Haaland

    Events, IT & web

The board

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  • Thomas Francis Anglero


  • Sandra Qian Xiao


  • Anne Beate Hovind


  • Ingeleiv Berstad


  • Nils Henrik Asheim


  • Sigrid Øverås Svendal


  • Kirre Arneberg

    Varamedlem ansattvalgt representant

  • Maziar Raein


  • Suleka Ali Omar


  • Tanguy Nédélec

    Varamedlem ansatte

  • Marianne Albers


  • Ella Fiskum


  • Mathias Jin Budtz


  • Nikolai Nørregaard Høgset

    Styremedlem, ansattes representant

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