The 12th edition of Oktoberdans will make Bergen explode with performing arts, workshops, festivities and a hard-hitting discursive program. Through 10 days and nearly 80 performances, social and academic events, Oktoberdans delve into national and international movements in contemporary dance. The festival summons some of the most progressive characters from the dance field around the world, and is a prominent arena for new and established artists, curators, producers, academics and public commentators. BIT Teatergarasjen warmly invites visiting and local audiences to this year's festival –which aims to make Bergen the most contemporary place north of the equator for ten days in October.
To help you navigate through the flow of occasions, the festival developed program tracks for this year’s festival. The tracks point out some threads in the program based on either on theme, form or context, and are intended to offer useful and easy guidance. If you’re interested in new voices from the Middle East, gender issues or discursive input, it’s labelled in the program. No matter if you alternate between tracks, or tread your own, we’re convinced that Oktoberdans will lead to engaging art experiences.
The Oktoberdans program is extensive and might feel overwhelming – but fear not!
Read about the different tracks in the infobox further down. Check out the complete program HERE.
Following apap artists present their performances:
Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Ingri Fiksdal, Charlie Prince, Bassam B Diab, Sina Saberi, Findlay/Sandsmark and Michikazu Matsune