~ Stellaris DansTeater celebrates 35 years and Solveig Leinan-Hermo 40 years as a dance artist in 2015 ~
Stellaris DansTeater aims to: ◆ Produce new Norwegian dance for stage. ◆ Contribute to the development of dance as an art form, also in collaboration with other art forms. ◆ Have national and international orientation through touring and network building, with the northern areas prioritised.
Stellaris DansTeater is a professional dance company based in Hammerfest, Norway. Dance artist Solveig Leinan-Hermo is executive and artistic director of the company. The company works daily with production of performances and touring.
Stellaris DansTeater / Solveig Leinan-Hermo collaborates yearly with different professional institutions both nationally and internationally. The company mainly tours the Barents Region/ northern areas. Through this work Stellaris DansTeater has created a large network.
Stellaris DansTeater / Leinan-Hermo’s productions are funded by public cultural institutions, fees, ticket sales and by selling project concepts.
The company is (compared to other free groups in the category) the oldest dance company in Norway, and most likely the northernmost of its kind. The company was founded in 1980 under the name Hammerfest Ballettverksted. The name was changed to Stellaris Dansteater in 1989 and to Stellaris DansTeater in 2003.