is an annual festival, located in Hammerfest, which in 2011 will be held for the eighth time.
The festival was initiated by Solveig Leinan-Hermo/Stellaris DanceTheatre
in Hammerfest and held for the first time in 2003, then as a project by Stellaris DanceTheatre
. In 2008 the festival was established as an AS, a daughter company of Stellaris DanceTheatre. DanceFestival Barents
has since 2009 had a festival leader in a full time position.
is the world's northernmost dance festival, which engages in dance and presents performances with an emphasis on art and culture from the Barents region, contributes to education through courses, seminars and workshops, and facilitates activities that target children and youth, all in accordance to its statutes. The festival is a meeting place for dance artists in the Barents region in particular, but also for all others from far and near. One of the festival's goals is to collaborate across borders and cultural boundaries.
The festival's vision is to be a powerhouse for dance in the Barents region!DanceFestival Barents
is an event that reflects a living, vibrant and creative environment. Now that Hammerfest has a landmark building like Arctic Culture Centre
, the festival also has excellent facilities to showcase the art of dance to it´s audience.
The festival is dependent on public funding and sponsors for both activity and administration. Among others Stellaris DanceTheatre
and Dansarena nord
are very close collaborators.
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