Nordic dance 2012 presents national dancing traditions, identity and innovation from a joint Nordic perspective
Nordic Dance 2012 is a Nordic talent project for young people aged between 18 and 26 who dance folk dance or play folk music. Four folk dance talents and four folk music talents from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway respectively will be producing a performance that will have its premiere in connection with the Nordic folk dance festival Nordlek 2012 in Steinkjer.
Noregs Ungdomslag (Norway's Youth Society) has been running national talent projects for dancers of folk dance for several years, and Nordic dance 2012 is based, inter alia, on the experience from the Sans for dans – project. In collaboration with professional folk dancers, musicians and choreographers, this experience has has been presented on the stage in a modern framework. By means of Nordic dance 2012 we would like to present national dancing traditions, identity and innovation from a joint Nordic perspective.
Within the framework of this project the talents are expected to develop as dancers/musicians, learn a lot about making one's own production and not least learn about co-operating in a large team.
The project has been supported by:
The Nordic Culture Fund, Arts Council Norway and Norwegian Theatre Council
Finlands svenska folkdansring (Finnish-Swedish folkdance organisation), Folklore Suomi Finland, DGI -dans og musik (Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations - dancing and music) , Svenska folkdansringen (Swedish Folkdance Association) and Noregs Ungdomslag (Norway's Youth Society) .