Collage Dance Company

Organisation typeDance company
Main focusDance
Established1974 (closed 1995)
ExpressionsDance

About Collage Dance Company

Collage Dance Company was a Norwegian dance company, established in 1974. With a core of a few dancer and in collaboration with leading Norwegian choreographers such as Sølvi Edvardsen and Lise Nordal Collage Dance Company produced a number of works, often in close collaboration with young Norwegian composers.

Collage Dance Company worked with modern dance as its expression, and considered spreading this art form among its most important missions.

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Press review

Writer and date unknown, Dagbladet [Oslo]:
"But for the sake of Collage [...] it has performed as funny, important and interesting works as I have ever seen in modern Norwegian choreography."

Writer and date unknown, Helsingin Sanomat [Finland]:
"Collage Dance Company [...] has for more than ten years been an innovative modern dance ensemble in its homeland - and the results speak for themselves. [...] It is not without reason that Norwegian critics hail Collage."

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Collage Dance Company toured all over Norway.

Sølvi Edvardsen received The Norwegian Critics' Award (dance) in 1984 for her work Kimen* (The Seed) for Collage Dance Company.

The dancer Cathrine Smith received The Norwegian Critics' Award (dance) in 1987 for her interpretation of the ballet Terra for Collage Dance Company.

Collage Dance Company ceased to exist in 1995.

Sources:

Performing Arts Hub Norway, Teatersentrums Katalog 1982 (literally: The Performing Arts Hub Catalogue), 22.08.2013

Store Norske Leksikon, snl.no, 15.10.2012, http://snl.no/Collage_Dansekompani 

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.