Snow (2009) was a dance production by Odd Johan Fritzøe. The world premiere took place at Bærum Kulturhus.

Odd Johan Fritzøe choreographed it.

Odd Johan Fritzøe received Norwegian Critics' Award for dance 2009 for his choreography.

Snow dealt with our experience with snow, fairytales and myths from mountain landscapes clad in white, with expeditions, glaciers and the pure and innocent.


(Objekt ID 405)
Object type Production
Premiere February 26, 2009
Produced by Odd Johan Fritzøe
Audience Children, Youth, Adults, Families (from 6)
Keywords Dance, Fairytale, Contemporary dance
Running period February 26, 2009  
Website Odd Johan Fritzøe

Inger-Margrethe Lunde said the following, among other things, in her speect for Odd Johan Fritzøe during the awards ceremony for Norwegian Critics' Award 2008/2009:

"With Snow, Fritzøe entered the kingdom of snow, fairytale and narration, factual as well as factual stories. He took inspiration from Scott, Amundsen, Nansen, Vesaas' The Ice Castle, Ibsen's Rosmersholm, H.C. Andersen's The Snow Queen and the White Jade Dragon Maiden from China's mysterious mountain valleys.


Snow convincingly balanced the different elements: The monumental, modernist stage design by Karl Hansen, Espen Tversland's graphic animation, creating more or less abstract expressions for ice, mountains and snow across the stage's landscape, Bjarne Kvinnsland's rich musical arrangement, not least Kathrine Tolo's playful, most often white costumes, at times totally crazy, characterised by merry abundance. All of this created good conditions for the stay in Winter Wonder Land.

But the balance could have become uneven. Each element demanded room and got a lot of attention. Still Fritzøe managed to connect it all, to create a composition that was both free-flowing and strict, the shifts were sliding, but each part had its distinct characteristics, more or less formal or theatrical. Visually, and in dance."

The speech can be read in full (Norwegian only) here.

Snow by Odd Johan Fritzøe was financed by The Norwegian Culture Fund, The Audio Visual Fund and the municipality of Bærum.


Odd Johan Fritzøe,, 01.08.2010,

Norwegian Critics' Association,, 29.09.2011,

Performance dates
March 6, 2010Galleri Bølgen, Kulturhuset Bølgen, The Culture Centre Bølgen Reopening
February 28, 2009Store Sal, Bærum Kulturhus Show
February 27, 2009Store Sal, Bærum Kulturhus Show
February 26, 2009Store Sal, Bærum Kulturhus Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Henning Høholt, Kulturkompasset, Eventyrlig sne (literally: Fairytale-like snow, link in Norwegian), 01.08.2010,

"This is an adventurous production, where the audience is moved from one adventurous snow image to the next, solemnly by simple changes in costumes and lighting."