Thank you for all the applications.  We are so excited to create a new NORDLYS edition at Ravnedans 2020!
Be there! Dates: 9th – 12th of July




For: the outdoor walking performance at Ravnedans by NORDLYS at Odderøya

Deadline: December 2nd at midnight, 2019

NORDLYS is searching for choreographic works for our 5th edition, that we will do in collaboration with Ravnedans festival for contemporary dance in Norway. This year we will create a walking performance at Odderøya, as a part of the festival program of Ravnedans 2020. The chosen works will be entwined by guided walks in between each piece, put together by NORDLYS artistic team.

We hereby invite professional artists
from Nordic Countries within the field of dance and performance to apply. The Open Call is for shorter solo and duet works that will be part of the site specific walking performance at Odderøya. We are searching for finished works from artists that have interest in adapting and/or transforming their piece for a given site at Odderøya, and wants to do it in conversation with representatives from Ravnedans and NORDLYS. For this reason we are also interested in hearing how you imagine to adapt and/or transform the work.

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Genre: Contemporary Dance / Performance Art

Professional stage performers from the Nordic countries or with a Nordic affiliation only. We especially encourage young artists to apply. Applications that are not from a Nordic country/affiliation will not be considered. 

Between 10 – 25 minutes

Norwegian, Danish or English

Link to the application form:

Submit your application to: 

Mark your email with
RAVNEDANS 2020 + “Title of the piece”

The applications will be read by an artistic council consisting of Tine Østergaard, Julie Rasmussen and My Grönholdt from NORDLYS.

We are normally privileged with a large number of applications. We therefore ask you to read the guidelines on the application form carefully. Applications that do not follow the guidelines and has not filled out the complete application form are not guaranteed to be considered.

Rehearsal and performance fees (between 5 and 10 days)

The festival does hosting mostly in apartments and houses, and you will most likely be living together with other artists involved in the festival.

You will hear back from us before Christmas. The festival is now applying for the last fundings for this specific concept and we will normally be ready to sign final contracts during April – Mai when our budget is final. 

We are looking forward to hear from you!

All the best from us in team Ravnedans and NORDLYS

Maren Fidje Bjørneseth
Irene Vesterhus Theisen
Tone Martine Kittelsen
Michelle Helmersen Flagstad
Julie Rasmussen
Tine Østergaard
My Grönholdt