Date: 23rd - 26th April 

Adress: Urtegata 9, Oslo 


Please find more practical information below

The theme of this year’s conference is The Dancer and the Dance: practices, education, communities, traditions, and histories.

Throughout history the dancer has amongst other things been the focus of attention, admiration, despise and contempt. Being the situation for dance movement, steps, dances and choreography, the human body, and embodied practices are central in most dance contexts. Historically dance is practised, transformed, adapted, choreographed, invented, renewed, passed on, conserved, and understood as ever changing. One could argue that there is a mutual dependency between the dancer and the dance and that without the dancer dance simply does not exist, or is that necessarily so?

The 16th NOFOD conference addresses dancers’ experiences and actions, as well as different understandings of the dancer, dance, and dancing. The conference will present contributions in different formats, investigating the dancer, the dance, and their relationship from various perspectives and contexts.

The conference is open for everyone interested in this topic.

A preliminary conference program will be announced on by March 1.

Practical information

The conference will start in the afternoon (at 3.00 PM) on Tuesday, April 23, and ends by lunch time on Friday, April 26.

Early Bird registration fees:

  • Students: 1075 NOK
  • NOFOD members: 2125 NOK
  • Non-members: 2825 NOK

Full price from March 1 and onwards.

The conference fee includes:  

  • Reception Tuesday, lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and coffee/tea during breaks
  • Access to conference sessions and opportunity to network with speakers and participants
  • Printed program with abstracts

Conference dinner on Wednesday April 24 costs 450 NOK and is optional. Can be chosen as an «add on» when registering.  


NOFOD (The Nordic Forum for Dance Research) is a non-profit organization that promotes collaboration between dance scholars and practitioners. This it does by arranging seminars and conferences as well as spreading information through discussions, performances and publications on dance. The purpose of the organization is to enhance, empower and bring together diverse forms of dance research, knowledge and practice especially in the Nordic context.

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