Welcome to the homepage of the network of dance scholars at the universities of Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Tampere and Trondheim (NTNU).

The members of the network participated in the project ’Dance in Nordic Spaces’ during the year 2007 and 2012. The project aimed to investigate dance and dancing as participants in the development of ‘Norden’, with a focus on comparative perspectives from the late 19th through the 20th century. The project belonged to the research program Nordic Spaces: Formation of States, Societies and Regions, Cultural Encounters, and Idea and Identíty Production in Northern Europe after 1800, initiated by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden. The project was financed by The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland and Finnish Cultural Foundation.

In 2009 and 2010 the group arranged two exploratory workshops (the project title: Field Works: Towards collaborative research practices in dance) in Tampere and Stockholm. The focus of these events was on developing a reflected approach to practice-led, collaborative scholarly analysis. The workshops were financed by The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS).

The members of the group have also recently launched a new project ‘Performing Multiculture: Nordic Perspectives on Dance, Region and Migration’.


Left: Springar fra Nordre Sunnmøre

Right up: Stockholm championships in dancesport 1938

Right down, left: Stina Ahlberg and Mattias Ekholm in For Better, For Worse by Efva Lilja, photo Hans Skoglund

Right down, right: Beáta Palya, Hungarian Dress, folk dance group Motora, photo Jussi Hynninen