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Gunhild Bjórnsgaard/Company B. Valiente ‘Thousand Rooms’

Gunhild Bjórnsgaard has in recent years worked with choreography concerts, in which the musician performs choreography as a dancer would. With this new piece Bjórnsgaard probes the depths of the world of composer Georges Aperghis. Dancers: Nina Biong, Silje Aker Johnsen. This performance was recorded at the Coda Oslo International Dance Festival in Oslo Norway […]

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Interview with Peter Sparling

Peter Sparling is Thurnau Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan and active independent dance artist. As former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, chair of the U-M Department of Dance from 1988-93 and Artistic Director of Peter Sparling Dance Company from 1993-2008. This performance was recorded at the Coda Oslo International […]

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Peggy Jarrall Kaplan

Peggy Jarrell Kapplan, a New York based photographer, has been taking portraits of dance makers since the 1970’s. From Trisha Brown to William Forsythe there is barely a choreographer she has not captured on her (film based) camera. The Coda Oslo International Dance Festival is hosting an exhibition of the photographers work with many participants, […]

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Carte Blanche ‘Corps De Walk’

The national dance company of Norway was once again in attendance at the Coda Dance Festival in Oslo for 2011. This year brings a very unusual work from the stable of Israeli dance maker Sharon Eyal. The costumes and the lighting design make this work look very old school but the movement and the sound […]

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Ervi Sirén ‘VIITA’

At the last Coda festival in 2009 one of the stand out performances was from the Finnish dance maker and dancer Terro Saarinen and this year this is no different. Mr Saarinen isn’t back but Ervi Sirén is along with her all female company with the work ‘VIITA’. This is a pure dance piece with […]