Oktoberdans, Bergen

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October 18, 2018 – October 27, 2018 all-day
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This October, Norway’s second city of Bergen will be moving to a different rhythm, as an international dance festival rolls into town.

Dance festival in Bergen, Norway

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These aren’t your average dance recitals; instead, the Oktoberdans festival seeks to push the boundaries of the art form, with each show seeming more daring than the last.

The programme includes a dust-up with a Disney princess, a techno rave involving electric wheelchairs, and an explosive celebration of the joy of making noise.

One particular performance, ‘Underneath’ sees a group of dancers caught in a sea of plastic – a fitting image for the ocean-polluting times we live in. Then there’s ‘Diorama’, an outdoor production where the stunning Norwegian scenery takes a central role.

All in all, Oktoberdans promises a riotous multi-day celebration of just what the human body is capable of.

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