CODA aims to support the development of choreography as a professional discipline in Norway. Therefore, we have initiated and contribute to various initiatives for choreographic development.


Dansens Hus:
– HC parking is available at Vulkan parking. Our venues are located on the ground floor with step-free access, making it easy to enter Dansens Hus and our auditoriums with wheelchairs. We have designated wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. We also have an accessible HC toilet, and a low table at our ticket counter for accessibility. Companions receive an extra ticket when they have a companion pass.

Bærum Kulturhus:
– HC parking is available at several locations, but the best option is the parking garage next to Egon, where those with HC passes can park for an unlimited duration. All venues have wheelchair spaces, and there are multiple HC toilets. Items sold in the café are marked with content details. Companions receive an extra ticket when they have a companion pass.

The Norwegian Opera:
– We have a limited number of wheelchair spaces. These can only be purchased over the phone or at the ticket counter. An HC toilet is available.

– Ground-level entrance available, with an HC toilet.

Black Box teater:
– There are several HC parking options in the surrounding streets, including Stockholmsgaten, Dælenenggata, and Malmøgata. We have the ability for wheelchair users to access our facilities.

Kreativ Lab:
Krativ Lab was initiated in 2018, and for 2022-2023, seven choreographers have been selected. Kreativ Lab is organized in collaboration with Bærum Kulturhus, with support from Davvi, DansiT, Bergen Dansesenter, Dans i Østfold, and RAS – Regional Competence Center for Dance in Rogaland.

The choreographer group has annual meetings over four days, working with mentor Fin Walker. The main focus is on choreographic exploration, guidance, and networking. The workshop concludes with a studio presentation during CODA 2023. Participants have their expenses covered and receive a small stipend for their time.

«Presence/Obecność» is a performative project developed by ZAMEK Culture Centre, Poznan, Poland, in collaboration with CODA Oslo International Dance Festival and Warsaw’s Teatr 21. The project has been ongoing from 2022 to 2023, thanks to funding from the Norway Grants and EEA Grants.

The spotlight is on artists at risk of social exclusion due to disabilities, health issues, age, or social status. In CODA 2023, we have Polish artists participating in seminars and workshops. The performance «Thank You Very Much» with Claire Cunningham is made possible through this project. Norwegian artists from Teater Manu, Danselaboratoriet, and freelance artists have visited Poland to conduct workshops and performances.

Big Pulse Dance Alliance – Visiting Artist program:
CODA is part of a network of 12 European dance festivals and institutions united by their common goal of developing and strengthening the contemporary dance sector. Visiting Artists is a program for choreographers to visit our partner festivals to become acquainted with the festival network and other artists. CODA announces an open call for this program once a year.


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