With local roots and its own venue Scenen i Laboratoriet, Åben Dans cooperates and tours extensively both nationally and internationally.
Åben Dans produces at least two performances a year catering for all age groups. We challenge what dance and theatre can and should be. We create performances within traditional frameworks while exploring new formats in city and landscape involving professionals and local citizens in the creation of new productions and projects.
We keep our work fresh and inspiring by inviting guest performers, often working across different art forms. We are committed to reaching new and diverse audiences through high quality work offering excellent and unusual experiences. We want to make work that is both accessible and avant-garde.
In addition to its own productions Åben Dans hosts international residencies (Åbent Laboratorium) for up-and-coming dance artists, and every second year produces and curates SWOP, an international dance festival for the young audiences.
Aaben Dans offers a considerable expertise in communication and facilitation which builds bridges between audiences and the many functions and expressions of a theatre. We run dance projects in schools, in cross-generational settings as well as workshops for adults and business communities.