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What is Ice Hot?

Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform is a collaboration between five Nordic dance organizations, which biannually present the best of Nordic dance during on of Europe’s largest dance platform. Both emerging and established names of Nordic contemporary dance and choreography is showcased to presenters, programmers and other professionals from all over the world.

The aim of Ice Hot is to increase international touring and other working opportunities of Nordic artists, and help our communities to share ideas and connections. As the Nordic countries share a lot of economical, social and cultural structures as well as values, we find it fruitful to collaborate in order to strengthen the dance ecosystem in our countries. Ice Hot also aims to be a forerunner in sustainable dance promotion and in organizing sustainable platform events.

The Partners

Each partner organization is responsible for arranging and hosting the platform on rotation, facilitating the jury’s work and creating and managing the local partnerships.

DANSENS HUS STOCKHOLM (Sweden) and DANSENS HUS OSLO (Norway) are national venues for dance, presenting both domestic and international dance on their stages.

DANSEHALLERNE (Denmark) is a national theatre and resource centre for dance and choreography presenting and co-producing performances, facilitating professional training and offering artistic work for kids and youth nationally.

CIRCUS AND DANCE INFO FINLAND is an expert organization charged with promoting the development of Finnish dance art through service and advisory work, advocacy, and international promotion.

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE ICELAND supports Icelandic performing artists to increase their visibility and demand internationally by concentrated promotional work that encourages international networking and co-operation. PACI furthermore provides information, education and courses for professionals to build competence for working in an international context.

Funding & Support

Performing Arts Hub Norway

Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Equality

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nordic Council of Ministers

Nordic Culture Point

Nordic Culture Fund

The Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Foundation

Fritt Ord

Konstnärsnämden (SE)

Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen (DE)