We, the jury, are intensely proud of the programme for Ice Hot 2022. It is urgent, diverse and fresh.

The selection process has been a truly inspiring journey. It is a profound privilege to work on a pan-Nordic level with focus on what a future Nordic dance ecology could possibly be. And how Ice Hot can support it. And make it sustainable. Every national shortlist was discussed with national advisors and a co-curator – all chosen to expand our reach, knowledge and gaze. The artists, their work, their representation and their needs and contribution were considered. In relation to the ecosystem of dance locally, in a Nordic context, and internationally. Finally we came to an inspiring, dynamic programme that breathes urgency and has an equal representation of the countries. 

This process has been fruitful for us as organizations and as colleagues. We have been very ambitious and wanted a common language and common goals. Ice Hot can be an important generator for connections and actions towards more sustainability, and a stronger Nordic eco-system in the field of dance. We invite you all to meet our artists, be inspired by their art and become part of that development.

Let the dancing begin!

Mikael Aaltonen

Dance House Helsinki

Danjel Andersson

Dansehallerne Denmark

Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir

Iceland

Samme Raeymaekers

Dansens Hus Oslo

Johannes Öhman

Dansens Hus Stockholm