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Introducing Fest en Fest – a new international festival of expanded choreography

Wed 30 May 2018

Fest en Fest (22 – 24 June 2018) is the latest choreographic project by award-winning maverick performers and choreographers H2DANCE, partnering with Trinity Laban, The Albany, and Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Fest en Fest brings artists and audiences from the UK, Sweden and Norway together for three days through a mix of performances, talks, lunches and parties. 

H2DANCE are constantly looking at things from new perspectives, questioning artistic processes, power structures, and how to open up more opportunities for artists and audiences to meet.

H2DANCE (Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard) have been developing the format for this new international festival of expanded choreography since early 2017. The project aims to stimulate discourse around choreographic practice and create space for speculation, risk taking, provocation and meetings across the Nordic and British scenes. It is intended to become an annual event.

The purpose of Fest en Fest is to provide a space for artists and audiences to come together, share, learn, provoke and be a force for change.

We are pleased to welcome the following choreographers to the programme:

Björn Säfsten (Sweden) presenting Prologue

Ingri Fiksdal (Norway) presenting Shadows of Tomorrow

Kristin Ryg Helgebostad (Norway) presenting Me Too

Karen Røise Kielland (Norway) presenting A Slow Escape 

Matthias Sperling (UK) presenting Now That We Know

Mette Edvardsen (Norway/Belgium) presenting No Title

H2DANCE (Norway/Sweden/UK) presenting Strangers & Others

Events take place at The Albany, Laurie Grove (Trinity Laban), and 43 Lewisham Way, New Cross. The full festival programme can be found at

For more information on Fest en Fest and all the artists visit:

Fest en Fest is financially supported by: Embassy of Sweden London and Royal Norwegian Embassy, London Contemporary Dance School, and Nordic Culture Fund. 

(Image: Ingri Fiksdal – Shadows of Tomorrow. Photograph by Anders Lindén)