Carte Blanche

Established in Bergen in 1989 and with its home base in Studio Bergen, the company tours and develops its artistic activities both in Norway and internationally.

Consisting of 14 international dancers, the company is solidly supported by their technical qualities, their personalities and their incredible creativity. Thus, they rise to the challenge of opening up to a wide field of performances and aesthetics, which are necessary to maintain the diversity of the repertoire.

The company’s reputation allows it to be an enviable artistic partner to both renowned choreographers and a new generation of talents.

Under the artistic direction of the French choreographer Annabelle Bonnéry, the company commissions choreographers involved in social questions and who express themselves through dance. She has expanded the company’s artistic offerings to include an additional program aimed at diverse audiences, as part of its audience development and sustainability-focused framework for touring.

The director also turns to artists concerned about the encounter between different artistic fields. Carte Blanche produces new creations every season, creating thus an exciting and unique repertoire of high quality, underpinning the company’s goal to be an innovative forerunner, presenting and developing contemporary dance in Norway and abroad.

Carte Blanche AS is owned and funded by the Ministry of Culture, Vestland County Council and the City of Bergen.


BIRGET; Ways to deal, ways to heal by Elle Sofe Sara & Joar Nangoo (NO). Premiered 9 February 2023 in The Norwegian Opera & Ballet Co-Produced by The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Bergen International Festival, Nordic Next and BIT Teatergarasjen.

MONUMENT 0.10: The Living Monument by Eszter Salamon (HU). Premiered 10 March 2022 in Studio Bergen (NO).

mellomland a double bill by Roza Moshtaghi (NO) | Lander Patrick (PT) Premiered on May 26 2022 in Studio Bergen (NO) Co-produced by Bergen International Festival

But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To) by Frédérick Gravel (CA) Premiered 4 June 2021 in Studio Bergen (No) Co-produced by Bergen International Festival

But Then (DSC…) Photo: Thor Brødreskift
Mellomland Bud/Sovaco de Cobra  Photo: Øystein Haara
The Living Monument Photo: Øystein Haara
Birget Photo: Øystein Haara