Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche was established in 1989 in Bergen, a city on the west coast of Norway. From its home base Studio Bergen the company tours both in Norway and abroad.

The ensemble consists of 12- 15 dancers from all over the world. Each season two to three new creations are produced in collaboration with new talent as well as known and relevant choreographers. Carte Blanches Artistic Director for the fixed term of 2018 – 2022 is Annabelle Bonnéry.

Carte Blanche enables artists to grow. This way, the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance creates an exciting and unique repertoire underpinning the company’s goal to be a forerunner of innovation, presentation and development of contemporary dance, both in Norway and abroad.

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


ØY by Ole Martin Meland premieres 6 March 2020 at Bergen Borealis – a festival for experimental music at KODE 2 in Bergen (NO). Russian hooligans, occult horror and idlers. For Øy (Island), an exciting first-time collaboration between Borealis and Carte Blanche, dancer Ole Martin Meland once again turns choreographer and joins forces with the experimental pop duo Smerz, for a new commission for seven Carte Blanche dancers.

NOROROCA premieres 23 January 2020 at Studio Bergen in Bergen (NO). Nordic and Brazilian dramatic art come together when the prominent choreographer Lia Rodrigues welcomes the dancers of Carte Blanche to the Maré favela, one of the largest slums in Rio.

ECHO FLUX (double bill) by Alban Richard (FR) & Sebastian Rivas (AR) Ayelen Parolin (AR) & Ezra – Vincent CHTAIBI (FR)

KNOW HOWS by Kristin Ryg Helgebostad & Ingeleiv Berstad (NO)

SOUFFLETTE by François Chaignaud (FR)