Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche


The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance 

Artistic Director: Annabelle Bonnéry


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 throughout the year.

The ensemble consists of 14 dancers of several nationalities, a company solidly supported by the high quality and creative openness of its dancers, who can rise to the challenge of interpreting different aesthetics sustaining this way a wide repertoire. This reputation allows it to be an enviable partner to both renowned choreographers and a new generation of talents.

Under the new artistic direction of the French choreographer Annabelle Bonnéry, the company commissions choreographers involved in social questions expressing themselves through dance and artists concerned about the encounter between different art fields. New creations are produced every season as the older ones are restaged. This is how the Norwegian national company creates 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.


Pieces available for touring

Season highlights

Carte Blanche's tours will start in Norway with But Then, We'll Disappear (I'd Prefer Not To), a piece created in May 2021 by Frédérick Gravel. The company will also perform in Europe with its other pieces, in particular Nororoca by Lia Rodrigues, which is scheduled in November at Chaillot, Théâtre National de la Danse, Paris.
In March 2022, Eszter Salamon will continue her "MONUMENT" series, this time with Carte Blanche. Her tenth performance, titled The Living Monument, will explore movement and voice in a visually-marked universe.
Then, in May 2022, the company will create a double bill, mellomland, for Bergen International Festival. It will feature the emergent choreographers Roza Moshtaghi (Norway) and the duet Jonas & Lander (Portugal). Their approaches will work on strong visual elements, singular costumes as well as a touch of theatre and humour.