Panta Rei Dance Theatre (PRD) is a Norwegian contemporary dance theatre company based in Oslo, Norway. The company was established in the year of 2000. Since then the company has produced sixteen performances and managed a number of large-scale dance projects. Alongside our artistic and outreach work, the company runs a development programme for young, professional dance talents. The company is known for its fast- paced colourful dance theatre performances that are accessible to a wide range of audiences in a variety of theatrical and non-theatrical spaces.

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Our vision: Get ready to be moved!

Panta Rhei…everything flows, everything is in movement… The Greek philosopher Heraclitus argued that “no man ever steps in the same river twice”, as the river is in constant movement, constant transformaton. Panta Rei Dance Theatre’s vision is funded on the idea that human beings and the society in which we live are constantly changing and developing, and on a sincere wish to move and change people through dance.

We believe in the transformational power of dance, we believe that meetings through dance make us into more complete and reflective human beings, both emotionally, aesthetically and socially. Our vision Get ready to be moved! therefore underpins our every way and work. PRD has one of the most diverse audiences in Norway and in 2017, the company was nominated for Norwegian Audience Development Prize.

In 2020-2022, PRD will create three new works. In addition to these productions, the company will create numerous outreach programs and public art projects with a focus on reaching new audiences.

The company tours nationally and internationally, building long-term relationships with partners and projects.

In 2019, Panta Rei Dance Theater presented 162 performances nationally and internationally to over 7,500 spectators. In the same year, the company held 90 workshops for over 2054 children and young adults, in addition to leading the TILT project which involved more than 10,000 spectators and over 5000 participants in 171 workshops.

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Quotes about Panta Rei Dance Theatre:

«Panta Rei has a clear artistic profile. Over the years, they have shown a willingness to renew and develop. They associate with dance artists with high technical execution ability at the same time as they are door openers for new audience groups. They meet the audience both with art projects, the performances that are the very core of their activity, and through the important work they do related to touring activities and dance development projects, especially with a focus on children and youth »,
- Janne Langaas, Teatersjef, Teater Innlandet

“We find Panta Rei Danseteater to be one of the most rewarding companies to work with because of their very high quality work and the positive, flexible attitude of both dancers and administrators”,
- Roger Werner, director, Villages in Action, UK