Kompani Haugesund was founded on 9 January 2011 and is a project-based dance company with connections to the Haugalandet region. The aim of the company is to gather together creative individuals with the primary objective of providing the district with a better offer of dance-related events. We wish to contribute to a more varied and innovative cultural scene. Kompani Haugesund will do all it can to make professional dance more prominent and to create a greater public arena for dance through workshops, performances and dance-related debates. The company will be working to improve conditions for performing dancers in the Haugaland region, and wishes, where possible, to recruit local artists and performers within the field of dance. Kompani Haugesund will, in the coming years, be producing many forms of dance and will be working closely with the various branches of the arts and commercial sectors in the region of Haugalandet.
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One of the many aims of the company is to provide forms of art and culture capable of competing with other similar groups from outside the district.
Kompani Haugesund wishes to play an integral role in bridging the gap between those working with the various forms of arts and culture, and between the arts and the business community. The intention is not only to stimulate collaboration, but also to exchange information and experiences so that Haugalandet can enjoy a broader choice of the arts.
Our work is innovative and fearless, and it is our desire to show the people of Haugaland that dance is art, dance is culture, it is entertaining and it can be enjoyed by everyone. Through our work we wish to give something back to the town that formed and shaped us.
Our first full-length performance, Magenta, was back in 2011 and consisted of four pieces which opened at Festiviteten in Haugesund.
In 2014 we saw us once again ready to premiere our new production; a performance in two parts entitled This is Now Mono by the renowned choreographers Christopher Arouni and Mia Haugaland Habib. This opened at Festiviteten in January and toured the arts centres in nearby Bømlo and Tysvær. We were invited to perform this at the Regional Arena for Contemporary Dance – RAS in February 2015, and also accepted an invitation to perform Mono at the Aerowaves Spring Forward festival in Barcelona on 19 April 2015. Kompani Haugesund later performed Mono at the Flora Theatre Festival in Olomouc Czech Republic 13. – 15. May 2016.
The company has worked on a range of smaller projects in between these larger performances. Among these have been collaborations with Festiviteten, Scenekraft, Munor, Haugesund Teater, TV Haugaland, Kulturnatt – Haugesund, the Fartein Valen Festival, Den Kulturelle Spaserstokken, Den Kulturelle Skolesekken, Kulturskrinet Karmøy. We are also a proud member of
Kompani Haugesund are currently planning a new full-length production due to premiere in fall 2017!