Duo residency at Danseatelier

Undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone, done, undone…

Is something ever done or do we need to undo it for it to be done again? … and should it ever be done? 

undone__done__undone is a new twofold residency format hosted at and by Danseatelier*. For this spring edition we are looking for two artists in a collaborative project with a relation to choreography and/or dance. We offer an unconventional framework** for process-oriented research and artistic practice. At this residency you can revisit old material or pieces that you wish to further explore, continue something undone or undo something already done. You can bring in a new partner into a solo practice, or continue an already existing collaboration. The residency will end in a public sharing*** in Danseatelier. 


2 weeks paid residency at Danseatelier's studio in Nørrebro, Copenhagen

(Studio approx. 75 m2 (15 m*5 m) with kitchen and toilet)

Possibility for 2 feedback sessions with Olivia Rivière and Snorre Elvin

- Unfortunately we do not provide accommodation as a part of the residency


End of february A pre-residency meeting (live or zoom)

16th of April till 28th of April 2 weeks residency

29th of April Public sharing

Sometime in May A feedback meeting


10.000 DKK salary pr. artist

3.000 DKK for materials

Up to 2.000 DKK for travels pr. artist


Send following to with the topic 'undone_done_undone application'

- Max. 1 page project description (.pdf)

- 1 page CV pr artist (.pdf)

- A document with link to relevant works (.pdf)

DEADLINE 10th of February 23:59

(You'll get answer the week after)

**Unconventional framework

When it comes to the usage of the studio, Danseatelier works with both a liquid structure and a booking system. Parts of the week the studio is an open and shared space for the whole collective of Danseatelier to use, and another part of the week works with a booking system. This liquid structure also gives the chance for the artist in residency to have collegial meetings with artist of Danseatelier. 

The invited guests at undone__done__undone will get all the hours of possible booking between the 16th-28th of April and will be invited to use Danseatlier on the same terms as the rest of the collective at other times:

The artists in residency will get the studio by themselves following times:

Sundays-Tuesdays (both weeks) all day

Wednesdays-Fridays (both weeks) mornings before 13:00 and evenings after 18:00

The artists in residency will be invited to share the studio with the rest of Danseatelier:

Wednesdays-Fridays (both weeks) between 13:00-18:00

(this might be with sharing the space with 0-5 others. This time can be used for office time, writings, or more quiet practives that doesn't need full privacy. We do have a curtain to seperate the space as well)

Due to our neighbours we cannot play loud music after 19:00.

***Public sharing

The public sharing will happen on the 29th of April in the studio of Dansatelier. We, Olivia and Snorre, will invite another artist to share the day/evening with you. We will look for a work that would be interesting in relation to your proposal. We are open for ideas and wishes from the artists in residency both in relation to the other invited artist as well as how the day/evening will be hosted by us.


Danseatelier is a space and a group consisting of 11 colleagues, dancers/choreographers and friends working within the expanded field of contemporary dance and choreography in Copenhagen, as well as internationally. The initiative originated in 2015 from a need for continuity, a space for knowledge sharing, as well as social and artistic support. We work with alternative modes of production and togetherness in the field of dance, finding new configurations of exchange that can enhance our senses of collective thinking and interdependent living. A large part of our practice consists of finding new ways of working together, whether it is through hosting, sharing or making work - taking inspiration from rhizomatic ideas of structuring and methodologies of multiple hierarchies. By insisting on each other and our relation to the field we want to take steps away from individualization and alienation which sets the tone in today’s fragmented and accelerated society. Danseatelier is an ongoing organisational and creative research in collectivity, morphing with time and needs.


Danseatelier consists of Nanna Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Olivia Rivière, Snore Elvin, Meleat Fredriksson, Karis Zidore, Emilia Gasiorek, Sandra Liaklev Andersen, Ingvild Bertelsen, Marlene Bonnesen, Isolde Daun and Stine Frandsen.

For questions contact Olivia Rivière and Snorre Elvin


undone__done__undone is supproted by the Danish Arts Foundation and Fonden Roskilde Festival