City Horses at CODA
City Horses at CODA
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Outdoor performance in the streets of Oslo
Open Air

City Horses at CODA


Karl Johan. Birkelunden. Olaf Ryes Plass. These are just some of the districts that will tremble when no less than 16 female dancers from Oslo and the surrounding area take on the roles of wild horses in this 7 kilometer long gallop.


City Horses is a dance work created by and with female dancers about power, existence and the female body. A living monument in constant motion, a tribute to female courage and power of all ages.


City Horses is a collaboration between the Swedish visual artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källbladet. The work had its world premiere in Sweden in 2017 and has since toured over large parts of the world, from Australia to Tokyo.


Byström and Källblad develop concepts inspired by challenges in society today. By combining visual art and choreography, complex stories are told from specific places, based on collaboration and exchange with the inhabitants.


The work was created in collaboration with CODA and 16 female dancers from Oslo and the surrounding area of ​​all ages. Prior to the performance, the audience will receive a map with an overview of the various pit stops.


Byström Källblad

The Swedish duo Byström Källblad makes work for the stage, the gallery and the public space. Artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källblad share a desire to tell stories from and based in collaboration and exchange with specific places and its people.Byström is a visual artist from the north, working mainly with film and sculpture, Källblad is a choreographer from the south, with ten years in Los Angeles. Byström and Källblad have shown work in places like a sports arena, a nuclear power plant, Shibuya Crossing Tokyo, Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah, Stockholm City Hall, Uppsala Cathedral, Kulturhuset, The Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.



Concept and choreography: Helena Byström and Anna Källblad

Dancers: Montse Álvarez, Helena Canas, Katja Coser, Núria Dalmau, Eva Durban, Andrea El Ameri, Aitana Giralt, Arina Lannoo, Mar López, Azucena Momo, Alesia Obinu, Carla Piris, Claudia Reig, Paula Sánchez, Marta Santacatalina

Costumes: Helena Byström and Anna Källblad

Videographer: Jenny Vinterqvist

Photographer: Tina Axelsson

Produced by: Big Pulse Dance Alliance (Creative Europe)

Supported by: Swedish Arts Council and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee / With the collaboration of: Graner, Centre de Creació de Dansa i Arts Vives


City Horses is a Big Pulse Dance Alliance co-production, co-produced by Sismògraf Dance Festival (Catalonia - Spain), Julidans (The Netherlands), Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany) and CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Big Pulse Dance

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