Founded in 1999, h2dance presents the joint choreography of Artistic Directors Hanna Gillgren (Sweden) and Heidi Rustgaard (Norway). Together they produce provocative performance work that addresses political issues with humour and emotion. The company often works in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and local communities to create evocative performances that challenge and respond to the audience. Together they have created a body of touring work including “SAY SOMETHING” (2011), “To Die For” (2007), “Silent Movie” (2004) “Faked” (2003), “Butterfly Belly” (2002) and “Ostrich” (2000). Their work has been performed throughout England, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany and Belgium. h2dance was a Place Prize Finalist with their piece “DUET” in 2013.
h2 have delivered commissions from Surrey Dance Collective (2013), North Kent Local Authority Arts Partnership (2011), The Place (2010), BIG Dance (2008), Värmlandsoperan, Sweden (2005) Guardians of Doubt (2004), LUDUS (2002), Norrdans, Sweden (2001) and The Wapping Project (2003 and 2000). In 2003, they collaborated with film-maker Rachel Davies on “GOLD”, which won the prestigious IMZ Dance Screen Award, 2005.
h2dance were Associate Artists at The Place (2001-02) and have taken up residencies at DansIT, Norway and Dans i Värmland, Sweden(2013), SEANSE, Norway (2011), NES artist residency, Iceland, Union Scene, Norway and Säffleoperan, Sweden (2010), Scenerommet, Norway, Devir Capa, Portugal and The Place, London (2009), Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (2007) and Gaara Dance Foundation, Kenya (2001).
h2dance are currently Escalator dance artists.