Museum of Movement

Rolf de Marés Dansmuseum

Welcome to Dansmuseet

Dansmuseet – Museum of Movement is dedicated to world dance, theatre, art and photography from across the globe. The unique collection is based on the life of Rolf de Maré (1888-1964) and his extensive travels. Temporary exhibitions are put on every year. The museum also has a French bistro and a shop with a large selection of dance DVD’s, books and gifts.

The Museum is located on Drottninggatan 17 in Stockholm, near Sergels Torg. Find us

Watch the trailer for our new exhibition!


Swan Lake Exhibition Oct 1 2015 – Jan 6 2016

Our new exhibition traces Swan Lake back to it’s conception and examines it’s evolution up to present time when new versions are hatched every year. Ground breaking readings by John Neumeier, Mats Ek, Matthew Bourne and young Swedes Fredrik Rydman and Alexander Ekman are in focus among feathers and tutus.

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Book a guided tour


Discover Dansmuseet

Book a private guided tour for something fun to do with colleagues, friends or family. We offer a range of guided tours at Dansmuseet, from professional tours to more relaxed guided viewings for parents and children. We do provide exhibition tours in Swedish, English, Russian and French. Read more

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd


A generous donation from Reuterswärd

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd is internationally one of Sweden’s most famous artists and he has made a generous donation to Dansmuseet: a number of paintings created for the opera Herr von Hancken. Six of these paintings are now exhibited in the museum´s Bistro Rolf de Maré.

This Swedish opera was created for The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm in 1965. It was set to music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl and based on a novel by Swedish author Hjalmar Bergman. Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd,  who had studied with Fernand Léger in Paris in the early fifties, was already a famous name as a painter and was commissioned to create the set and costumes for the new opera. He also created a number of paintings related to this work and some of these are now donated to the museum and on display in our Bistro. Reuterswärd´s most famous work is perhaps the sculpture called Non Violence, a revolver with a knot, which can be seen all over the world as a symbol for piece.

opening hours

Tuesday–Friday 11.00-17.00
Saturday–Sunday 12.00-16.00
Mondays closed

Open the same hours as the Museum

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Bistro Rolf de Maré

Monday 11.00 – 17.00
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 22:00 (Lunch 11.00–14.30)
Saturday 12.00–22.00
Sunday Closed

Reservations 08-411 35 00
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Rolf de Maré Study Center

Library, archives and video archive

Museum shop


In the Museum Shop you will find a large selection of dance DVD’s in addition to books and other gifts – many have found that very special gift in our shop. Welcome!