December 9, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Dansmuseet presents a backdrop, costumes and costume sketches related to the ballet Skating Rink. It was first performed on 20th January 1922 in Paris by the dance company Ballets Suédois. The choreographer was Jean Börlin (1893–1930), and Fernand Léger (1881-1955) created the scenography and costume design.




17th October 2017 – 19th August 2018

“Once upon a time, in a faraway land…”

Sleeping Beauty is one of the world’s most loved fairy tales, and one of the greatest classical ballets. The medieval story about the sleeping princess has been reworked throughout history. Now it awakens once more at Dansmuseet.

Sleeping Beauty – Fairy Tale, Dance and Dreams is an exhibition for the whole family in which the well-known tale is told through large illustrated book pages and imaginative environments. At the same time, spectacular costumes are being shown from three different productions of the ballet Sleeping Beauty. The focal point of the exhibition is the Ballets Russes performance of Sleeping Beauty in London in 1921, and Yngve Gamlin’s creations for the Royal Swedish Opera in 1955 are also on display.

The illustrations in the exhibition are created by the August literary prize nominee Lena Sjöberg.

This exhibition is suitable for both children and adults.


Photos from the exhibition

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Image:©Lena Sjöberg


Permanent exhibition:

Rolf de Maré’s Museum of Movement

Dansmuseet is the world’s first museum of dance and movement. The founder of the museum, Rolf de Maré (1888–1964), travelled all over the world collecting artefacts and documenting dance in all its various forms. Dansmuseet houses this unique collection of authentic costumes, instruments, sculpture, puppets, photographs and masks from the dance cultures of Asia, Africa and North America. Also included is a rich collection of items from the Ballets Suédois, a Swedish dance ensemble in Paris directed by Rolf de Maré in the 1920s. This company performed artistically innovative productions with the help of a range of artists, musicians, authors and filmmakers, all of whom went on to become world-famous.

Artworks by Fernand Léger, Giorgio de Chirico, Francis Picabia, Pierre Bonnard and Nils Dardel comprise a significant part of the Dansmuseet collection, alongside set and costume design sketches by Alexandre Benois, Leon Bakst, Isaac Grünewald, Wilhelm Kåge and Lennart Rodhe. In recent years, the museum has also acquired one of the world’s leading collections of original dance costumes from the legendary Ballets Russes in Paris, as well as from the Royal Swedish Opera and the Cullberg Ballet.

MUSEUM hours

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


Adults 120 SEK
Seniors 80 SEK
Students 80 SEK
0–18 years Free admission

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