12th June – 2nd September

“My hope for this exhibition is that you will lose yourself in a state of mild confusion for a moment, so you can sense how architecture can be a physical experience and how sound, movement and space can together express emotions.” Erika Janunger

Balancing Acts is an exhibition about the inter-connection of body and space, by interior designer Erika Janunger. She playfully informs us about the world around us and creates magic from everyday phenomena by allowing us to explore spatial experiments in which gravity has been “displaced”.

In this exhibition you are free to explore the two rooms – make sure you have your camera or phone with you.




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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111 51 Stockholm

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