– emotion and reflection merged in movement


dadadans was founded in 2004 by choreographer Helle Bach.

I’m moved by movement – wether participating or observing. For me movement is transition in between positions, it’s vitality, what happens when you breathe, when you are on the go to and from somewhere – in the air, on the street or in the thoughts hidden in the cavities of your brain. Movement is going toward someone, going away from a situation or simply enjoying the wind running over your face…. Movement moves idea’s
Movement brings hope of and possibility for change – SHIFT!

The body is both the instrument through witch life is perceived, experienced and expressed – the movement of air trough vocal cords is a must for speaking your ideas – without the body we are isolated from each other – imagine the loss of touch…..

I move people’ perceptions through performances and teaching. I’m a sucker for quality and often I can find sparks in unexpected corners.

Choreography is emotion and reflection fused in motion and staged in living pictures. The individual choreographic works are experienced most strongly when the spectator uses his entire sensory apparatus and joins in the “now”.

Movement technique is conditioning and connecting individual bodyparts with what they are made for, letting structural muscle chains take care of keeping you balanced and walking, freeing up the superficial muscle groups so they can unfold and tell the stories you cary with you as you move trough your life…

“I have walked myself into my best thoughts” ― Quote Søren Kierkegaard

You can find  dadadans on the traditional stage, in art museums, on the streets in direct contact with everyday life, on the internet, on the mobile phone…

The company’s work is engaged with and sensitive to today’s society changing structures and our human social interaction.

dadadans’ wants to make the audience laugh and cry – by mirroring the banal realities of life as well as its poetic beauty.

dadadans is resident company at Bora Bora – Dance & Visual Theatre, Aarhus.



HELLE BACH dancer, choreographer and artistic leader of dadadans.

Helle was educated at the Ballet Academy, Gothenburg and Menagerie de Verre, Paris 1986 – 90.

After graduation, she worked as a freelance dancer in Paris.

Since 1999 she is based and workes as a choreographer and performer in Denmark.






The following foundations have over time supported performance projects by dadadans and Helle Bach:

  • The Danish Arts Council – Teaterrådet / Kunstrådet/ Kunstrådets Scenekunstudvalg
  • The State Arts Foundation – Statens Kunstfond
  • Augustinus Fonden
  • Wilhelm Hansen Fonden
  • Tuborg Fondet
  • Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
  • City of Copenhagen – Københavns Scenekunstudvalg
  • Oticon-Fonden
  • Danish Actors Union – Dansk Skuespillerforbunds blankbåndsmidler
  • Danish Actors Union – Dansk Skuespillerforbunds Koreograflegat
  • City of Aarhus – Århus Kommunes Fritids- og Kulturforvaltning
  • Beckett Fonden
  • A.P.Møller Fonden

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