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Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement

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Address: Drottninggatan 17 | 111 51, Stockholm 103 88, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 4684417651
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At the heart of Stockholm is Dansmuseet, a museum dedicated to world dance....

At the heart of Stockholm is Dansmuseet, a museum dedicated to world dance. Apart from the permanent displays, several temporary exhibitions are put on every year. Dance films are always available and live performances. There is a large selection of events and activities to choose from during autumn, winter and spring.

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A small but lovely museum for the dance enthusiast

The highlight of this museum is undoubtedly the costumes from the Ballets Russes. Having seen documentaries & archival film of the Ballets Russes, being able to see their costumes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Almostrussian
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Brisbane, Australia

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Liked this museum about dancing history, good experience for somebody loving music, ballet or opera. This museum was only a little one.

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Linnéa I, Informationsansvarig at Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and for your opinon about us! Unfortunately the exhibition downstairs is closed during September because we are preparing a new exhibtion about the ballet Swan Lake October 1 2015 – January 6 2016. Most welcome back! Regards Linnéa Isaksson, Communication manager Dansmuseet More 

Brisbane, Australia
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The highlight of this museum is undoubtedly the costumes from the Ballets Russes. Having seen documentaries & archival film of the Ballets Russes, being able to see their costumes up close and personal was really great. If you are not especially interested in dance or the Ballets Russes, you might want to keep walking...

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Thank Almostrussian
Stockholm County, Sweden
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The museum is surprisingly small and has quite a limited range. The art, history, and relevance of dance is vaguely mentioned as the museum features more costumes than dance-related facts and information.

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Tczew, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you're keen on dancing and the history of dance - this is a place for you. I expected more about the modern dance and that's probably why I felt a bit disappointed. Or maybe because we were there late in the evening (around 10 p.m.) and it was so crowded. A fantastic idea of giving a dance lesson for... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Small but rich and entertaining. There are 4 major exhibition spaces. In the 1st one you can watch some dance videos on big screen, in the 2nd - costume sketches and stage designs. The most precious part of the collection are dance costumes designed by Lev Bakst, de Chiriko etc and worn by Dyagilev ballet dancers and other world-known talents.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I went with a friend who is very interested in the subject, and expected a few hours of boredom. However - I wasn't. I truly enjoyed myself - the exhibitions dealing with dancing in foreign countries are especially fascinating...

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is a really small museum which exhibits interesting pieces about the world of dance. I liked it because it also shows the information about dance culture around the world. I was expecting more but I was not disappointed, I wish there would be more interest so they developed the exhibition and make it more attractive. It won't take a... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Thus is a real find and treasure, recommended by a theatre friend. Apart from the permanent exhibitions, which include amazing costumes designed by Bakst for Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes and a set by Fernand Leger, in addition to masks and ceremonial clothing from Africa, the Swedish ballet also figured prominently at the same time as the Diaghilev group. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

A small exhibition that is free - the collection of tribal masks and theatrical costumes from Asian and other countries is much more interesting than the main ballet/dance related exhibits.

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TARRYTOW N NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2005

This museum had little liveliness - mainly a maze of mannequins and pictures in various past-century dance costumes behind glass showcases...very little contemporary ballet, jazz, folk. I'd have liked several on-demand movies/videos of the progression of dance styles from the 12th to current centuries...in Sweden and worldwide. There was no one to talk to, no guides, no literature, historical or... More 

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Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.