Örjan Andersson is one of Sweden's most acclaimed choreographers and has led his own company, Andersson Dance, since 1996. 

After successful years as a dancer with Östgötabaletten and Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, he made his debut as a choreographer in the 1990s. His first major commissioned work for Cullberg and Dansens hus was a success and opened doors internationally. Since then, he has created works for many of the major dance companies, such as the Cullberg Ballet, the Royal Opera and the Gothenburg Opera. Two popular works are the theatre duet 252 days with two pregnant ballerinas in the main roles and Goldberg Variations - Patterns for insomnia with music by the Scottish Ensemble.

In an international context, Örjan Andersson has worked with, for example, Nederlands Dans Theatre and Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid. In recent years he has worked in several cross-border collaborations with actors, dancers and musicians both within the framework of Andersson Dance but also at Dramaten in Stockholm, Folkteatern in Gothenburg and Folkoperan in Stockholm.

Andersson Dance has been a regular feature at Dansens Hus since the house's first seasons. In recent years, Andersson Dance has toured to the UK, Germany, Belgium, Norway, the USA and China with, among other things, the acclaimed work "Goldberg Variations - Ternary patterns for insomnia" which was performed at Dansens Hus in 2015.

Örjan Andersson at Dansens Hus

The cap11-13 May 2023

With Austrian author Thomas Bernhard's short story "The Hat" in hand, choreographer Örjan Andersson takes you into a hallucinatory,...

Within the Quota

Örjan Andersson's performance Within the Quota.

Quartet # 8, Sonata in B flat

Örjan Anderssons Quartet # 8, Sonata in Bb

Worms quintet

Örjan Andersson's performance Worms Quintet.

We Dream of Simple Lives

Örjan Andersson's choreography stems from his education, his career as a dancer, and his long career as a choreographer for his own and a few...

Ready To Explode

From a dazzlingly clear but limited field of vision, space expands. Strong, expressive individuals whose personalities colour the whole with exciting unpredictability.


A dance work by Örjan Andersson in three parts to three of Shostakovich's string quartets.

Pacing in vaudeville

Pacing in vaudeville revolves around chaos and order.

Promise land1-10 October 2020

The starting point for Promise Land is the work of Helene Billgren. Her imagery takes place in stage design and costume, and all of this...

Name of the next song

Pile it on

Partita no.2 - sei solo26 November - 5 December 2021

We move at a breathtaking speed. From the intimate to dizzyingly high places.

Prelude - Skydiving from a dream22-23 March 2019

Dance concert with playful choreography and razor-sharp strings.

Alae26-27 January 2018

A full-evening work for a grand piano, a pianist and three dancers, who together tackle Beethoven's magnificent piano music.