Dancenet Sweden has its fundament in committed, dedicated organizers who together with dance artists, create and work for a dance landscape to reach out to the public with inspiring, interesting and entertaining dance.
In 2002 Jan Zetterberg, then Artistic Director of Dansens Hus, took the initiative to create a working committee together with Norrlandsoperan, Västernorrland County Council, GävleTeater, Västmanlandsmusiken as well as the municipalities of Jönköping and Linköping, and this resulted in Dancenet Sweden. The desire to spread dance in Sweden dance brought them together, to make it possible for the prospective audience to see and enjoy contemporary.
The premiere tour started in the Autumn of 2003 and over170 productions have since then toured from Kiruna in the north to Malmö in the south. Dancenet Sweden has grown; today the number of partners are12 who, together with twenty co-operating partners in Sweden, work to spread, visualize and facilitate the art of dance in smaller as well as larger cities.