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“Not a bad experience at all!”

Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement
Ranked #103 of 303 things to do in Stockholm
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Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not a bad experience at all!”
Reviewed 9 March 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...

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Kringberg
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Hamburg, Germany
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“for history of dance, costume lovers”
Reviewed 12 February 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 long time to visit it, it's free and is at the city center so you may give a chance-
Do no forget to buy books at the small museum shop- I have found interesting ones.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Basak_D_A
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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447 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
“Remarkable museum for costumes”
Reviewed 16 September 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 current special exhibition showcases the costume designs and creations of Charles Karoly, a truly creative US born designer whose works are amazing and crafted from all sorts of materials, both expected and unexpected. Karoly in fact set up the entire exhibition as well.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Dr Benjamin P
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth a look if you're passing, but nothing special”
Reviewed 16 January 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.

Visited September 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Somber Dansmuseet”
Reviewed 15 February 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 otherwise.
I spent only a half hour there, and shall not return.
Jay Albrecht, former ballroom dance instructor, founder of Mensa Sverige.

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