Dancers Flock To Oslo For Audition

There’s not exactly an opening yet in Norway’s National Ballet. But 90 dancers from around the world turned up to audition just on word that there might be extra money in the budget next year to hire for a couple of “temporary” positions. “Permanent dance contracts in Norway are viewed as attractive, because they provide a secure position until ‘retirement’ age at 41. That suggests more job security than elsewhere in the dance world, where many professionals move from assignment to assignment, always having to audition and prove themselves again and again.”