Rock Around the North
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Dance artists in the early decades of the twentieth century participated in a variety of social cultures existing in workplaces such as opera ballets and the vaudeville and revue theatres. Working from Henri Lefebvre's ideas about social space, as well as from Michel Foucault's ideas about the hierarchical structures/powers that develop within created spaces, this chapter analyses examples of the social and hierarchical relations of which the dancers in the Nordic countries were a part. It compares material on dancers working in the capital cities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Kristiania/Oslo and Stockholm. In addition, international scholars writing on dancers' working cultures, hierarchies and agencies provide a wider European and North American perspective on the Nordic. By analysing examples of power structures, hierarchical differences and dancers' versatility in the first decades of the twentieth century, the schapter has indicated a few of the issues pertaining to dancers and dance venues in the Nordic countries.