Newsletter no. 29 • MAY 2017
This month’s premieres of companies participating at are:
5 May 2017 MOVEMENTSCirkus Cirkör (SE)
19 May 2017 CANTUS ARCTICUS, Virpi Pahkinen (SE) 
26 May 2017 METAPHORICAL HANDS, Fors Works (DK)
26 May 2017 SOMETHING ABOUT WILDERNESS, Skånes Dansteater (SE)
26 May 2017 WHILE THEY ARE FLOATING, Carte Blanche  
27 May 2017 HORSES, Byström Källblad
- Presenting AGE ON STAGE
photo: Anders J. Larsson
The Swedish choreographer and dancer Charlotta Öfverholm´s latest project AGE ON STAGE has received much attention and acclaim. We asked Charlotta to please tell us more!

Charlotta, what is AGE ON STAGE?
- The project AGE ON STAGE presents maturity on stage and questions the norms concerning age and bodies in the field of dance. AGE ON STAGE creates and presents international productions with dancers over 45 by well known choreographers. The project includes workshops for people over 65 to explore movements, their own bodies and emotions connected to them and their own creativity. And also yearly festivals and seminars focusing on age and stage. It´s a part of the EU Creative Europé project Dance on, Pass on, Dream on with nine EU partners all focusing on the same subject.

How come you started the project AGE ON STAGE? 
- 2015 was the 20th anniversary of my production company Jus de la Vie and I wanted somehow to celebrate it. Especially celebrating the very loyal and incredible people I have worked with in the project since 20 years. When I formed my ten days celebration festival I called FUCKING BURN IT I realized that all performers involved were over 45 with at least twenty years stage experience. This became the red thread through the festival. Not only performances, but also films, a big gala and a seminar called AGE ON STAGE with invited international speakers filled the ten days. The energy I got from this made me want to continue for sure. Applying for support all over we were accepted as a Creative Europe project with nine partners. 

What are your plans for the future?
- We start by opening Scenkonstbiennalen 23 May 2017 in Norrköping (Sweden’s largest festival for performing arts) with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST which is one part of our latest production SURVIVAL KIT. This full production will tour to eleven cities the north of Sweden in October and continues internationally to Suzanne Dellall Center in Tel Aviv (IL).  A new production we call DANCE ON EXTENDED which is a coproduction between AGE ON STAGE and Berlin based DANCE ON premieres in Piteå and Luleå (SE) 22-25 Sep 2017. Nine superb dancers all around 50 years dance a tripple bill by Johannes Wieland (DE), William Forsythe (US) and Wendy Houstoun (GB). In June will we be part of Sadlers Wells festival Elixia in London (GB).
Our next workshop for mature people over 65 happens already 15-17 May 2017 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE). Also another one in September. Lots of more ideas and plans are on the agenda!
- New world premiere in November
photo: Marita Liulia
The renowned and award winning choreographer and dancer Virpi Pahkinen (SE) is back with a new ensemble in her new full length piece DEEP TIME. Virpi Pahkinen comes together with five dancers, a singer and a percussionist to create an esoteric interpretation of the encounter between what is mythically ancient and the new digital life. With a delicate soprano voice in looped layers and dancing drones, Pahkinen's ensemble dives into the infinite depth of time. DEEP TIME unfreezes the core of time and turns it into spectral spirals; time expands in a distant nebula.
DEEP TIME has its world premiere at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE) on 24 Nov 2017, followed by two more performances 25-26 Nov 2017.

Read more about Virpi Pahkinen at
- More international tour dates for MORPHED 
photo: Heikki Tuuli
The touring plans for MORPHED for 2017–2018 extend as new performance dates are released. Next the creation for seven male dancers can be seen at St. Petersburg's Open Look International Dance Festival on 30 June 2017, Civitanova's Teatro Rossini on 4 Aug 2017 and London's Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre on 10 Aug 2017. The first MORPHED performance for 2018 has also been announced, as Tero Saarinen Company returns to Paris Théâtre National de Chaillot on 19–21 Jan 2018.
This August, dance professionals and students with a professional aim also have the opportunity to study the biomechanics behind Tero Saarinen's movement technique with Sini Länsivuori and Hanna Pohjola during the Company's annual Summer Intensive. Read more and apply by 7 Aug 2017 here.
Find out more about the company at
- On tour around Europe in May and June
photo: Mats Bäcker
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani's distinctive character has proven to be highly attractive on the international dance scene. The company will continue to increase its international visibility and faultless reputation by performing at highly renowned venues and festivals, such as Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. The company will open prestigious dance festivals in Germany and Switzerland, followed by multiple performances in cities all over Europe.

You'll find GöteborgsOperans Danskompani at the following places during May and June 2017:
Germany 18–20 May 2017: Performing NOETIC and ICON at Movimentos Festival Autostadt, Wolfsburg.
Belgium 24–27 May 2017: Performing ICON at Stadschouwburg, Antwerp.
France 31 May – 2 June 2017: Performing ICON at La Villette, Paris.
Belgium 8–11 June 2017: Performing NOETIC and ICON at La monnaie / De Munt, Theatre National, Brussels.
Learn more about GöteborgsOperans Danskompani at 
- Publishes a guide för artists and producers in the dance community
ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform Partners are proud to announce the on-line publication of a guide written jointly by creative producers Ása Richardsdóttir and Lene Bang Henningsen. The guide is written for the Nordic contemporary dance community and aimed towards artists and producers who wish to work collaboratively and internationally. It was published on the International Dance Day 2017. Download the guide here.
The guide was developed through a conversation between the two authors.  It is practical and interactive, offering the reader various tools to use in professional development as well as thought-provoking and process-oriented reflections on the various stages in the artist´s and producer´s career.  ICE HOT partners hope this guide will be shared widely in our dance community and beyond.

Read more about ICE HOT here.
- Travelling to Switzerland and Italy
photo: Carl Thorborg
Norrdans has been invited to the dance festival TanZeiT-ZeiTanZ 2017 in Chur in Switzerland to perform BLACK FOREST by Mari Carrasco on 22 May 2017. The festival focuses on Nordic dance this year and several companies from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland have been invited.
After Switzerland Norrdans travels to Italy and performs Martin Forsberg´s AB3 in the Dancing Partners collaboration. One show in Rieti, 26 May 2017 and one in Rome, 28 May 2017. Dancing Partners is a network consisting of six dance companies from six different countries. The initiative was taken by Company Chameleon (GB),Thomas Noone Dance (ES) and Norrdans (SE). Later, the companies were joined by Zawirowania Dance Theatre (PL), Company E (US) and Spellbound Contemporary Ballet (IT).
Read more about Norrdans at
 - Performing at summer festivals in the Nordic countries
photo:Petra Hellberg
Welcome to join Claire Parsons Co. at festivals in the Nordic countries this summer!
MARMALADE: Outdoor performances at Miniøya Festival in Oslo (NO), 10 June 2017 and outdoors at Karens Minde Culture House (DK) 27 June 2017. GRASS: Outdoor performances at Sommarscen Malmö (SE) 20-22 June 2017.
AND THEN: Hippalot Arts Festival for Children in Hämeenlinna (FI) 6 Aug 2017, Gothenburg Culture Festival (SE) 16 Aug 2017 and Stockholm Culture Festival (SE) 19 Aug 2017.

Read more about Claire Parsons Co. at
 - Working together with South Korean company Goblin Party
Fors Works (DK) and Goblin Party (KR) are making a co production. The work METAPHORICAL HANDS concludes 1,5 years of collaboration where the two companies have shared and developed their methods. METAPHORICAL HANDS draws the attention to the phenomenon of the ten limbs growing out of our palm. Hands as vessels of history, social conduct and communication tools.
METAPHORICAL HANDS premiere at MODAFE-International Modern Dance Festival in Seoul, Arko Arts Center, 26 May 2017. The piece will come to Scandinavia in spring 2018 and is available for touring. Please contact Fors Works producer, Marie Schulz, for further information. METAPHORICAL HANDS is co-produced with MODAFE and supported by the Danish Arts Council and Augustinus Fonden.
Read more about Fors Works at
photo: Fors Works
 - National tour this autumn
 Art Of Spectra is dance artists in residence in June 2017 at Norrlands Operan, co-producer of the company´s new work WHO ARE U. Other collaborating parties are Art Garage, Concert Hall, Regional Theater West, Kungsbacka Theater /Rum för Dans, GAS Festival, GAC, Eneles Film and Nåck Creative.
The premiere of WHO ARE U is held at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg (SE) 23 Sep 2017 and is also shown 24 Sep 2017.
In November 2017 WHO ARE U goes on a national tour to Halmstad, Umeå, Västerås, Gävle, Vara, Jönköping and Falkenberg with Dancenet Sweden.

Art of Spectra is pleased to continue the collaboration with light designer Robert Jadenfelt, musician Staffan Svensson and artists Ulriqa Fernqvist and Joakim Envik Karlsson. New collaborators are the artists Yukiko Masui, Marc Stevenson and Aoki Norikazu.

Read more about Art Of Spectra at
photo:Carl Thorborg
- Performing at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet
photo: Mats Bäcker
Susanna Leinonen is one of the top Finnish contemporary choreographers and her work BREAKING THE FURY will be presented in the Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki (FI) this spring. The choreography was originally created for Skånes Dansteater (SE) in 2012 and the music has been composed by Finnish rap-artist Kasperi Laine for the big symphony orchestra. BREAKING THE FURY will be part of the contemporary dance evening called FORCE which will also present works by Virpi Pahkinen, Jyrki Karttunen and Jorma Uotinen. The show will premiere 19 May 2017 and the performances run until 27 May 2017.
Susanna Leinonen Company has been invited to the Black and White Theatre Festival in Imatra (FI) in June. The company performs SEE | OBEY, a work which combines a dance piece by Susanna Leinonen and a dance film by Jouka Valkama. SEE | OBEY is dance about the absurdism of life. Performance 9 June 2017 in Culture House Virta, Karelia Hall.
Find out more about Susanna Leinonen Company at
 - New work on tour in Sweden
photo: Tina Axelsson
The new work CITY HORSES by Byström Källblad premieres at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE) 27 May 2017
In our cities, on bronze horses, proud kings quietly stare above our heads. Their history and visual male dominance daily manifested, and passed on to the next generation. Where are the women and their stories? This was the starting point for CITY HORSES - a city choreography about power, existence and the female body in the public space, a gallop through cities, a living monument in constant motion, celebrating female courage and power of all ages.

Tour 2017:
27 May 2017 Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE), 6 Jun 2017 Östervåla at Östervålas kulturdag (SE), 18 Jun 2017 Älvkarleby at Fallens dag (SE), 26 Aug 2017 Tierp at Tierps torgfest (SE), 2 Sep 2017 Enköping at Trädgårdsdagen (SE), 8 Sep 2017 Copenhagen at Dansehallerne( DK), 9 Sep 2017 Uppsala at Uppsala Art Museum (SE)

Read more about Byström Källblad at
 - From Shanghai to Montreal
photo: Yaniv Cohen
FROZEN SONGS, that started its development in 2015, has now successfully been shared in excerpts as the main performance of the opening of Shanghai Project (CN) in April 2017. The team will unite at La Briqueterie, Paris (FR) for intense days of studio work. The final and full evening performance FROZEN SONGS will premiere at HålogalandTeater/The Arctic Theatre, Tromsø (NO) 7 Sept 2017. On 25 and 26 Oct 2017 the presentations will take place at Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO) - where zero visibility corp. is associated artists - as a part of the esteemed Coda Oslo International Dance Festival. For full credits please visit the company´s website.

The 2012 premiere AGAIN is invited to Montreal (CA) in 2018. The Nordic production will be presented at Place des Arts 5-7 April 2018 as part of the Danse Danse Festival, a highly-acclaimed festival with a strong international profile. AGAIN is an artistic collaboration between choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen and the Swedish composer Marcus Fjellström - a complex interplay between written music, large electronic clusters, musicians, the orchestra, dance, and the visual scene.

Read more about zero visibility corp. at

All the best from Åsa Edgren, Anna Diehl & Titti Grahl/Loco World MADEIN-THEWEB.COM, and all our joint members.