Newsletter no. 33 • SEPTEMBER 2017

We live in times of dramatic change in so many ways. Concerns and insecurity stimulates exciting art. So does change. Artists indicate trends in society. They provide us with important information and we benefit from their research. Culture is of enormous importance to man and thus to society as a whole. Few people live without images, music, stories. Artists are catalysts. They read the development of society and expose it in their work. Society and people are their tools. In this September Newsletter you will find detailed information on what some of our connected artists are up to this fall. Are they following old patterns or do they break new ground? Have they discovered something new? Go see! In September we have 12 premieres. Welcome!

Editor in Chief MADEIN, Åsa Edgren
This month’s premieres of companies participating at are:
1 Sep 2017  MAKE ME DANCEPanta Rei Dance Theatre (NO)
7 Sep 2017 FROZEN SONGS, zero visibility corp. (NO)
8 Sep 2017 MIRROR IN THE MIRROR, Eva Ingemarsson (SE) 
9 Sep 2017 KULT, GöteborgsOperans danskompani (SE)
14 Sep 2017 UNDER, Cirkus Cirkör (SE)
15 sep 2017 PARVELN, Malin Hellkvist Sellén (SE)
22 Sep 2017 DANCE ON EXTENDED, Charlotta Öfverholm/Age on stage (SE)
23 Sep 2017 WHO ARE U, Art Of Spectra (SE)  
27 Sep 2017 BODY GARDEN, SU-EN Butoh Company (SE)
29 Sep 2017 THE WONDERFUL AND THE ORDINARY, Gunilla Heilborn (SE) / Theater im Bahnhof (AT)
30 Sep 2017 ALAE, Andersson Dance (SE)
 - Starts rehearsing the new piece SALVE REGINA
photo: Tale Hendnes
Jo Strømgren Kompani has started rehearsals for a brand new production, SALVE REGINA, made in collaboration with Oslo Dance Ensemble. This partnership allows Jo Strømgren Kompani to create a full-evening performance with a cast of seven handpicked international dancers on stage. SALVE REGINA premieres at Dansens Hus in Oslo 9 Dec 2017. It is available for booking from spring 2018.
The whimsical nonsensical sci-fi étude, THE VIRUS will this autumn and next spring tour several Norwegian cities. In addition to performing for the general public, this production will introduce the younger audiences to modern dance, through school performances and workshops. And the co-production with Ulrike Quade Company (NL), COCO CHANEL, has received great reviews and will continue touring this autumn, including a five day run at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet from 27 Sep - 1O Oct 2017. It is available for booking for 2018.

Find out more about Jo Strømgren Kompani at
- Preparing for two world premieres in 2018
Photo: Perttu Saksa
This season, Tero Saarinen Company will perform at leading venues in North America and Europe. After positive reviews from Italy and the UK  MORPHED heads on a month-long tour of USA and Canada in October. The Company is also preparing two world premieres for 2018: Tero Saarinen's commissioned choreography for Los Angeles Philharmonic to music by Bernd Alois Zimmermann premieres on 19 Jan 2018. A new duet BREATH by Tero Saarinen and accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen will receive its world premiere at Grand Théâtre de Québec on 12 April 2018, followed by performances programmed by DANSE DANSE at Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada.

Find out more about the company at madeintheweb
 - Creates a new work at the Museum of Dance in Stockholm (SE)
photo: Eva Björkman, Gunnar H Stening
27-29 Sep 2017 SU-EN Butoh Company performs the new work BODY GARDEN at Dansmuseet in Stockholm (SE). SU-EN and her coworkers create both a dance performance and a process-oriented art project. The room is defined by art objects - designed by visual artist Eva Björkman. An intimate relationship arises between the dancer and the art objects. Suddenly, the dancer has many more body parts than usual. Choreography by SU-EN, music by Ryoko Akama. Read more and book your ticket here.
Find out more about SU-EN Butoh Company at
 - Presenting THUNDERSTRUCK in October
photo: Märta Thisner
THE THUNDERSTRUCK PROJECT by Stina Nyberg is presented at MDT, Stockholm (SE) 28-31 Oct 2017. The project walks in the footsteps of the genius and madman Nikola Tesla and departs from the 19th century phenomena of touring electricity shows. Choreography och performance by Stina Nyberg. Residency, co-production and performances at MDT in Stockholm, Station/Kondenz festival in Belgrade and The National Touring Theatre of Sweden. All credits here.

Read more about Stina Nyberg here.
 - Next stop CODA for the prosperous production FROZEN SONGS   
photo: Antero Hein
Zero Visibility Corp, The Arctic Theatre and Ibsen International premiered FROZEN SONGS - by celebrated Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen - in Tromsø, Norway on 7 Sep 2017. The audience and critic response was immediate and strong with standing ovations and 6 and 5 star reviews. In this performance, Norwegian and international artists come together on stage to create a unique artistic experience centered around one very important and current question; survival. Deep within the cold and dark inside The Global Seed Vault at Svalbard, the origin of life is being stored. Under the direction of the UN, the world’s future is kept here. After 8 presentations in Tromsø, t FROZEN SONGS is presented at the esteemed Coda Oslo International Dance Festival 25-26 Oct 2017, in collaboration with Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO). Watch a trailer here.
More tour dates: 10 nov 2017 DanseFestival Barents, Hammerfest (NO), 14 Nov 2017 Kungsbacka Teater (SE), 25 March 2018 at 15th Belgrade Dance Festival, Belgrade (RS), 29 March 2018  Cultuurcentrum Brugge (BE)

Find out more about Zero Visibility Corp at
 - Fantastic reviews for KULT!
photo: Mats Bäcker
"DECADANCE is an hour in dance paradise, and comes after a SACRE which should have strong reverberations throughout Europe” — Dagens Nyheter
“Deeply moving” — Svenska Dagbladet

KULT presents two of the leading artists in contemporary dance: the legendary Ohad Naharin and rising star Roy Assaf. KULT begins with SACRE, a world premiere created by the multi-award winning Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf, to Stravinsky’s phenomenal The Rite of Spring. A refined and exquisite counterpart to the potent music, played by the Göteborg Opera Orchestra. Solely for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Ohad Naharin has created a new version of his work, DECADANCE, called DECADANCE GOTHENBURG. DECADANCE is a work in constant flux; a kind of collage of Ohad Naharin’s best work. DECADANCE GOTHENBURG is an appealing work that brings the audience closer to the dance and the dancers themselves. Learn more here.

Read more about GöteborgsOperans Danskompani at
- Touring Sweden, Denmark and Armenia
photo: ilDance
CATHARSES was created in 2014. Since then it tours Sweden, UK, Israel & Armenia. In September 2017 the piece will be touring Denmark for the first time in collaboration with the Transformation Festival and BIRCA: 19 Sep 2017 BIRCA, Bornholm (DK), 21 Sep 2017 Sorgenfri Kirke, Virum  (DK), 23 Sep 2017 Presentation at 3:e Våningen in Gothenburg (SE) as part of International Exposure days, organized by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and others, 7 Oct 2017 High Fest Festival in Yerevan (AM). 

ilDance is celebrating five years of operation across Sweden and internationally. One of the activities that the company is bringing forward to mark the exciting achievement is a tour of a unique program to cities that the company has not performed in before. BACK 2 BACK includes AN I FOR AN I together with CATHARSES: 10-11 Oct 2017 Bastionen, Malmö (SE), 13-14 Oct 2017 Martin Mutter, Örebro (SE).

Read more about ilDance at
- New work premieres in September

Gunilla Heilborn’s new piece THE WONDERFUL AND THE ORDINARY is under production and will premiere at the Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria, 29 Sep 2017. Watch a trailer here.
The piece is a coproduction with Theater im Bahnhof from Graz, and the Gunilla Heilborn Company. Three members from TIB, Monika Klengel, Pia Hierzegger, Lorenz Kabas and two performers from Sweden, Kristiina Viiala and Kenneth Bruun Carlsson dive into the complexity of remembering and forgetting. Our memory is the strangest thing; completely unreliable, constantly making up new stories. Yet it is still what defines us. Music composition, video and set is created by Kim Hiorthøy, Mårten Nilsson and Katarina Wiklund. Light design by Minna Tiikkainen.
The team will be in residence at Dansens hus, Stockholm (SE). At the end of the artistic process the whole team gathers in Graz in September. If you would like to attend any of the showings in Graz, or would like the full gig list, be sure to send a note to the company.

Read more about Gunilla Heilborn at
 - Performing PHOENIX at Weld in October
photo. Chrisander Brun
PHOENIX is a work created with choreographer Rebecka Stillman. On stage we meet 12 dance artists who use different chorographical methods to explore what it means to actually be a company. Weld Company comprises dancers and choreographers from different generations and contexts that together explore different choreographical methods and issues concerning the collective and the shared. Weld Company is the brainchild of the Weld dance and art platform in Stockholm (SE). For full credits read here. PHOENIX is presented at Weld, Stockholm (SE) 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25 Oct 2017.
Read more about Weld Company at
 - Going to the festival La Mercè in Barcelona
photo: Lia Jacobi
23-25 Sep 2017 Norrdans is invited to perform SJU GÅNGER SJU at the largest street festival, La Mercè in Barcelona, Spain. Performances, but also workshops and Impro-Jams together with Dancing Partners colleagues will take place at several times and venues around the Barcelona festival area during the weekend.
SJU GÅNGER SJU is a vigorous and energetic performance with first-class dance and music. In close contact with the audience, Norrdans offer a fresh interpretation of the characters of Aleksis Kivi's Finnish national epic Seven Brothers. Seven exciting choreographers have been given the task to each interpret one brother from the novel about Finland's most beloved group of brothers.
Read more about Norrdans at
 - Rehearsing the new family piece SIGNAL
photo: Tina Axelsson
Claire Parsons Co. will be in Switzerland performing MARMALADE at Young Dance Festival in Zug, on 27 Sep 2017. Interest has been so great that the dancers will perform 3 shows instead of 2 in one day!
Fall performances of AND THEN are coming to a close at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg (SE) 25 Sep 2017. AND THEN will continue touring internationally in 2018.
SIGNAL, the new family piece is in preparation and creation. World premiere 5-7 Nov 2017 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE). Read more and have a sneak peak at a film clip here.  For complimentary tickets contact the company.

Read more about Claire Parsons Co. at
- A new world premiere!
photo: Chrisander Brun
30 Sep 2017 Andersson Dance (SE) opens the new work ALAE, created for the three performers Javier Perez, Ida "Inxi" Holmlund and Jernej Bizjak and pianist Per Tengstrand. The work is based on Beethoven sonatas. For full credits, tour dates and tickets - please read here. Co-production between Andersson Dance och Regionteatern Bleking Kronoberg with a production residency at Västerås Konserthus.

ALAE tour in Sweden 2017: 30 sept 2017 Växjö konserthus, 3 Oct 2017 Spira, Jönköping, 5-6 Oct 2017 Örebro Konserthus, 7 Oct 2017 Konserthusteatern, Karlskrona, 10 Oct 2017 Västerås Konserthus, 12 Oct 2017 Kungsbacka Teater, 13 Oct 2017 Stora Teatern, Göteborg, 15 -16 Oct 2017 Danscentrum, Stockholm, 18 Oct 2017 NorrlandsOperan, Umeå, 20 Oct 2017 Dieselverkstaden, Stockholm.

Andersson Dance  continues the in-depth collaboration with Scottish Ensemble (UK) as the GOLDBERG VARIATIONS - TERNARY PATTERNS FOR INSOMNIA journey continues during fall 2017 and spring 2018. 27-28 Oct 2017 Andersson Dance and Scottish Ensemble perform two nights at Shanghai Concert Hall in China. 26-28 April 2018 they are invited to perform four shows at The Kennedy Center in Washington, USA and three shows at The Barbican in London 5-7 July 2018. More information here.

Read more about Andersson Dance at
 - On tour with PROLOGUE
photo: Chrisander Brun
On 5-6 Oct 2017 Björn Säfsten will be presenting his new work PROLOGUE, a performance for and with Sophie Augot, at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE) before heading to Valencia - 27 Oct 2017 at the Carme Teatre - and Murcia in Spain. In PROLOGUE Björn Säfsten and Sophie Augot explore the violence of language. It's a game with both the syntax and the semantics of the body and it´s gestures. Bringing images to life that visually problematize our notion of interpretation. More info here. Co-production with NorrlandsOperan.

Read more about Björn Säfsten at
 - Presents another Age on Stage project
photo.: Age  on Stage
DANCE ON EXTENDED premieres 22 sep 2017 at Acusticum in Piteå (SE), followed by Luleå  (SE) 25 Sep 2017. This triple bill evening include the world premiere SHOW TO BE TRUE by Johannes Wieland (DE), CATALOGUE (FIRST EDITION) by William Forsythe (USA) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Martin Harriague (F).
DANCE ON EXTENDED is A Compagnie Jus de la Vie/Age on Stage production in collaboration with Dance On Ensemble Berlin and Dans i Nord, performed solely by world renowned artists over the age of 45. As part of the Age on Stage project, the choreographers work with a tribute to the enormous skill of the participating dancers: Charlotta Öfverholm, Christopher Roman, Jone San Martin, Brit Rodemund, Ty Boomershine, Jan-Erik Wikström, Frédéric Tavernini and Rafi Sady.
Age on Stage is a project created by Charlotta Öfverholm, presenting maturity on stage and questioning the norms concerning age and bodies in the field of dance. Age on Stage is the Swedish part of the European project Dance on, Pass on, Dream on including nine dance companies and institutions in eight different countries in the EU.

Read more about Charlotta Öfverholm at
 – A LINE_UP touring with the National Touring Theatre of Sweden
photo: Alexander Kenney
A LINE_UP departs from the Broadway musical A Chorus Line only to turn it into something else, and whilst the original leaves the theatre, a multitude of choreographies swag onto the floor and speak their mind.
Conceptual frame, dramatorgy and movement material by Cristina Caprioli. For full credits please read here.
A LINE_UP is a co-production between ccap, NorrlandsOperan, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Riksteatern and Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.

A LINE_UP national tour in Sweden: 14 & 15 Sep 2017 Dansens Hus, Stockholm, 22Sep 2017 Motala, 24 Sep 2017 Artipelag, Värmdö, 28Sep 2017 Folkets Hus, Säter, 3 Oct 2017 Vara Konserthus, 5 Oct 2017 Stadsteatern, Skövde, 8-9 Oct 2017, Palladium, Malmö

Read more about ccap at
 - Creates playful dance performance for children 
photo: Robin Dingemans
Robin Dingemans premieres his new work PETER, THE RELATIVELY SMALL SWEDISH TREE on 27 Sep 2017 at Weld in Stockholm (SE), running until 1 Oct 2017. The new piece is a playful and thought provoking interactive dance performance for children aged 6-12 years. Using theatrical cues and modes juxtaposed with games and free play to produce a creative space and exploring the very fabric of group, community and society. Performed and created by Robin Dingemans and Peter Mills. For tickets go to or contact the company.
THE DOOR, Robins dance performance for children 2-6 years, has successfully toured Sweden and UK and will now play at the Cultural Ferry in Rennesøy (NO) 9-15 Oct 2017
Read more about Robin Dingemans at
 - Premiere and national tour
photo: Carl Thorborg
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. 26 Nov 2017 the piece is performed at Dieselverkstan in Nacka/Stockholm (SE). WHO ARE U is a co-production with NorrlandsOperan with residencies also in Uddevalla at Regionteater Väst and Kungsbacka Teater /Rum för Dans.  
In WHO ARE U, Peter Svenzon continues his quest to develop the integration of the visual arts with movement, light and sound. Watch a trailer here. Full credits here
Find out more about Art Of Spectra at

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