Newsletter no. 34 • OCTOBER 2017 

Keep yourself updated! MADEIN-THEWEB.COM is your window to the North. Get the latest news about some of the most active artists internationally in the performing arts in the Nordic Countries. Every month we send you info about our memberships tours and premiers. You also get the highlight news. Enjoy!
Editor in Chief MADEIN, Åsa Edgren
This month’s premieres of companies participating at are:
14 Oct 2017 ÖAR (ISLAND), Ingrid Olterman Dans (SE)
16 Oct 2017 BABY SPACE (GREENLAND), Dalija Acin Thelander (SE)
19 Oct 2017 NOTES ON FRAILTY, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt (NO)
 - Celebrating 25 years with a new world premiere
photo: Thomas Bjørk
Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt is celebrating 25 years anniversary with the world premiere of NOTES ON FRAILTY 19 and 20 October 2017 at Bærum Kulturhus as a part of CODA Oslo International Dance Festival.
In devoted collaboration with four entrusted dancers, Ingun Bjørnsgaard investigates the complexities of womanliness in NOTES ON FRAILTY. With literary references to feminist philosophy, Ingun Bjørnsgaard's muses move between the sublime and the habitual in a choreographic exploration of the fine line between human beauty and failure. Composer and jazz musician Christian Wallumrød creates new music to the performance, with the company's signature affinity towards the subtle relationship between music and movement. For full credits - please read here.
Find out more about Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt at
 - Touring Cuba, Norway and The Netherlands
photo: Knut Bry
The original 2001 cast of THERE will reunite for a trip to Cuba and Festival de Teatro de la Habana from 18–22 October. JSK has visited this festival before, with the production THE SOCIETY in 2011, and the company is thrilled to be back this year! At the same time THE VIRUS embark on a Norwegian tour, including cities like Sandnes, Kristiansand, Trondheim, Skien, Larvik and Bærum. In addition to performing for the general public, this production will introduce the younger audiences to modern dance, through school performances and workshops. COCO CHANEL - co-production with Ulrike Quade Company (NL) - continues touring The Netherlands, see the schedule for dates and venues. It is available for booking for 2018.

Find out more about Jo Strømgren Kompani at
 - New piece premieres in November
photo:Marita Liulia
DEEP TIME by Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company will premiere 24-26 Nov 2017 at Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE). DEEP TIME unfreezes the core of time and turns it into spectral spirals; time expands in a distant nebula. Virpi Pahkinen comes together with five dancers, a coloratura soprano and a percussionist to make a determined dive into the infinite depth of time. For full credits and tickets - please read here.

Watch this trailer where Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company offers an exclusive preview of the work in progress of DEEP TIME and it’s delicate costumes designed by Zita Merényi with her special Provo-CUT™-technique.
Upcoming performances:
21 Oct 2017 FOLD on the Quinzena de Dança de Almada International Dance Festival - Almada (PT)
27-28 Oct 2017 PRAYER on the opening of the exhibition ”The modern woman” - Millesgården, Stockholm (SE)
Find out more about Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company at
 - New work premieres at Strindberg's theatre

Charlotte Engelkes' new work is called ENGELKES SPÖKSUPÉ - Engelkes' Ghost Supper. It premieres on 1 Nov 2017 - All Saints' Day in Sweden - at the famous Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg's old theatre, Strindbergs Intima teater in Stockholm (SE). The show welcomes the audience to the universe of Charlotte Engelkes and pianist Göran Martling, diving into the text of Strindberg, in a spooky mixture of Wagner, Beethoven and Schlager music in the sound landscape of Willi Bopp. 
ENGELKES SPÖKSUPÉ is also showing 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 Nov 2017 at Strindbergs Intima teater.

Read more about Charlotte Engelkes at

photo Julius Bohlin
- Preparing for two world premieres in 2018
photo. Darya Popova
Tero Saarinen Company is currently touring in the USA and Canada with MORPHED, Saarinen's creation for seven male dancers to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Follow the Company's month-long North American tour in
 OttawaWilliamstownNew York City and Vancouver by viewing backstage diary entries on Instagram

The Finland premiere of Tero Saarinen and accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's duet BREATH has now been published! The full-evening creation will be seen at Tampere Hall in Finland on 12 May 2018. Its world premiere is at Grand Théâtre de Québec (CA) on 12 April 2018, followed by a season by Danse Danse at Place des Arts, Montreal (CA) on 17–21 April 2018.

Find out more about the company at madeintheweb
 - 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.
 - Performing at the Coda Dance festival (NO)
photo: Antero Hein
FROZEN SONGS - produced by zero visibility corp, the Arctic Theatre and Ibsen International - is a fruitful result of a long time development and commitment. After a successful run at The Arctic Theatre in Tromsø the piece is coming to Oslo (NO). zero visibility corp. cannot wait to share the piece with the local audiences and international peers visiting the Coda Oslo International Dance Festival. Watch a video. Full credit list here.

"I just have to say how thankful I am that some people are capable of creating such an intense experience, and are simultaneously able to communicate it with such great conviction. I will carry this with me for a long time." - Anki Gerhardsen, theatre critic, Nordlys (NO).

zero visibility corp. was in September 2017 awarded base funding from Arts Council Norway - for the period 2019-2020. The new period of base funding allows the company to continue development for another 2 years. 
The tour of FROZEN SONGS and the production AGAIN will continue season 2017/2018.
FROZEN SONGS 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)
AGAIN dates: 5-7 April 2018 Place des Artes, Dance Dance, Montreal (CA)

Find out more about zero visibility corp. at
 - On tour in UK and Norway this autumn
H2DANCE warmly invite you to experience their new work STRANGERS & OTHERS in the UK and Norway this autumn: 18 Oct 2017 Colchester Arts Centre (UK), 24 Oct 2017 Norwich Arts Centre (UK), 26 Oct 2017 Key Theatre Peterborough (UK), 10-11 Nov 2017 USF Verftet Bergen (NO), 2 Dec 2017 Dance4 Nottingham (UK)

In STRANGERS & OTHERS the two choreographers Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard explore socialization, tolerance, autonomy and exposure. Invited to look, touch, assume and judge, the audience choose how to respond, placing themselves into lines, groups and pairs. Witnessed only by the choreographers, they use appearance, physicality and behaviour as a guide to negotiate each other as they cooperate in silence. Immersed in light and sound the space of the theatre frames the questions; who takes responsibility and when do actions have consequences? Watch a trailer here.

Read more about H2DANCE at
 - Touring KILL CARMEN in  Finland
photo: Janne Mikkilä
Come to see her who destroys, devastates, makes one plunge into madness! Tears happiness, takes one’s property, ruins the reputation, stains one’s honour, pushes society into chaos. She is here: Carmen! The internationally awarded stage performances by Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin are known for their absurd aesthetics. The ensemble’s premiere work KILL CARMEN is simultaneously crude and cruel, alluring and twisted. Led by Roni Martin, the orchestra masterfully combines funk, flamenco and Balkan influences. With the Spanish dancers Mariana Collado and Carlos Chamorro.
KILL CARMEN is now on tour in Finland: 25-31 Oct 2017 Cirko Center for New Circus, Helsinki, 1-2 Nov 2017 Jyväskylä City Theatre, 5-6 Nov 2017 Cultural Centre Akustiikka, Ylivieska
Find out more about Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin at
 - New work will be shown at Dansen Hus, Stockholm (SE)
photo: Gunilla Heilborn
Gunilla Heilborn's piece THE WONDERFUL AND THE ORDINARY premiered at the Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria, in September and is now heading to Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE), 27 - 28 Oct 2017. Watch the new trailer here.
THE WONDERFUL AND THE ORDINARY inquire into all sorts of memories, raising the question if it’s only the amazing stuff that is worth to remember. The focus in the piece is on the function of memory; how facts change due to our endless need for narratives. The piece is a coproduction with Theater im Bahnhof from Graz, and the Gunilla Heilborn Company

"The Swedish choreographer Gunilla Heilborn gets to the bottom of the secrets of remembrance and oblivion in "The Wonderful and the Ordinary" with ironic refinement. Sober to melancholic scenes of little monologues, poetic videos and a little dance remind of how our memory selects without pity and how relative all our memories are."- Helmut Ploebst, Die Standard, Austria
Read more about Gunilla Heilborn at
 - CITY HORSES gets its own square in Umeå (SE)
photo. Tina Axelsson
CITY HORSES will be performed at the opening ceremony of the new reconstructed Umeå Town Hall Square 28 October 2017. CITY HORSES, a feminist commentary and suggestion on public art, inspired by the many statues in cities of men on horses quietly staring at the world, here gets its own square!

 Read more about Byström Källblad at
 - Performing at an international festival in Petersburg in November
photo: Bengt Wanselius
Norrdans has been invited to the International Festival of Arts, Diaghilev P.S. Festival in St Petersburg, Russia. Norrdans is pleased to be able to meet the Russian demand for Mats Ek choreographies by presenting Mats Ek´s PAS DE DANSE. Norrdans will also perform Martins Forsberg´s AB3 in the festival. Martin is no stranger to Russia - he has presented and created work in Russia with his own company Forsworks. AB3 and PAS DE DANSE can be seen in the Youth Theatre on the Fontanka, on 24 Nov 2017.
Read more about Norrdans at
 - New family piece premieres soon
photo: Tina Axelsson
The new family piece SIGNAL will soon meet the audience! World premiere 5–7 Nov 2017 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE). Read more and have a sneak peek at a film clip here. For complimentary tickets contact the company.
Claire Parsons Co. hopes to see you in New York in November when MARMALADE is at The New Victory Theater on 42nd Street, performing 20 shows in 10 days. MARMALADE is one of the most booked shows for the New Vic fall season! Please get in touch if you would like to see MARMALADE and meet up 10-19 Nov 2017 in New York.

Read more about Claire Parsons Co. at
 - From Antarctica to Oz
photo: Håkan Larsson
In the performance ANTARKTIS (ANTARCTICA), choreographed by the Polish-Swedish choreographer Lidia Wos, the audience is invited to an ice-covered world. On stage, there are 6 dancers and 14 musicians who together give the rugged landscape life. Paula of Malmborg Ward's music flows in an imaginative scene created by the scenographer Tomas Sjöstedt. ANTARKTIS is a collaboration with Vara Konserthus/Bohuslän Big Band. On 2 Nov 2017 ANTARKTIS is performed at Regionteater Väst in Borås (SE). For full credits, tour dates and tickets - please read here.
With the performance TILL OZ (TO OZ) Regionteater Väst has taken on a real classic. With elegant sound collage from the original movie together with composed music, a fairytale world has been created. Choreography by Örjan Andersson, music composed by Hans Appelqvist and costume by Bente Rolandsdotter. On 8-9 Dec 2017 TILL OZ is performed at Regionteater Väst in Borås (SE). Read more here.

Find out more about Regionteater Väst at
- Soon off to Shanghai!
photo: Chrisander Brun
Andersson Dance (SE) is on the tour in Sweden with 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.

Remaining tour dates:
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
 - SURVIVAL KIT on tour now!
photo: Håkan Larsson
After the successful premiere at Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE), in March 2017, Charlotta Öfverholm/Age on Stage now tour the north of Sweden. Next stop is Tel Aviv on 24-25 Oct 2017 to perform at The Suzanne Dellal Centre.

SURVIVAL KIT consists of two pieces; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Martin Harriague and LIGHTHOUSE by Sharon Fridman, performed to live music by musicians Lauri Antila and James Friedman. Dancers are Charlotta Öfverholm and Rafi Sady.
 “Survival Kit is a perfectly composed duo of duets with two exquisite full-blooded dancers, who take on the stage with half a life’s natural authority and sublime simplicity.” Dagens Nyheter

Tour dates in the north of Sweden, in co-production with Dans i Nord: 16 Oct 2017 Haparanda, 17 Oct 2017 Övertorneå, 18 Oct 2017 Pajala, 19 Oct 2017 Överkalix.
24-25 Oct 2017 The Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv (IL)

Read more about Charlotta Öfverholm at
 - BABY SPACE in Greenland
photo: Dalija Acin Thelander
The new version of BABY SPACE, choreographed installation for babies by Dalija Acin Thelander is produced in collaboration with and for Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival 2017, Nuuk, Greenland, and will be premiered on 16 Oct 2017. The project is created in collaboration with composer and dancers from Nuuk and it will remain in Greenland for continuous encounters with its audience.
Interlacing contemporary dance, music and visual arts within an immersive, installation based environment, BABY SPACE invites its audience to a sensorially saturated experience and proposes an exceptional encounter with art. It has been produced so far in Singapore, China, Japan, Denmark, Poland, Serbia.
Read more about Dalija Acin Thelander at
 – From waltz to Zembekik
photo: DON GNU
Once again DON GNU sets all on one board! HUMAN IN BALANCE will premiere 9-10 Nov 2017 at Bora Bora in Aarhus (DK). Balancing on the gigantic board "the turmoil" dancers and citizens from Aarhus and Pafos examine man as an individual and as a Citizen in a united Europe, where nobody moves without affecting the others. Experience a beautiful mixture of a blue open sky, the heating sun and colourful everyday-mayhem in Cyprus - and the well-structured cool Nordic shades framing life in Denmark. Live music, documentary video projections and a mix of Danish and Cyprus dancers bring Pafos to Aarhus in this powerful and poetic performance, combining the crooked tacts of the Greek Zembekiko with the well-known streamlined waltz. 
A project by European Capital of Culture 2017, presented in co-operation with Dance House Lemesos from Cyprus and Bora Bora – Dance & Visual Theatre.

Read more about DON GNU at
 - From Cuba to the north of Sweden
photo:  Miguel Azcue
Memory Wax dance company has the last six years collaborated with the Cuban dance company Danza Teatro Retazos in Havanna creating the performances POSSIBLE IMPOSSIBLE (2014) and CRISÁLIDA (2015). The performances have been touring in Sweden, USA and Canada. On 13 Oct 2017 CRISÁLIDA is presented in Suecia Konst Cuba Jornadas de Cultura Sueca at La Fabrica invited by the Swedish Embassy in Havanna.
BREATHE, a solo performed by Memory Wax's artistic director Johanna Jonasson was premiered on 28 Sep 2017 at Inkonst, Malmö (SE). The performance is created with the inspiration from Ingmar Bergman's cinematic universe in collaboration with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. Available for touring during 2018 to celebrate the 100-year jubilee of Bergman' s birth and performed in Transistor festival 25 Oct 2017 Inter Arts Center, Malmö (SE).

Memory Wax´s performances for children:
SHADOWLANDS (for 5-9 years old) is Memory Wax's first production for children produced in 2008. Next dates of tour is at the Children' s stage in Malmö, Sweden 15-19 Oct 2017.
CLAROSCURO (for 3-6 years old) premiered Sep 2016 and tours Norrbotten (SE): Arvidsjaur, Piteå, Luleå, Jokkmokk och Älvsbyn 10-15 Nov 2017, all dates and times here.

Read more about Memory Wax at
 - New work for children 3-6 years old
photo: Martin Skog
Ingrid Olterman Dans is artist in residence in Upplands-Bro, a municipal of Stockholm (SE). The residency lasts for 1 year and ends with the completion of the new work ÖAR (ISLANDS) for children 3-6 years old and their families. ISLANDS is a performance and an installation where choreographed events take place. Dance, music, sculpture and bodies fill the space, consisting of different islands, all created by professional artists for children. ÖAR premieres 14 Oct 2017 at Kungsängens Kulturhus (SE). Read more here.

 Find out more about Ingrid Olterman Dans at
 - IT IS AS IT IS premieres in December
Tove Sahlin and Shake it Collaborations create a new work in collaboration with the actress/opera singer Maria Johansson Josephsson. Opening 8 Dec 2017 in Allkonstrummet at Mossutställningar, Stockholm (SE).
In IT IS AS IT IS (DET ÄR SOM DET ÄR) they will die before your eyes so we can all take part in practicing for the real thing. Like a musical, ending on a positive note. A semi-religious experience. We are born and we die. Nothing lasts forever. Created and performed by Tove Sahlin and Maria Johansson Josephsson.

IT IS AS IT IS is also showing 9, 10 Dec 2017. Read more here.

Read more about Shake it Collaborations at

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