Newsletter no. 37 • JANUARY 2018 

2018 just kicked off and the Nordics are as on toes as ever. Alicia Adams obviously started a trend when she in 2013 was one of the first of mayor presenters in the world to make a Nordic selection of artists from all genres to be presented within the frame of a Nordic festival at Kennedy Center in Washington. Four years later we have a Nordic festival at The Chaillot in Paris and at Place des Arts in Montreal, South Bank Center in London just finished their Nordic focus. And their are more to come. The reason for this is a three edged sword; politics, artistic quality and diversity. We are allowed to travel on tax payer money to expand. Like just a few other national leaders in the world our Cultural Ministry really wants us to go find new markets and audiences outside our borders, to make connections, build bridges, find new friends to collaborate with and to also invite interesting artists to our own region. In 2018 you will meet us at APAP, APAM, IETM, ISPA, Edinburgh festivals, Tanzmesse NRW Düsseldorf, PAMS, CINARS, ICE HOT, HOT POT, SUBCASE and elsewhere. Find out more about Nordic performing arts and check out the web site and search engine MADEIN-THEWEB.COM. 

MADEIN is an artist and presenter driven initiative.

Editor in Chief MADEIN the NORDIC COUNTRIES, Åsa Edgren
This month’s premieres of companies participating at are:
9 Jan 2018 ZIMMERMANN TRIO, Tero Saarinen Company (FI)
photo: Mats Bäcker
In the spring of 2018  several Nordic dance festivals and presentations are taking place - in New York, Paris and Montreal!

The sixth edition of the convention Norway Now – Performing Arts From The Northern Latitudes came about at Scandinavia House in New York on 14 Jan 2018. Eighteen Norwegian artists and producers gave a 5-minute pitch highlighting one work that is ready to tour, among others the MADE IN the web members Siri & Snelle, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Carte Blanche (NO), zero visibility corp. / Ina Christel Johannessen, Panta Rei Danseteater and Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt.

Festival Nordique takes place 16-27 Jan 2018 at Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris and presents dance companies from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. Participating members from MADE IN the web are Tero Saarinen Comany (FI), performing MORPHED, and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (SE) performing KODAK.

On 4-29 april 2018  there will be a Nordic dance festival in Montreal: Printemps Nordique at Place des Arts i Montreal (CA). The members from MADE IN the web invited to perform are zero visibility corp. (AGAIN), Gunilla Heilborn (THE KNOWLEDGE) and Tero Saarinen Company (BREATH).
Please find more information about the companies and contact details at
ICA HOT - Deadline for application is coming up!

Attention all Nordic Contemporary Dance Artists!
It’s time to apply if you want to perform at ICE HOT REYKJAVIK 12-16 Dec 2018. Join us for five ICE HOT days with live performances, artistic presentations and discussions. Meet dance enthusiasts from around the globe. Deadline for application is 31 Jan 2018. With greetings from the ICE HOT NORDIC DANCE PLATFORM PARTNERS!

You'll find all further information at:
- Feminine values change the world
photo: Christina Simpson
Cirkus Cirkör’s upcoming production EPIFÓNIMA finds its inspiration in women’s voices, endeavors, ways of creating and organizing themselves. EPIFÓNIMA, which means ”exclamation” in Greek, is a natural extension of artistic director Tilde Björfors’ recent productions BORDERS, LIMITS and MOVEMENTS, all centered around the themes of boundaries, limitations and migration. The ensemble consists of seven women circus artists with roots in Canada, Greece, Palestine, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. 

EPIFÓNIMA , 2018-2019 Tour:
7-17 Sep 2018 Östgötateatern, Norrköping (SE), 25-27 Sep 2018 Düsseldorf Festival, Düsseldorf (DE)
4-7 Oct 2018 Dalateatern, Falun (SE), 19-28 Oct 2018 Stora Teatern, Gothenburg (SE),  9-11 Nov 2018
Kulturhuset,  Ytterjärna (SE), 30 Nov 2018 - 27 Jan 2019 Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE), 24 Feb 2019 - 7 May 2019 Norwegian Tour, 17-26 May 2019  Östgötateatern, Linköping (SE)

Learn more about Cirkus Cirkör at
- Premiering a new piece in February
photo: Soren Meisner
A new imersive performance and music installation for the 0-5 year olds by choreographer Tali Rázga premiering on 3 Feb 2018 at Zangenbergs Teater in Copenhagen (DK); GRASSGREEN is a chance to discover the endless wonders and opportunities concealed amidst the soaring stalks as a quick-witted dancer and a versatile instrumentalist explore the living landscape, immersing us in a new world of sound and movement, burgeoning with music given the time and space to emerge from all the greenery. 

3 - 11 Fe 2018, Zangenbergs Teater, Copenhagen (DK), 14 - 18 Feb 2018 Den Frie Udstilingsbygning, Copenhagen (DK), 29 Mar - 2 April 2018 Corpus, The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen (DK), 15 April-22 April 2018 Aprilfestival, The Municipality of Syddjurs (DK)

Read more about Gazart at
 - Early Bird Deadline is approaching 
photo: Ditte Chemnitz 
14 out of the in total 15 high quality Danish performances of the showcase :DANISH+ 2018 are now released - and the early bird deadline (1 Feb 2018) is approaching after the Christmas Holidays. See the program.

:DANISH+ is a biennial taking place in Aarhus (DK) 7 – 9 May 2018, presenting a selection of the very best Danish performing arts for children and young people to theatre and festival programmers from around the world. All shows presented are performed in English – and ready to tour internationally.
Watch the video  What is the aim of :DANISH+? 
Read more about  :DANISH+ at
 -  Festivals in Asia and in Belgium
photo: Dalija Acin Thelander 
The Singaporean version of Dalija Acin Thelander's BABY SPACE will be on the program of The Artground Singapore 12-28 Jan 2018 and the Japanese version of BABY SPACE will be performed in Tokyo in 16-20 Jan 2018 and on 24-25 Feb 2018 within the frame of newly established Asia TYA Festival Japan.
Dalija will take a part at IPAY conference in Philadelphia, with her keynote speech and presentation of her laboratory for choreograhic practices for babies.
The Krokusfestival (BE) presents SENSESCAPES on 12 Feb 2018 and Dalija will give a lecture on her choreographic practices for babies on 13 Feb 2018.
Read more about Dalija Acin Thelander at
 - Tero Saarinen's works at Walt Disney Hall and Chaillot 

Tero Saarinen Company will premiere its new creation ZIMMERMANN TRIO, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic on 19 Jan 2018 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Set to music by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Tero Saarinen's choreography is performed by TSC soloists Auri Ahola, Misa Lommi and David Scarantino. For full credits - please read here. Performances in LA run until 21 Jan 2018.
Simultaneously on the other side of the Atlantic, Tero Saarinen's MORPHED is being presented by Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris (FR). Performances on 18–20 Jan 2018 are part of Festival nordique. Rehearsing Director Henrikki Heikkilä will also hold a TERO workshop on 20 Jan 2018.
Learn more about the company at madeintheweb

Antti Mannermaa 
 - 2 premieres and 5 performances on tour this spring
photo:Erik Berg
SALVE REGINA, a co-production with Oslo Dance Ensemble, premiered 9 Dec 2017 at Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO). Since then it has received great reviews from Norwegian critics. The production is now available for booking. 

In May 2018 JSK will premiere an exciting artistic collaboration with the acclaimed Norwegian singer and composer Anja Garbarek. Commissioned by Bergen International Festival, THE ROAD IS JUST A SURFACE will premiere at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen (NO) on 24 May 2018. It will be a brand new musical theatre experience, composed of Garbarek's extraordinary music and Jo Strømgren's distinct physical language.

COCO CHANEL, THE VIRUS, CZTERDZIEŚCI, THE HOSPITAL and A DANCE TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF FOOTBALL will all be touring this spring. See JSK schedule for more details
Find out more about Jo Strømgren Kompani at
 - Performing at Dansen Hus i Stockholm (SE)
photo: Chisander Brun
The critically acclaimed work ALAE created by Örjan Andersson for Andersson Dance & pianist Per Tengstrand is presented at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE) 26-27 Jan 2018. The work is based on three Beethoven sonatas, illuminating them in a new way through clashes and encounters with the moving body. For full credits and tour dates, please read here

Read more about Andersson Dance at
 - Performing at PURPLE International Dance Festival in Berlin in January
photo: Mats Åsman
2018 starts with performances in Berlin. 3 shows of AND THEN will be presented at PURPLE Internationales Tanzfestival für junges Publikum 23 - 24 Jan 2018.  Contact the company for complimentary tickets. Claire Parsons will attend the conference and showcase IPAY International Performing Arts for Youth in Philadelphia 24 - 27 Jan 2018. 

Read more about Claire Parsons Co. at
- Touring two productions for children
photo. Martin Skoog
Ingrid Olterman Dans is entering 2018 with over 100 booked performances for children this spring. The new work ISLANDS for children 3-6 years old and their families, can be described as a performance and an installation in one, where choreographed events take place. Dance, music, sculpture and bodies fill the space, consisting of different islands, all created by professional artists for children. A smaller production READ AND MOVE, a delicate and clever piece for children 0-5 years old, is touring the libraries in Stockholm (SE). All tour date information here.

Find out more about Ingrid Olterman Dans at

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