Dear all, subscribers, colleagues and friends all over the World,

Our 64th Newsletter reaches you in most disturbing times. Theaters, venues, independent projects and festivals all over the world are not able to greet their audiences as they normally do. Artists are provided from their most basic need-to meet their audience. People all around the globe are not able to interact as they normally do. We do not know how long this situation will last. But artists are highly competent in dealing with incertainty. To live with the unknown. It is what we do and it is our ground for creativity. We will endure this crisis, as we as human has done so many times before. Meanwhile we try to adapt to the new situation and keep on being creative and work with the tools we have. Please get the latest news from the Nordic Countries from some of our MADEIN members in April.

Åsa Edgren, CEO and Managing Director Loco World, Stockholm, Sweden.
 - Performing at the opening day of the Tanzmesse NRW

photo: José Figueroa

DEEP TIME, for six dancers and soprano, has the honour of performing in the official program on 26 Aug 2020 - the opening day of the messe - at black box FFT Düsseldorf Juta. Choreographer/dancer Virpi Pahkinen and manager Gita Mallik will be present for the remaining week.

On 5 July 2020 Virpi Pahkinen is scheduled to perform solos to live koto music by Chieko Mori, at Theater X in Tokyo, Japan. More info here.

A new documentary series This Is My Flip Side follows artists in their creative processes. In two episodes we track Virpi choreographing the 26 dancers in MONOLIT/POLYGON at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm (SE) and creating solos and duets for solo/duet program FOLD. Watch here.

Still available to watch: A unique live-streaming of Virpi solodancing to Ulf Norberg improvising on the magnificent church organ at Hedvig Eleonora church in Stockholm. Catch it here until 10 May 2020.

Find out more about Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company at
 - Dance for home delivery, an experience outside the window
photo: Anna Berndtzén

The dance company Norrdans in Härnösand is usually touring in Sweden's four northernmost counties. At present, the company has had to cancel all performances until the summer. When people can't come to the dance performances, creative solutions are needed. Norrdans delivers contemporary dance to people during self-isolation at home - for free. Coronavirus high risk groups in the county of Västernorrland (SE) are now invited to contact Norrdans. The dance experience consists of a five minute long solo or duet outside the living room windows or below the balcony, which hopefully brings joy for a long time! More info here.

Learn more about Norrdans at madeintheweb
 - KULLERVO is now available online
photo: Mikki Kunttu

Tero Saarinen's riveting take on Sibelius and The Kalevala is now available for global online viewing via Finnish National Opera's website. Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera, KULLERVO features nearly 100 performers on stage. The FNO and Tero Saarinen Company co-production originally premiered in 2015.
KULLERVO is based on an early masterpiece by iconic Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and a timeless story featured in the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala. In his contemporary take on the tale of a young man who seduces his sister, kills his enemies, and falls on his own sword, director-choreographer Tero Saarinen fuses dance with opera and live music.

TSC is also working on sharing broader digital distribution of dance films and recordings as well as planning other digital content such as online training for a variety of target groups. Fastest way to receive updates is via website: and social media channels: FB @terosaarinencompany | IG @terosaarinenco | T @terosaarinenco

Learn more about Tero Saarinen Company at
 - The grand premiere with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra moved online

photo: Francis Löfvenholm

Regionteater Väst and Gothenburg Sympony Orchestra's premiere of SEX was originally set to play for an audience consisting of thousands of teenagers, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic the play was filmed and moved online. This collaboration is choreographed by Monika Milocco and on stage we see dances from Regionteater Väst, a string quartet from Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the artist Aurelia Dey.

The grand premiere took place on 1 April 2020 and can be seen for free at

Find out more about Regionteater Väst at
 - Filming the latest work SOON SWOON
photo: Martin Skoog

Claire Parsons Co. has been busy filming the company's latest show SOON SWOON, that premiered in September last year. The film is created in collaboration with Dansistan / Cirkusistan, a network of stages in Stockholm. The VR version is inititated and funded by The City Cultural Council of Stockholm. The film as well as the VR version will initially be streamed primarily to schools and young audiences. Participating dancers are Mira Björkman, Viktor Gyllenberg and Lucas Carlsson/David Nondorf. Filmmaker is Ali Quraishi.

Read more about Claire Parsons Co. at
 Preparing, rehearsing and repairing
photo: Anders Rönnlund

SU-EN Butoh Company now spends time to rehearse for the upcoming performances in the autumn as well as daily work around Haglund Skola, repairing costumes and stage art. The company aims to initiate projects in which the collaborators can contribute from a distance. Some projects and documented performances will be streamed through various platforms.

The film BUTOH AND THE WORLD is still being edited and scheduled to premiere in the beginning of 2021. Meanwhile you can enjoy performances through stills and video at the company's website.

Find out more about SU-EN Butoh Company at
- The next creation is a collaboration with KALOS Productions

photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

Convoi Exceptionnel is spending this peculiar time reflecting on the future and preparing for the next creation: MOVING A MEMORY in collaboration with KALOS Productions (HK). The team and partnerships are all set, and artistic leader of Convoi Exceptionnel Jon R. Skulberg and creative producer Lene Bang are very excited to be working alongside choreographer and dancer Wayson Poon (HK), visual artist Maiken Bent (DK), Dancers are Kingsan Lo (HK) Linette Stamp Christensen (DK). Musician Paul Yip. Producer Carrol Ho (HK). Co-producers Passage Festival (DK) and New Vision Festival (HK).

The 2020 tour of FOR EVER FOUR SEASONS will be rescheduled and the company is looking very much forward to meeting the audiences. Convoi Exceptionnel wishes to express gratitude towards collaborators artists, presenters, funders alike who make extraordinary efforts in extraordinary times!

Find out more about Convoi Exceptionnel at
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All the best from Åsa Edgren & Titti Grahl/Loco World  MADEIN-THEWEB.COM, and all our joint members.

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