- Appointed Director of Performing Arts at Theater Blekinge Kronoberg in Växjö (SE)

photo: Linda Himsel

The board of the Regional Theater Blekinge Kronoberg in Växjö (SE) has decided to appoint Åsa Edgren as Director of Performing Arts and CEO of the Regional Theater Blekinge Kronoberg as of 1 Aug 2020.

"- Åsa is a recognized theater director, acclaimed producer with a solid international career behind her and stands for modern leadership, says Lars Rejdnell, the chairman of the board. - She has interesting thoughts on how the repertoire and local issues should be developed, while at the same time she clearly expresses the importance of further raising and developing the task of children's and youth theater." More info here.

And with this, Åsa puts some of her other professional assignments on hold, but she will continue her involvement with MADE IN the web, the project she started in 2011 together with the dancer, photographer and graphic designer Anna Diehl.
 - Making a tour of Norway in September

photo: Yaniv Cohen

Carte Blanche has planned a small tour of Norway for September, starting with NOROROCA by the renowned Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues. The show that premiered in January 2020, will be performed at Stormen Concert House and the Bodø Biennale 4 Sept 2020. The season continues in Oslo (NO) at Dansens Hus and the ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival with six performances of ØY by Carte Blanche dancer and choreographer Ole Martin Meland featuring music by the experimental electronic pop duo Smerz 10-13 Sept 2020. The tour ends with another performance of NOROROCA at Kilden Theater and concert House in Kristiansand (NO) on 16 Sept 2020.
Find out more about Carte Blanche at madeintheweb.com
 - Reopening IN OTHER WORDS in September

photo: Håkan Larsson

Helena Franzén is currently working on a recap of the commissioned work IN OTHER WORDS with Regionteater Väst. The reopening will be on 28 Sept 2020 at Regionteater Väst, Borås (SE) and with a tour during the fall in the county of Västra Götaland (SE). In the piece IN OTHER WORDS questions are asked about the search for our "right" identity and the phenomenon that we are all changing. We constantly rewrite our own history and as individuals we seem to be reinventing ourselves. For a younger audience age 10-12.

Learn more about Helena Franzén at madeintheweb.com
 - Creating a new piece for the Norwegian Opera & Ballet

photo: Marius Fiskum

Simone Grøtte has been invited to create a new short piece for the Norwegian Opera & Ballet. ARKIVET – ARKIIVARÁDJU is a part of Chamber Dance during Oslo Chamber Music Festival and premieres at the Oslo Opera House 19 Aug 2020. The performance is also shown 20 - 21 Aug 2020. More info here. 

ARKIVET – ARKIIVARÁDJU has been created for two female dancers to the music of Luciano Berio and Béla Bartók, two distinctive composers from the 20th century. The performance is a co-production between Oslo Chamber Music Festival and Norwegian National Ballet.

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- New piece inspired by Greta Thunberg premiering in October


Too hot to ignore – the world premiere for OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE. A performance based on speeches by climate activist Greta Thunberg, where Norrdans and choreographer Nicole Beutler take hold of our planet’s most heated issue. Find out more here.

As impossible as our future may seem, it’s just as impossible to transform words and manifests into dance. That’s exactly why Dutch choreographer Nicole Beutler has decided to succeed. Because, how does one get the message through if the recipient doesn’t get it? OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE is accompanied by the powerful music from Gary Shepard.

OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE premieres 3 Oct 2020 at Härnösands Teater in Härnösand (SE), and will then go on tour in the north of Sweden and to Dieselverkstaden, Nacka (SE).

Read more about Norrdans at madeintheweb.com
 - Collaboration continues with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
photo: Mikki Kunttu

Tero Saarinen Company is happy to share the news that Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra will include dance into autumn's concert series. Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra's autumn 2020 season offers a series of premieres, where a musician and a dancer perform a duet together. The series includes new choreographies by Tero Saarinen and Natasha Lommi among others. The last concert of each concert period will be streamed live as an HPO Screen-webcast on the orchestra website and on the mobile app. Two of the concerts will be broadcasted live on the national broadcasting company Yle Radio 1.

Learn more about Tero Saarinen Company at madeintheweb.com
 - Scrap Love ahead!

photo: Eva Björkman

SU-EN Butoh Company, guest artists, musicians, scrap workers and crane operators together create a cross-border and crackling event at Skrotcentralen in Uppsala 29 Aug 2020. The first collaboration was carried out as early as 1998 when a photograph of the scrap metal aroused a passion in both parties. Since then, several live events have been created together. The venue is outdoors. Sound and lighting equipment is placed and the audience is standing (partially seated) at a proper distance. Several crane trucks, gas burners, etc. are involved. Because all participants have different backgrounds (artistic and cultural), a dynamic work of universal art is created where different art forms live side by side with the form of the scrap work and partly merge. Read more here.

A selection of SU-EN Butoh Company performances through stills and video is available on the artist´s website.

Find out more about SU-EN Butoh Company at madeintheweb.com
 - Presenting two world premieres this autumn

video edit: Ashton Carlisle Green and Melanie Lane  animation: Martin Böttger

On 28-29 Aug 2020 the company NSP presents their annual collaboration with DanseFOT, a unique dance talent development programme for young people from Viken county municipality (NO), founded and managed by Bærum municipality school of music and fine arts. DanseFOT is artistically directed by Guro Nagelhus Schia and co-produced by Nagelhus Schia Productions. DanseFOT 2020 will present the three pieces JEGMEGDUVI, THE LOGICAL SONG and AS IT IS/AS IT TURNS OUT. The premieres will have very limited seating due to the corona situation. More info here.

On 4 Sep 2020 NSP presents TRIPLE BILL with the dancers from Nagelhus Schia Productions AMP (Apprentice Mentor Programme). The performance consists of the two live pieces WHITE NOISE by Hege Haagenrud and 960 SECONDS by Guro Nagelhus Schia & Vebjørn Sundby, and the video work CRUSHD by Australian choreographer Melanie Lane. CRUSHD is an audiovisual experience and an adaptation of the live piece, made in collaboration with film-maker Ashton Carlisle Green and 3D animator Martin Böttger. TRIPLE BILL is going on a tour in Norway to Sandnes Kulturhus 23 Sep 2020 and to Kortreistfestivalen in Inderøya 10 Oct 2020. More info here.

Read more about Nagelhus Schia Productions at madeintheweb.com
- Örjan Andersson and Helene Billgren in PROMISE LAND

photo: Klara G, Johan Strindberg 

Based on the artist Helene Billgren’s work, choreographer Örjan Andersson creates a fragmentary, dreamy landscape inhabited by two women where bodily narratives with free inventions and absurdities take place. All in true surrealistic spirit. In the new work PROMISE LAND we meet Örjan Andersson's choreography in a smaller, more intimate format, created for two dancers. The work will meet audiences in 17 different spaces all around Sweden 2020. Choreography: Örjan Andersson. Set- and costume designer: Helene Billgren. A co-production between Riksteatern and Andersson Dance.

Tour in Sweden October-November 2020:
1-10 Oct 2020, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, 13 Oct 2020 Stora Biografen, Vänersborg, 15 Oct 2020 Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, 16 Oct 2020 Folkets Hus, Alingsås, 20 Oct 2020 Dieselverkstaden, Nacka, 27 Oct 2020 Eric Sahlström-Institutet, Tobo, 28 Oct 2020 Tibble Teater, Täby, 3 Nov 2020 Falkhallen, Falkenberg, 5 Nov 2020 Folkets Hus, Tranås, 7 Nov 2020 Landskrona Teater, Landskrona, 9 Nov 2020 Kulturhuset Barbacka, Kristianstad, 11 Nov 2020 Stenkrossen, Lund, 16 Nov 2020 Dalateatern, Falun, 18 Nov 2020 Berga Teater, Åkersberga, 21 Nov 2020 Sverigefinska folkhögskolan, Haparanda, 22 Nov 2020 Dansinitiativet, Luleå, 24 Nov 2020 Hallen Nordanå, Skellefteå.

Read more about Örjan Andersson/Andersson Dance at madeintheweb.com
 - The Corona Sessions are back!

photo: Tale Hendnes

JSK is back with fresh new Corona Sessions! On 14 Aug 2020 the session featured the dancers Øyvind Jørgensen and Jon Filip Fahlstrøm. Watch here.

When all live performances were cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19, JSK had to rethink how to reach out to their audience. The company created CORONA SESSIONS, a series of dance films based on improvised sessions between acclaimed Norwegian dancers, actors and musicians. Every week since April, JSK releases a new film at their Facebook page. The viewers can pay a voluntary amount, and any income will support the production and artists involved in the project.

In addition to these digital performances, JSK will be doing some live shows this autumn. The newest children performance THE TIRED MAN will go on a 5-week national tour in October. THE MINISTERY OF UNRESOLVED FEELINGS will be performed at the Norwegian National Opera 24-26 Nov 2020, and THE ROAD IS JUST A SURFACE 16 Nov 2020 at Hamar Kulturhus (NO).

Find out more about Jo Strømgren Kompani at madeintheweb.com
 - TRIO A / Remembering and dismembering (1966-2020)

photo: Yvonne Rainer Studio, Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

10 Sep-13 Sep 2020 Dansmuseet in Stockholm (SE) will show the work TRIO A – REMEMBERING AND DISMEMBERING by renowned choreographer Yvonne Rainer, performed by Björn Säfsten, Sebastian Lingserius, Nassim Meki and Stina Nyberg.

TRIO A, an iconic dance choreographed by Yvonne Rainer, consists of a 5-minute sequence of movement that was initially presented as THE MIND IS A MUSCLE, PART I at Judson Church, New York City in 1966. There it was performed by Rainer, David Gordon, and Steve Paxton, simultaneously but not in unison. In 2018 the piece was re-staged in Stockholm for the festival “Within Practice” by Emmanuèle Phuon. This fall Säfsten Produktion continues this collaboration with Yvonne Rainer with presentations of new variations of the work in 12 unique showings: 10 - 13 Sep 2020, 14.00 / 15.00 / 18.00. Postperformance talk with Anna Koch 10,13 Sep 2020. More info here.

The choreographer Yvonne Rainer, one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater (1962), made a transition to filmmaking following a fifteen-year career as a choreographer/dancer. Her dances and films have been seen throughout the U.S. and Europe. Read more at www.dansmuseet.se

Produced by Säfsten Produktion and Nordberg Movement, with support from the Swedish Arts Council and the City of Stockholm.
 - Presenting a new piece and starting touring again
photo: Mats Åsman

Claire Parsons Co’s new dance piece YELLOW for outdoor venues will be performed at Haninge Kulturhus, Stockholm (SE) 22 and 25 Sept 2020. YELLOW is a venture with dancers, a juggler and a yellow visitor, suitable for outdoor venues, public spaces and museums.
Claire Parsons Co’s first tour since the beginning of March will start with GRÄS performing at Gottsunda theater in Uppsala (SE), 27-29 Aug 2020. GRASS will tour in the north of Sweden, visiting Arvidsjaur, Luleå, Piteå, Haparanda, Kalix and Pajala in September. Contact the company for tickets and visit the website for more info.
Read more about Claire Parsons Co. at madeintheweb.com
- Starting a new season!

photo: Morten Arnfred

OPEN YOUR HEART disco dance performance will be presented on 7 Sep 2020 in Absalon Copenhagen (DK). The performance will continue the Nordic tour to Vara (SE), Vaasa and Kuopio (FI), and Rindkøbing and Aarhus (DK) in winter 2020-2021.

DANCE ALL YEAR LONG Kokkola (FI) Pop-Up residency program will host two international residencies for Liselotte Singer (FR/DE) and Marc Phillipp Gabriel (DE) 10- 20 Aug 2020 and Alessandra Corti (IT/DE) 7-18 Sep 2020.

Read more about Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X at madeintheweb.com
 - Presenting the dance festival WITHIN PRACTICE in October


WITHIN PRACTICE is Stockholm's dance festival for choreographic practices and takes place 5-10 Oct 2020. You´re invited to join and take part in workshops and practice presentations, live and online, with Kristin Ryg Helgebostad, Michikazu Matsune, Rani Nair, Will Rawls, Björn Säfsten and Jennifer Lacey. WITHIN PRACTICE offers a format for practice-sharing by and with everyone that takes part during the week, this year led by Insister Space. Additionally there is possibility to attend the 80% seminar CHOREO | GRAPHY during the week by Eleanor Bauer, doctoral candidate in choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. You will find all information regarding the festival and about registration here.
Björn Säfsten / Säfsten Produktion and the Department of dance at Stockholm University of the Arts in collaboration with MDT and Dansalliansen present Within Practice 2020.

Read more about Björn Säfsten at madeintheweb.com
 - Preparing for upcoming works and creations

photo: Fredrik Altinell

Choreographer and composer Peter Svenzon is preparing for two upcoming works for 2020-2021: INNER FIELDS and CODE. More info about CODE and INNER FIELDS and co-producers to come!

Art of Spectra's Ulriqa Fernqvist is currently rehearsing the new creation TOUCH by the playwright and director Falk Richter and choreographer Anouk van Dijk at Munchner Kammerspiele. TOUCH will premiere 8 Oct 2020.

Art of spectra is a part of the The Swedish pavilion at Tanzmesse 2020 with the work TENSION. Due to Covid -19 it will be performed as a digital platform.

The tour with TENSION to Dance City in Newcastle (UK) and Gdansk dance festival (PL) is postponed to 2021. Dates will be presented in autumn. Art of Spectra's collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony and Gothenburg Concert hall The POINT MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020 at Gothenburg Concert House is also postponed - to May 2021. Read more here.

Read more about Art of Spectra at madeintheweb.com
 - Touring corona-safe and rehearsing a new piece

photo: Christina Tingskog

UNDER CONSTRUCTION by the Swedish choreographer Christina Tingskog is touring in Sweden 31 Aug-4 Sep 2020. The company offers a coronavirus-safe version performed outdoors for small audiences.
MULTI PIXELED, a piece for ages 10-16, will be performed in Stockholm (SE) 22-25 Sep 2020, for small audiences.

Christina Tingskog is currently rehearsing REGELVERK (WORK/OPUS OF RULES) - a collaboration with composer Ida Lundén, for ages 3-9, which will be performed in Stockholm 21-15 Sep and 19-21 Oct 2020. REGELVERK is about children's relationship to rules and limitations in life and will be available in a social distancing version and also be shown to adult audiences shortly.

Find out more about Christina Tingskog at madeintheweb.com
 - Both physically and digitally!

photo: Håkan Jelk

After a spring of fewer performances in front of an audience and more digital broadcasts, it is time for the autumn performances to make their entrance: ALLA KATTER, ALLA TROMBER, ALLA SKOGAR, ALLA BOMBER – a spatial, bodily and metaphysical headphone-work, HAN HON HEN HIN – a story about the first rebel and MED DINA ORD – a dance film made by, with and for young people that will premiere 28 Aug 2020 at www.regionteatervast.se.

Also several audience favorites return: MED ANDRA ORD, PÅ VÄG, MAGNET, SILENT DISCO and EFTER HAMLET. All performances are adapted to current Covid-19 restrictions in order to offer a safe and positive experience, in accordance with the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations. There will be more releases online – so keep an eye at social media and www.regionteatervast.se.

Learn more about Regionteater Väst at madeintheweb.com
 - Presented a prelude to a performance trilogy for educational spaces

photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

The team of Convoi Exceptionnel is filled with gratitude and energy after presenting the commission BY THE WALL BARS – ECHO FROM A SCHOOL at PASSAGE Festival - international street theatre in Helsingør - late July 2020. BY THE WALL BARS – ECHO FROM A SCHOOL at PASSAGE was outlined as a visual poem by Jon R. Skuberg and set in a gymnastic hall. The 30 minutes work became a prelude to a performance trilogy for educational spaces 2021-2023. During the coming years, Convoi Exceptionnel will strengthen their partnership with The PASSAGE festival even further. Stay tuned!

Learn more about Convoi Exceptionnel at madeintheweb.com
 - Celebrating the diversity in identities and lifestyles


MOVEMENT DIARIES FILM is a multidisciplinary art project which seeks to portray everyday movement patterns of community members as choreographic material. The short film celebrates the diversity in both identities and lifestyles within the community and promotes solidarity by revealing the similarities in the physical movements and habits of people from different walks of life.

Israel Aloni who is responsible for the concept, choreography and artistic direction will start working on the project this September. Israel will work alongside visual artist and community engagement associate Megan Van De, filmmaker Jacob Edmonds and sound designer Sascha Budimski. The first edition of MOVEMENT DIARIES FILM takes place at City of Darebin in Victoria, Australia. More info here. Follow the project on social media @movementdiariesfilm.

Find out more about IlDance at madeintheweb.com
- The new work YES premieres in November

photo: Carl Thorborg

Inspired by thoughts of making the revolution irresistible and the work and journey to social justice as pleasurable as possible (from authors Toni Cade Bambara and adrienne maree brown) BamBam Frost explores the pleasures found in social dances and pop cultural expressions. And the desire to be in, produce and allow constant change. It’s a dive into what has been and what is – letting choreographic practices of pleasure guide us in the work of radically imagining where we want to be. The new work YES opens 4 Nov 2020 at MDT, Stockholm (SE) and is showing 11-13 Nov 2020 at Arsenic, Lausanne (CH).

YES is BamBam Frost’s second work, following her debut with SORRY in 2018. It’s almost a solo, we call it "Solo with a guest star". Choreographer and performer is BamBam Frost and guest performer is Lydia Diakité Östberg. Co-production MDT, Säfsten Production.
 - Planning for tours and performances

photo: Martin Skoog

Ingrid Olterman Dans is preparing a new production in collaboration with the county of Ekerö, Stockholm (SE) that will premiere in 2021. The latest work FRICTION will continue performing this fall and the company is excited to see that tickets are being booked by schools again! The company is touring three other performances in the fall of 2020: SHELTER TREES, ISLANDS and READ AND MOVE.

Ingrid Olterman Dans has created an interactive outdoor performance based on the popular performance SHELTER TREES, hoping to reach out to audiences even though we are still in the middle of a pandemic.

Unfortunately the company has to announce that the five week tour of the performance ISLANDS to Shanghai and Hangzhou in China is postponed to 2021.

Find out more about Ingrid Olterman Dans at madeintheweb.com
 - Unmasking the modern predator

photo: Anne Huebertz

THE SOUL CATCHER tours to Momentum Theatre in Odense (DK) 22-23 Sept 2020. THE SOUL CATCHER is a seductive and deeply disturbing performance about psychological abuse, manipulation and power - in a powerful mix of performance, dance, spoken word and electronic music. THE SOUL CATCHER is produced by Kassandra Production in a co-production with theatre Bora Bora. 

The press wrote:
"The performance is sharp and unsentimental. It is a mix of performance, dance, spoken words and seasoned with hard electronic music. The three actors do not compromise their expression but deliver a solid performance. The performance fully lives up to my high expectations , which over time I got to the creator of the work, Annika B. Lewis and also got a great gift at the top of the hat, as the theme was both presented as autofiction and fantastic portrayed. Bravo for courage and artistic pondus.” – Kulturnyt

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