- BLACK RAINBOW will premiere at Dansens Hus i Stockholm (SE)

photo: Marita Liulia

This November, an exciting new production will premiere at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. BLACK RAINBOW is the latest work from Virpi Pahkinen and it builds on her most recent creations, adding in a new mythology that will leave the viewer spellbound. BLACK RAINBOW will tour Sweden in the Spring of 2021, visiting 9 cities. The six dancers, amongst them Virpi herself, will meet the audience in the shapeshifting forms of yogis describing a barefoot meditation in thin air, space nomads on point shoes and a supremely graceful and vicious superspider. Composer Jonas Sjöblom will be live on stage, creating hypnotic beats. World Premiere 18 Nov 2020 at Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE) with performances 19 and 21 Nov 2020 as well.

Choreographer Virpi Pahkinen is well known for her stunningly chiseled shapes and almost otherworldly moves that act like an incantation – creating a mysterious, meditative atmosphere. Pahkinen's work has been performed in 140 cities in over 48 countries on all the continents of the world.

Read more about Virpi Pahkinen at
 - Premieres a new opera by Philip Glass at Malmö Opera in 2021
photo: Mats Bäcker

In 2021, CIRCUS DAYS AND NIGHTS will have its world premiere. A new opera by Philip Glass with libretto by David Henry Hwang and Tilde Björfors, based on a collection of poems by Robert Lax. CIRCUS DAYS AND NIGHTS will perform in Malmö, Stockholm, Hong Kong and venues in England, Norway, France and USA.

An entirely new work meets an entirely new form: CIRCUS DAYS AND NIGHTS is a circus opera in three acts, written by legendary composer Philip Glass. Its inspiration is Robert Lax’s masterwork CIRCUS DAYS AND NIGHTS, a collection of poems that draws us into the poet’s fascination with acrobats and the circus lifestyle and takes us on the road with him when he “runs away” and joins a circus in 1940s America. For Lax, the circus becomes a metaphor for life itself – the cycle of life and death –and for human yearning and striving. CIRCUS DAYS AND NIGHTS will be a boundary-crossing performance that brings the circus ring into the opera house.

Hear Philip, Tilde and David talk about CIRCUS DAYS AND NIGHT here.

Learn more about Cirkus Cirkör at
- Presenting the new large scale creation TRANSIT
photo: Carl Thorborg

Tero Saarinen's latest creation TRANSIT for Skånes Dansteater premiered at Malmö Opera on 3 Oct 2020.
Performances run till 1 Nov 2020 to limited number of audience and will be in TSC's touring repertoire from autumn 2021. This multi-sensory performance discusses humankind's relationship with nature and the loss of biodiversity - watch trailer here.

"Transit is a frantically performed ritual, a fight for survival and change. Although it talks of erosion and destruction, it also has a strong message of a new possibility rising from the ashes. It is time for us to reconnect with nature" - Tero Saarinen

The choreography is set to Stonework (2015), Drifts (2016–17) and Water Atlas (2018) by composer Sebastian Fagerlund. This trilogy is combined with the spatial sound design of Tuomas Norvio, known for his imaginative work in electronic music. The stage design centers on a dialog between an animated film installation by visual artist duo IC-98 and the lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen.

TRANSIT is Nordic co-production between Skånes Dansteater and Tero Saarinen Company.

Learn more about Tero Saarinen Company at
 - Performing SOUFFLETTE and NOROROCA in Norway
photo: Helge Hansen

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation Carte Blanches planned international tour has been postponed until next year. Though unfortunate, these events has given the company a unique opportunity. In Bergen on 4-5 Nov 2020, Carte Blanche will play audience and critical favorite SOUFFLETTE by François Chaignaud, in Studio Bergen. This performance comes hot off the heels of our other performances in Bergen at Bergen International Theatre's OKTOBERDANS where NOROROCA by Lia Rodrigues is performed on 22-23 Oct 2020. The festival also feature a number of projects with Carte Blanche personnel on and off the stage. The Norwegian tour continues. This time in Trondheim at Rosendal Teater where NOROROCA as well as three of the previously Carte Blanche connected productions will play over a 3-day period 26- 28 Nov 2020.

Find out more about Carte Blanche at
- Örjan Andersson's and Helene Billgren's PROMISE LAND

photo: Sören Vilks

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. Dancers: Brittanie Brown and Jenny NilsonA co-production between Riksteatern and Andersson Dance.

Tour in Sweden October-November 2020:
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
 - Winning first prize at Screen Dance Festival 2020
photo: Jenny Vinterqvist

The film "Blånagla" by Byström, Källblad and Vinterqvist won first prize at the Screen Dance Festival 2020 at Dansmuseet/Museum of Dance in Stockholm (SE). The jury's motivation was "In a dreamlike world, we meet people and get to come close. A fine portrait of a place in process of change and people as part it."

Due to Covid 19 City Horses 2020 European tour was cancelled. However, the company and the cast were very pleased when asked to do an unannounced pop up City Horses performance in Haninge, outside Stockholm (SE). Judging from the response from the audiences and Haninge Culture House the joy was much shared!

Find out more about Byström Källblad at
- Presenting the new piece SEVEN DUETS

photo: Knut Bry

Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt presents SEVEN DUETS. With a starting point in Edvard Munch's image "Harpy" and his own alleged intimacy anxiety, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt brings alienation and longing to life in a way that the viewer can identify with.

The dance is realized in a format of duets that opposes any seamless interaction and explores a fragmented and partially repetitive movement in the meeting points between human beings. A first time collaboration with award winning fashion designer Michael Olestad.

Choreographer is Ingun Bjørnsgaard. The premiere will be at Scenehuset, Oslo (NO) 26 Nov 2020. Also showing 27 Nov 2020. More info here.

Find out more about Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt at
- Premiering the first community project
photo: Olle Melkerhed

Norrdans' first community project ÖM.TÅLIG is premiering 7 Nov 2020 at Kramfors teater (SE). During the autumn eight amateur dancers have been led by choreographer Maria Ulriksson to explore what it’s like to be a man from sparsely populated areas in the north of Sweden. The search, with dance as a tool, has ended up in a performance where the audience is invited to experience what the group of men has found. Among gentle hands, pulse, breathing and patterns, a new masculinity emerges. One where fragility becomes a strength, and where muscles become a way to dance. One that is not afraid of closeness, the dance and the intimacy that vibrates behind the sternum.

Tour dates: 7 Nov 2020 Kramfors teater (SE), 9 Nov 2020 Fyren, Härnösand (SE), 10 Nov 2020 Hullsta Gård, Sollefteå (SE). More info here.

Read more about Norrdans at
 - Touring with SOON SWOON
photo: Martin Skoog

SOON SWOON is touring southern Sweden throughout October: 20-22 Oct 2020 at Barbacka in Kristianstad and 24 Oct 2020 at The Childrens’ Stage/Barnens Scen in Malmö. SOON SWOON will also perform around Stockholm; 2-5 Nov 2020 in Nacka and 12-14 Nov 2020 in Täby, before travelling to Sundsvall and Sveateatern 25-26 Nov 2020.

GRASS will perform at Byteatern Kalmar Länsteater (SE) 21 Nov 2020.

Claire starts rehearsals for a choreographed visit and celebration with two dancers in a tribute inside the exhibition 100 YEARS OF BALLETS SUÉDOIS at Dansmuseet / Museum of Dance in Stockholm. The tribute will be performed for pre-school and school audiences along with public showings in November and December 2020.

Welcome to Claire Parsons Co:s updated and newly designed home page, where there is more information about the productions, presenting the company and much more - here.

Read more about Claire Parsons Co. at
- Performing IN THE FLESH 
photo: Joan Laage

27-28 Oct 2020 SU-EN & the Dollies will perform IN THE FLESH (ensemble version) at Dansstationen in Malmö (SE). Our body is a living organism. Where is the boundary of the body and where does the world begin? When do we become form? About the relation between the body of the dancer and the objects, inspired by ceramic sculptures by Mari Anari. Music by Fabrice Bony played on stones, mixed with breath and voice compositions by Su-En.

During the Coronavirus pandemic SU-EN Butoh Company has presented artistic visions and ideas as well as work-in-progress within the framework of The Window Project. In October the company has made two dance- and action videos - here and here - that show how amazingly beautiful autumn is at the Haglund School in Uppsala (SE), the residence of SU-EN Company.

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
 - Inviting you to a 
piece for two people at a time
photo: Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

HÄRBÄRGERA (To harbor) is a 30 minute piece for two people at a time opening at aliasTEATERN, Stockholm 2 Dec 2020, and showing 2-5 Dec 2020. Also showing 12 Dec 2020 at DansPlats Skog in Stråtjära (SE).

You and another person are sitting on the short end of a long table. Served a dystopian broth by a tired teenage waitress on roller skates, you can enjoy a simple dinner and some distance friends. You will meet the cross-dancer, the screen screamer and the planet reader, who guide you through the evening and further across the time zones. The future is not bright but it is here very soon and Tove Sahlin, Josefin Hinders and Nemo Stocklassa Hinders really miss their friends all over the world. With the piece HÄRBÄRGERA, they create an atmospheric global trade in dance, text and film. An international collaboration on fear, tenderness and the end of the world as we are now. Participating guests released in November!

Find out more about Shake it Collaborations at
 - A new 
world premiere of YES, a solo with a guest star
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 also showing 6-7 Nov 2020

YES is BamBam Frost’s second work, following her debut with SORRY in 2018. It’s almost a solo, let´s 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.

10-13 Nov 2020 YES will be performed at Arsenic, in Lausanne (CH).
 - Creating a Trilogy for Educational Spaces 2021-2023

photo: Convoi Exceptionnel

In the coming three years Convoi Exceptionnel will explore relatable educational spaces in three different works; MOVING A MEMORY is a performance and an exhibition in a gymnastic hall (2021), CRAWL CRAWL CRAWL is a special composed choir piece staged in a swimming pool (2022), and YOU ARE A DAY TOMORROW is a text based binaural sound experience in a class room (2023).

The trilogy will be for a younger audience from +13 years old and adults, and will be investigating phenomena's such as memories, responsibility, class differences, education and the understanding what a 'we' means. In TRILOGY FOR EDUCATIONAL SPACES the experiences will be different depending on the audiences own relations too, and experiences from, these familiar spaces. For a younger audience these rooms are part of their everyday, for an older audience the rooms have transformed into memories.
Learn more about Convoi Exceptionnel at
 Presenting the new work TRIA
photo: Håkan Jelk

Helena Franzén´s new work, TRIA is created on the basis of the phenomenon of how we interpret each other physically. What is it we see and in what way can we reproduce an experience? A solo is interpreted by two dancers and a kind of whispering game occurs. The premiere is 13-14 Nov 2020 at Gävle teater (SE), also showing 24 Nov 2020 at Ljusdal teater (SE).

Helena will present part of her retrospective MY DANCING LIFE at Bollnäs bibliotek 10 Oct-7 Nov 2020. The exhibition was shown at the Dansmuseet/Museum of Dance in Stockholm (SE) from December to February 2019-20. Helena generously shares her work with photographs, extracts of her performances during 30 years, costumes, two new books by Cecilia Malmström Olsson and Sinikka Neuhaus, dance films and more.

Learn more about Helena Franzén at
  - Launching a new series of public events
Photo: Magne Risne

UNDER PRODUKSJON (Under production) is a presentation of short works and experiments created in collaboration with choreographers, dancers and other artists affiliated with NSP. The event series will show dance under production in a warm and informal setting in the company’s studio – Studio NSP – in Sandvika, Norway.

The first edition happening on 17 Oct 2020 consists of two parts. The first part is the world premiere of the solo portraits made in connection with the dance film CRUSHD, performed by 8 dancers from Nagelhus Schia Productions AMP. More info here. The second part presents the result of Ida Haugen’s two-week long choreographic residency in Studio NSP. More info here.

Read more about Nagelhus Schia Productions at
- Researching and touring

photo: Martin Skoog

Ingrid Olterman Dans is having a busy autumn. The company begun a philosophical research together with children, 5 years old in Ekerö (SE). Together they went to the forest, collecting various objects from nature to bring back and create stories from, a fruitful research for the next performance BLUDDERBLAD, premiering in March 2021. The company is performing FRICTION for students with learning disabilities in Stockholm and Botkyrka (SE). In a couple of weeks Ingrid Olterman Dans' piece SHELTER TREES will also be performed for children in Stockholm on 22 occasions. The company is happy to meet the audience this autumn in somewhat smaller groups and with a little adaptation, but still through dance and movement. More info here.

Find out more about Ingrid Olterman Dans at
- Touring the two dance performances MAGNET and AFTER HAMLET 

photo: Håkan Larsson

This month Regionteater Väst is rehearsing two dance performances to go on a tour in Västra Götaland (SE) in November. How do we translate the themes of Shakespeare's classic HAMLET to an audience with children between the ages of 6 and 9? The Swedish choreographer Örjan Andersson's answer in EFTER HAMLET (AFTER HAMLET) is that the general human issues of the classic play are just as valid for children as for adults. The choreographer Maria Ulriksson's interactive dance piece MAGNET is shown in classrooms for the ages 10 to 13, and is about attraction, influence democracy and group pressure. More info here.

Find out more about Regionteater Väst at
 - Presenting 
photo. Weld Company

WELD SIDE STORY is an umbrella project by Weld Company and the content of Weld Company’s fall season 2020. WELD SIDE STORY is a toolbox for artistic ideas and investigation of many aspects and dimensions. Choreography, lectures, talks and film and invited guests. 12 Oct 2020 - 6 Dec 2020. More info here.

Find out more about Weld Company at
 - Open for 


The GENDERhouse#2 Queer Arts Festival is open for applications for full length performance works that either tackle themes of gender, sexuality or identity or that defy traditions, queer the boarders of what performance is and can be, or have an artistic expression that stands out from the "artistic usual or genre normative". The seek works that are bold, daring, artistically uncompromising and unapologetic for their form. Deadline is 15 Nov 2020.

Selected performances will be programmed as part of The GENDER House#2 Queer Arts Festival between 24 Sep-10 Oct 2021. The works will be presented as part of the festivals program between the theatres: Bora Bora – dans og visuelt teater and Åbne Scenen, Godsbanen in Aarhus Denmark. Link to application here.
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