photo: Lennart Sjöberg

Multi-award-winning choreographer Alexander Ekman is bold, unpredictable and innovative, just like GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. His visually powerful work turns a spotlight on contemporary society’s self-image, often with a humorous twist. Now he creates HAMMER, a work that will feature 31 dancers from Göteborgsoperans Danskompani on stage.

In HAMMER, a harmonious community shares an altruistic lifestyle inspired by the hippie era. They run, play, sing and enjoy life together. But slowly, the community progresses towards the modern age with its ubiquitous surveillance. The group’s behavior becomes increasingly egotistical and individualistic. In the second act, we find ourselves in a different place. Now we meet a group of self-conscious people in lonely bubbles. Eventually, unable to cope with all the false pretenses, they are forced to relinquish their image-conscious facades and return to an altruistic existence. More info and full credits list here.

HAMMER - world premiere 29 Oct 2022, GöteborgsOperan. Runs until 10 Dec 2022.

Tour plan GöteborgsOperans Danskompani:
15-16 Nov 2022; SKID by Damien Jalet & SAABA by Sharon Eyal, La Filature, Mulhouse (FR), 11–13 May 2023; SKID by Damien Jalet & SAABA by Sharon Eyal, Sadler’s Wells, London (UK), 19–21 May 2023; SKID by Damien Jalet & SAABA by Sharon Eyal, National Taichung Theater, Grand Theater, Taichung (Taiwan), 26–27 May 2023; KITES by Damien Jalet & SAABA by Sharon Eyal, LG Arts Center, Seoul (South Korea), 7–10 June 2023; KITES by Damien Jalet & NEW CREATION by Imre & Mare van Opstal, Théâtre de Chaillot, Paris (FR).

Find out more about GöteborgsOperans Danskompani at
photo: AdeY

Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X will modify the ALIEN project for different communities. In November 2022 eight Finnish dancers will whirl us into a timeless dance!

ALIEN project is part of Location X's examination of how the art of dance and the common aesthetic experiences and realizations can be anchored in a city, in an area, and in the individual human being. Through artistic sensations, the cohesive force is strengthened. It helps to create a stronger experience of belonging and being a part of society. When art finds a home and is anchored, then you will be anchored.

Finnish ALIEN production is co-produced in collaboration with JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre and it will be presented four times on 2-5 Nov 2022 in Valvesali, Oulu (FI). ALIEN is also a Big Pulse Dance Alliance co-production, co-produced by New Baltic Dance (Lithuania) and Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. More info here.

Read more about Taneli Törmä – LOCATION X at
photo: Tale Hendnes

THE CORE is an immersive art and video installation spanning across several rooms where the interaction between visual art and dance creates new synergies and interdisciplinary expressions, to the choreography of Guro Nagelhus Schia and Vebjørn Sundby, and new music by Bernt Isak Wærstad.

When Fredrik Tjærandsen presented his bachelor's collection at Central Saint Martins in 2019, which consisted of balloon-like creations that turned into dresses on the catwalk, he spellbound the entire fashion world. The collection immediately went viral, and Tjærandsen was featured in several leading magazines such as Vogue, W Magazine, WWD, and i-D Magazine. The following year, he was listed as one of the most promising young creative people of 2020 by the fashion magazine Dazed & Confused. More info here.

Find out more about Nagelhus Schia Productions at
photo: Håkan Jelk.

Helena Franzén has a world premiere of ONCE A WHISPER, for Skånes Dansteater on 27 Oct 2022 at Båghallarna in Malmö (SE). The piece will tour in Skåne in the fall of 2022. ONCE A WHISPER is a tribute to nature and its inner life. Helena's world of movement consists of and is built up of different physical landscapes. Through scenography, light, and sound, she creates experiences of the sensual, the tactile, what the body experiences. This time Helena collaborates with the musician and composer Joep Beving. Read more here.

Learn more about Helena Franzén at
photo: Karolina Henke, Carl Johan Folkesson

Skånes Dansteater's new double-bill VINTERRESA / BLUSHING GOLD welcomes you to two new pieces by Carl Knif and Heidi Vierthaler.
VINTERRESA (Winter Journey) is a new autobiographical creation by choreographer Carl Knif for Skånes Dansteater's dancer Madeleine Månsson. The starting point of the piece has been Franz Schubert's song cycle Winterreise based on Wilhelm Müller's poems. BLUSHING GOLD is a new piece by choreographer Heidi Vierthaler exploring the emotional body. Every fiber of our body has the ability to express the unspoken – a tool of endless possibilities. BLUSHING GOLD explores the delicate journey from vulnerability to empowerment. Read more here.

VINTERRESA / BLUSHING performs at Skånes Dansteater, Malmö (SE) on 12 Nov and 15 Nov 2022.

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photo: Lia jacobi

A dysfunctional birthday party, earplugs, leftover tarp, a rake and some 50 other specific everyday objects share space with three dancers trying to dance a very precise version of THE RITE OF SPRING. Choreographed by Norrdans’ artistic director Martin Forsberg, THE RITE OF SPRING creates a macro cosmos within a tiny space. Scale and volume and vibrations take center stage in this beast of creation. Here, the beautiful and the sublime, the magical and grotesque, exist side by side. And the dance comes almost dangerously close. The grand tones of composer Stravinsky manifested through a small and explosive ensemble, in the purest rebellious playfulness. This piece finds its ways through both schools and public venues in the north of Sweden and in Stockholm (SE).

School premiere 14 Oct 2022, in Härnösand (SE). Public premiere 26 Oct 2022 at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå (SE). More info and full credits list here.

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photo: Christian Farcher

Claire Parsons' performance LITTLE SWAN LAKE was created for The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm (SE) and is now touring in a co-production between Young Dramaten and Claire Parsons Co. 15-19 Oct 2022, LITTLE SWAN LAKE will be touring in Norrbotten in the most northern part of Sweden in a collaboration with Dans i Nord. LITTLE SWAN LAKE will perform in the northern cities of Piteå, Luleå, Arvidsjaur and Kalix (SE). On 8-10 Nov 2022 the company will be at Dieselverkstaden in Nacka (SE). At the end of the fall season from 24 Nov-11 Dec 2022, LITTLE SWAN LAKE will be shown at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, where the production had its world premiere in 2018.

This fall Claire Parsons Co. will also present the company´s signature piece MARMALADE in France, starting on 2-3 Nov 2022 at the festival La Métropole fait son cirque, presented by Domaine d´O, the center for arts and culture in Montpellier (FR). The company will perform four shows in Saussan and Montferrier sur Lez. MARMALADE will also be a part of the autumn cultural season programme of Scene de Bayssan in Béziers (FR) with two shows on 4-5 Nov 2022

Claire Parsons Co. is supported by Kulturrådet, Stockholm stad, and Region Stockholm.

Learn more about Claire Parsons
photo: Henriette Lykke

SU EN will participate in the opening of the exhibition JUXTAPOSING CRAFT at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities Stockholm on 15 Oct 2022. There will be a butoh dance installation under the floor in the Library, in a secret hatch to the underworld. Su EN will dance a solo inspired by the written word, the brutal and fragile physicality of calligraphy, and the clay in its changing form. SU-EN Butoh Company also participates in a video work by Rebecca Ahlstedt which is part of the exhibition. The exhibition lasts for a year.

On 22 Oct 2022, it´s SU-EN Butoh Company´s 30 years celebration in The National Hall, Uppsala Castle (SE). 1992 saw the start of the SU-EN Butoh Company in Tokyo with the debut performance KAZE NO CHO (A butterfly in the wind). The company celebrates this by showing the film BODY AND THE WORLD, about 30 years of activities with the body and dance. In addition, there will be dance, music, and art events by the company, artists' friends, and colleagues. Free admission. More info here - or on Facebook.

On 19 Nov 2022 SU-EN Butho Company takes part in Gottsunda KonstKalas – a contemporary art party in Gottsunda Kulturhus in Uppsala (SE).

Find out more about SU-EN Butoh Company at
photo: Mattias Lindbäck

WIND VIGIL is an artistic collaboration between composer Roger Ludvigsen and visual artist Kristin Tårnesvik, both of Sami origin, and choreographer Virpi Pahkinen. This spring, the piece premiered at Scenkonst Sörmland and toured the Region of Södermanland in the south of Sweden.
Now, WIND VIGIL has the opportunity to visit the dance audience of the Northern Sápmi Region of Sweden, arranged by Giron Sámi Teáhter. There will also be two dates near Stockholm. Virpi Pahkinen Company is looking forward to being on the road again with this great journey through the metamorphosis of water – from water droplets to roaring spring flood before settling into the still clarity of a snow crystal. More info here.
Tour dates: 29 Oct 2022; Upplands Väsby, Messingen, 31 Oct 2022; Östersund, Gamla Teatern, 2 Nov 2022; Sara Kulturhus , Skellefteå, 5 Nov 2022; Umeå Folkets hus, 8 Nov 2022; Pajala Folkets hus, 10 Nov 2022; Pajala Folkets hus, 19 Nov 2022; Ytterjärna Kulturhuset, Järna, 24 Nov 2022; Kiruna Aurora Kultur& Kongress
If you want to catch the mesmerizing experience of Virpi dancing solo – come by the venue Fylkingen in Stockholm (SE) on 18 Nov 2022. More info coming soon!

Learn more about Virpi Pahkinen at

In a series of ten evenings, choreographer and dancer Stina Nyberg tells ten stories about humanity. From the birth of the human species to our violent journey across the earth and our coming death. What might seem like a tragic end is probably the beginning of an unknown and shiny future, without us.

Dates: 3-6 Nov 2022, MDT, Stockholm (SE), 11-13 Nov 2022, MDT, Stockholm (SE), 18-20 Nov 2022, MDT Stockholm (SE). More info and tickets here

Production by Terry Johnson (Johnson & Bergsmark), Magnus Nordberg (Nordberg Movement). Administration by The artist cooperative Interim kultur. Made with support from Kulturrådet, Stockholm stad. Co-produced by Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Read more about Stina Nyberg here.
photo: Sören Vilks

Charlotte Engelkes' highly acclaimed performance FLY WHERE YOU WANT is playing to sold-out houses at The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. The show has received very good reviews. FLY WHERE YOU WANT, by Charlotte Engelkes and playwright Marina Steinmo, is a performance about where one might end up after death and at the same time, it is a journey through musical worlds with works by various famous composers. Opera singers, acrobats. and musicians take us on a road trip through the winding roads of existence.
Read more here.

"... a fascinating, enchanting and limitless journey into the possibilities of imagination and thought about the afterlife." Svenska Dagbladet

TRANSPLANTATION with Charlotte Engelkes and Sofia Södergård will go on a long-awaited tour with Dancenet Sweden on 12 nov-2 dec 2022, to visit Falkenberg, Vara, Uddevalla, Växjö, Karlshamn, Linköping, Uppsala, Malmö, and Skellefteå (SE). 

The new solo project CONCERTO DI FIGURA will premier on 27 Apr 2023. Open workshop research will take place at Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE) on 29-30 Oct 2022. More info coming soon!

The great family show GULDET (The Gold) continues to play on tour with Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg during the autumn.

Learn more about Charlotte Engelkes at

Gunilla Heilborn is premiering her new piece MERKURIUS at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå on 11-12 Nov 2022, followed by performances at MDT in Stockholm on 17-20 Nov 2022.

The wonderfully distant planet Mercury is said to affect our communication, our intelligence, our technology, and our social interactions. In addition, Mercury has an extra gig as the messenger of the gods and as such has the task of delivering both good and bad news. This solo show with Kristiina Viiala on stage addresses all these aspects, as well as the desire of some people to move into space.

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collage: BamBam Frost

"We dream, but we have no clue about what this is yet. Practicing superpowers, real and fictional. They were dancing with crystal skin reflecting light all over the room. That was nice. Another day we practiced empathy. Thoughts of how certain powers, or perhaps enhanced skills, can create alternative structures and affect the way we function as a group are present. But everything we know now will change. So be patient, more will come. Think of us as we are trying to crack this code."  
Choreographer: BamBam Frost. For full credits list and additional information go here.

Performance dates: 10-13 Nov 2022, MDT, Stockholm (SE).

Production: (MDT) Sara Bergsmark, Terry Johnsson, Nordberg Movement. Support from: Kulturrådet, Region Stockholm, Stockholm Stad, Norrlandsoperan, MDT. Co-produced by Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

Find out more about BamBam Frost here.
photo: Fabian Kriese

IN A CAGE OF LIGHT is shown at Länsteatern Gotland, Visby (SE) on 5 Nov 2022 and Kulturhuset Spira in Jönköping (SE) on 11 Nov 2022. A stage performer who has been in the spotlight her whole life is forced to reevaluate her trust in the body's ability and reappraise the relationship with herself.
Charlotta Öfverholm celebrates the mature dancer in an expressive piece about trust and how we redefine the relationship with ourselves while we are in constant change. A stage performer who has been in the spotlight her whole life is forced to reevaluate her trust in the body's ability and reappraise her relationship with herself. If your self-image was built in a cage of stage light, do you dare to trust that it is still intact when the lights switch off? More info and full credits list here. Watch a trailer here.

“In a cage of light” shapes to a beautiful, slightly amusing black and associative contemplation over both the performing arts as well as the terms of existing – a dance around the poles of loneliness and addiction.” Svenska Dagbladet (SE)

Find out more about Charlotta Öfverholm at
photo: Urban Jören

Korda Art in Motion Dance company has started a new collaboration together with Elise Einarsdotter Pianist, composer, bandleader, educator, and tv program host.

SOLOS FOR GRAND PIANO will have its premiere at Folkets Hus in Hofors on 27 Oct 2022. This is a danced concert with choreography and music, both of which spring from playfulness combined with structure, and composition that generates improvisation. Linda Forsman dances and Elise Einarsdotter performs live on Grand Piano. Set and lightdesign by Lou T Lundqvist.

Find out more about Korda Art in Motion Dance Company at
 photo: Finnur Justinussen

Bobbi Lo Produktion will perform at Palladium on 17- 22 Oct 2022, a unique building for music and dance, in Malmö (SE). It is an intimate and genuine venue where Bobbi Lo Produktion will show the piece FARLIGIR FISKAR in collaboration with Salto!
FARLIGIR FISKAR is a dance performance for children created together with a school class from Torshavn in The Faroe Islands. What happens when we put children in charge of creating a fantasy world together with professional artists? FARLIGIR FISKAR is an abstract and adventurous tale that draws parallels between a surrealistic universe, our world's climate problems, colonization, and identity. Watch a trailer here. For more information go here.
Learn more about Bobbi Lo Produktion at

The dance company Ingrid Olterman Dans has had an intense working period which resulted in the premiere of the new work BRIDGES (Broar). Followed by a national tour of 17 performances. The multi-sensory work with live music and interactive movement landed extremely well with the audience. The ensemble consisting of two musicians, two dancers, and one technician, a light designer, all on stage, gave the audience an exclusive artistic experience.
BRIDGES is a continuation of the work starting with the performance ISLANDS (Öar) in 2017, which has since then toured nationally and internationally. The performance was booked to tour in China in 2020 for a 5 weeks period, but the tour was was postponed and postponed again due to the pandemic. In August, Ingrid Olterman Dans will start a working period transferring this performance through film and online rehearsals to international artists living and working in China. ISLAND will then tour China for a 10 weeks period with the organization A.S.K Art Space for Kids.
Besides BRIDGES and ISLAND the company tours another three performances nationally in the following weeks. The outdoors, interactive performance SHELTER TREES, the classroom performance IF POSSIBLE and BLUDDERBLAD, a performance for children 3-7 years old. Read more here.
Read more about Ingrid Olterman Dans at
photo: Memory Wax

WE HERE NOW is the name of the three-year regional project where Memory Wax will do research on meetings between people in workshops, supported by The Swedish Arts Council. This also includes an international exchange in different initiatives to deepen and open up artistic processes. Above is a photo from the collaboration with the Cuban dance company Danza Teatro Retazos at Malmöfestivalen last August.

MY LITTLE BIG ROOM is touring libraries and preschools this autumn. A playful performance in a magical mini format. A performance about curiosity and fantasy and how small ordinary things can become big dreams and possibilities.

Tour dates MY LITTLE BIG ROOM in Sweden:
19-26 Oct 2022; Preeschools/libraries in Svalöv, 27-31 Oct 2022; Preeschools/libraries in Sjöbo, 7-15 Nov 2022; Preeschools/libraries in Svedala/Klågerup, 12 Nov 2022; Bromölla library, 21-25 Nov 2022; Preeschools in Bjärred och Lomma, 28-30 Nov 2022; Kulturskolan in Burlöv.

Learn more about Memory Wax at
photo: Tina Axelsson

Byström Källblad has just finished a long tour through Sweden and Europe with the city choreography CITY HORSES, which ends at the CODA Oslo International Dance Festival/Big Pulse (NO) 15-16 Oct 2022. In 2023, CITY HORSES will go to Amsterdam and Vilnius.

CITY HORSES was selected for the tour program Big Pulse Dance Alliance, a major dance festival project, where 12 European dance festivals and institutions work together to promote, strengthen and broaden the reach of contemporary dance. Watch a presentation of CITY HORSES here. The European culture TV channel Arte made a feature - watch it here.

Now the horses get a little rest and Byström Källblad starts the new project FEMINIST FOLK DANCE during a residency in October in Sala (SE), hosted by Sala Municipality, Cameleonterna, and Västmanlandsmusiken.

Find out more about Byström Källblad at
photo: Märta Thisner

Björn Säfsten is going on a nationwide tour in Sweden with the Swedish national theatre Riksteatern from 5 Nov-11 dec 2022. I SJÄLVA VERKET is the autobiographical and arbitrary all-knowing performance about something everybody does but no one knows what it is: dance!

The ambition of this performance comes from a strive of wanting to answer and open up conversations that Säfsten has had over the last 8 years with audience members regarding contemporary dance, theories of dance practices, and why some work might look or be read in a certain way. In I SJÄLVA VERKET he attempts to talk and dance, sometimes simultaneously, to show, visualize, explain, question, and juggle the complicated issues at hand. Co-production between Säfsten Produktion and Riksteatern. More info here

Tour dates:
5 Nov 2022; Dansinitiativet, Luleå, 8 Nov 2022; Medborgarhuset, Aspen, Lycksele, 9 Nov 2022; Folkets Hus, Essegården, Vilhemina, 10 Nov 2022; Storsjöteatern, Östersund, 12 Nov 2022; Folkets Hus, Teatern, Hofors,15 Nov 2022; Teatern, Nyköping, 17 Nov 2022; Folkets hus, Motala, 18 Nov 2022; Årsta folkets hus teater, Stockholm, 19 Nov 2022: Årsta folkets hus teater, Stockholm, 29 Nov 2022; Baerum Kulturhus, Norge, 30 Nov 2022; Vitlycke - Center for performing arts, Tanum, 1 Dec 2022; Teater Halland, Varberg, 2 Dec 2022; Folkteatern, Göteborg, 3 Dec 2022; Ale Kulturrum, Ale, 6 Dec 2022; Teatern, Kristianstad, 8 Dec 2022, Kulturkvarteret, Örebro, 9 Dec 2022; Stadsteatern Nya Folkets Hus, Karlskoga, 10 Dec 2022; Dalateatern, Falun, 11 Dec 2022; Folkets hus, Ludvika.

Find out more about Björn Säfsten at
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