photo: Lennart Sjöberg

Fantastic reviews and ecstatic audiences after the world premiere of Alexander Ekman’s new creation HAMMER on 29 Oct 2022.

“A world-class performance” Aftonbladet (SE)
“Genius! Autumn’s absolute must-see!” Borås Tidning (SE)
“A pointed examination of our current self-obsession” Expressen (SE)
“Leaves no-one unmoved” Göteborgs-Posten (SE)

After 5 shows, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani takes a short break in the run of HAMMER to go on tour to La
Filature in Mulhouse (FR). The company will there present a double program consisting of SKID by Damien Jalet and SAABA by Sharon Eyal. Two powerful creations that also will be touring extensively next spring. On 27 Nov 2022, the company is back on stage in at the Göteborg Opera with HAMMER, which runs until 10 Dec 2022. More info about GöteborgsOperans Danskompani´s dance tours here.
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photo: Emilyn Claid

This month sees FEST EN FEST return - an international festival of expanded choreography that sees UK &Nordic artists present an exciting mix of dance, film, performance, panels, and visual art in gallery spaces and venues across its home in Deptford, alongside satellite programme in Cambridge, Colchester and Deptford in London (UK).

Initiated and curated by H2Dance the program takes place from 22-27 Nov 2022 and will explore timely and current themes, including feminism, gender, horror, queer culture, and sexuality. Read more here.

Find out more about H2Dance at
 photo: Alexandra Bergman

Bobbi Lo Produktion presents their new interactive work on the theme authority and power, THE COLONISTS, premiering at Bastionen in Malmö (SE) 24-26 Nov 2022. With performances at Odin Teatret in Holstebro (DK) on 1-2 Dec 2022.

The common history of the Nordic countries goes back more than a thousand years. There have been periods of both friendship and war, but what colonial heritage and responsibilities do we northerners carry with us?KOLONISTERNA is an interactive dance performance that directs a critical eye at our mutual history, which many prefer to forget, and at the colonial structures that prevail today. Embedded in a satirical atmosphere, the audience witnesses and participates in a study of power and the abuse of power. THE COLONISTS is a cascade of choreography, voice, and musical interplay in an interactive context where 5 dancers occupy and conquer the stage. Read more here.

Learn more about Bobbi Lo Produktion at
photo: Imre Zsibrik

A seamless, cinematic blend of movement, projection, film, subdued light, drone, and deafening lamentation. Polyphonic compositions and deep delving into the pleasantly unpleasant. In MY OWN FUKASE, a fate-saturated collage, we encounter a seamless, cinematic mix of movement, projections, film, subdued light, drone, and deafening lamentation. Humans are fascinated by the grotesque; we massage bruises even though it hurts. We are disgusted by the smell of decay and at the same time attracted to it – why is that?

This interdisciplinary work is a collaboration between choreographer Maria Naidu, composer Kent Olofsson, visual designer Tomas Romlöv and lighting designer Imre Zsibrik. With financial support from the Swedish Arts Council, Region Skåne, Malmö cultural support, and Dancenet Sweden as well as work residence through Rum för Dans Halland, Inter Arts Center, Dans i Blekinge and Inkonst.

Performance dates: 25-26 Nov 2022, Inkonst, Malmö (SE).For more information and tickets go here.

Find out more about Maria Naidu here.
photo: Johan Sunden

THE CHOREOGRAPHY will play at PURPLE International Dance Festival for young audiences in Berlin (DE). The interactive performance will play at Jugendtheaterwerkstatt Spandau on 18-19 Jan 2023. Read more here.

THE CHOREOGRAPHY is a performance-based entirely on the audience’s participation. All participants receive a pair of headphones, and a guiding voice gives them instructions on how to move, how to relate to one’s body, and how to relate to one another. In other words, there are no dancers in the performance. Instead, the members of the audience create THE CHOREOGRAPHY together. The target group is from about 10 years and up.

THE CHOREOGRAPHY will also show at Teater Tr3 performing arts festival in Stockholm on 19 Nov 2022. More info and tickets here.

Find out more about Johanssons Pelargoner och dans at
photo: Lia Jacobi

Norrdans is currently touring three different venturous performances. The strong piece CAVE is the European debut of critically acclaimed choreographer Rena Butler. Here you can find the company surrounded by a mix of existential horror and Plato's allegory of the cave. It is watching yourself reflected in an amplified form, conveyed through physical and strong dance as a story about prejudice and preconceived notions, about decolonization and new knowledge.

Norrdans are also performing THE RITE OF SPRING through the lens of the artistic director Martin Forsberg. The grand tones of composer Stravinsky manifested through a small and explosive ensemble, in the purest rebellious playfulness. This piece finds its way through both schools and public venues in the north of Sweden and in Stockholm. The good news is that THE RITE OF SPRING is coming back in the spring of 2024. Keep your eyes open!

Last but not least you will get a new chance to experience Ioannis Mandafounis IF ONLY I KNEW. The piece once again attempts to storm libraries in the most silent possible way with full force. This time Norrdans will also explore other public places and institutions. You can see IF ONLY I KNEW at Kulturmagasinet in Sundsvall (SE) on 30 Nov 2022 and on tour in May of 2023.

Find out more about Norrdans at
photo: sören Vilks

Claire Parsons' performance LITTLE SWAN LAKE was a commissioned work for The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm (SE) and is now touring in a co-production between Young Dramaten and Claire Parsons Co. LITTLE SWAN LAKE has in November performed in Norrbotten - the most northern part of Sweden - in collaboration with Dans i Nord visiting Piteå, Luleå, Arvidsjaur and Kalix (SE). In November, the company also performed for school children at Dieselverkstaden in Nacka (SE), and ending the fall season  LITTLE SWAN LAKE will back at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where the production had its world premiere in 2018 and where it will perform to sold-out performances from 24 Nov 2022 – 11 Dec 2022.

This fall Claire Parsons Co. has also presented the company´s signature piece MARMALADE in France, starting 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). This is the second time MARMALADE has performed in Montpellier organized by Domaine d'O, this time performing four shows in Saussan and in Montferrier sur Lez. and as part of the autumn cultural season programme of Scene de Bayssan in Béziers (FR) with two shows on 4 Nov 2022.

Claire Parsons Co. is supported by The Swedish Arts Council, The Cultural Council of the City of Stockholm and The Stockholm Regional Council

Learn more about Claire Parsons
photo: Mats Bäcker

From 12 Nov- 2 Dec 2022, it's time for the long-awaited tour with the show TRANSPLANTATION. In collaboration with Dancenet Sweden, Charlotte Engelkes and Sofia Södergård play at various theaters and dance scenes throughout Sweden. TRANSPLANTATION is a loving dance about identity and existence at the cellular level. Engelkes’ new performance is based on her own experience from bone marrow transplantation where she ended up having a Y-chromosome.

Tour dates:15 Nov 2022; Vara Konserthus, Vara, 17 Nov 2022; Regionteater Väst, Uddevalla, 19 Nov 2022; Regionteater Blekinge Kronoberg, Växjö, 22 Nov 2022; Lokstallarna, Karlshamn, 24 Nov 2022; Sagateatern, Linköping, 26 Nov 2022; Uppsala konsert och kongress, 29-30 Nov 29022; Dansstationen, Malmö, 2 Dec 2022; Sara Kulturhus, Skellefteå.

In December, Charlotte Engelkes and her team go to Karlsruhe in Germany for the final rehearsals of FRÄULEIN JULIE at the Badische Staatstheater, premiering on 18 Dec 2022. Engelkes was invited director of the Badische Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2021, to create a new version of August Strindberg's chamber play MISS JULIE. From her team, she brings Anna Ardelius, scenography and costume, and Willi Bopp, sound designer, and composer. The performance is based on Strindberg's dialogues between Julie and Jean and the preface to the play, together with written text by Engelkes. More info here.

Learn more about Charlotte Engelkes at
photo: Märta Thisner

Gunilla Heilborn just premiered her new piece MERKURIUS at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå (SE) on 11-12 Nov 2022. This week the piece is also presented at MDT in Stockholm (SE) with performances from 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. Read an interview with Gunilla Heilborn here (in Swedish).

"Man's awkwardness and fragile search are portrayed on stage by a brilliant Kristiina Viiala. It is difficult to imagine closer to a complete success in portraying this anxiety and creeping concern about both the past and the present in an empathetic and at the same time humorous way." Västerbottens-Kuriren (SE)

Learn more about Gunilla Heilborn at
photo: Märta Thisner
YES is a cascade of pleasure, sadness, and dreams of possibilities. Morphing through a constant of what has been and what is. YES insists on fiction as a compass in the imagining of where we want to be. Working with water's transformative powers and the storm's revolutionary potential. Yes yes yes. This could be something. YES is soft, YES is dense, YES is tension and release, YES is too much and not enough.

YES is BamBam Frost's second work, following her debut with SORRY in 2018. We call it a solo with a star guest.

Performance dates: 8-9 Dec 2022, Elverket, Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE). For more info and tickets go here.

Supported by Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, City of Stockholm and 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: José Figueroa

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: 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: Mattias Lindbäck

Virpi Pahkinen collaborates with electronica DJ and composer Lemna as part of the festival Sound of Stockholm. DUKKHA is an unpleasant feeling, something like suffering, sadness, boredom, dissatisfaction, a sense of emptiness, or hopelessness. We try, but we can never escape from it because it is already part of our life as long as we live. DUKKHA happens at the legendary stage Fylkingen in Stockholm (SE) on 18 Nov 2022 and is a part of the festival Sound of Stockholm. Read more here.

The last stop on the Sápmi tour for WIND VIGIL will be in the farthest north of Sweden: in Kiruna as part of the festival Kultura 22. Performance at Aurora Konsert & Kongress on the 24 Nov 2022. More info and tickets here.

But first WIND VIGIL will visit Ytterjärna kulturhus, not far from Stockholm (SE), for a performance on 19 Nov 2022. For more info and tickets go here.

Learn more about Virpi Pahkinen at
photo: ©NSP

Please say hello to Karin Wang Brustad, Julien Guibourg, Emma Jansen, Laura Perrot, Elliot Norell Strinnö, and Lung-ssu Yen! These talented young dancers are part of NSP 2 for the two upcoming seasons! A big welcome to them all!

NSP 2 was launched in the autumn of 2019 as a national talent programme for contemporary dance. The goal is to offer young, selected dancers an opportunity to develop their artistic talent and lay the foundation for a professional career. The dancers go through an artistic mentoring and skills enhancement programme including technical, choreographic, and scenic talent development at a very high level. Admission is based on an audition held every year in the winter/spring.

The next call will be announced shortly. Please sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to stay tuned. More info here.

Find out more about Nagelhus Schia Productions at
photo: Wilfried Hösl, Anders Larsson

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, featuring Charlotta Öfverholm (choreography) and Nina Stemme and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, premiers at Hjalmar Bergman Teatern in Örebro (SE) on 3 Dec 2022.

There are many sins. Here Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill deal with seven of them. They require an excellent soloist which we find in our time's most celebrated soprano, Nina Stemme. She also presents an unknown work of Weill, The new Orpheus. H K Gruber, the grand Weill interpreter, controls the music and Sam Brown directs the full-fledged production WIEN. More info and tickets here.
Find out more about Charlotta Öfverholm at
photo: Lou T Lundqvist

Elise Einarsdotter plays live on the grand piano. Linda Forsman dances. Lou T Lundqvist creates background images and lighting design… Korda Art in Motion Dance Company enjoys a great new collaboration together with Elise Einarsdotter pianist, composer, bandleader, educator, and tv program host. The piece SOLOS FOR GRAND PIANO had its premiere at Folkets Hus Hofors (SE) on 27 Oct 2022. The next performance will be at Gävle Theatre in Gävle (SE) in February 2023.

The performance has been developed in collaboration between choreographer, dancer Linda Forsman, composer, pianist Elise Einarsdotter and scenographer/lighting designer Lou T Lundqvist in harmony with movement and tones.

Find out more about Korda Art in Motion Dance Company at
photo: Märta Thisner

Björn Säfsten is 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:
15 Nov 2022; Teatern, Nyköping, 17 Nov 2022; Folkets hus, Motala, 18-19 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
photo: Jacob Stage

In November Taneli Törmä - LOCATION X is on tour in Finland. ALIEN premiered in Valvesali in Oulu on the 4-5 Nov 2022. SURVIVORS will be presented in Teatteri Avoimetovet, Helsinki on the 17-18 Nov 2022 and at Kokkola Winter Dance Festival, City Theater in Kokkola on the 20 Nov 2022. And wherever you are in the world, you have the opportunity to experience YOU CAN DO IT! - Live Stream performance which will be filmed in Kokkola and presented online on the Kokkola Winter Dance Festival website on 19 Nov 2022.

Read more about Taneli Törmä – LOCATION X at
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