• Dear Visitor,

    Children's culture has a strong and very vivid tradition in Sweden as well as in the other Nordic countries. All the way from H C Andersen's fairy tales via Pippi Långstrump to modern performing arts stories have been told and songs have been sung to many generations of big and small children in our countries. YDM wants to be a part of maintaining and developing that tradition and make it possible to reach out to new generations, in Sweden as well as internationally.

    On this website you will find some fine examples of what Scandinavian performing artists are doing today within that tradition.

    We hope that you will enjoy what you see and that some day we will meet in real life having the opportunity to experience some exciting pieces of art for young audiences together.

  • NEWS

    Stay updated on the latest news about YDM.

    Skånes Dansteater joins Young Dance Market 2021!

    Welcome to the "The carnival of the animals"

    YDM is happy to welcome Skånes Dansteater to take part in the 2021 showcase! All YDM guests are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of " The carnival of the animals" which is their new show for families and young audiences.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    From all of us to all of you!

    Young Dance Market thanks donors and partners for a great support in a very challenging year and wishes everyone a new wonderful dance year in 2021!

    Save the date!

    10-11th of May 2021

    The second edition of YDM is being prepared for right now! We invite you to meet some great Scandinavian dance companies performing for young audiences and who will present to you some of their latest productions. The program will be adapted to possible regulations regarding the Covid 19 pandemic. For instance a number of outdoor shows will be presented at the festival.

  • THE SHOWS

    Preliminary selection of shows for the 2021 Showcase

    Beatbox Sensation

    By Freestyle Phanatix(SE,DK)

    Breakdance, Streetdance & Beatbox performance
    Beatboxers can do cool and awesome sounds, use their voice to mimic musical instruments, making it unique. We meet two Beatboxers in a dialogue which is interpreted by dancers to visualise what they are ”saying”.

    Age: All ages

     

    Watch video

     

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    Do as I say

    By Bobbi Lo produktion(SE)

     

    DO AS I SAY is a physical dance performance that wants to make our social behavior visible on issues of bullying and authority. The piece is interactive and both the audience and dancers receive verbal instructions from a recorded voice, but who is actually in charge?

    Age:13-18

     

    Watch video

     

    Click the image for more info

    Born to live

    By Panta Rei Danseteater(NO)

    “Everybody has a story to tell”.

    Young people feel loneliness more intensely and more frequently than any other age group, new research has found. In the UK about 40 percent of people aged 16-24, say they feel lonely often or very often, compared to 29 percent of 65-74-year-olds according to a nationwide survey. The findings fly in the face of the stereotypical image of a lonely, elderly person, with some experts suggesting that young people feel loneliness more intensely because they are at a life stage of discovering who they are.

    Age: 13+

     

    Watch video

     

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    The Fishing Dance & Other Cosmic Confessions

    By Sindri Runudde(SE)

    “The Fishing Dance & Other Cosmic Confessions” is a conceptual album and workout program consisting of seven different dances with specific purposes. With five dancers on stage, the seven songs intertwine with music and personal stories. It is a tribute to movement that encourages the nourishing potential of dance and movement in metaphorical confessions full of fabulousness. Powered by “radical pedagogy”, Sindri Runudde works from the premise that every body has knowledge and experience, and every story owns a dance.

    Age: 13+

     

    Watch video

     

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    A whole is one half and two quarters

    By Gazart(DK)

    A performance about divorce and about belonging to multiple homes and families. About moving back and forth, forgetting and being forgotten, being home and at the same time missing home, but also about extra siblings a lots of people to love.
    With humor and care it tackels the issues and challenges associated with living with many families as a child .

    Age: 5+

     

    Watch video

     

    Click the image for more info

     

    Edifice of Dance

    By Emma Ribbing(SE)

    Bo bo bom, wroom, tic tic poff, shhhhhhhh… city!
    We let street noice slip into the jersey sleeve, around the body to see if it gets stuck in the feet.
    What does noise look like when it stops and start? Does it need a pillow?
    A city is full of rhythms. If we sharpen our ears, we can hear the music in traffic and feel the pulse of the street. An urban dance sketch, a sticky path of masking tape in a twisted soundscape. Dancers and children shape a future street with dreams, beat and movements. Edifice of Dance is a workshop with performative elements. Visitors are alternately active co-creators and audiences. A journey where children's conditions and visions shape the performance and the performers

    Age: 3-5

     

    Watch video

     

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    Max

    By Teater Sagohuset(SE)

    MAX- the play about the ball, the car and the lamp A dancer, a musician and an actor present Max’s magical world and everyday adventures. The performance is about the ball, the car and the lamp, but also the words, the colours and the tunes. It is about what is yours and mine, here and there, and last but not least silly things that don’t do what you want them to do. The stage invites to interaction between audience and actors. A low-key, intimate and beautiful performance for the smallest ones. Based on the Swedish author Barbro Lindgren’s well known books about Max.

     

    Watch video

     

    Click the image for more info

     

    ABC

    By Memory Wax(SE,CU)

    Welcome to an imaginative journey through letter land in a show that celebrates the curiosity and desire for discovery.

    Here we meet two friends who aptly portray the various letters with movements and sounds. The characters try and fail and are not afraid to make mistakes. ABC is a performance for everybody who just started to explore reading and writing endless possibilities. So join us on this adventure, filled with dance, music and surprises. Playful props and scenography make the experience both magical and educational

    Age: 5-9

     

    Watch video

     

    Click the image for more info

     

    Sixth day of the Moon

    By the Touring Company of Dansstationen(SE)

    Sixth Day Of The Moon / Månens Sjätte Dag is choreographed installation for babies 3-15 months, which explores the possibilities of an event-world rather than an object world - something dynamic and relatively unpredictable. It aims at diverse sensory experiences and a heightened sensitivity towards the immediate physicality of the world by interlacing movement, dance, music, visual art and light design. The performance invites its audience to engage in playful and open-ended experience that does not present concrete goals but rather expects them to explore and discover a new form of being-in-the-world. The audience is invited to enjoy the installation upon their personal needs - to arrive at the time which suits them the best and stay as long as they like to, within the 2 hours running time.

    Sixth Day Of The Moon is choreographed by Dalija Acin Thelander

    Age: 3-15 months

     

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    Carnival of the Animals

    By Skånes Dansteater(SE)

    In ‘Djurens karneval’ (Carnival of the Animals) a magical universe full of imaginative creatures awaits. To the tones of Camille Saint-Saëns’s classical masterpiece ‘Le carnaval des animaux’, these spectacular beings welcome you to a place outside our world, where fantasy and reality can meet.

     

    Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau and Skåne Dansteater’s dancers borrow details from reality to pick them apart and force them together, creating new truths. Get inspired by the ingenuity of Marcos Morau’s peculiar movement language and Silvia Delagneau's fantastic costumes. But stay on your toes, in ‘Djurens karneval’ the step from loving animals to nasty beasts is teeny-tiny.

    Age: 8+

     

    Click the image for more info

     

  • YOUNG DANCE MARKET THE STORY

    How it all started

    Young Dance Market (YDM) is an international showcase for dance for young audiences and was organized for the first time in Malmö in May 2018. It was an initiative by the two dance companies Memory Wax and Freestyle Phanatix together with the dance production company Scesam AB, all based in Malmö, Sweden. The purpose of YDM is to give Swedish and Nordic dance companies, performing for young audiences, the opportunity to develop their international agenda.

     

    Initially when we started planning for the first edition of YDM in the summer of 2017, we immediately got strong support from The Swedish Art Grants Committee as well as a warm invitation to collaborate with the Bibu festival next door in Helsingborg, so we decided to jump. The response from the Swedish dance community as well as from the international guests exceeded our wildest expectations and Young Dance Market 2018 was an instant success. We soon decided to plan for a second edition in 2020. This time it would be bigger and would also contain dance groups from Denmark and Norway, but sadly the global Corona crisis killed our plans brutally. However, we're putting the pieces together and are now preparing for a new exciting YDM showcase in 2021.

     

  • FRIENDS, PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

    YDM has received generous financial support from Statens Kulturråd, Region Skåne, Malmö Stad and Nordisk Kulturfond.

     

    Barnens scen, Moriska paviljongen and Inkonst are letting us use their amazing venues on very favourable conditions.

    Thank you for that!

     

    Thank you Skånes Dansteater for inviting us and all our guests to visit your wonderful theatre!

     

    Our collaboration with Danscentrum Syd and Konstnärsnämnden regarding inviting and hosting our international and national guests is invaluable in making the Young Dance Market such a great place to meet!

     

  • WHO WE ARE

    The YDM team

    Scesam AB

    Production company at your service....

    A Swedish company doing project management and business development in the arts and culture fields, working nationally and internationally.

    Headed by Founder/CEO Lars Garpenfeldt who is also doing the project management of YDM

    Freestyle Phanatix

    Leading hip hop company

    A Scandinavian touring street-dance company spanning four generations that develop the hip-hop potential in shows, battles and stage art.

    Headed by Founder/Artistic director Kim Bøytler

    Memory Wax

    Swedish Cuban Dance Company

    Memory Wax is a dance and theatre company with a strong visual expression and a naked theatrical movement language.

    Memory Wax is headed by Founders/Artistic directors Miguel Azcue and Johanna Jonasson

  • Contact us

    Let's start a dialogue!

  • Beatbox Sensation

    By Freestyle Phanatix

     

    Breakdance, Streetdance & Beatbox performance
    Beatboxers can do cool and awesome sounds, use their voice to mimic musical instruments, making it unique. We meet two Beatboxers in a dialogue which is interpreted by dancers to visualise what they are ”saying”.
    The dancers presents the music for the audience and use music as an experience letting it inspire movement.
    This theatrical concert is one take on what an instrument the body is, and how dance can be shaped by sounds.

     

    Freestyle Phanatix is a Scandinavian touring street-dance company spanning four generations that develop the hip-hop potential in shows, battles and stage art as well as in collaboration with workshops and community projects.
    The group has a long line of national and international titles and plenty of experience from more than 4000 shows and workshops in Scandinavia and Europe.
    The group’s work is steeped in messages of openness, togetherness and looking beyond skin colour and background.

    Age: All ages.

     

    Contact: Kim Bøytler, +46704332335, kb@phanatix.net

    Trailer: https://vimeo.com/458016354

     

     

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  • Do as I say

    By Bobbi Lo Produktion

     

    DO AS I SAY is a physical dance performance that wants to make our social behavior visible on issues of bullying and authority. The piece is interactive and both the audience and dancers receive verbal instructions from a recorded voice, but who is actually in charge?

    The purpose of the performance is to give the audience access and opportunity to reflect on their own experiences in a fictional context that illustrates bullying and authority. By participating in the performance we want the audience to become aware of how easily one can be influenced by a group or authority to a desired or maybe less desirable behavior. Bullying is a big and difficult problem to overcome, moral belief is not enough, it also takes courage to intervene when you see bullying. DO AS I SAY is a performance that evokes emotions and creates new thoughts and reflections in the young audience.

     

    Bobbi Lo produktion is a new dance company that focus on dance for children and youth. We have long experience of working with this target group in culture contexts and now we are developing and integrating our knowledge in Bobbi Lo Produktion. Or work is based on a concept where we allow children to take part and participate in a creative process. We make professional and high quality stage performances inspired by the fantasy and ideas of children and youth.

    Age: 13-18

     

    Choreographer: Michael Tang and Lava Markusson

    Dancers: Moa Autio, Kristian Refslund, Michael Tang, Lava Markusson and Maria Ulriksson

    Composer: Jonatan Lundberg

    Voice/actor: Magnus Schmitz

     

    Trailer: https://vimeo.com/467328489

     

    Contact: bobbiloproduktion@gmail.com

    Website: https://bobbiloproduktion.com

     

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  • Born to live

    By Panta Rei Danseteater

     

     

    “Everybody has a story to tell”.

    Young people feel loneliness more intensely and more frequently than any other age group, new research has found. In the UK about 40 percent of people aged 16-24, say they feel lonely often or very often, compared to 29 percent of 65-74-year-olds according to a nationwide survey. The findings fly in the face of the stereotypical image of a lonely, elderly person, with some experts suggesting that young people feel loneliness more intensely because they are at a life stage of discovering who they are.

    Born to live is an intimate dance performance that both seek to stir emotions and generate exhilaration in the audience. The piece has the audience close up and presents four dynamic dancers that bravely share their own personal encounters with loneliness. Prepare to be moved!

    Once again, Panta Rei offers a production that goes straight to the heart of a universal social issue with exceptional performers.

    When we really need to be heard it is important to be taken seriously”.

     

    Panta Rei Danseteater is a Norwegian contemporary dance theatre company based in Oslo, Norway. The company is known for its fast- paced colourful dance theatre performances that are accessible to a wide range of audiences in a variety of theatrical and non-theatrical spaces. PRD has one of the most diverse audiences in Norway and in 2017, the company was nominated for Norwegian Audience Development Prize.

    PRD was established in 2000 and has since then created sixteen productions and led numerous dance projects. PRD presented 80 performances for over 5500 viewers in 2018 alone. The same year the company held 162 workshops for over 4700 children and young adults, a level of activity that is set to continue over the coming years.

    In 2020-2022, PRD will create three new works. In addition to these productions, the company will create numerous outreach programs and public art projects with a focus on reaching new audiences. The company tours nationally and internationally, building long-term relationships with partners and projects.

    Age: 13+

     

    Contact: Managing Director Pia Holden
    pia@pantareidanseteater.com 
    +47 920 98 897
    International Producer Anders Rohlan Småhaug
    anders@pantareidanseteater.com
    +47 980 55 685
    - For Bookings, Marketing & Press enquiries please contact Anders Rohlan Småhaug.
    - For Outreach and Workshop enquiries please contact Pia Holden.

    Trailer: https://vimeo.com/361133645

     

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  • The Fishing Dance & Other Cosmic Confessions

    By Sindri Runudde

    “The Fishing Dance & Other Cosmic Confessions” is a conceptual album and workout program consisting of seven different dances with specific purposes. With five dancers on stage, the seven songs intertwine with music and personal stories. It is a tribute to movement that encourages the nourishing potential of dance and movement in metaphorical confessions full of fabulousness. Powered by “radical pedagogy”, Sindri Runudde works from the premise that every body has knowledge and experience, and every story owns a dance.

     

     Sindri Runudde is a Swedish and internationally based dancer and choreographer. Sindris work spans between different fields that include sound art, visual art and performance. Previously educated in contemporary circus and dance Sindri has worked with international companies as well as toured their own work in Sweden and abroad. Sindri works from a queer feminist perspective and from lived experience. Since having a visual impairment they are involved internationally in the disabled/crip dance community.

    Age: 13+

     

    Contact:  sindri.runudde@gmail.com
    +46 70 286 43 48

    Trailer:   https://vimeo.com/329999855

     

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  • A whole is one half and two quarters

    By Gazart

    A performance about divorce and about belonging to multiple homes and families. About moving back and forth, forgetting and being forgotten, being home and at the same time missing home, but also about extra siblings a lots of people to love.
    With humor and care it tackels the issues and challenges associated with living with many families as a child .

     

    Gazart performances take a curious look at familiar situations from everyday life. They create new angles on the trivia with which we surround ourselves but which we seldom regard as particularly significant. Tali uses her choreography to poke holes in the bubbles of the imagination, releasing it to flow freely in artful universes that contain more than we can see with the naked eye, often in a creative dialogue between dance and other means of artistic expression.

    Productions conceived for the very young provide subtle reflections of the way small children are fascinated by the simple but magical: raindrops or snowflakes, for example. Productions for teenagers feature experience-oriented communication as their recurrent approach, with subjects ranging from feelings we encounter in ourselves to events that define the world about us

    Age: 5+

     

    Choreography: Tali Rázga together with the dancers
    Dancers: Marlene Bonnesen, Søren Linding Urup, Fie Dam Mygind

    Scenographer: Nadia Nabil
    Composer: Rumpistol

    Light design: Mikkel Jensen

    Producer: Carlos Calvo

    PR: Ida Fredericia

    Trailer: https://vimeo.com/388741781

    Contact: Artisitc director Tali Rázga, Gazart

    trazga@hotmail.com

    T: +45 26848239

    info@gazart.dk

     

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  • Edifice of Dance

    By Emma Ribbing

    Bo bo bom, wroom, tic tic poff, shhhhhhhh… city!
    We let street noice slip into the jersey sleeve, around the body to see if it gets stuck in the feet.
    What does noise look like when it stops and start? Does it need a pillow?
    A city is full of rhythms. If we sharpen our ears, we can hear the music in traffic and feel the pulse of the street. An urban dance sketch, a sticky path of masking tape in a twisted soundscape. Dancers and children shape a future street with dreams, beat and movements. Edifice of Dance is a workshop with performative elements. Visitors are alternately active co-creators and audiences. A journey where children's conditions and visions shape the performance and the performers

     

    Emma Ribbing works since 2017 through in-discourse media studio in close collaboration with Sound Designer Silas Bieri and video artist Alexis Rodríguez Cancino. She is employed at the Creative Research Centre in Malmö where she runs regular workshops for teachers and children age 2-6 as well as writing student literature for movement as a method of language development. In recent years, Emma has aimed to blurred boundaries between performance and audience in performative workshops that meet children in sculptural as well as performative setting, using, body, sound and material in a joint experience of postmodern anthropomorphism.

    Age: 3-6


    Maxaudience/ participants: 25-30 children at the time

    Duration: total 55 min (35-40 min performative workshop, 15-20min construction)

     

    Contact: E m m a R i b b i n g/Creative Dialogue

    @ in-discourse production studios

    PERFORMER CHOREOGRAPHER PEDAGOGUE

    Homepage: www.emmaribbing.com

    Tel: +46 (0)709490427

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpdLCKNEmyg&feature=youtu.be

     

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  • Max

    By Teater Sagohuset

    MAX- the play about the ball, the car and the lamp A dancer, a musician and an actor present Max’s magical world and everyday adventures. The performance is about the ball, the car and the lamp, but also the words, the colours and the tunes. It is about what is yours and mine, here and there, and last but not least silly things that don’t do what you want them to do. The stage invites to interaction between audience and actors. A low-key, intimate and beautiful performance for the smallest ones. Based on the Swedish author Barbro Lindgren’s well known books about Max.

     

    Teater Sagohuset produces performing art for children, teens and adults. Our performances are a mixture of newly written plays and reinterpretation of old fairytales. Music, dance and rythm are all valuable expressions for us. We often work with integrated experiences where our plays relates to exhibitions or own creation. Narration is something we always explore and finds new shapes for. Our theatre is in Lund and we tour in Skåne, Sweden and abroad. Teater Sagohuset is an independent theatre group with support from Lunds Kommun, Region Skåne and Statens Kulturråd.

     

    Contact: Producer Sara Backlund Hammar

    Phone : +46(0)46-122141

    mail: teater@sagohuset.nu

     

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  • ABC

    By MemoryWax

    Welcome to an imaginative journey through letter land in a show that celebrates the curiosity and desire for discovery.

    Here we meet two friends who aptly portray the various letters with movements and sounds. The characters try and fail and are not afraid to make mistakes. ABC is a performance for everybody who just started to explore reading and writing endless possibilities. So join us on this adventure, filled with dance, music and surprises. Playful props and scenography make the experience both magical and educational.

     

    Memory Wax is a dance and theatre company with a strong visual expression and a naked theatrical movement language.

    Memory Wax was founded 2004 by Miguel Azcue and Johanna Jonasson and has its base in Malmö, Sweden. Through simplicity they experience and develop movement and ideas in a new perspective.

    Memory Wax repertoire contains performances for children, youth and adults. The pieces have been presented nationally and internationally in Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Russia, Czech Republic, Spain, Peru, Ecuador and Cuba.

    Age: 5-9

     

    Contact: Emily Wilson, Producer

    emily@memorywax.com

    0704-92 80 30

    Web: www.memorywax.com

    Trailer: https://vimeo.com/145572542

     

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  • Sixth day of the Moon

    By The Touring company of Dansstationen

    Sixth Day Of The Moon / Månens Sjätte Dag is choreographed installation for babies 3-15 months, which explores the possibilities of an event-world rather than an object world - something dynamic and relatively unpredictable. It aims at diverse sensory experiences and a heightened sensitivity towards the immediate physicality of the world by interlacing movement, dance, music, visual art and light design. The performance invites its audience to engage in playful and open-ended experience that does not present concrete goals but rather expects them to explore and discover a new form of being-in-the-world. The audience is invited to enjoy the installation upon their personal needs - to arrive at the time which suits them the best and stay as long as they like to, within the 2 hours running time.

     

    The Touring Company has been coproducing dance for a young audience since 1999, with choreographers Wies Merkx and Erik Kaiel/Netherlands, Sasha Pepelyaev/Russia, Kajsa Giertz, Gunilla Heilborn, Dorte Olesen and Martin Forsberg/Sweden ,Tom Morris and Guy Dartnell/UK and Månteatern/Sweden

    Over the first 15 years we have performed 1000 times and have reached 100.000 people on tour all over Sweden and in Denmark, Germany, Holland, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland.

    .Age: 3-15 months

     

    Contact: Sofia Wickman

    Producer Dansstationens Turnékompani
    Phone +46 (0)709 199 152
    sw@dansstationen.nu

     

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  • Carnival of the Animals

    By Skånes dansteater

    In ‘Djurens karneval’ (Carnival of the Animals) a magical universe full of imaginative creatures awaits. To the tones of Camille Saint-Saëns’s classical masterpiece ‘Le carnaval des animaux’, these spectacular beings welcome you to a place outside our world, where fantasy and reality can meet.

     

    Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau and Skåne Dansteater’s dancers borrow details from reality to pick them apart and force them together, creating new truths. Get inspired by the ingenuity of Marcos Morau’s peculiar movement language and Silvia Delagneau's fantastic costumes. But stay on your toes, in ‘Djurens karneval’ the step from loving animals to nasty beasts is teeny-tiny.

    Duration: 45 mins

    Age: 8+

     

    ARTISTIC TEAM DJURENS KARNEVAL

    Direction: Marcos Morau

    Choreography: Marcos Morau in collaboration with Lorena Nogal and the dancers

    Choreographer’s assistant: Lorena Nogal

    Music: Camille Saint-Saëns, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Stage Design, Costume Design: Silvia Delagneau

    Lighting design: Joakim Engstrand

    Dancers: Jing Yi Wang, Patrick Bragdell Eriksson, Riccardo Zandoná, Sarah Bellugi Klima, Tiemen Stemerding

     

    Marcos Morau, choreographer

    Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau has won several national and international choreography competitions with his creations. He has been awarded with the Butaca Award of Best Dance Performance

    2015 and the National Dance Award 2013, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In 2005 he created the highly acclaimed dance company La Veronal, formed by artists from the fields of dance, film, photography and literature, aiming to create a strong narrative language and forming global art spaces.

    Marcos Morau has worked in Sweden on numerous occasions with Skånes Dansteater Och jord ska du åter vara (2014) and GöteborgsOperans danskompani Rothko Chapel (2017). He has worked with Beijing Dance Theatre, National Dance Company Wales among others.

     

    Djurens karneval is a coproduction by Danssamverkan Sydsverige consisting of Regionteatern Blekinge/Kronoberg, Byteatern Kalmar, Rum för Dans Halland, Smålands Musik & Teater, Skånes Dansteater, with support from The Swedish Arts Council.

     

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