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    Skånes Dansteater joins Young Dance Market 2021!

    Welcome to the "The animals' carnival"

    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 animals' carnival" which is their new show for families and young audiences.

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  • How it all started

    Young Dance Market (YDM) is an international dance showcase for young audiences and was organized for the first time in Malmö in May 2018. It was an initiative from 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 meet international buyers.


    Initially when we started planning 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 buyers 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 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 YDM in 2021.


    The long-term goal is to establish YDM as an international biennale showcase for dance for young audiences. The strong foundation of YDM is the vibrant dance community in Malmö, Sweden, but we have great hopes that YDM also will be a relevant meeting place for dance groups from all the Nordic countries as well as the greater international dance community.

  • Contribution and support

    Statens Kulturråd, Region Skåne, Malmö Stad, Nordisk Kulturfond, Barnens scen, Moriska paviljongen, Inkonst and Skånes Dansteater contribute and support to make Young Dance Market happen.



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  • the TEAM Behind Young dance market

    Young Dance Market is produced by Scesam, Memory Wax and Freestyle Phanatix

  • Lars Garpenfeldt

    Project manager

    +46 (0)70 605 29 18


    Emily Wilson

    Producer Memory Wax

    +46 (0)70 492 80 30



    Kim Boytler

    Founder Freestyle Phanatix

    +46(0)70 433 23 35



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