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  • Thank you for YDM

    30-31 of August 2023

    in Malmö, Sweden


  • Photographer Alexis Rodríguez Cancino


    The YDM2023 programme

    - some of the newest and best of Scandinavian dance for young audiences: including two world premieres!


    See the whole programme and list of performances here.

  • Photographer Alexis Rodríguez Cancino

    Dear visitor,

    Children's culture has a strong and very vivid tradition in Sweden, as in all the Nordic countries. With a tradition stretching from H C Andersen's fairy tales via Pippi Longstocking to modern performing arts stories have been told and songs have been sung to many generations children throughout Scandinavia, from the oldest to the youngest. YDM wants to be a part of maintaining and developing that tradition; to reach out to the next generation and to other generations, in Sweden as well as internationally. On this website you will find some great examples of what Scandinavian performing artists are doing today within a story-telling tradition. We hope that you enjoy what you see and that we can experience together these exciting pieces of dance performance art aimed at young audiences.

  • The three editions of YDM

    Young Dance Market (YDM) and was organized for the first time in Malmö in May 2018. Next it was held in 2021, entirely outdoors due to the Corona pandemic. The third edition tokk place in Malmö 30-31 August 2023!