• Young Dance Market 2023



    The third edition of YDM in Malmö, Sweden was arranged 30-31 August in Malmö. Some fantastic Scandinavian dance companies creating performances for young audiences; companies ready to present some of their latest, freshest productions met delegates from all over the world during two exciting days.


    To read more about each performance, click on the images in the section below.

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  • YDM+

    On top of all exciting shows that was presented at YDM 2023 in the general programme we were also introducing a "fringe" program that we called YDM+. This pre-programme took place before the general programme started.

    YDM+ opened with the world premiere of RESPECT by Freestyle Phanatix in the evening the 29 August. It continueed at 10:00 a.m. the day after with Kroppsklubben's performance TOES and after that, Kollaborativet's I AM TIME, I AM SPACE (which is also included later in the general YDM programme).


    To take part of the YDM+ performances you need to book each performance separately in advance, as follows:

    RESPECT, Freestyle Phanatix, 19:00 August 29th: Book at Barnens Scen's webpage.

    TOES, Kroppsklubben, 10:00 August 30th: Book at Barnens Scen's webpage.

    I AM TIME, I AM SPACE, Kollaborativet, 11:00 August 30th: Send an email to jonna.kollaborativet@gmail.com.



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    by Freestyle Phanatix

    At Barnens Scen

    Target audience: age 10+

    A hip hop performance about getting respect and giving respect.

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    by Kroppsklubben (SE)

    At Barnens Scen

    Target audiences: ages 1-5

    Turning the hierarchies of the body up side down! Putting toes in the spotlight, moving toes from bottom to top.

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    by Kollaborativet (SE)

    At Brändan

    Kollaborativet presents an immersive performance for all senses and for all ages.

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    I CAN!

    by Teater Tre

    At Spegelsalen, Moriska Paviljongen

    Through play, humour and movement, we portray the trials and tribulations and

    triumphs common to the 3-year-old and the 63-year-old:

    I Can! (Jag kan! SV)

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    by React Public Performances (SE)

    At Parktorget

    Target audience: ages 6-12 and families

    Strict rules meet crazy chaos in a high-energy movement performance.

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    by Claire Parsons Co (SE)

    At Barnens Scen

    Target audience: age 9+

    An immersive experience of dance, juggling and mime.

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    by Sindri Runudde (SE)

    At Moriskan's main stage

    Target audience: age 4-8

    Sälskap is a performace inspired by the myth of the selkie – a creature half-seal, half-human who lives in the sea. A myth of the oceans.

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    by Waileth/Bardon (SE)

    At S:t Johannes kyrka

    Target audience: age 12-18

    A wordless, vibrating Genesis. A meditative experience of music and dance.

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    by Embla dans och teater (SE)

    At Danscentrum Syd/Kulturhuset Mazetti

    Target audiences: age 6-9

    A mystic performance about dreams and magic, as it takes place in corridors and on stairs.

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    by Bobbi Lo Produktion (SE, DK)

    At Bastionen

    Target audience: ages 12-18

    A breathtaking, immersive dance piece. The third part of Bobbi Lo Production’s trilogy on power and the abuse of power.

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    by Waileth/Bardon (SE)

    At Barnens Scen

    Target audience: ages 2-4 and families
    A teddybear. She’s building something. And a yellow cat wants to join. But he’s not allowed. How will it end? Based on a picture book by Stina Wirsén.

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    by Gazart (DK)

    At Moriskan's main stage

    Target audience: age 5+
    Danish Gazart plays with joy and gender. Five dancers explore and challenge bodily expressions and shapes.



    Photographer Alexis Rodríguez Cancino

    What happens at YDM 2023?

    The festival contained in total twelve full dance productions aimed at young audiences. Some of Sweden’s most prominent dance companies were presented, such as Freestyle Phanatix, Claire Parsons Co and the internationally renowned Danish company Gazart.

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    Easy to come and easy to stay

    The festival takes place at Malmö’s beautiful Folkets Park, within comfortable walking distance of hotels, railway and bus stations. Commuting trains to Copenhagen International Airport leave every 20 minutes. We would also be happy to assist you in organising a room at the comfortable Hotel Scandic Triangeln, situated only a 10 minutes walk from the YDM venues and a 3-minute walk from the train station.

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    Free registration

    You can register for YDM for free. Additional practical information about where to eat, where to stay, maps of Malmö and eventual changes in the programme, will be sent to you by email after you register.