Collectively Advocating for Dance – A Summary

How do we advocate for dance? Who are we advocating for, and how? Together with some of the festival’s artists, dance professionals and organisations, we have discussed the different ways of protesting and advocating for dance on May 7th at Dansmuseet, at the initiative of STHLM DANS. The aim of the discussion was to give […]

Advocating for Dance: With Love by Efva Lilja

STHLM DANCE, Advocating For Dance, opening speech at Dansmuseet, May 7th, 2024. By Efva Lilja WITH LOVE I love you. I don’t love you. I trust you. I don’t trust you. What you call reality is there to be changed. Let’s dance! I dance. I choreograph. I speak, write, draw, get pissed off, make love […]

Join STHLM DANS Audience Club

’The Audience Club is a guided tour through the STHLM DANS festival where we watch shows together, learn about dance art, and discuss the shows with a group of peers using fun formats.’ Anna Kozonina Are you feeling inspired or irritated, excited or confused about contemporary dance you see on stage or encounter in the streets? Do […]

STHLM DANS tredje festival är på gång!

Välkommen till den tredje upplagan av STHLM DANS som äger rum i Stockholm, Botkyrka och Haninge 2-12 maj! Vi bjuder in dig att uppleva, protestera och dansa. Tillsammans. I en tid präglad av nedskärningar inom kulturen och ökad osäkerhet inom det fria dansfältet, erbjuder STHLM DANS ett program för en bred publik. Festivalen syftar till […]

Save the Date and Performances Line Up Announced!

Oops we did it again! STHLM DANS is back for the 3rd year in a row, taking over Stockholm and its region with dance performances, films, talks, workshop and parties. From the 2nd to the 12th of May, we invite you to experience dance in a rich and diverse programme of performances by Linda Blomqvist […]

Watch Bubblegum Paradise films by Amelis Riquelme Nicoletti

For this year’s festival, Stockholm-based choreographer Amelis Riquelme Nicoletti was commissioned to create three dance films together with filmmaker Herman Nygren. Bubblegum Paradise is a surreal, pastel-colored world of dance performances, bold statements and unique embodiment. The films feature amongst other styles Krump and Afro Dance styles that will undoubtedly bring a smile on your […]

Baltic and Nordic Dance Exchange!

To develop and strengthen the exchange between the Swedish and the Baltic dance scenes has been one of the priorities of STHLM DANS since its first edition last year and we aim at keeping the good work in the next years. So how do we do that, and why is this is so important to […]


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