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 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

Are you feeling inspired or irritated, excited or confused about contemporary dance you see on stage or encounter in the streets? Do you want to get vocabulary, framework, or a community to express your opinions and bounce back ideas? Then the Audience Club at STHLM DANS is for you. What is the Audience Club? Audience […]

STHLM DANS Third edition is coming!

Welcome to the third edition of STHLM DANS, which will take place in Stockholm, Botkyrka and Haninge from the 2nd to the 12th of May! We invite you to experience, resist and dance. Together. In a year marked by funding cuts in culture and the increased precariousness of the independent dance sector, STHLM DANS offers […]

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 […]

STHLM DANS in Springback Magazine

‘It seems the curatorial effort at STHLM DANS is to work out the new practices of dance mediation rather than classical presentation, and it requires a relational, and environmental approach. It’s not only about the content of pieces but also the function they may serve outside the professional art bubble.’ ‘STHLM DANS: Curating outside the […]

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 […]

A Conversation with An*dre Neely and Moa Johansson

an*dre and moa met in London. Each had arrived from different places (an*dre grew up in Lisbon, Portugal and moa in Dalarna, Sweden), and subsequently became firmly embedded in the city’s queer/ live art/ performance art/ club scene. Although they were both part of the same scene, and so often in the same spaces or […]

STHLM DANS trailer

This year’s gorgeous trailer was created by filmmaker Enya Belak. The soundtrack is by Nicol Parkinson, from Moa Johansson and an*dre neely’s with echoes filling up the orbit, but damaged. Enjoy!