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Sîlan Diljen

#minflykt

Seminar

Last autumn, Swedish public radio aired the documentary #minflykt (#myflight) in which Siljan Diljen described her flight to Sweden. She now meets audiences with her personal tale of escape, inheritance and sorrow but also with pride over being the person she is.

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Sign language

5114 dagar Photo: Ola Kjelbye

5114 dagar

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

How is it to have lived in 5114 days? To be almost adult, but looked upon as a kid. Filled with secrets and longing, but at the same time scared to death.

Theatre

Secondary school

Performance image, åååå snälla följ mig, Photo: Urban Jörén

åååå snälla följ mig <3<3<3

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

A musical for children between the ages of 10-12 about fans, femininity and group belonging.

Musical

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Accessible Performing Arts

How are performing arts to become accessible to everyone? What is required from institutions and independent groups for people with various functional impairments to be able to partake of performing arts on equal terms, both as audiences and on stage?

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Sign language

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Accessible Web – introduction and workshop

Workshop

The Swedish Arts Council requires all cultural groups and institutions in receipt of state funding to have their websites and e-services adapted for accessibility by 2016 at the latest.

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Artistic discussion

Seminar

Meet the artists behind the productions you just have seen or will see. Hear about the processes, choices and conditions around what they produce.

Discuss

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Sign language

bild Bak-å-fram-på, bibu 2018, Photo: Lina Ikse

Bak-å-fram-på

Performance

This performance is not selected by the jury but included in Tema Friktionskraft: Teatercentrum presents a tool for analysing performances to encourage a norm-creative approach to artistic work and audience development within the performing arts.

Friction

Theatre

Dance

Performance image, Barnteater som gränsvakt mellan "barn" och "vuxna", bibu, 2016

Barnteater som gränsvakt mellan ”barn” och ”vuxna”

Seminar

Does children’s theatre exist if there are no “children”? Do we need to start by defining what separates children from adults in order to do culture for children? And how is the category of “children” portrayed on stage? How does dramatic art teach children about what children are like?

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Byggsats Producent

Workshop

Together the participants will build the perfect job desciption for a lasting Producer/Production manager.

Discuss

Chotto Desh (Storbritannien), bibu 2016

Chotto Desh (UK)

Performance

The jury's choice international

Akram Khan’s Desh was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011.

Dance

English

Performance image, Collaborative Theatre, bibu, 2018

Collaborative Theatre & Participation as Citizen Voice Amplifiers for Social Transformation

Seminar

Nabeel’s presentation will focus on his journey to explore theatre and other performance methods that are more sensitive and relevant to local communities, in direct collaboration and partnership with community members.

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English

Cx4: Clowns, Common misunderstandings, Colonialism and Children, bibu 2018

Cx4: Clowns, Common misunderstandings, Colonialism and Children

Seminar

Who can kick who? What’s the role of gender and skin colour? Who finds clowns scary? What are some traps for the aspiring clown?

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English

People dancing, bibu 2016

Danceoke

Other

Almost like karaoke but instead of singing alone, we dance together. It´s easy. Watch, mimic and dance. Like Beyoncé, Whitney, Britney and Gwen. With ÖFA:kollektivet

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English

Party

De Passant, show image, bibu 2018, Photo: Kathleen Michiels

De Passant

Performance

The jury's choice international

Some people feel at home wherever they are. Others spend their whole life looking, wandering hither and thither, longing for a place to put down roots and eventually come home to. But what exactly is home? "De Passant" (The Passer-by) from the Belgian group Laika, is visual, dancing and energetic theatre. A show as as score consisting of individual notes, which gradually harmonize with each other and in the end

Theatre

Dance

Performance image, East Side Stories, Bibu, 2018

East Side Stories

Performance

"East Side Stories" is a musical based on the true stories and the many encounters with people living in the eastern parts of Helsingborg.

Theatre

Musical

Show image, bibu 2016

Echoa (France)

Performance

The jury's choice international

French dance company Arcosm presents the highly praised ECHOA. The production reflects the company’s objective to build bridges between artistic disciplines and languages.

Dance

Musical

English

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Feministic theatre for children

Seminar

Since 2014, Gustav Deinoff and Farnaz Arbabi are the new artistic directors of Unga Klara. They have pursued a clearly anti-racist and feminist profile for the theater.

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Sign language

image festivalparty

Festival Party

The place to meet and talk to colleagues; known and unknown faces in a relaxed atmosphere.

Discuss

Mingle

Party

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Bibu

Fika with bibu

Seminar

"Fika with bibu" is a meeting place for exchange, reflection and conversation between invited foreign guests and Swedish practitioners.

Mingle

English

Game Over, bibu 2016

Game Over

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

When ten years old Lisa is diagnosed with a disease, the kind you don´t get well from, her dad comes up with an idea. He develops a videogame designed to help Lisa and the family to cope with the worst of outcomes.

Theatre

Sign language

Glängtan Photo: Ola Kjelbye

Glängtan

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Below the ground, where we cannot see, the trees lead their mysterious lives. They talk to each other, take care of their youngsters, and they might even remember things.

Theatre

Primary school

Seminar, bibu 2018

Go International! Why and How?

Seminar

”How do you keep your international network alive and kicking? What does it mean to continuously be active on the international stage? What does it take? What is its value? To get attention internationally is complicated, time-consuming and expensive. By collaborating more can be achieved for less money. It is time efficient to share work. To be seen in a context gives maximum efficiency in the actions. By collaborating we

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Hela familjen, Photo: Markus Gårdner

Hela familjen

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Poor Leia (yes, she is named after the lady in the bikini in Star Wars) has a secret love who will dump her twice, but she doesn’t know that yet.

Theatre

Middle school

Performance image, Blaue Frau, bibu 2018

HOW you create determines WHAT you create

Workshop

A workshop with Finnish-Swedish Blaue Frau

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English

Dots, bibu 2016

Independent theatre – anytime – anywhere - Available performances touring 2016-2017

Get informed about current Swedish independent performing art for children and young people touring 2016-2017.

Mingle

Discuss

International reception

Performance

The mayor of Helsingborg welcomes our international guests and shows the town hall. A drink and a snack will be provided by City of Helsingborg.

Mingle

I'm here show image, bibu 2018, Photo: Julia Lindemalm

I´m her(e)

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Ara has skipped school for a very long time now. Because she has been given a room of her own by Virginia Woolf. One billion followers on YouTube, Musica.ly and Instagram can see what she does in there. She can travel wherever she wants to in the world but she doesn’t need to. She can say whatever she likes but she doesn’t. Instead she puts on make-up and proves that

Theatre

JUCK, bibu 2016

JUCK

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

JUCK is a movement, JUCK is activism, JUCK is power, JUCK is not oops I did it again, JUCK is dance. JUCK is.​

Dance

Kabaret de Poche Puppetery

Kabaret de Poche

Performance

Paris, Montmartre, Moulin Rouge ...

Puppetery

Konferenz der wesentlichen Dinge, bibu 2018, Photo: Julius Matuschik

Konferenz der wesentlichen Dinge

Performance

The jury's choice international

What would happen if you could chose your own family? What kind of freedom would it create? Who would take care of whom?

Theatre

English

koreografin performance image, Photo: Johan Sundén

Koreografin

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

"Koreografin" explores the world through movement and investigates how the way we move affects how we perceive the world. What we think, see and feel.

Dance

Middle school

Secondary school

Young adults

performance image LÅR, bibu 2018, Photo: Graham Adey

LÅR

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

"LÅR" is a playful show, a tribute to the thighs where they get to glitter, giggle, be recognised,

Dance

Secondary school

Middle school

Ljuset i samtiden och i framtiden

Seminar

The audience visiting a contemporary performing arts production expects that the stage lighting is very expressive and done with the latest typ of high end equipment as for example moving head and projections. In a talk with lighting designers, moderated by the president for The Association of Swedish Lighting designer, these expectations will be discussed.

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performance image mamman, bibu 2018, Photo: Henrik Dahl

Mamman

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

A show for social justice activists of all sizes. The little town where we lived only had one purpose. The factory.

Theatre

Puppetery

Middle school

Mellan oss

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

What are boundaries, and what do they do to us? Which boundaries can we cross, and are they open to all of us? How does something become boundary-less or boundless?

Dance

Theatre

Preschool

Mingla och möt Sveriges danskonsulenter

Mingle with the regional dance consultant/developers in Sweden, we are also proud to launch our new website and show you examples of what we work with regionally.

Mingle

Morgonyoga, bibu 2016

Morning Yoga

Workshop

Start your festival day with morning yoga at Dunkers Kulturhus, the stairs towards the sound. No prior knowledge or special clothes is required.

Try

performance image myriader av världar, bibu 2018, Photo: Markus Gårdner

Myriader av världar

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Get up CLOSE and personal with art – for babies and toddlers aged 3-18 months. Allow your little one to experience art and explore every corner of the stage!

Opera

Dance

persons in a monster suit

ÖFA: MONSTER

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

ÖFA: Monster is a performance that invites you inside, a show and an experience here monstrous emotions ravages, and where monsters makes room for dreams about alternative realities.

Dance

Oorlog, show image, bibu 2018

Oorlog

Performance

The jury's choice international

A balloon, slowly loosing it’s air. Little helicopters falling of a tree. A shower that weeps. An audience that shoots and three soldiers on roller-skates, speaking backwards with shock. Three soldiers finding themselves in a bizarre, ungraspable world who are helplessly unable to cope: "We wished we had something proper to say. Sorry. But war is just too big, even for us. We are just here to put on a

Theatre

Performance image, Papper - en ordlös saga om livet, bibu 2018, Photo: Petra Hallberg

Papper - en ordlös saga om livet

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Crumpled paper, folded paper, twisted paper, torn paper; a never ending cycle where figures appear out of nowhere, transform, perish - and are resurrected.

Mime

Puppetery

Theatre

Performance image, Pavlovs Tispe, bibu, 2016

Pavlovs Tispe – ett slag ståuppteater (Norge)

Performance

In cooperation with director Kai Johnsen actor Camara Joof has created a performance with events from Camara´s own life where she sometimes fall short, sometime goes to far.

Theatre

Francisca Skoogh

Petrusjka

Other

Rachmaninovs third piano concert, called Rach 3.

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Performance image, Pim & Theo (Danmark), bibu, 2018

Pim & Theo (Danmark)

Performance

It’s a bloody mess in the streets and a moral mess in our heads…

Theatre

English

People on plinth, bibu 2016

Plint - tales from a school gymnasium

Seminar

How can a story wander between different mediums? A three part collaboration set on a vaulting horse; live audio drama, radio theatre and children’s own stories. Plint – is collaboration between Riksteatern and Radio Theatre’s youth program. In the stage version, directed by Maja Salomonsson, the audience members wear earphones and experience different parts of the story at the same time. In the pod version directed by Magnus Berg, the

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Portraying racism and structural racism for the young audience

Seminar

Are stories about xenophobia and structural racism part of today’s performance art for children and the young?

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English

Performance image, Propeté, bibu, 2016

Propreté

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Life is organization who works though a special set of rules.

Dance

Group photo, bibu 2016

Prospero workshops –Developing performing arts for children world wide

Seminar

Welcome to a seminar where we are developing new scripts for children and youths in an intercultural context. We will read new scripts from Uganda, Burkina Faso and Nepal. The seminar is partly held in english.

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English

Rasist? bild

Racist?

Performance

What is it to be a racist in Denmark or Sweden in 2016? Through Facebook the Afro-Danish performer Sara Traore has contacted people with racist beliefs.

Theatre

Rapport från ett omklädningsrum, bibu 2018, Photo: Chrisander Brun

Rapport från ett omklädningsrum

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Dreams, shower gel and sexual harassments – what is really going on in a locker room? What wellknown and untold stories are hidden among sweaty socks and wooden benches?

Theatre

Revolution, bibu 2016

Revolution

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Revolution is a performance about hair, liberation and identity. It is a modern fairytale about the bond we have to our families, friends and loved ones.

Theatre

Performance image, Rhapsody in Black, bibu, 2016

Rhapsody in Black (USA)

Performance

Rhapsody in Black follows one man´s spellbinding personal journey through an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, Pennsylvania to teenage experiments with crime and drugs to scholastic achievement and an acting career that lands him in situations where he is virtually the only African American in the room.

Theatre

English

People running, bibu 2016

Run for your life

Seminar

The climate crisis is one of our time critical issue and if it is great for us as it is crucial for the next generation.

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signalisterna, bibu 2018, Photo: Jonas Jörneberg

Signalisterna

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

"The Signalists" are part of the three-year project named Stafetten, where Masthuggsteater collaborates with students at Sandeklevs school in Bergsjön.

Theatre

Dance

Preschool

Primary school

Sissy Bomb, show image, bibu 2018, Photo: RES

Sissy Bomb

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

A collective and anti-educational project about empowerment and och free spaces for a young audience and grownups (from 14 years and up). With an ongoing reference work that extends from Miley Cyrus to Leigh Bowery, from conversations about radical softness to gender bending Dansstationens Turnékompani and choreographer Martin Forsberg work identity and performativity, together with dancers and performance artists Casper-Malte Augusta and Snorre Jeppe Hansen. Dramaturgical eye is the author

Dance

Performance image, Sisters Academy, bibu, 2016

Sisters Academy – Where art radically meet education and vice versa

Seminar

Gry Worre Hallberg will present the radical art-educational project Sisters Academy.

English

Listen

Six drummers på Operaverkstan, bibu 2016

Six drummers på Operaverkstan

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Where does music begin, and where does it end? What does silence sound like? What do you hear?

Try

Musical

Theatre

Show image, bibu 2016

Sörmlandsmodellen–tillgång till scenkonst för barn och unga

Seminar

All children should have – but what? That question asked Scenkonst Sörmland after 30 years with Sörmlandsmodellen - the comprehensive county theater mission that guarantees all children in the age between 5-15 years a cultural experience two times every school year.

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Dots, bibu 2016

Tea with Teater Tre and Small size

Seminar

Vad är Small size och varför gör vi scenkonst för den yngsta publiken? Med Te-stunden som inramning vill Teater Tre och Sara Myrberg bjuda in till ett samtal om konst för de yngsta och om hur mötet med konstnärer från andra länder kan berika och utveckla. Teater Tre är sedan 2014 med i EU-projektet och nätverket ”Small size performing for the early years” som syftar till att utveckla och utbyta

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Show image, bibu 2016

Teater Smuts startar punkband - Motståndsstrategier i ett fascistiskt Europa

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

What happens to us when uniforms are replaced by polished politicians and who is responsible for the wave of fascist victories around Europe?

Theatre

Musical

Teater Tre och Moomsteatern om europeiskt samarbete

Seminar

Why is it relevant to take part in international cooperation? How does it work and what do you get out of it? Two theaters with focus on production for children and young people share their experiences of being part of cooperation projects co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme.

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Teatercentrums breakfast meeting - get to know the artist behind the performance

Seminar

The artists behind three performances chosen by the jury for bibu.se 2016 have agreed to sit down over breakfast with a small audience to talk about who they are and what they create.

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English

Children playing, bibu 2016

The theatre and the school

Seminar

A seminar about Unga Teaterns experiences building a new organisation where theatre and school meets. Exploring the borders and the possibilities.

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The white stage

Seminar

Which bodies take place on the stage today? Which stories are told and from which perspectives? Can anyone represent anything, and how do we break the white dominance?

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English

Performance image, Törnrosa, bibu 2018, Photo: Sandra Lee Pettersson

Törnrosa – den enda sanna kärlekens tid

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

After a hundred years of sleep, the beautiful princess is about to be awakened by “the one true love’s kiss”.

Theatre

Image of woman, bibu 2016

Transmedial narrative on stage and beyond – two examples from Helsingborg

Seminar

Performing Arts Creator/Director Sara Cronberg elaborates on her experiences from two projects: The Invisible City – a game in development, and Väsen – digitalisation and creative participation in the transmedial performing arts project Little Robinson. In said projects, Sara Cronberg explores how analogue and digitalised layers of various artistic and popular culture modes of expression can be mixed and unite into a whole; a transmedia piece of art. Street art

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tyst performance image bibu 2018, Photo: Lyad Kamel

Tyst

Performance

This performance is not selected by the jury but included in Tema Friktionskraft: Teatercentrum presents a tool for analysing performances to encourage a norm-creative approach to artistic work and audience development within the performing arts.

Friction

Theatre

Upprop för den fria scenkonsten

Upprop för den fria scenkonsten

Seminar

A discussion about the free cultural life in Sweden.

Discuss

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Performance image, Ursäkta, bibu, 2016

Ursäkta, skulle ni kunna svälta lite tystare, vi försöker faktiskt skapa lite ekonomisk tillväxt här borta!

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Four people up in the clouds. Here, money is nothing but numbers.

Theatre

three persons holding hands

Vahák

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

The performance Vahák - violence - takes place in a reality where colonial and homophobic violence act together.

Dance

Theatre

Musical

Vår klass, bibu 2016

Vår klass

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

The play Vår klass tells the story of ten teenagers in a small Polish village in 1925 and through the nazi and sovjet occupations all the way to this day.

Theatre

English

dots bibu

Which kinds of norm violations do child audiences accept?

Seminar

A discussion about children's attitudes toward norms, codes of behavior and traditions as they exist in the theater and within story-telling.

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Kelly Hunter

Workshop med Kelly Hunter – Shakespeare’s Heartbeat – om att skapa scenkonst för och med barn och unga med autism

Workshop

​The Hunter Heartbeat Method is a series of sensory games I have created for children and young people with autism.

English

Sagan om Sverige, bibu 2018, Photo: Linn Saalbach

​Sagan om Sverige

Performance

​Sagan om Sverige is the meeting between the Swedish actor Jörgen and the young, Syrian poet Daniel.

Theatre

Image of people, bibu 2016

”You get used to the beauty” / “We don’t hang out – we walk around”

Seminar

The seminar’s title consists of quotes from youth in Norrbotten (the far north of Sweden) and Botkyrka (a suburb of Stockholm). It is also the titles of two productions based on young people’s own stories from what is considered to be the periphery. The departure points for both productions are interviews, group discussions and interactive work with 13 – 16 year olds in Norrbotten and Botkyrka. The performances are the

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