Biennial program 2022

At Bibu 2022, themes such as Sustainability and Restart run as a common thread throughout our whole program. In addition to the solid program, there is specially curated content in the theme tracks Funktion, ResearchYoung Swedstage and The School as a venue.

 

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Tuesday 17 May

ASSITEJ ARTISTIC ENCOUNTER

Seminar

How can we face the future as artists? What do we need to succeed as TYA artists in the future? Join these interactive sessions as we prepare to face the future together

Performance image Ett frö i rymden

ETT FRÖ I RYMDEN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Marionetteatern upsizes and fills the stage with giant jellyfish, a bicycle fish on wheels, a squirrel that’s fast as lightning and an unstoppable machine. With newly-written music, puppets and colourful stage sets, we invite the audience into an imaginary world full of unexpected friends.

Preschool

Puppetry

Performance image Hear how quiet it is

HÖR SÅ TYST DET ÄR

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Hör så tyst det är as it is, is an interactive experience, for the middle school, created by the performing arts collective Nyxxx, where the audience and actors together create a narrative concert based on sound scenography. With the help of headphones, computers, microphones, effects and other modern music equipment, we explore what is heard and not heard.

Listen

Lower primary school

Middle school

Theatre

Performance image I am time, I am space - A sensory journey of discovery

I AM TIME, I AM SPACE – A SENSORY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

Performance

Light, shadows, reflections, soft, hard, rough, cold, hot, heavy and airy in the sounds of the body. An experiential walk in a landscape where body and space can find their own rhythm to breathe. Rooms to explore, touch, marvel at, change into and vibrate towards. A feeling of being in the present moment.

Dance

Funktion

Performance image Into the roots

INTO THE ROOTS

Performance

With a strong presence, Fanny Kivimäki gives a performance about life, dreams and remorse. Depicted through a combination of expressive music, dreamy video art and with expressive dance in focus. In Into The Roots, Fanny Kivimäki starts from her own and others' homesickness and what we for better or worse associate with our roots.

Lower secondary school

Young Swedstage

Performance image Mantis and the Bee

MANTIS AND THE BEE

Performance

International committee selection

Mantis and the Bee is based on a story of the first people. It is a visual, musical, and humorous exploration of /Xam mythology and the origin of life. The performance uses dance, masks, puppetry, Khoikhoi, and English language.

Middle school

Puppetry

Theatre

Performance image Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan

ÖGONVITTNEN - LEA & STEFAN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

What do you think it was like as a child to end up in a concentration camp during World War II? What places, scents, faces do you think one remember from such an experience? Stefan Zablocki and Lea Gleitman survived the Holocaust – ”Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan” is based on their true life stories and a theatre performance that brings life to the testimonies from the Holocaust and gives them new life through acting, 3D sound and projections.

Upper secondary school

Lower secondary school

Theatre

Opening Ceremony

OPENING CEREMONY BIBU 2022!

Other

Welcome to the opening ceremony of Bibu 2022! The opening starts at 16.00 the 17 May at Helsingborgs Konserthus in the Great Hall under the direction of our conferences Kajsa Giertz, VD at Helsingborgs Stadsteater and Måns Lagerlöf, chairman of Bibu.

Inauguration

Performance image Stranden

STRANDEN

Performance

The set design is adapted with custom-made seating for the audience, and newly composed music is performed live on stage by the actors. The show is built up in several layers to be able to communicate with children who are labelled as having complex needs including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Funktion

Theatre

Wednesday 18 May

ASSITEJ ARTISTIC ENCOUNTER

Seminar

How can we face the future as artists? What do we need to succeed as TYA artists in the future? Join these interactive sessions as we prepare to face the future together

Perfoming image Buster Keaton på månen

BUSTER KEATON PÅ MÅNEN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Suzanne Osten returns to Unga Klara with a play by Gunilla Linn Persson. A story about love between siblings and the farcical aspects of living with a violent father in a marital wreckage. It’s a fun, touching and brutal play with newly written live music by Maria Johansson Josephsson. A slapstick in many layers for the entire family! NOTE! This production will be presented in filmed version that will be

Theatre

CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC AWAKENING FOR A NEW ECONOMICS OF WELL-BEING

Seminar

How is the the alliance of culture and health in the Child’s Cultural and Artistic Awakening an answer for a better tomorrow?

DIGITAL LEAP - CREATING AND SHARING DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE IN ARTISTIC PRODUCTION

Seminar

Creating and sharing digital knowledge in artistic production. Digital Leap offers a training programme and free learning resources – Cookbooks – for circus and dance professionals who are interested in deepening their understanding of digital tools and virtual platforms.

Circus

Dance

English

Performance image Ett frö i rymden

ETT FRÖ I RYMDEN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Marionetteatern upsizes and fills the stage with giant jellyfish, a bicycle fish on wheels, a squirrel that’s fast as lightning and an unstoppable machine. With newly-written music, puppets and colourful stage sets, we invite the audience into an imaginary world full of unexpected friends.

Preschool

Puppetry

GAGA - TRAINING WITH DANSALLIANSEN

Other

Dansalliansen offer GAGA Dancers training for dancers and physical actors during Bibu. Coach: Emma Rozgoni, certified Gaga instructor

Dance

English

GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH PARTICIPATION

Workshop

A guided conversational workshop on the ways in which discomfort in facilitators can function as a warning signal for the pitfalls of participation. After sharing some stories and inviting you into a playful activity, Marieke and Elvira will guide you through different conversational formats in which you yourself reflect on getting uncomfortable with participation.

GUIDED TOUR ON THE BORDER – LOCAL HISTORY EXHIBITION

Other

Take the opportunity to learn a bit about the history of Helsingborg and take part of this guided tour by Jenny Fridh from Dunkers kulturhus. When and why was the town established and who has lived here throughout the centuries? How much history is there to dig up on Helsingborg? Just about anything. In the exhibition On The Border (På Gränsen), we highlight people, objects and special events that tell

Performance image Hear how quiet it is

HÖR SÅ TYST DET ÄR

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Hör så tyst det är as it is, is an interactive experience, for the middle school, created by the performing arts collective Nyxxx, where the audience and actors together create a narrative concert based on sound scenography. With the help of headphones, computers, microphones, effects and other modern music equipment, we explore what is heard and not heard.

Listen

Lower primary school

Middle school

Theatre

Performance image I am time, I am space - A sensory journey of discovery

I AM TIME, I AM SPACE – A SENSORY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

Performance

Light, shadows, reflections, soft, hard, rough, cold, hot, heavy and airy in the sounds of the body. An experiential walk in a landscape where body and space can find their own rhythm to breathe. Rooms to explore, touch, marvel at, change into and vibrate towards. A feeling of being in the present moment.

Dance

Funktion

INTER-GENERATIONAL: A DIALOGUE ON FAIRNESS FOR FUTURE

Workshop

TYA can be a utopian place for all generations. We play with ways of making it available to people of different background. The workshop offers a save and a brave space to express what members of different generations expect, fear and wish from each other, the hopes we share, the energies we can set free and utopias we dream about for our own and each other’s future. The workshop aims

Performance image Mantis and the Bee

MANTIS AND THE BEE

Performance

International committee selection

Mantis and the Bee is based on a story of the first people. It is a visual, musical, and humorous exploration of /Xam mythology and the origin of life. The performance uses dance, masks, puppetry, Khoikhoi, and English language.

Middle school

Puppetry

Theatre

Performance image Mitt jag

MITT JAG

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The performance Mitt jag encourages a positive self-image and seeing the beauty of our differences. Through movement and textiles, we together create an illuminated sculptural world where the starting point is that all bodies are beautiful and valuable.

Dance

Middle school

NEXT GENERATION - A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD

Seminar

Session is focused on motivating national centers by sharing three NG success stories along with NG alumni to look at how they can build on their experience of the residency.

Performance image Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan

ÖGONVITTNEN - LEA & STEFAN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

What do you think it was like as a child to end up in a concentration camp during World War II? What places, scents, faces do you think one remember from such an experience? Stefan Zablocki and Lea Gleitman survived the Holocaust – ”Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan” is based on their true life stories and a theatre performance that brings life to the testimonies from the Holocaust and gives them new life through acting, 3D sound and projections.

Upper secondary school

Lower secondary school

Theatre

Performance image På ren svenska

PÅ REN SVENSKA

Performance

Swedish jury selection

På ren svenska (In Pure Swedish) is a performance that examines what it is to be Swedish. How is a national affiliation created? How does one become Swedish? And who can join the community?

Lower secondary school

Theatre

PERFORMING GREEN - TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR

Seminar

During the winter and spring 2021/2022 ASSITEJ Sweden arranged a workshop series in collaboration with with the Danish organization Bæredygtig Scenekunst NU about sustainability in the performing arts field.

Hållbarhet

REMAPPING INDIGENOUS PRESENCE ON STAGE

Seminar

Get an international perspective on the indigenous presence on stage with this indigenous-led discussion where artists from Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand share their ideas and experiences. How do indigenous artists express their identity and connection to their land through performing arts? How is indigenous art funded and managed at the national level? How can indigenous artists connect and collaborate at the international level? What role can culture play

REPRESENTATION, CREATION AND INSPIRATION

Seminar

Glad Theatre has taken the initiative to create a series of international artist residencies in which they invite artists who inspires them into spaces of creation and exploration. Their first artist residency was created in collaboration with the London-based theatre Complicité.

English

Funktion

Theatre

Perfomance image SAJJVA - The other world

SAAJVA, THE OTHER WORLD

Performance

A dance piece where the choreographer Ola Stinnerbom has developed an acrobatic dance technique on constantly staying and dancing upside down. In the older Saami Culture, the Kingdome of death was a mirror world directly beneath us.

Dance

Young Swedstage

SALTBUSH

Performance

International committee selection

Saltbush is a plant that can be found throughout Australia in almost all Aboriginal lands, and so it represents a common thread between all the different nations of Australian Indigenous peoples. The narrative centres on the journey of two friends and their spiritual guide on foot as they cross Australian landscapes – river country, an urban landscape, desert and the sea. The journey is one of discovering the land, growing an understanding and acknowledging how it challenges or provokes personal journeys.

Dance

Preschool

Performance image Stora drömspelet

STORA DRÖMSPELET

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Stora drömspelet is a show for everyone who still got a childish mind left. Erik Holmström has together with the ensemble created a spectacle for the youngest audience. I Stora drömspelet, the audience gets to step into a world where anything can happen and both dreams and things come to life. Stora drömspelet is written for the youngest (3-6 years) but also arouses the imagination of the older audience.

Family

Preschool

Puppetry

Theatre

Performance image Stranden

STRANDEN

Performance

The set design is adapted with custom-made seating for the audience, and newly composed music is performed live on stage by the actors. The show is built up in several layers to be able to communicate with children who are labelled as having complex needs including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Funktion

Theatre

THE ROLE OF THE ONLINE FORMAT IN THE THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (TYA)

Seminar

The round table "The role of the online format in the TYA". We will think how online projects can help our live international events become better prepared, lower in cost and more eco-friendly.

English

THEATRE AND LIVELIHOOD - A CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Seminar

This Roundtable Discussion, will see participants share their thoughts on the relation between theatre and livelihood. They would answer the question, 'is theatre alone to earn a livelihood?'

UMBRELLA SESSIONS - DEVELOP YOUR ASSITEJ NATIONAL CENTRE OR NETWORK

Seminar

UMBRELLA networking is for anyone engaged in an ASSITEJ National Centre or ASSITEJ Network as a board member, staff, volunteer, or active member. It is also for members who wish to create a new Centre or Network.

Performance image Vara

VARA

Performance

Vara is a performance with humor and imagination where the audience gets to follow Hamlet's grief and frustration for the first time in her parents' divorce. The audience gets to see her try to take power over a situation the adult world has chosen that completely changes the scene for her entire life. All Hamlet wants is for it to be as before, for everyone to stop feeling sorry for her and to just be allowed to be…

Lower primary school

The school as venue

Theatre

Thursday 19 May

ASSITEJ ARTISTIC ENCOUNTER

Seminar

How can we face the future as artists? What do we need to succeed as TYA artists in the future? Join these interactive sessions as we prepare to face the future together

Performance image Beyond Sensation

BEYOND SENSATION

Performance

International committee selection

Beyond Sensation is based on the concept of “creating the new with tradition and building the old with future”. With cooperation and exchange between the two parties, the future image is portrayed with the present image in a minimalist style.

Theatre

Perfoming image Buster Keaton på månen

BUSTER KEATON PÅ MÅNEN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Suzanne Osten returns to Unga Klara with a play by Gunilla Linn Persson. A story about love between siblings and the farcical aspects of living with a violent father in a marital wreckage. It’s a fun, touching and brutal play with newly written live music by Maria Johansson Josephsson. A slapstick in many layers for the entire family! NOTE! This production will be presented in filmed version that will be

Theatre

c/o UNG TEATER - AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON ACTING TRAINING

Seminar

Four persons from four countries meet in a conversation to elucidate and discuss views on theatre for youth and what place it could be given in acting education from an international perspective.

English

Theatre

Performance image Čázevulošnieida - The Underwater girl

Čázevulošnieida – THE UNDERWATER GIRL

Performance

International committee selection

Čázevulošnieida, directly translated to The underwater girl, is an interdisciplinary work of art. The work is both an art installation and a dance art performance based on the Sea Sámi story ‘Undervannsjenta’ and about the world that is both next to, above and below the sea.

Dance

Preschool

DANCE PERCEPTION AND EXPRESSION OF THE VERY YOUNG AUDIENCES

Seminar

Seminar for performing arts professionals on dance perception and expression of very young audience including methodology presentation, observation of baby dance class and discussions.

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT AND DISABILITY; REACHING FURTHER - A PRESENTATION

Seminar

Rosie Heafford, Artistic Director of Second Hand Dance, presents a talk on digital engagement and developing access tools for young audiences. The activity will be presented with the use of audio visual and slides. Rosie Heafford is a disabled choreographer and Artistic Director of Second Hand Dance. Established in 2013, Second Hand Dance have toured the globe – from the UK to Europe, China, Canada, and the USA. They create

Funktion

Performance image Fångad i ett nätverk

FÅNGAD I ETT NÄTVERK

Performance

Fångad i ett nätverk is a play to be played in classrooms about exposure online that aim to build safety and confidence between actors and audience. It focuses on the vulnerability for young girls, and boys, in constant exposure online and what that do to their self-image, integrity and well-being.

Lower secondary school

The school as venue

Theatre

Young adults

FROM CASTING TO PERFORMANCE - ACTORS WITH DISABILITIES FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Workshop

Gain practical tools for the casting, rehearsal, and performance process of actors with disabilities. Engage with best practices for this work across a range of TYA content and actor disability. In this interactive session, participants will gain practical tools for the casting, rehearsal, and performance process to include actors with disabilities in their main stage season. Utilizing production examples from The Rose Theater and Children’s Theater of Madison, we will

Funktion

GAGA - TRAINING WITH DANSALLIANSEN

Other

Dansalliansen offer GAGA Dancers training for dancers and physical actors during Bibu. Coach: Emma Rozgoni, certified Gaga instructor

Dance

English

GUIDED TOUR ON THE BORDER – LOCAL HISTORY EXHIBITION

Other

Take the opportunity to learn a bit about the history of Helsingborg and take part of this guided tour by Jenny Fridh from Dunkers kulturhus. When and why was the town established and who has lived here throughout the centuries? How much history is there to dig up on Helsingborg? Just about anything. In the exhibition On The Border (På Gränsen), we highlight people, objects and special events that tell

KEYNOTE SEMINAR - CREATING POSSIBILITIES AND CO-CREATING ARTISTIC WORK

Seminar

For children and youth with complex needs. Key note by Ellie Griffiths, Oily Cart theatre with special guest speaker Fiona Ferguson, Imaginate.

English

Funktion

MEANINGFUL CO-DESIGN ACROSS AUDIENCE AND COMMUNITY

Seminar

A case study in empowering young audiences with the skills to be future change makers. This will be a discussion on the findings on co-design during mid and short term production projects, followed by a short activity where participants will be encouraged to consider power dynamics in their work.

Performance image Mitt jag

MITT JAG

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The performance Mitt jag encourages a positive self-image and seeing the beauty of our differences. Through movement and textiles, we together create an illuminated sculptural world where the starting point is that all bodies are beautiful and valuable.

Dance

Middle school

Perfomance image Mizeria

MIZERIA

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The twins Aicha and Ali were born on the same day, in the same family and both carry their postcode as a flag. On each side, they struggle to find their way between pile of pipes, washing times, telemarketing jobs, school, Gucci Becker bags, snap stories, love, friends - and grief. In recent years, there have been more funerals than student clinics in the area where they live. And in the end, they both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities.

Lower secondary school

Theatre

Young adults

Performance image Nätet

NÄTET

Performance

Agnes is an up-and-coming writer whose debut was a big hit. Felix is an artist who has been assigned to illustrate Agnes’ new book - a horror story for teenagers. They have never met before but now they are travelling on a bumpy gravel road, two strangers on their way to a remotecottage. They don’t know that they are embarking on the adventure of their lives and about to unfold a story beyond their wildest imagination!

Middle school

The school as venue

Theatre

Performance image Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan

ÖGONVITTNEN - LEA & STEFAN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

What do you think it was like as a child to end up in a concentration camp during World War II? What places, scents, faces do you think one remember from such an experience? Stefan Zablocki and Lea Gleitman survived the Holocaust – ”Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan” is based on their true life stories and a theatre performance that brings life to the testimonies from the Holocaust and gives them new life through acting, 3D sound and projections.

Upper secondary school

Lower secondary school

Theatre

OPEN STAGES: PERFORMING ARTS AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

Seminar

At the occasion of ASSITEJ's Artistic Gathering in 2019, ASSITEJ France, Italy and Spain united and launched Open Stages. This project, articulated around the website openstages.net, which has been presented at the Assitej International World Congress 2021, wants to promote all that is imagined and produced by the TYA community around the globe to address the issue of migrants and refugees. It is open to everyone who intends to present

Performance image På ren svenska

PÅ REN SVENSKA

Performance

Swedish jury selection

På ren svenska (In Pure Swedish) is a performance that examines what it is to be Swedish. How is a national affiliation created? How does one become Swedish? And who can join the community?

Lower secondary school

Theatre

PLAYFUL ACTIVISM - EXPLORING HOW PLAY CAN BE USED TO SPARK CHANGE

Workshop

Toby Peach, Associate Director of innovative UK theatre makers, Coney, will introduce their Playful Activism practice that has been used to inspire social change with young people over the past 5 years. Based on a methodology of play, participants will explore a framework of creating work for social change and how we can use these to push towards a more sustainable future

Performance image Playful Tiger

PLAYFUL TIGER

Performance

Playful Tiger is for children and young people with complex needs such as autism. It tells the story of a tiger’s visit to a rigid family home where he turns their world upside down. It’s chaotic but brilliantly fun, with a focus on sensory engagement. Playfulness within the work creates space for a two-way response between the audience and performers.

Circus

Dance

Funktion

RESEARCHING TYA: THE WORK OF ITYARN - HEAR WHAT RESEARCH CAN DO FOR YOU

Seminar

Presented by: ITYARN (International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network)

Perfomance image SAJJVA - The other world

SAAJVA, THE OTHER WORLD

Performance

A dance piece where the choreographer Ola Stinnerbom has developed an acrobatic dance technique on constantly staying and dancing upside down. In the older Saami Culture, the Kingdome of death was a mirror world directly beneath us.

Dance

Young Swedstage

SALTBUSH

Performance

International committee selection

Saltbush is a plant that can be found throughout Australia in almost all Aboriginal lands, and so it represents a common thread between all the different nations of Australian Indigenous peoples. The narrative centres on the journey of two friends and their spiritual guide on foot as they cross Australian landscapes – river country, an urban landscape, desert and the sea. The journey is one of discovering the land, growing an understanding and acknowledging how it challenges or provokes personal journeys.

Dance

Preschool

Performance image Shel We

SHEL WE

Performance

International committee selection

Shel We is an enchanting, playfully intriguing and visually stunning dance show created by Tupua Tigafua. A highly accomplished dancer and choreographer who has had an illustrious career dancing for some of Aotearoa’s creative elite and one of the most ingenious storytellers of this generation.

Dance

English

Middle school

Performance image Stora drömspelet

STORA DRÖMSPELET

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Stora drömspelet is a show for everyone who still got a childish mind left. Erik Holmström has together with the ensemble created a spectacle for the youngest audience. I Stora drömspelet, the audience gets to step into a world where anything can happen and both dreams and things come to life. Stora drömspelet is written for the youngest (3-6 years) but also arouses the imagination of the older audience.

Family

Preschool

Puppetry

Theatre

Performance image Storm

STORM

Performance

Designed for children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum, this enchanting, intimate production has been carefully designed to put audience members at ease throughout, giving them space and time to move freely and experience the show in their own way.

Funktion

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - ESTONIA

Seminar

Talk on minority culture groups in Estonia.

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - LATVIA

Seminar

LATVIA Workshop: What is a contemporary theatre show for children and young people today? “The Children’s and Youth Theater Institute” is developing and researching a method that allows theatre professionals to acquire the necessary skills in creating contemporary theatre show for children and youth, respecting the needs of the audience at a particular age. Workshop and discussion with Jānis Znotiņš - director of Valmiera’s Summer theatre children and youth program.

English

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - NORWAY

Seminar

Seminar on National Identity in Performing Arts in relations to a Nordic-Baltic regional identity.

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - VOICES OF YOUNG: SUSTAINABILITY AND PARTICIPATION

Seminar

Round Table: Voices of young - Sustainability & Participation Nordic-Baltic Youth Residency brings together young people (aged 16 – 19) from the Nordic and Baltic area, including Sapmi and Greenland, for artistic work and discussions within the field of performing arts with focus on children and youth. The project also aims to set these themes in the context of working for a sustainable future. Round Table hosted by Nordic-Baltic Youth

THEATRE FOR EMERGING TRUTH AND LIBERATORY ACTIONS

Seminar

The session highlights the Applied Theatre processes being worked with the children, of urban slums and schools, focusing on education system, climate sustainability practices, Peace & Justice.

English

THINKING ABOUT ARTISTIC CREATION FOR EARLY YEARS - MASTERCLASS with Barbara Kölling

Workshop

Small Size Network invites you to a collective reflection and dialogue about artistic creation for early years facilitated by Barbara Kölling, artistic director of Helios theater from Hamm, Germany. The conversations will have as point of departure two performances in the Bibu programme, so we strongly encourage you to see these performances at Bibu (if you have not seen them at other festivals). The performances are “Saltbush” by Insite Arts

English

Performance image Time Loops

TIME LOOPS

Performance

Time Loops wants to find the extraordinary and remarkable in the everyday. Investigate community, location and time in relation to people, routines and landmarks in some residential areas in Skåne. Praise the power of creating something unique along with dance, movement, sound and music. The project is aimed at children, young people and adults.

Dance

UNDERSTANDING DESIGN THINKING IN CLASSROOM DRAMA

Workshop

Look at “ Gender Equality” in the context of design thinking tools and case studies from rural parts of India. In this workshop we will be integrating Design thinking and classroom drama. Design thinking provides a non-linear user centred framework which can be easily adapted in any classroom setting. In our workshop, participants will get to understand “what”, “how” design thinking, can be adapted in drama activities and exercises. Case

YOUNG DANCE NETWORK OPEN UP

Seminar

YDN is opening up. The Young Dance Network is conceived as a network for exchange and aims to give space for different voices of professionals in the field of dance for young audience. From 2022 we will be open to welcome active members. This event is to explain how we envision it.

Friday 20 May

ASSITEJ INTERNATIONAL - CREATIVE EUROPE SUPPORTS ASSITEJ

Seminar

ASSITEJ International is from 2022 supported by Creative Europe to build the collective resilience of theatre and the performing arts for young Audiences. This presentation and conversation is about what this support and official status means for ASSITEJ globally and in Europe.

Performance image Beyond Sensation

BEYOND SENSATION

Performance

International committee selection

Beyond Sensation is based on the concept of “creating the new with tradition and building the old with future”. With cooperation and exchange between the two parties, the future image is portrayed with the present image in a minimalist style.

Theatre

Performance image Čázevulošnieida - The Underwater girl

Čázevulošnieida – THE UNDERWATER GIRL

Performance

International committee selection

Čázevulošnieida, directly translated to The underwater girl, is an interdisciplinary work of art. The work is both an art installation and a dance art performance based on the Sea Sámi story ‘Undervannsjenta’ and about the world that is both next to, above and below the sea.

Dance

Preschool

CUBAN CHILDREN AND YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Seminar

Conference on Theater and sustainable development in Cuba. Voices and strategies for a new world at the XXI ASSITEJ World Congress, 2024.

Performance image Do as I say

DO AS I SAY

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The performance is interactive and both the audience and dancers receive verbal instructions from a recorded voice, but who is actually in charge? Through abstract choreography and concrete stories, the audience is taken through an emotional and thought-provoking journey. How does group pressure affect us? Who is an authority? Why do we all do as he says? And what happens if we don’t or if we say no?

Lower secondary school

Young Swedstage

Performance image Fanfiction

FANFICTION

Performance

Swedish jury selection

From her old letters, diaries and family albums, Johanna Karlsson creates a scenic fanzine. In the performance, she cuts apart memories and books in an attempt to create a new story; with a happy ending. Fanfiction is a monologue performance that examines fangirls and unconditional love. It is based on a 12-year-old girl's great love for Måns Zelmerlöw.

Lower secondary school

Theatre

Performance image Free room to play

FREE ROOM TO PLAY

Performance

Free Room to Play want to create new possibilities for children and young people with disabilities to create and perform music. To widen the understanding of the ability of these young people as creators and allow them to take center stage in the finest concert halls in Sweden.

Funktion

GAGA - TRAINING WITH DANSALLIANSEN

Other

Dansalliansen offer GAGA Dancers training for dancers and physical actors during Bibu. Coach: Emma Rozgoni, certified Gaga instructor

Dance

English

GUIDED TOUR ON THE BORDER – LOCAL HISTORY EXHIBITION

Other

Take the opportunity to learn a bit about the history of Helsingborg and take part of this guided tour by Jenny Fridh from Dunkers kulturhus. When and why was the town established and who has lived here throughout the centuries? How much history is there to dig up on Helsingborg? Just about anything. In the exhibition On The Border (På Gränsen), we highlight people, objects and special events that tell

Perfomance image Häxor

HÄXOR

Performance

Häxor are in our midst and have been around for hundreds of years, but how do you recognize a witch? How do you know it's not a witch sitting opposite you on the bus, who's your teacher, or who's your married aunt? Welcome to the magic meeting of witches!

Lower primary school

Young Swedstage

INFINITE FUTURES, INFINITE SOULS - THEATRE PEDAGOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Workshop

For Theatre Lab (Youth) students, their only 'embodied' time during the pandemic was when they came to our farm, in Covid bubbles, to live and work. They harvested fruit and made a blended work called “What’s Inside?”. They built a duck pond and debated whether algorithms were more dependable than emotions. We hosted one group of students for a three-month residency. They entered, scared, insecure and left feeling connected and

LET'S TALK ABOUT MONEY

Seminar

Or is that something we shouldn't talk about? How does a performing artist make a living? We put a couple of questions on the round table about markets, attitudes towards money and maybe touch some taboos..... In this kitchen table talk we will meet experienced dance professionals that will give their answers to questions like "is there an international market for performing arts?" and " if so, what does it

English

Perfomance image Mizeria

MIZERIA

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The twins Aicha and Ali were born on the same day, in the same family and both carry their postcode as a flag. On each side, they struggle to find their way between pile of pipes, washing times, telemarketing jobs, school, Gucci Becker bags, snap stories, love, friends - and grief. In recent years, there have been more funerals than student clinics in the area where they live. And in the end, they both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities.

Lower secondary school

Theatre

Young adults

Performance image Mysteriet på Gården

MYSTERIET PÅ GÅRDEN

Performance

This is an exciting performance that is played outdoors on the preschool / school yard. Three fairy tale archaeologists come to the preschool yard because they heard that a fairy tale had taken place at this very place a long time ago, long before there were houses and toys here. Now they need the help of preschool children to solve the mystery of what fairy tale it was. Together, they must overcome obstacles and challenges. The preschool yard becomes a desert, a castle or a large forest. With courage and imagination, they solve the mystery.

Preschool

The school as venue

Theatre

NADAM - A SONIC EXPERIENCE FOR BABIES

Seminar

In this lecture, Dr. Natalie Alexandra Tse (LittleCr3atures™ Singapore) discusses the importance of the Arts for early years from the perspective of the creation of a sonic experience for babies underpinned by Asian (e.g., Chinese, Indian, Japanese) philosophical ideas of sound, nature, and being. A case study was conducted to collect data from the creation and performance of a sonic experience for babies between August 2018 to February 2019. Results

Performance image Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan

ÖGONVITTNEN - LEA & STEFAN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

What do you think it was like as a child to end up in a concentration camp during World War II? What places, scents, faces do you think one remember from such an experience? Stefan Zablocki and Lea Gleitman survived the Holocaust – ”Ögonvittnen - Lea & Stefan” is based on their true life stories and a theatre performance that brings life to the testimonies from the Holocaust and gives them new life through acting, 3D sound and projections.

Upper secondary school

Lower secondary school

Theatre

Performance image Orfeus & Eurydike

ORFEUS & EURYDIKE

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Orfeus & Eurydike is based on the story of Orfeus who in his despair after losing his beloved steps into the underworld to bring her back. The story poses questions about what it is to love and mourn. There is an added dimension to the Unga på Operan production in the form of young, modern voices.

Dance

Performance image Playful Tiger

PLAYFUL TIGER

Performance

Playful Tiger is for children and young people with complex needs such as autism. It tells the story of a tiger’s visit to a rigid family home where he turns their world upside down. It’s chaotic but brilliantly fun, with a focus on sensory engagement. Playfulness within the work creates space for a two-way response between the audience and performers.

Circus

Dance

Funktion

REVIVAL OF ANCIENT NATURE RITUALS

Seminar

How we can creatively work with children on sustainable development. My experiences in using Iranian mythical narratives and ancient rain rituals in a children drama class to remind the value of water resources in parallel with teaching drama.

Performance image Shel We

SHEL WE

Performance

International committee selection

Shel We is an enchanting, playfully intriguing and visually stunning dance show created by Tupua Tigafua. A highly accomplished dancer and choreographer who has had an illustrious career dancing for some of Aotearoa’s creative elite and one of the most ingenious storytellers of this generation.

Dance

English

Middle school

Performance image Snö

SNÖ

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The snow creaks and squeaks. The ice is cracking. The animals move across the landscape. Nature is self-evident, eternal and unadulterated. A source of energy and reflection. The Sami language has 200 words for snow: Melted snow, flying snow, sticky snow, hard snow, icy snow and more.

Dance

Preschool

Puppetry

Young Swedstage

Performance image Storm

STORM

Performance

Designed for children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum, this enchanting, intimate production has been carefully designed to put audience members at ease throughout, giving them space and time to move freely and experience the show in their own way.

Funktion

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - FINLAND

Seminar

Seminar on collaboration between festivals and artists in the Nordic Baltic Region to ensure good sustainable practices.

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - LITHUANIA

Seminar

Workshop/discussion: Kitchen of traditional creative theater games with contemporary spices.

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - SWEDEN

Seminar

Seminar on Perspectives on distribution – how do we organize to secure children’s rights to performing arts in school?

THE NORDIC BALTIC HOUSE - YOUTH RESIDENCY: REFLECTIONS OF YOUNG

Seminar

Reflections of young: “This is What I Saw”. Feedback and reflections from the youth participants about selected performances being part of the festival. Hosted by Nordic-Baltic Youth Residency participants.

THE NORDIC BALTIC NETWORK

Seminar

A tasting menu from current Nordic-Baltic Performing Arts for Young Audiences. Presentation of selected artists/performing arts companies from each country in the network. A presentation each of current productions - 8 countries x 15 minutes = 120 minutes of Nordic-Baltic performing arts.

THINKING ABOUT ARTISTIC CREATION FOR EARLY YEARS - MASTERCLASS with Barbara Kölling

Workshop

Small Size Network invites you to a collective reflection and dialogue about artistic creation for early years facilitated by Barbara Kölling, artistic director of Helios theater from Hamm, Germany. The conversations will have as point of departure two performances in the Bibu programme, so we strongly encourage you to see these performances at Bibu (if you have not seen them at other festivals). The performances are “Saltbush” by Insite Arts

English

Performance image Tigern i magen

TIGERN I MAGEN

Performance

Tigern i magen is written by the comic book author Sara Hansson and is presented in collaboration with Banditsagor. With the help of a picturesque world of sound and a dollhouse-like scenography, we are moved into a chaotic reality where ordinary mashed potatoes become high scales and the sauce dangerous quicksand.

Family

Preschool

Theatre

Performance image Time Loops

TIME LOOPS

Performance

Time Loops wants to find the extraordinary and remarkable in the everyday. Investigate community, location and time in relation to people, routines and landmarks in some residential areas in Skåne. Praise the power of creating something unique along with dance, movement, sound and music. The project is aimed at children, young people and adults.

Dance

Performance image Våra viktigaste vuxna

VÅRA VIKTIGASTE VUXNA

Performance

Swedish jury selection

In the adult world, it is common to like and think about children, but the year when the children's convention became Swedish law, Angereds Teater became the perspective and let the children like the adults. What are adults really good for and what should you use them for? Våra viktigaste vuxna are based on in-depth interviews with children of different ages, conducted by Ylva Martens, award-winning journalist and author.

Lower primary school

Theatre

Performance image Drömlek

WOW, WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?

Seminar

Performance dramaturgy in contemporary circus The “wow-effect” is great in the genre of circus.The artists are risking their lives before us, the comic of the scene surprises and the human potential is strained making us feel that anything is possible.

Circus

English

Illustration Young Swedstage

YOUNG SWEDSTAGE: WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Seminar

For Young Swedstage we have selected eight productions from different genres, able to tour and accessible for a non-Swedish speaking audience. What are our fellow programmers and festival directors looking for when programming festivals and venues? In this conversation foreign and Swedish festival directors, programmers and guest venues discusses what is topical, passable, taboo and interesting in different countries, contexts and traditions.

Saturday 21 May

BIBUPARTY!

Other

bibu invites you to a party on Friday 20 May at The Tivoli between 7 pm-1am. Come and mingle, be inspired and talk to known and unknown. The vinyl bar opens already at 5 pm if you want to eat something or mingle before, 7 pm the large hall opens and at 8.30 pm there is a pre-party / ceremony. The party is included in your bibu pass but you

Mingle

BOOK PRESENTATION: CULTURAL POLICY FOR ARTS EDUCATION

Seminar

The Research Program of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development at the University of Hildesheim in Germany brought together experts from the Universities in Dar Es Salam, Kampala, Nairobi, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Casablanca and Tunis and further independent researchers to exchange concepts in Cultural Policy for Arts Education. Discussed with the participants of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering.

Discuss

English

Research

CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS VOICES - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Seminar

A unique opportunity to experience indigenous artists speaking about their artistic work, including artistic languages and narratives. Celebrating Indigenous Voices - what stories are we telling, and what stories we want to tell in the future.

English

CHAIN REACTION - HOW TO USE NETWORKING TO BUILD NEW SUSTAINABILITY PATTERNS

Workshop

The workshop aims to sharing and raise networking practices considering the networking as a tool to support the cooperation versus competition and to develop sustainability long-term patterns.

CREATING PERFORMANCES FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES WHO HAVE THE MOST BARRIERS TO ACCESS

Workshop

Workshops for actors and dancers with Ellie Griffiths (UK) and Natasha Gilmore (SCT-UK) Ellie Griffiths is artistic director of Oily Cart Theatre and has been a performer and director in several of their performances. Oily Cart Theatre, who in 2022 is celebrating 40 years of artistic work, creates sensory performances for children who have the most barriers to access. Natasha Gilmore - choreographer, founder, and artistic director of Barrowland Ballet

Circus

English

Funktion

Theatre

Performance image Do as I say

DO AS I SAY

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The performance is interactive and both the audience and dancers receive verbal instructions from a recorded voice, but who is actually in charge? Through abstract choreography and concrete stories, the audience is taken through an emotional and thought-provoking journey. How does group pressure affect us? Who is an authority? Why do we all do as he says? And what happens if we don’t or if we say no?

Lower secondary school

Young Swedstage

Performance image Fanfiction

FANFICTION

Performance

Swedish jury selection

From her old letters, diaries and family albums, Johanna Karlsson creates a scenic fanzine. In the performance, she cuts apart memories and books in an attempt to create a new story; with a happy ending. Fanfiction is a monologue performance that examines fangirls and unconditional love. It is based on a 12-year-old girl's great love for Måns Zelmerlöw.

Lower secondary school

Theatre

Performance image Free room to play

FREE ROOM TO PLAY

Performance

Free Room to Play want to create new possibilities for children and young people with disabilities to create and perform music. To widen the understanding of the ability of these young people as creators and allow them to take center stage in the finest concert halls in Sweden.

Funktion

ITYARN - BOOKRELEASE

Seminar

ITYARN Book Launch: Diversity, Representation and Culture in TYA

Performance image The Choreography

KOREOGRAFIN

Performance

The Choreography is based on audience participation. Everyone in the audience gets a pair of headphones through which they will hear a voice telling them how to move, how to relate to one’s body and how to relate to one another. In other words, there are no dancers in the performance, but it is instead the audience members who create The Choreography together.

Young Swedstage

Performance image Lilla Svansjön

LILLA SVANSJÖN

Performance

Claire Parsons' performance Lilla Svansjön was created in collaboration with Unga Dramaten in Stockholm. Instead of the graceful swans that the visitor expects, three figures appear on stage trying out flights, tackling a silver lake and finding the best steps for groups in groups. When it comes to who can take a seat and the expectations of how things should be done. It is a great classic in a new version that is about taking other steps than expected.

Dance

Young Swedstage

Illustration Next Generation

MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION (GIVING YOU PLACEMAKING)

Seminar

The Next Generation is a residency program aiming to support artistic and cultural exchange and collaboration between international artists under 36 with an interest for working with performing arts for children and youth. ASSITEJ Sweden and Bibu have invited 16 actors, scenographers, scientists and producers from around the globe to attend Bibu. The 2022 Next Generation program theme is “placemaking” – a method for developing public spaces in long term

Performance image Mitatim

MISTATIM

Performance

International committee selection

An unforgettable story of reconciliation, Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways they are worlds apart, that is, until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down. This timeless story is more relevant than ever before, bringing together two worlds that are seemingly far apart in an award-winning theatre production for young audiences

Dance

Theatre

Performance image Mizeria

MOLN

Performance

Swedish jury selection

Moln is a circus performance imbued with music and inspired by the life and work of legendary Swedish poet Karin Boye. Its framework is the tale of a collection of individuals living at each other’s mercy in a sort of vacuum between childhood and adolescence. This performance is a “dream play” that with a light and poetic touch casts itself between the dark existential abyss and the bright, light clouds that coexist inside all of us, particularly on the brink between childhood and adulthood.

Circus

Young Swedstage

Performance image Katma Teater

NORWAY NOW - PITCH SESSION/GET TO KNOW NORWAY

Other

Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN), Scenekunstbruket and Assitej Norway invite you to participate at Norway Now: Young Audiences/ Get to know Norway on Saturday May 21st. Norway Now is a concept for promoting Norwegian performing arts internationally. Now in its tenth year, we are very happy to launch the first version of the concept aimed at performing arts for a young audience. Join us for an introduction of 13 Norwegian artists and a brief introductory to the performing arts scene in Norway.

Performance image Playful Tiger

PLAYFUL TIGER

Performance

Playful Tiger is for children and young people with complex needs such as autism. It tells the story of a tiger’s visit to a rigid family home where he turns their world upside down. It’s chaotic but brilliantly fun, with a focus on sensory engagement. Playfulness within the work creates space for a two-way response between the audience and performers.

Circus

Dance

Funktion

Performance image Snö

SNÖ

Performance

Swedish jury selection

The snow creaks and squeaks. The ice is cracking. The animals move across the landscape. Nature is self-evident, eternal and unadulterated. A source of energy and reflection. The Sami language has 200 words for snow: Melted snow, flying snow, sticky snow, hard snow, icy snow and more.

Dance

Preschool

Puppetry

Young Swedstage

Performance image Stranden

STRANDEN

Performance

The set design is adapted with custom-made seating for the audience, and newly composed music is performed live on stage by the actors. The show is built up in several layers to be able to communicate with children who are labelled as having complex needs including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Funktion

Theatre

Performance image Tigern i magen

TIGERN I MAGEN

Performance

Tigern i magen is written by the comic book author Sara Hansson and is presented in collaboration with Banditsagor. With the help of a picturesque world of sound and a dollhouse-like scenography, we are moved into a chaotic reality where ordinary mashed potatoes become high scales and the sauce dangerous quicksand.

Family

Preschool

Theatre

Performance image Time Loops

TIME LOOPS

Performance

Time Loops wants to find the extraordinary and remarkable in the everyday. Investigate community, location and time in relation to people, routines and landmarks in some residential areas in Skåne. Praise the power of creating something unique along with dance, movement, sound and music. The project is aimed at children, young people and adults.

Dance

Performance image Våra viktigaste vuxna

VÅRA VIKTIGASTE VUXNA

Performance

Swedish jury selection

In the adult world, it is common to like and think about children, but the year when the children's convention became Swedish law, Angereds Teater became the perspective and let the children like the adults. What are adults really good for and what should you use them for? Våra viktigaste vuxna are based on in-depth interviews with children of different ages, conducted by Ylva Martens, award-winning journalist and author.

Lower primary school

Theatre

WHY DO WE MAKE THEATRE?

Seminar

Why is art important, and what is its job to do? If the goal with creating theatre is to change the structures of the society, how does it then affect the creative process?

Sunday 22 May