Jury chosen performances Bibu 2020

Eleven persons – eight in the Swedish jury and three in the international jury – with different background, age and experience, have under almost 2 years spent a lot of time to see performances and have a continuous dialogue with their jury companions. To discuss, compare, argue, and finally make a decision about a selection that now will be presented. In total 14 Swedish and four international performances are invited to the biennial in Helsingborg, Sweden in May 2020. 
 
The Swedish selections are productions from 2018 and 2019. Both the Swedish and international jury have made an effort to consider representation in different form – target group, age, genre, geographic spread – instead a having a pre-determined theme. The concept of artistic quality has been up for discussion several times. 
 
Down below the selection is presented and with the motivations by the jury.

The Swedish jury selection

a place

a place

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

In MELO Collective’s latest performance a place the space is shared by the audience, dancers, musicians, singers and students.

Dance

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

For pupils with learning disabilities

DNA - dansa nära anhörig

DNA - Dansa nära anhörig

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Four duets between four actors and their real mothers. It is a performance about distance, closeness, food, limitless love, sorrow, loss and renewal.

Dance

Theatre

Upper secondary school

Förhör

Förhör

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Sara hasn’t been to school for over a month. She is tormented by anxiety, which grows so strong that she vomits if she is trying to get anywhere near the building

Theatre

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

Gregarious

Gregarious

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Two sublime circus artists. The best of friends and the biggest competitors. Fiercely they struggle to be best, fastest, strongest.

Circus

Family

Hemligt

Hemligt

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

A performance that aims to, together with the audience, approach the most private - the diary - and examine our innermost feelings and thoughts.

Theatre

Middle school

Hopp och hinder

Hopp och hinder

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

About discovering, mastering and living out your inner hobbyhorse. Three hobby horse riders are born in a hockey rink where the hockey sticks quickly transform into three lively horses.

Theatre

Preschool

Lower primary school

Into the Roots

Into the Roots

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Some of us left home of our own free will, while others were forced into exile. The performance portrays the nostalgia which we, for better or worse, associate with everything that comes from our roots.

Dance

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

Rabbinens katt

Rabbinens katt

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

A music and puppet show about a cat that starts talking and the consequences of it.

Puppetry

Family

Riddare av tusen äventyr

Riddare av tusen äventyr

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

An unreal campsite, a girl hike and a collective dream. PotatoPotato creates a show based on the Swedish Girl Scout movement.

Theatre

Lower secondary school

So Sorry

So Sorry

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

A dance collage of popular culture, packaged in pink plastic. A playful, intense collage of pop culture’s expression and dance.

Dance

Upper secondary school

Snubben lättar på sitt hjärta

Snubben lättar på sitt hjärta

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

What is masculinity? Are there different types of masculinity? A stage performance in which we can follow a group of guys who try to understand themselves, each other and the world.

Theatre

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

Tråkmånsafton

Tråkmånsafton

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

A circus show about the most boring day of the year, the Humdrum Day.

Circus

Preschool

Lower primary school

Vilka är ni?

Vilka är ni?

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Both humorous and serious. A theatrical performance for all the family. The audience encounters characters from the plant and animal kingdoms of the forest in an absurd and poetic performance.

Theatre

Lower primary school

Middle school

Vill ha hund

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Playful paws, kisses from a wet nose, soft cuddly fur.

Puppetry

Preschool

Family

The international jury selection