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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

Lower secondary school

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

FUNKTION

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

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Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

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

Musical

Anchors Away

Anchors Away

Performance

Three little people with big dreams of sailing.

Dance

Theatre

Family

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

Bounce!

Bounce!

Performance

The jury's choice international

Bounce! happily discusses the failure, an universal experience, an unexpected start for a new way of living.

Dance

Lower primary school

Middle school

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

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

Djurens karneval

Performance

In Djurens karneval (Carnival of the Animals) a magical universe full of imaginative creatures awaits.

Dance

Middle school

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

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

Fisken och Bintou – Flickan som fick alla att lyssna

Performance

A performance based on a traditional Senegalese tale about children’s right to be heard and respected. Includes live music, singing and interaction with the audience.

Musical theatre

Preschool

Lower primary school

Middle school

The school as venue

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

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Performance

Four Go Wild in Wellies is a whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies!

Dance

Preschool

For pupils with learning disabilities

FUNKTION

Future Beats

Future Beats

Performance

The jury's choice international

The earliest rhythm can be perceived as ritualized everyday occurrences: Calm and attention, satisfaction and protest, hunger and fulfillment.

Musical theatre

Preschool

Family

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

Lower primary 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

Guldet Photo: Katja Tauberman

Guldet

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

The Gold is gone and the mermaid is so sad and crying. Brave Måns is searching in the water, at the castle and deep down in the underworld. Måns meets Gods, hungry giants and a sad old dragon. But what is it that makes everyone want the Gold? And why does the Gold make everyone so strange? This shiny musical fairytale is inspired by Wagners opera ”Das Rheingold”.

Opera

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

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

Hugo

Hugo – elak, blodtörstig och jättefarlig

Performance

Having been a tightrope walker, he is of course no ordinary crocodile, and loves to knit and bake. He wants nothing more than to receive guests in his neat little house.

Theatre

Mime

Preschool

Lower primary school

The school as venue

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

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

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 ...

Puppetry

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

Lower 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

Lower secondary school

Middle school

Listening Party

Listening Party

Performance

The jury's choice international

It's a teenage party and they cry if they want to.

Dance

Middle school

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

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

Puppetry

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

Mitt kalas!

Performance

I Mitt kalas! firar Jago sin födelsedag. Jago älskar att fylla år, inte minst för att man som födelsedagsbarn får bestämma över alla andra.

Theatre

Preschool

The school as venue

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

NE NE NE (NÄ NÄ NÄ)

NE NE NE (NÄ NÄ NÄ)

Performance

Ne Ne Ne is a playful dance theatre exploration of a meadow in a forest. There is a tea cup and a fish and an umbrella hanging from the trees, and underneath the trees there might be caterpillars and perhaps also even a bear.

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

Puppetry

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

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

Performance image, Propeté, bibu, 2016

Propreté

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

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

Dance

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

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

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

Shakespeares hjärtslag

Shakespeares hjärtslag

Performance

Shakespeares Hjärtslag (Shakespeare’s Hearbeat) is based on William Shakespeare's play Pericles. Using a number of selected scenes and rhythmic lyrics, music and songs from the the children/young people are invited to participate.

Theatre

For pupils with learning disabilities

FUNKTION

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

Lower 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

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

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

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

Sound Symphony

Sound Symphony

Performance

Sound Symphony is a new, highly interactive, sensory performance, made especially for young audiences on the autistic spectrum and with profound and multiple learning difficulties. A playful journey through music, sound and silence.

Musical theatre

For pupils with learning disabilities

FUNKTION

Stora drömspelet

Performance

Kliv in i drömmens egendomliga, fantasifulla och roliga värld!

Theatre

Stranden

Stranden

Performance

Stranden is based on the poem "Dover Beach" written by Matthew Arnold and the audience is invited to the scenery where the poem takes place, a poetic beach café by the sea.

Theatre

For pupils with learning disabilities

FUNKTION

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

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother

Performance

The jury's choice international

This high-energy performance exposes the inherent narcissism that is at the centre of motherhood and how this becomes a burden to the child embarking on adulthood.

Dance

Theatre

Middle school

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

English

The Boat

The Boat

Performance

A young woman appears in your neighborhood. With great difficulty she drags a wooden boat through the streets. A dreamlike scene. She seems lost, tired and perhaps hungry as well?

Work in progress

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

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

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

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

Föreställningsbild

Vårt förakt för svaghet

Performance

The jury's choice Sweden

Theatre

Vi vet var du bor

Vi vet var du bor

Performance

An electronic opera about freedom of expression. What is your teacher up to when he/she’ s not at work?

Musical theatre

Lower secondary school

Upper secondary school

The school as venue

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

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