Biennale programme 2022

Filtered on: Performance

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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