Newsletter #May

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It’s finally May! Biennial month! Correcting and planning this year’s biennial schedule is like having the world’s largest candy bag with sweet, salty, sour, creamy and some crunchy nuts. How will anyone be able to take part in all these sharp and exciting performances and seminars? Nobody´s experience will be like someone else’s. In previous biennals, the egg trick has … Read More

World Dance Day, Saturday April 29th

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This year’s World Dance Day Message is based on choreographer Trisha Brown’s thoughts about the art that she loved and created, through her long and celebrated career. I became a dancer because of my desire to fly. The transcendence of gravity was always something that moved me. There is no secret meaning in my dances. They are a spiritual exercise … Read More

Newsletter #April

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We´ve finally released the tickets for all the performances and seminars at the Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts! We can´t wait to see you in Norrköping 23rd-28th May. If tickets to your most desired performances run out, don´t despair, things can often work out at the festival when people return and trade tickets. We proudly present the international guest performances … Read More

World Theatre Day Message

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The message author of 2017 is Isabelle Huppert, the theatre and cinema actress from France. So, here we are once more. Gathered again in Spring, 55 years since our inaugural meeting, to celebrate World Theatre Day. Just one day, 24 hours, is dedicated to celebrating theatre around the world. And here we are in Paris, the premier city in the … Read More

Newsletter #February

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We are very much looking forward to the performing arts year 2017! We are currently focusing on the planning of our largest event of the year; Scenkonstbiennalen – the Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts. The biennial is Sweden’s largest festival for performing arts, and it is an important gathering place for those working within the profession. For international visitors the … Read More

Newsletter #December

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I have now worked as managing director for a year. It has been a wonderful, exciting and busy year, and I’m only now starting to grasp the both broad and specialized work this organization does. In the beginning of the year, our organization was called Teaterunionen – Swedish ITI, but we have now changed name to Scensverige – Swedish ITI. … Read More

Newsletter #November

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We have had a very nice October and are now full of impressions and inspiration! We participated in Festival Borštnikovo Srečanje (Maribor Theatre Festival), which this year was dedicated to Swedish playwriting and theatre. During the first week of the festival, the book Contemporary Swedish Drama (edited by Alja Predan) was released, featuring translations of four contemporary plays selected by … Read More

Newsletter #October

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October is indeed an international month for us. We will go to Slovenia, where Maribor Theatre Festival has chosen to focus on Swedish drama and performing arts for a few days. The four plays that have been translated into Slovenian and will be presented in the form of staged readings are Dissection of a snowfall by Sara Stridsberg, I call … Read More

Newsletter #September

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Autumn is here and a new performing arts season! We are happy to see how well arranged the large Swedish festivals Gothenburg Dance & Theatre Festival and the Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival have been. Many of our members are also out and about in the world right now and we get excited reports from the Edinburgh Fringe as well … Read More

Vacation

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The office is closed for vacation for a few weeks. If you’re in Stockholm, we are working with Stockholm Pride so meet us at Pride House July 28 and 29! Otherwise, we are back in the office on August 15th. Hope you all have a great summer!