This edition of Swedstage becomes Swedstage Online and will take place on November 9, 2020,
14:00/2 pm CET. The performances 2020 are a selection of the finest Swedish productions for children, youth and adults. There will be a great variety in the program with a range of different genres, which enables the audience to get an idea of the width of Swedish performing arts of today.
See eight pitches from current selected productions and meet with actors, choreographers, and directors.
As part of Swedstage Online we will also present a panel talk: Create or Decrease? How can art defy shrinking freedom? In a conversation with Swedish and foreign artists about freedom of speech and democracy we highlight the decreasing space of bold performing arts, that challenge power and norms. Can art be used as resistance? Can art break down walls? Can art pave the way forward? Learn how our peers around the world deal with censorship, self-censorship and threats. After the panel talk we invite you to an exclusive live streaming where you can chat directly with Srirak Plipat, the Executive Director of Freemuse.
The full program will be published on the Swedstage website. No registration required. All films will also be available on the webpage from this date, along with several more international testimonials.
Selected performances 2020
Helsingborg City Theatre
THEY WILL DROWN IN THEIR MOTHERS´ TEARS
IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME
The Royal Swedish Opera/Young at the Opera
Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company
Artistic advisors 2020
Swedish theatre critic, author, specialising in contemporary European theatre. Chairman of The Swedish Association of Theatre Critics.
Producer at MDT (Modern Dance Theatre), an international co-production platform
and a leading venue for contemporary choreography.
Swedish actor, director and pedagogue. He has been Artistic Director of Regionteater Väst and President of Clowns without Borders. He lectures and gives workshops ingender aware performance for theatres and universities.
More information: www.swedstage.se
Swedstage is financed by the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.