A dance performance in the space of a classroom.
If possible is an adventure and a magic place where anything
is possible. It is a dance performance that questions the idea
of rules and regulations, participation and adation. In this
interactive performance the audience is encouraged to paricipate
in time and space. And they are inspired to take up space and
be themselves. Together we create new rules for this special
Listen to the wind (2004)
New Premiere 2016
A journey through the biting wind.
Obstacles appear – we have to get past.
It takes courage and cleverness.
A classic theme in a new work by choreographer Ingrid Olterman.
The percussionist Jon Fät fills the performance with rhythms,
music and song. The dancer Micke Strid is pushing his limits
in this energetic and clever dance tale. The performance is
followed by a workshop, where the children sing and dance together
with the artists.
From the age of 4. see
A performance where we question the difference between
man and machine through dance and music. We
are in a space surrounded by musical apparatus that need to
be looked after and taken care of in order to function. The
three caretakers have to show consideration, have technical
knowledge, be patient and determined at the same time. As the
caretakers work they notice that the apparatus do not act the
way they want them to. They are facing difficulties together
in which their relationship is being tested but when collaborating
laughter and sweet music appears.
Ages 5-9, family
Carrier is a performance where contemporary music
and dance exixt side by side in a visually strong, shared space.
This circular piece surrounds and captures the audience with
its different elements.
The piece has the shape of a circle in which you as audience
are experiencing circularity through composition in movement,
music and in space. Inside the circle, as the music surrounds
you, you witness a changing landscape, a grand piano and a carrier.
The sighing is in the trees in the leaves on the ground
in the pine needles in our wollen hats in our hair in the pockets
of our jackets. Eva Lindström
We are building a cabin, a cabin of branches.
Now we are trailing the branches. It is quite hard. It is ready!
I´m sitting inside and you are out there/outside. Can
you see me? Now we both sit inside the cabin, cosy! Together
we experince the joy of sharing something nice with a friend,
of being there and laughing /together/ but also having to endure
the sometimes pricky feeling.
Ages 3-6, family
Cycling back to front
Two dancers and one musician work with the interior
of a room. Furniture become instruments, bodies start to move.
The performance integrates the ability to look for possibilities,
re-use, re-make and allows us to look at the things we have
got and reflect on questions about life itself from the perspective
of a child.
“Two dancers and one dancing musician play, reflect, discuss,
sit, jump and create music with their bodies in a dynamic and
varied composition. As an audience there is so to speak never
a quiet moment: there is always something to look at. The children
around me are as fascinated as I am when ”everything”
turns into music by the hands of the musician, or by the feet
of the dancers when they fly in space in an unusually smooth
and light way. Music and dance becomes one.” Margareta
Ages 7-12, family
Through the eyes of others
What do they think right now
A girl has
If your friend is
How do you react when
Who am I trough the eyes of others?
“An expression for people valuating a human’s personal
value and social status. It exists to maintain the order of
a group or a whole society. What is seen as honouring and
dishonouring varies with time and space.”
The latest work by choreographer Ingrid
Olterman is a dance performance for young adults exploring the
subject. What does honour represent? How do I look upon it?
How do you consider it? Is she affected by it? What does it
mean to him? info
Adventures can be funny, exciting, wonderful, scary and sad.
They are around us, in our everyday life. They appear and they
Måns and Inger have a tent. They collect
adventures. The two friends dance around straggling trees and
twisting snakes. They swim and stroke animals, jump and bounce,
they tip toe and scout. They prepare a picnic. One of the adventures
does not turn out as they expected. Are they going to find their
way back? The performance is a mixture of music, visual images
and dance. The dance performance Adventure grew out of a process
together with seven year old children from Rinkeby, Stockholm
and Skellefteå who created drawings and texts about what
an adventure is.
“a lyrical half an hour full of dance,
where a cool bear in a tie is created only with the use of words,
to the delight of the audience.” SvD
All now! (2007)
4 dancers and 13 musicians. Everything is about to happen now
- at once. Full on. But it does not always turn out to be what
is expected. Sometimes you succeed and sometimes you fail. Life
is still ok.
The music, jazz, African and modern, composed by Kristina Aspeqvist,
for Stockholm Vodou Orchestra, together with the rhythmical
and dynamic dance, creates a collage of humorous dance happenings.
Is a performance about the joy of building, rebuilding and changes.
One musician and one dancer.
The joy of working, dance and music.
“The eyes of the children devotedly follow the dancer’s
energetic journey through the land of imagination.” SvD
An interactive performance for ages 3-6.
A performance with a dancing couple underneath two street lights.
The duet is performed outdoors after sunset. Dance and music
are specially recomposed for each new site.” Through expressive,
recognizable movements performed in front of an ingenious background
with images of 60s cars, buses and people there is a creation
of a trustworthy image showing us how difficult it can be for
two people to be in a relationship”. Umeå, VK see
You or me? (2005)
A performance about being good enough just the way you are.
About making a fool of oneself. About hope and trust.
To be able to be the one you really are.
Recognizable scenes are playfully performed with warmness and
humor to the composition of new energetic music on percussions.
An Illussion (2003)
Buildings, images, dance and music, together in a colorful piece
A dance piece which in its creative moment allow different artistic
works to shine through.