Swedstage 2016



The dates of the third edition of Swedstage have now been set to
October 23-25, 2016.

We look forward to meeting you then!

30 nations represented

Three weeks to go and participants from almost thirty nations are registered for Swedstage. Delegates from among others Singapore, Japan and Azerbaijan are coming to Stockholm to experience some of the best Swedish performing arts.

Les Funambules. Photo: Petra Hellberg
Les Funambules. Photo: Petra Hellberg

Information upon arrival

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Stockholm and Swedstage 2014! Swedstage is the opportunity to see and experience the very best of Swedish performing arts for children, youth and adults. During the three days in Stockholm, we present 11 selected performances. All the performances are able to tour and available for an international audience. On November 5th, we also have the pleasure to invite you to a Pitch of Swedish Playwrights.
In this letter we will provide you with some practical information regarding the showcase. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Arrival: In the morning of November 2nd
Departure: November 5st
Stockholm Arlanda Airport is located 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Stockholm City.
The Arlanda Express Train takes you from Arlanda Airport to the Central Station.
Departure: every 15 minutes (for most of the day)
Price: 260 SEK
Travel time: 20 minutes
Flygbussarna Airport Coaches takes you from Arlanda Airport to the City Terminal (located next to the Central Station).
Departure: every 10-15 minutes
Price: 105-119 SEK
Travel time: 35-40 minutes
Taxi services are available at Stockholm Arlanda. Travel time: app 40 minutes, depending on time of day. Credit cards are readily accepted. Please note: Taxi fares in Sweden aren’t regulated, which means that prices can vary significantly between companies. We suggest you use Taxi Stockholm, Taxikurir or Taxi 020 if you choose to use a taxi.
Skavsta Airport is located 100 kilometres (62 miles) south west of Stockholm City.
Flygbussarna Airport Coaches
Price: 139-159 SEK
Travel time: 80 minutes
If you haven’t requested anything else, you will be staying at the Nordic C Hotel from November 2nd–5th (three nights). If you wish to make any changes regarding your stay, contact us as soon as possible.
Nordic C Hotel is a 4-star hotel located at Vasaplan 4, just next to Stockholm Central Station and the Arlanda Express high-speed train and close to Flygbussarna.
The hotel offers free wireless Internet and free access to the hotel gym. The hotel also has the world’s first permanent ice bar.
Nordic C Hotel
Vasaplan 4
S-111 20 Stockholm
Phone +46 (0) 8 505 630 00
The registration takes place in the lobby of Nordic C Hotel, November 2nd from 12.00-12.30.
Stockholm is the capital and the most populous city in Sweden and Scandinavia, with a total population of a little over 2,000,000 in the metropolitan area. Founded in c. 1250, possibly as early as 1187, Stockholm has long been one of Sweden’s cultural, media, political, and economic centres. Its strategic location spread across 14 islands on the coast in the southeast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important. The city is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture, its abundant clean and open water, and its many parks.
The temperature in Stockholm in November is between 0°C – +10°C with possibilities for rain. We suggest you bring a warm sweater and a rainproof jacket or coat.
The currency is the Swedish Krona (the Swedish Crown).
Local transportation is provided with our assistance. Hosts will be at your disposal.
You’ll find the updated program and schedule of Swedstage at www.swedstage.se.
We hope that Swedstage will bring you new experiences and contacts as well as offering you great artistic performances.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Phone: 0046 8 462 25 34 or 0046 8 659 86 33
Once again, a very warm welcome to you all!

A few spots left

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Rosa brus. Photo: Urban Jörén

The showcase list is almost full, but we have a few spots left. If you are interested, please register as soon as possible here.

The registration fee for Swedstage 2014 is 400 Euro. The fee will cover free entrance to all productions, three nights of accommodation as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay.

You’ll find the full programme of Swedstage 2014 here.


The programme for Swedstage 2014 is now ready!


November 2

12 am        The registration opens
1 pm          Welcome/introduction to Swedish performing arts
2.15 pm     Les Funambules
4 pm          The Emigrants
7.30 pm    Welcome dinner


November 3

10 am         Marmalade
11 am          Rosa brus
1 pm           Lunch
2 pm           The Night of February 28th
3.30 pm     Lucy
4.30 pm     The Economy of Pleasure
8 pm           Dinner/mingle


November 4

10.30 am    Blocks
12 am          Acts of Goodness
1.30 pm      Lunch
3 pm            Hold
4 pm            TBC
6 pm            Dinner
7.30 pm      Flugo!
8.30 pm      Mingle


November 5

9.30 am      Pitch of Swedish Playwrights
1 pm            Lunch


 The programme may be subject to changes.

New selected performance: Hold

We are very exited to present our 11’th show for Swedstage 2014; HOLD.

HOLD, a fine-tuned and raw duet, sets out from the aesthetics of hip-hop to explore the yearning for intimacy and the human urge to construct meaningfulness. An exploration of the improvised, the moments created and the decissions made.

The show is portrayed by two of Sweden’s top street dancers, Anton Borgström and Robin Sundberg in collaboration with the choreographer and director Erik Linghede. Together, by twisting and turning various styles such as popping and waving, they created an innovative sensitive performance that communicates beyond norms and stereotypes.”


You’ll find more info about HOLD here.


The 10th Swedstage show is now official! We are very happy to present Arkeolog 8’s acclaimed performance Lucy.

Through the five dancers, the audience gets to know Lucy who is both fragile, strong and proud. She is more than what you first see: what is bubbling within her, slowly comes oozing out through the show and looses up the boundary between what we see and don’t. Tight braids and heavy skirts sweeps us into a captivating show with Archeologist 8′s typical expression: tough, urban dance with groove, sharpness and power. Lucy is a strong, effective dance performance investigating how to claim social space, different expectations on gender and identity formation.

You’ll find more info about Lucy here.

Lucy Foto Erik Linghede
Photo: Erik Linghede

Rosa brus

One more performance is ready for Swedstage 2014! Rosa brus is a dance and circus performance about gender and equality. The performance gives the audience an intimate and personal glimpse of two young people and their struggle to find a way to relate to each other. With an innovative approach to movements, Cauda works in the boarder between genres such as dance, circus and physical theatre.

The show raises questions of how gender roles affect and limit us – whether we are male or female.

You’ll find more info about Rosa brus here.

Photo: Andreas Bergmann

Eight selected performances

During the three days in Stockholm, we present 10–12 selected performances. All the performances are able to tour and available for an international audience.

The full programme will be presented in August but we now present the first eight selected performances!

Artistic advisory group

We have appointed an artistic advisory group, consisting of Margareta Sörenson, critic, Lis Hellström Sveningson, critic, Hugo Tham, artistic consultant and Gustav Tegby, playwright and dramaturg, who, together with us, will select the performances for next edition of Swedstage.