Professionals program 2024
Welcome to three days filled with dance, talks and encounters!
The program runs from Wednesday to Friday March 6-8 and is for anyone working with dance, performing arts or culture for young audiences. Take the opportunity to meet both Swedish and international delegates and get inspired during three full dance days at three different locations in Gothenburg and Kungsbacka.
Wednesday March 6
The first day of the professionals’ program takes place at Kungsbacka Teater in collaboration with Rum för Dans and Kungsbacka Teater. The day starts with a breakfast talk with Rum för Dans, Kungsbacka Teater and Bobbi Lo Production. The starting point of the talk is Bobbi Lo’s work with the upcoming interactive performance DANCE WITH THE DEAD, that explore themes like death and sorrow, and where they through workshops in for instance Region Halland explore and develop ideas together with their potential audiences. After this it’s time for the performances Träda Trassla Tråda… with Lambert & Lindström and UNTZ BABY UNTZ with MYKA. Since both these performances have a very limited audience capacity, we’ll be divided into groups so that everyone gets to see both performances before and after lunch. We’ll continue with a conversation where Sara Lindström Lindhe and Helena Lambert talks about a unique collaborative model, and about their artistic process with children and youth at special schools, and how this has influenced both artistic approaches and questions. After this there is a break, before the official opening of Step 2024 that takes place in the foyer of Kungsbacka Teater. For those of you who are so inclined, the day in Kungsbacka offers yet one more opportunity to see MYKA’s UNTZ BABY UNTZ. The day’s talks are moderated by Sandra Grehn.
09:30 – registration
10:00 – breakfast talk with Rum för Dans, Kungsbacka Teater and Bobbi Lo Production
11:00 – Träda Trassla Tråda… (Lambert & Lindström) – group A
11:00 – UNTZ BABY UNTZ (MYKA) – group B
12:00 – lunch
13:00 – Träda Trassla Tråda… (Lambert & Lindström) – group B
13:00 – UNTZ BABY UNTZ (MYKA) – group A
14:00 – coffee/tea
14:30 – talk with Lambert & Lindström
15:30 – break
16:30 – Official opening of Step 2024
17:00 – UNTZ BABY UNTZ (MYKA)
Location: Kungsbacka Teater, Gymnasiegatan 44, Kungsbacka
Nearest stop: Kungsbacka station (Västtåg)
The professionals’ program is free of charge, apart from the performance of UNTZ BABY UNTZ at 17:00. Tickets for this can be purchased at the Kungsbacka Teater website. Please note though that you have to register to attend the professionals’ program. Registration for the 2024 professionals’ program can be found here.
Thursday March 7
The second day of the professionals’ program takes place at House of Possibilitas. We start the day with the performance Stor prick, liten prick by Malmö based company Memory Wax. We then move on to Step Extended where we’ve invited five dance artists and companies working with dance for young audiences in Regions Västra Götaland and Halland. The participating artists are Minna Elif Wendin, Anna-Greta Himmer, PAx, Kompani Catapult and Cecee Rowland-Huss. After lunch we are hosting a talk with ASSITEJ Sweden about the connection between performing arts and schools. There will be presentations of the reports ”Spelar mindre roll” and ”Kom Scenkonst”, and some suggestions on possible solutions. The day at House of Possibilites concludes with the performance Svansen by Danskompaniet Spinn. The day’s talks are moderated by Sandra Grehn. Later during that evening we hope that you’ll all join us at Folkteaten to see the performance Stuntman by Scottish company SUPERFAN.
09:15 – registration
09:45 – Stor prick, liten prick (Memory Wax)
10:30 – Step Extended – five artist presentations
12:00 – lunch
13:30 – ASSITEJ Sweden about the connection between performing arts and schools
14:30 – coffe/tea
15:00 – Svansen (Danskompaniet Spinn)
15:45 – break
18:30 – Stuntman (SUPERFAN) at Folkteatern
Location: House of Possibilitas, Granåsgatan 2, Göteborg
Nearest stop: Balladgatan (bus)
The professionals’ program is free of charge, apart from the performance of Stuntman at 18:30. Tickets for this can be purchased at the Folkteatern website. Please note though that you have to register to attend the professionals’ program. Registration for the 2024 professionals’ program can be found here.
Friday March 8
On Friday we return toFolkteatern at Järntorget in Gothenburg. The day kicks off with another presentation from ASSITEJ Sweden, this time about work opportunities, festivals, networks and how Swedish groups can tour abroad. During spring 2023, Producentbyrån ran the project Step’s Dance Club. The project gathered 13 teachers from eleven pre-schools, elementary schools and special schools in six municipalities in Regions Halland and Västra Götaland for a further training project in dance for young audiences. We have invited project manager Hanko Zell and some of the participating teachers to share their learnings from the project. After this we have invited representatives from the Swedish Inheritance Fund project Community Art Lab Sweden , which is a digital stage for young artistry. The participants will present three dance films produced during the project and talk about work on community project in dance. Friday ends with a mingle at restaurant FOLK which is located in the Folkteatern foyer. The day’s talks are moderated by Sandra Grehn.
12:30 – registration
13:00 – ASSITEJ Sweden on work opportunities and international touring
14:00 – coffee/tea
14:30 – Step’s Dance Club
15:30 – Community Art Lab Sweden
16:30 – mingle at FOLK
Location: Folkteatern, Olof Palmes plats, Göteborg
Nearest stop: Järntorget (tram and bus)
The professionals’ program is free of charge, but you have to register to attend. Registration for the 2024 professionals’ program can be found here.
The talks, mingle and other activities that takes places during the professionals days in Gothenburg and Kungsbacka March 6-8 are all free of charge. Please note though that this does not include the performance of UNTZ BABY UNTZ at Kungsbacka Teater on March 6 at 17:00 or Stuntman at Folkteatern Marc7 at 18:30.
To register for the talks and the festival mingle, please fill out the form below!
This year’s official festival hotel is First Hotel G, located directly in connection to the Gothenburg central station. Use the discount code FHCSTEP when making your reservation. Click here to book.
The easiest way to get around in Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland is by public transport. More information, tram and bus lines and timetables can be found at www.vasttrafik.se.
The easiest way to and from Landvetter Airport is with www.flygbussarna.se that goes between the airport and Nils Ericson Terminalen every 12 minutes. The journey takes approximately 30 min.
434 50 Kungsbacka
House of Possibilitas
422 44 Göteborg
Olof Palmes Plats
413 04 Göteborg