Dance, art, and music are all powerful tools to reflect on the world we live in. And at Skånes Dansteater in Malmö, these art forms come together for performances unlike any other.

Skånes Dansteater’s fascinating ongoing production In:finite invites the audience to explore life’s contrasts: vibrancy and the void, light and dark, ‘everything is okay’ and ‘everything is not okay’, in an unconventional format. The act is performed for only 50 people, and the audience is led from one room to another – similar to the way you move through a museum.

Skånes Dansteater: Explore life’s contrasts with dance theatre

Photo: Christoffer Lomfors

Mira Helenius Martinsson, CEO at Skånes Dansteater, says, “it’s an intimate performance where you get to explore music, dance, and art. It might surprise you, but it’s perfect for those experiencing this type of art for the first time. Similar to how it is in a museum, you are free to interpret the story however you like.”

Skånes Dansteater: Explore life’s contrasts with dance theatre

Share your experience

After the performance, you are invited to share your experience, your thoughts, and your emotions with Skånes Dansteater. This helps them to take contemporary art into the future, and to reflect on the emotional impact that works had in the moment.

“We want to include our audience’s thoughts in our archives. When we look back at this project, we will be able to see what the choreographers, dancers, and viewers felt about it. It will give us a well-rounded and layered review filled with perspectives,” Helenius Martinsson explains.

Skånes Dansteater: Explore life’s contrasts with dance theatre

Their desire to understand what goes through their audience’s mind translates into their love for movement, and they encourage more people to explore this art form. “We host workshops for ages 60+, people with disabilities, and people from all different kinds of backgrounds. Moving your body feels good, and we want people to explore their creativity and move around in a room. It’s a powerful feeling,” says Helenius Martinsson.

Skånes Dansteater: Explore life’s contrasts with dance theatre

A community of dancing nomads

Speaking of powerful feelings: the ensemble of dancers come from all over the world and the need to dance is unstemmable. “For them, there is no other path. They have all come here, looking for affinity and community, and are all connected by dance. The love they feel for their art and the fact that it is so multicultural attracts people,” Helenius Martinsson says with a smile.

The institution is Sweden’s only independent dance theatre group and its ambition is to keep its doors open all year round. Whether you want to enjoy a performance, try one of their workshops, or find your community as a dancer, this is the place.

Skånes Dansteater: Explore life’s contrasts with dance theatre

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