December 2, 2016
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I have now worked as managing director for a year. It has been a wonderful, exciting and busy year, and I'm only now starting to grasp the both broad and specialized work this organization does.
In the beginning of the year, our organization was called Teaterunionen – Swedish ITI, but we have now changed name to Scensverige – Swedish ITI. Discussions regarding name change have been held for years, and now we and our members found a name to agree on and be proud of.

We are a national and a neutral member’s organization for producers, unions, institutions and universities of all performing arts genres, and it is important that our work is essential for our members. It is also very important for us that we nurture our international contacts. We want to thank all members, partners and contributors for this year and also welcome all of our new members and contacts.

Through this year we have arranged and participated in many different projects. For example New Nordic Drama in the Faroe Islands, the ITI conference and Monodrama Festival in the United Arab Emirates, Stockholm Pride Festival, the Swedish Focus on Maribor Theatre Festival in Slovenia, Swedstage in Stockholm, Europe on the Move conference in Germany and conducted a pilot study for Queer Voices of Russia in Russia. Our latest trip was in November on occasion of Swedish Theme at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Scensverige’s former director Ann Mari Engel remains in ITI's Executive Committee until the next World Congress, and has during the year participated in board- and committee meetings. The ITI World Congress, which was supposed to take place in May 2015 in Brazil, is now being planned for Spain in July 2017.

During the remaining part of this year we will mostly work with the The Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts that will take place May 23-28 2017. We are looking forward to both welcoming international guest performances as well as international guests, so if you are interested in Swedish performing arts, please stay updated on the festival work!


Ulricha Johnson,
Managing Director Scensverige Swedish ITI
Swedish performances on tour

Figure a Sea


The creation brings together 21 dancers in an artistic master meeting between some of the performing arts finest: the choreographer Deborah Hay and composer Laurie Anderson.
December 1, Leuven
January 14-15, Helsinki
January 22-23, Amsterdam

I am somebody

Sirqus Alfon

A unique high-tech musical innovations – including lasers. Skilfully crafting a high-tech performance imbued with rhythm, humour and a touch of magic, Sirqus Alfon represent a genre entirely of their own in which the audience gets to be the star of the show. A crossover of artistic creation and stage engineering solutions, I am somebody provides an immersive experience of light and sound like you've never witnessed before. A show for the internet generation... and everyone else.

January 1-3, Shanghai
February 13-March 18, Adelaide
May 23-28, Recklinghausen



Cirkus Cirkör

Are limits real or imaginary? Are they a dead end, or a motivation to search for new paths?
Someone has drawn up lines and divided the world into various delimited areas. We build fences around our gardens, walls, barricades, place armed soldiers around our countries. But human beings have never wanted to stay in one and the same place.

February 28- March 4, Oslo

Goldberg Variations -
Ternary patterns for insomnia

Andersson Dance

11 musicians. 5 dancers. One new interpretation of J.S. Bachs Goldberg Variations.

Goldberg Variations was originally composed for klavier by Bach in 1742 – and Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia is based on Sitkovetsky’s world-famous transcription for strings.

January 19, Brugge
April 22, Erfurt
April 26-27, Bærum



Choreographer Jefta van Dinther is back with a new big stage production for 14 dancers in Cullbergbaletten. Elias, last year's major breakthrough artist in Swedish music, whose debut single 'Revolution' was a big hit last spring, provides recorded singing and voice-over, accompanied by sound design and music from David Kiers, set design by artist duo SIMKA and lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen.

February 17-19, Oslo


All genius all idiot

Svalbard Company

This feast of a performance has three main courses; a powerful onslaught of contemporary dance, a pumping concert from a transvestite moose and of course a relentless smash of circus tricks.

March 31-April 1, Budapest
Scensverige - Swedish ITI is a member organisation for Swedish institutions and organisations within Swedish performing arts. We work to promote the development of the performing arts and to support international relationships through collaboration and through the exchange of ideas. We represent Sweden in the Network for the Nordic Performing Arts and in the International Theatre Instutute.

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