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A celebration of dance

The publication dancersdancedancesdancingly is something as unusual as a collection of texts about dance, by dancers, for dancers. It is a collective manifestation to create a platform for dialogue, reflection and knowledge of contemporary dance art in Sweden. The publication was released on June 11, 2024 and is available for digital download since June 12, 2024.

In dancersdancedancesdancingly we meet active dance artists who individually and collectively – and in a highly personal way – invite the readers to their different dance worlds. The intention of the collection is not for them to be seen as individual voices but as a collective manifestation to create a platform for dialogue, reflection and knowledge of the art of contemporary dance.

– dancersdancedancesdancingly is aimed at everything from dance artists to amateur dancers, from the dance floors in the countryside to the dance halls in the city. It is also a publication for politicians who need to dive into the art of contemporary dance as well as for the public to see the value of the art of contemporary dance as part of the democratic society, say editors Paloma Madrid and Nina Josef, both professional dancers and choreographers, and continues:

– We want to show the spectrum of artistry that exists within the Swedish contemporary dance and choreography field today, to raise awareness and debate about both exclusion, slow change and institutional passivity.

Riksteatern and Cullberg together with MDT (Moderna Dansteatern i Stockholm), Danscentrum Stockholm and Stockholms konstnärliga högskola (SKH) are publishers for the publication. The institutions have for some time had a dialogue about a publication about dance where different dance artists were given the opportunity to express themselves in writing about their dance.

– You could say that it is a festival in a written form where we see the differences and similarities of the dancers and choreographers and give us an insight into these artistry. I hope that this publication creates curiosity both within and outside the dance field, says Riksteatern’s director of dance Mia Larsson.

Contributing artists: Anna Vnuk, Bambam Frost and Lydia Diakité, Carina Reich and Bogdan Szyber, Cristina Caprioli, Daniel Staaf, Maria Naidu, Mohanned Hawaz, Nassim Meki, Niki Tsappos, Ola Stinnerbom, Rani Nair, Satoshi Kudo, Sofia Castro, Sebastian Lingserius and Nefeli Oikonomou and the collective New Movement.
Editors: Ninos Josef and Paloma Madrid
Coordination: Angelica Piñeros
Graphic designer: Ebba Hägne
Translator: Peter Mills and Angelica Piñeros
Photographer: Carlos Zaya (unless otherwise noted)
Publishers: Moderna Dansteatern (MDT Sthlm), Cullberg, Riksteatern, Danscentrum Stockholm, Stockholms konstärliga högskola/Dance (SKH)