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Thank you Reykjavík and Ísafjörður!

Yesterday was the last show on our Iceland tour and we can clearly state that this trip was a success! After a total of seven performances and one workshop, it’s time for the team to pack up and head home after two weeks on tour.

Reykjavík Dance Festival lasted five days and opened with a sparkling show from the group Little Sister at Iðnó, a cultural center where there was also a mingling party in the evenings. In addition to lots of dance performances, the festival included talks and opportunities to meet visitors and participants. We are also so happy that both the choreographer Lára Stefánsdóttir and the composer Högni Egilsson had the opportunity to participate in a conversation between our two performances on Thursday. It was the first time that the dancers and the team met them both because the rehearsals for Hannah Felicia< /em> largely happened digitally. Thanks to the festival’s organizers and everyone who was involved in coordinating this lovely festival!

On Monday, the tour crew and team hit the Icelandic roads to the northwestern community of Ísafjörður. It is so incredibly beautiful by a fjord surrounded by high mountain peaks. Here Hannah Felicia was shown at the Edinborgarhúsið with a daytime performance for students and a public performance in the evening. Then there was a victory toast and a big cheer for the team for the last performance of the tour. There was also a toast to Veera Suvalo Grimberg and Klas Grimberg who are celebrating 25 years of marriage. Congratulations to you! Thank you Edinborgarhúsið and Ísafjörður for embracing us well!

Now the team can sit back on the plane home and conclude that we did this well! Goodbye Iceland and goodbye!


From the conversation with composer Högni Egilsson, Veera Suvalo Grimberg and Lára Stefánsdóttir November 17. Photo: Owen Fiene

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Organizer Ingi at Edinborgarhúsið, Veera and Lára

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Thank you Akureyri!

After three wonderful days and three fantastic performances at the Menningarhúsið Hof in Akureyri, we will now continue on this tour and participate with two performances during the Reykjavík Dance Festival .

We have received an incredibly nice response in Akureyri and met such a nice audience who were very curious about Spinn and who showed appreciation for Hannah Felicia. “Hannah and Felicia are stars, Spinn must come here every year!” said one member of the audience after Monday night’s performance. On Tuesday, Hannah Felicia was first shown to school classes aged 13-14 and in the second performance there were high school students from the theater line and students from special schools. After the second performance, there was a spontaneous talk with the theater students. The students asked questions to the dancers and choreographer Lára Stefánsdóttir who was also present in Akureyri. It was a very nice meeting and end of the stay. Thank you Akureyri for this time!

Now we look forward to the Reykjavik Dance Festival at 17.00 & 19.00 at Tjarnarbíó Theater! Between the performances there will be an artist talk with Lára, Veera and Högni Egilsson. There are still a few single tickets left for tonight’s shows.

Book tickets for the performances at 17.00 & 19.00 here!

See you there!

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Preview of Spinn’s new solo performance Denna sida upp!

There is a lot happening at the same time now in the coming weeks for Spinn! On Saturday it is time for the tour team with the performance Hannah Felicia to travel to Iceland. At home in Gothenburg, there will be a preview of a new solo performance with Spinn’s dancer Emilia Wärff!

On November 19, a preview of This side will be shown at Kulturhuset Bergsjön during the Anti-Discrimination Agency’s 10-year anniversary. The program for the anniversary presents a mix of culture and conversation – about discrimination, civil society and about the start of the Anti-Discrimination Agency West and about how it is now, ten years later.

Location: Kulturhuset Bergsjön, Rymdtorget.
Time: Saturday 19 November, at 12:30-15:30

Read the full program for the day here!

Denna sida upp
The dancer and designer Emilia Wärff has, in close collaboration with the composer and musician Anna Gustavsson, created a work about benevolence, limitations, luxury, Swedishness and security. Last but not least, the fast service and shoe protection. The performance at Antidiskrimineringsbyrån’s 10-year anniversary is a preview/work in progress and plans to be shown in its entirety with a premiere in February 2023. The photo is a rehearsal photo.

Composition and music: Anna Gustavsson
Choreography: Emilia Wärff
Dance: Emilia Wärff
Production: Danskompaniet Spinn and Producentbyrån

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Hannah Felicia on tour in Iceland!

Now it’s not long until we head west on tour to Iceland! The show is in every way an international production and with a big focus on Iceland, so what could be better than to perform there.

The tour
November 14 Hannah Felcia plays at 6 p.m. at the tour’s first stop Menningarhúsið Hof in Akureyri. The next day Hannah Felicia two school plays in the same place. The next venue is at the Tjarnarbíó Theater where we are part of the Reykjavík Dance Festival in Reykjavík. On November 17, there will be performances there at 17.00 & 19.00 with an artist talk in between with Lára Stefánsdóttir as choreographer. On Saturday 19 November, Hannah Karlsson, Felicia Sparrström and Veera Suvalo Grimberg lead the workshop Art beyond borders at 12.00-14.00 which is also part of the festival. Then it’s time for the team to hit the Icelandic roads north to Ísafjörður! In Ísafjörður, Hannah Felicia plays a show on 23 November at Edinborgarhúsið at 6pm. Tickets for it will be released shortly.

There will also be a premiere for recorded audio description in Icelandic! Audio description equipment is provided at every performance on the tour.

The tour is supported by Statens Kulturråd and Svensk-isländska samarbetsfonden.

Ticket Links
November 14 – here
November 17 – here
November 19 – here
November 23 – to be released shortly

You will find all game dates with time, address and ticket link in our calendar. If you are curious to follow us on the tour, you can do it on Instagram where we are called danskompanietspinn.

Hace a nice weekend – góð helgi!

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Fall holiday activities!

What a Gothenburg premiere it was at the Folkteatern last Saturday! Two sold out performances by Hannah Felicia and soon a tour awaits! But more about that in the next news post. Now we want to draw attention to two perfect autumn holiday activities that are suitable for the whole family.

Tomorrow, our family show Miramos plays at Blå Stället in Angered and is also free. The show starts at 12:30 and we recommend that you arrive well in advance as no advance booking is required. The performance features Ida Häggström, Hannah Karlsson, Annika Vestel and Emilia Wärff.
Read more about the event at Blå Stället here.

Are you possibly in the vicinity of Kortedala tomorrow? Then you can come by Kortedala library and participate in the workshop Dansa en bok! The target group for this workshop is 4-7 years old and this activity is also free and does not require advance registration. The workshop starts at 10:00 and lasts about 45 minutes.
Read more about the event at Kortedala library here.

You actually have the opportunity to take part in both activities and make tomorrow a real culture day! Or we’ll see you there at one of the places. It goes very well with that. Hope to see you in Angered and Kortedala tomorrow!

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Hannah Felicia at Berns Salonger

Tomorrow is finally the time for our Gothenburg premiere of Hannah Felicia at Folkteatern . Both performances are now sold out and we are extremely happy about that! Hope to see you there!

A week ago Hannah Felicia was presented as a secret act during an event in Stockholm at Berns Salonger! About 300 people sat in the audience when Hannah Karlsson and Felicia Sparrström entered the grand stage covered by a red floor. What a success it was! It’s not a regular Spinn slot and so it was a little extra special. The evening was organized by Misa/WiljaGruppen.

Thank you for a nice organized evening and arrangement!

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Reminder – Hannah Felicia at Folkteatern

Next Saturday, October 29, we have the great pleasure of showing the performance Hannah Felicia at Folkteatern in Gothenburg! Don’t miss this and secure your ticket today.

The show is played at both 4pm and 6.30pm and there are still tickets left for both of the performances.

Var: Folkteatern, Olof Palmes plats, Göteborg
När: Saturday October 29 at 16.00 och 18.30, the length of the performance is about 35 min
Biljettpris: between 90-150 kr

Click here to but tickets to the performances!

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Interview: Spinn’s new coworkers part two

Spinn has got two new co-workers this autumn and of course we want to highlight that so we can get to know who they are! After the summer, Simmel Åslund started working together with us.

Since 2012, Simmel has worked as a freelance technician in stage, sound and lighting on some of the largest arenas in Sweden, toured around the world and run a recording studio in Gothenburg.

Hi Simmel! What is dance for you?
Dance for me is many things. When I dance myself, I get in touch with my body, it is both healing and expanding. Experiencing dance through for example performances often have a big impact on me, I guess it’s the mirror neurons favorite art expression!

Tell us how you came to work as a technician in stage production
The interest in stage technology started already in my teens, a few years before I started working with it. I seem to have had a natural aptitude for making things work, and challenges to solve things have always got me going.

What do you think is inspiring about working with performing arts?
Getting to work with performing arts is very fun as there are always new challenges, new meetings and new places. Not to mention all the inspiring art I get to see!

At last – what song are you listening to the most to right now?
Right now the song “Heat Above” by Greta Van Fleet has been played a few extra laps. Incredibly uplifting music!

Thank you for the interview Simmel, we are so happy to have you with us in Spinn!

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Interview: Spinns new coworkers part one

Spinn has got two new co-workers this autumn and of course we want to highlight that so we can get to know who they are! First up is Spinn’s new dancer, Ida Häggström.

In 2016, Ida joined SpinnUnga, where she quickly became an influential dancer. In 2019 she became one of the dancers in performing arts ensemble Konstra, which is made up of young artists with and without disabilities. During 2021 shew held an internship at Regionteater Väst in collaboration with Språng, where she tried out a part in the performance Utflykten. Since August 2022 Ida is employed as a dancer in Spinn. Her first part in the company is that of the character Slange in the performance Miramos, a part that she shares with Felicia Sparrström. As a dancer she has tried a variety of dance styles, ranging from contemporary dance to hip hop and breakdance.

Hi Ida! What is dance for you?
Happiness! Letting go of your thoughts!

Tell us why you started to dance, how it all started.
When I was 12 years old I started to dance with Anna Emilsson at Kannebäckskolan. I thought it was fun;”felt that this was my thingk”! I wanted to continue exploring, so that was what I did!

What do you think is inspiring about working with performing arts?
It is inspiring to meet the audience. It is also inspiring to work with/meet children in dance in different courses and workshops!

At last – what song are you listening to the most to right now?
I listen to everything – a mix of this and that – but never hard rock.

Thank you for the interview Ida, we are so happy to have you with us in Spinn!

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Miramos performes for schools in Torslanda and Hammarkullen!

Now it’s time again for Spinn to perform with Miramos for preschools and schools in Gothenburg! Next week we are going to Vingen Kulturhus in Torslanda and Folkets hus in Hammarkullen. There will be a total of four performances on October 4 and 5. We are really looking forward to this!

There are still places left for both days. Do you work at a school near Torslanda or Hammarkullen? Or do you know someone who would be interested in seeing the performance with their class? Then don’t hesitate to book!
You book through the KUBO catalog via the link here.

Performances
4 October at 09.30
4 October at 10.45
5 October at 09.30
5 October at 10.45

Miramos is for children aged 4-8. Spinn’s dancers Felicia Sparrström, Hannah Karlsson, Annika Vestel, Emilia Wärff and Ida Häggström take part in the performances.

Recorded visual interpretation is available at each performance. Available languages are Swedish, English, Norwegian, Finnish. There is also image support and teacher’s guidance for the performance.
Read more about how the recorded sight interpretation works here!

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SpinnOut! at Rocktoberfest

On October 2, Spinn participates in Rocktoberfest! Svenska Downföreningen is turning 20 years old and that we have to celebrate! In the middle of the crowd, visitors at Världskulturmuseet will experience a SpinnOut!

Spin Out! is a pop-up performance which means that dancers appear in the middle of the room where people are. The audience gets to take part in colorful and powerful dance movement on the venue. The participants are Hannah Karlsson and Spinn’s new dancer Ida Häggström.

It won’t be hard to see when they make their entrance! For this, Hannah and Ida will wear costumes made by staff at Kulturlabbet. See you there this Sunday!

Rocktoberfest
Time and date: 2 October at 11.00-15.00
Where: World Culture Museum
Price: Free admission
Place in the museum: The whole house

Rocktoberfest is a family day filled with activities and performances. In addition to a fantastic stage program, there is a disco, crafts and much more. The program is filled with activities and performances from, among others, Jessica Andersson, and as presenters we see Moa Engdahl and Ika Nord. Read the entire program for the day here!

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The event is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Down Association and the Studieförbundet Vuksenskolan.