ALAE – new work on Swedish tour Sept 30 – Oct 2017

Andersson Dance opens ALAE, a new work with pianist Per Tengstrand, 30 Sept at Växjö Konserthus/Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg.

Choreography: Örjan Andersson
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
On stage: Pianist Per Tengstrand, dansare Ida “Inxi” Holmlund, Javier Perez, Jernej Bizjak
Costume: Bente Rolandsdotter
Set/Light: Chrisander Brun

With support by: The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholms Stad, Stockholm City Council
Co-produced by: Andersson Dance och Regionteatern Bleking Kronoberg


Sept 30th Växjö, Växjö konserthus

Oct 3 Jönköping, Kulturhuset Spira

Oct 5 Örebro, Örebro Konserthus

Oct 6 Örebro, Örebro Konserthus

Oct 7 Karlskrona, Konserthusteatern

Oct 10 Västerås, Västerås Konserthus

Oct 12 Kungsbacka, Kungsbacka Teater

Oct 13 Göteborg, Stora Teatern

Oct 15 Stockholm, Danscentrum

Oct 16 Stockholm, Danscentrum

Oct 18 Umeå, NorrlandsOperan

Oct 20th Stockholm, Dieselverkstaden

DIM-EYES – continues at Danscentrum 5-8 Oct

Andersson Dance continues the development of the work DIM-EYES with showings at Danscentrum.

Wednesday Oct 5, 7 PM
Thursday Oct 6, 7 PM
Friday Oct 7, 7 PM
Saturday Oct 8, 7 PM

More info:

DIM-EYES – work in progress at Dansmuseet

Andersson Dance shows DIM-EYES, a new work in progress at Dansmuseet in Stockholm 20-24 April.

In a first collaboration with Dansmuseet in Stockholm Andersson Dance opens up the process surrounding an ongoing work, DIM-EYES.
In the project Örjan Andersson’s movement material is filtered through the artistry of three dancers and one musician. In DIM-EYES we meet streetdancer Ida “Inxi” Holmlund, Victoria Roberts, whom previously danced with the Cullberg Ballet and Danielle de Vries, who has previously worked with Göteborgsoperans Danskompani and the English violinist Daniel Pioro.
Wednesday 20 April 12.30 PM
Thursday 21 April 6 PM
Friday 22 April 6 PM
Saturday 23 April 2 PM
Sunday 24 April 2 PM
Choreography, concept: Örjan Andersson
Dancers: Ida Inxi Holmlund, Victoria Roberts,
Danielle De Vries
Musician: Daniel Pioro
Light: Tobias Hallgren
Costume: Bente Rolandsdotter
Foto: Chrisander Brun
Production: Andersson Dance & Nordberg Movement

With support by the Swedish Arts Council
and the City of Stockholm

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia returns for a tour to 7 cities in Sweden 25 jan – 6 feb 2016

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia returns to Sweden for eight-date tour

Andersson Dance and Scottish Ensemble are thrilled to return to the stage together for an eight-date tour of Sweden.

Kicking off tonight at Spira, Jönköping, the tour continues from the north to the south of the country, taking in Gävle, Västerås, Kungsbacka, Vara and Malmö before two concluding performances in Umeå on Sat 6 Feb.

This extended return tour, organised by Dancenet Sweden, follows the premièe performances of the project in Stockholm and Växjö in September 2015.

See below for a full list of dates, and keep an eye on the Goldberg Variations Blog for updates.

Kulturhuset Spira, Jönköping
Mon 25 Jan 2016 at 7:00 pm
Buy tickets

Stora Gasklocka, Gävle
Wed 27 Jan 2016 at 7:00 pm
Buy tickets

Västerås Konserthus, Västerås
Fri 29 Jan 2016 at 7:00 pm
Buy tickets

Kungsbacka Theatre, Kungsbacka
Sun 31 Jan 2016 at 6:00 pm
Buy tickets

Vara Konserthus, Vara
Tue 2 Feb 2016 at 7:00 pm
Buy tickets

Dansstationen, Malmö
Thu 4 Feb 2016 at 7:30 pm
Buy tickets

NorrlandsOperan, Umeå
Sat 6 Feb 2016 at 3:00 pm
Buy tickets

NorrlandsOperan, Umeå
Sat 6 Feb 2016 at 8:00 pm
Buy tickets


Goldberg Variations: ternary patterns for insomnia – creation and tour 2015/2016


It started life as a study for harpsichord; a simple aria, and a set of 30 variations. Today, it’s not only one of the most well-known of Bach’s works – it’s one of the most interpreted. From theories that its structure deliberately mirrors the ascent of the nine spheres of Ptolemaic cosmology, to the claim that the whole thing is a cleverly coded rebuke to a critic who had snubbed the composer, there is clearly something about this sprawling, complex piece which invites interpretation.
Now, in 2015, Jonathan Morton (Artistic Director/Scottish Ensemble) and Örjan Andersson (Artistic Director/Andersson Dance) have come together to create their own. With 11 musicians and 5 dancers moving together as equal partners, the audience is given the singular experience of musician and dancer performing as one, casting a 21st-century light on the notes and the spaces between them. Should we simply listen to the music, or can we move?
Scottish Ensemble, the UK’s only professional string orchestra, are a group known not only for their dynamic and energetic performance style, but also their cross-artform collaborations with artists from other fields, including videography and visual art.

The production is created in residency at Riksteatern in Hallunda, Sweden Aug 3 – Sep 14.

Music J.S. Bach – Goldberg Variations
(arr. Sitkovetsky)

Duration Approx 60 min.

Choreography Örjan Andersson
Musical direction Jonathan Morton
Set and light design SUTODA
Costume design Bente Rolandsdotter
Video design Sam Salem

Violin Jonathan Morton. Viola Jane Atkins
Cello Alison Lawrance. Violin 1 Cheryl Crockett, Daniel Pioro. Violin 2 Rakhvinder Singh, Joanne Green, Laura Ghiro. Viola Andrew Berridge
Cello Naomi Pavri. Double Bass Diane Clark

Jozsef Forro, Eve Ganneau, Paul Pui Wo Lee, Csongor Szabo, Danielle de Vries

Photographer Hugh Carswell

17 Sep, 7pm | Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
18 Sep, 7pm | Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

20 Sep, 6pm | Växjö Konserthus/Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Växjö, Sweden

13 Nov, 8pm | Tramway, Glasgow, UK
14 Nov, 8pm | Tramway, Glasgow, UK

15 Nov, 7.30pm | Caird Hall, Dundee, UK

17 Nov, 8pm | Eden Court, Inverness, UK

19 Nov, 8pm | Music Hall, Aberdeen, UK

20 Nov, 7.30pm | Dance City, Newcastle, UK
21 Nov, 8pm | Dance City, Newcastle, UK

2016 touring dates Sweden Spring 2016 through Dancenet Sweden:

27 Jan, 7pm Gävle Teater, Gävle
29 Jan, 7pm Västerås Konserthus, Västerås
31 Jan, 7.30pm Kungsbacka Teater, Kungsbacka
2 Feb, 7pm Vara Konserthus, Vara
4 Feb, 7.30pm Dansstationen, Malmö
6 Feb, 3pm NorrlandsOperan, Umeå
6 Feb, 7pm NorrlandsOperan, Umeå

A collaboration between Andersson Dance & Scottish Ensemble in co-production with Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg and Riksteatern

Made possible with support by:
The Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm
and Creative Scotland

“Name of the next song” to Stora Teatern in Göteborg

Andersson Dance performs at Stora Teatern in Göteborg Feb 17, showing the critically acclaimed “Name of the next song”.
The piece opened February 2015 at Aarhus Teater in Denmark.

“piano, piano” opens 20 March at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in co-production with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and Zero Visibility Corp.

For the first time , the three choreographers Örjan Andersson , Kenneth Kvarnström and from Norway Ina Christel Johannessen collaborate on a common project. And then things happen . They become each other’s challenges , and each other’s capabilities. Together they are creating a new work with a group of eight dancers, taking the music of Schubert as a starting point. From Andersson Dance we being the dancers Paul Lee and Daniel Whiley into the project.

Opening 20 March 2015, running until 12 april 2015, at Klarascenen, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

“Name of the next song” to Olso and ICE HOT

Andersson Dance are selected for the third instalment of ICE HOT – Nordic Dance Platform.  We will present “Name of the next song” at Dansens Hus in Oslo Dec 12 at 9 PM.

“Name of the next song” and workshops at IFMC, Belarus

The dancers Asher Lev and Shi Pratt travel with Örjan Andersson to the festival IMC to present 30 minutes of the performance “Name of the next song” and two workshops Nov 19-20.

Opening week of “Residual bits of sunlight”

Residual bits of sunlight takes its starting point from thoughts and ideas about abandoned locations, as well as modern ruins, processes of change and nature taking back the spaces that humans have formed and then left.
More info about Andersson Dance and the creation:

17 October 7 PM, 18 October 7 PM,
19 October 4 PM, 21 October 7 PM,
22 October 7 PM, 24 October 7 PM,
25 October 7 PM and 26 October 5 PM.


Venue: Hörsalen, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm

Choreography: Örjan Andersson
Dancers: David Norsworthy, Jimmie Larsson,
Paul Lee, Moa Westerlund, Daniel Whiley
Composer: Sam Salem
Lighting and set design: SUTODA
Costume design: Nina Sandström
Dramaturgy: Bodil Persson
Head of ensemble/production: Ina Sletsjøe
Produced by Magnus Nordberg/ Nordberg Movement
Co-production: Andersson Dance and NorrlandsOperan 2014

Photo: Magnus Länje

Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm and the Arts Grants Committee.

Andersson Dance is an ever-changing constellation of artists in the field of dance collaborating with choreographer Örjan Andersson, based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Andersson Dance collaborates with venues and organizers nationally and internationally and invite artists from all over the world to collaborate in new and older creations.

Open rehearsals 3 oct + 10 Oct of “Residual bits of sunlight”

Welcome to open rehearsals of “Residual bits of sunlight”

3 oct 4 PM
10 oct 4 PM

Site, Telefonplan, Sweden

“Name of the next song” part of ICE HOT 2014

“Name of the next song” is selected for ICE HOT – Nordic Dance Platform in Oslo in Dec 2014. The piece, which opened in Feb 2012, has toured to Denmark, Norway, Finland, the UK and Ireland, to audience- and critical acclaim.

Performance: Dec 12, 9 PM
Venue: Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway
For more info through ICE HOT click here!

“Residual bits of sunlight” taking shape

Our new work “Residual bits of sunlight” is taking shape in the studio!
Join us for open rehearsals at SITE, Telefonplan in Stockholm 3 oct and 10 oct 4 at 4 PM!

The creation opens at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm 16 Oct 2014.

Dancers David Norsworthy, Jimmie Larsson, Paul Lee, Moa Westerlund, Daniel Whiley
Choreography Örjan Andersson
Composer Sam Salem
Light- and setdesign SUTODA
Costume Nina Sandström
Dramaturge Bodil Persson
Production and head of ensemble Ina Sletsjøe

Produced by Magnus Nordberg/Nordberg Movement
With support by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm and the Arts Grants Committee.

About Sam Salem, composer

Sam’s work is focussed upon the sounds of urban environments: each of his pieces focuses upon a specific geographical location. His music aspires to illuminate and explore the hidden musicality and beauty of his geographical subjects, as well as his own relationship to his environment as both a source of inspiration and musical material.

Sam (b. 1982) currently resides in Manchester (UK), where he completed a MUSM in Electroacoustic Music Composition in 2007 and a PhD in Composition in 2011 at the University of Manchester.

He has undertaken a number of creation residencies at institutions around the world, including La Muse En Circuit (Paris, 2012-2013), Technische Universität (Berlin, 2012), STEIM (Amsterdam, 2011-12) and Musique et Recherches (Ohain, 2011). He has also been nominated and awarded in a number of international composition competitions, including: Concours Luc Ferrari (2012, Winner), Luigi Russolo Competition (2012, Audience Award), Metamorphoses (2012, Nomination), Competition Destellos (2012, Nomination), Joensuu Soundscape Composition Contest (2011, Third Prize), 11th Musica Viva Composition Competition (2010, First Prize ex-aequo) and Musica Nova (2010, Honorary Mention).

Sam is co-director of the Distractfold Ensemble and currently teaches at Leeds College of Music.

“Residual bits of sunlight” opens 16 oct at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

A new work by choreographer Örjan Andersson, “Residual bits of sunlight”, opens 16 Oct at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.
The work is presented within the new context of dance programming at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

Additional performances 17,18,19, 21,22,24,25,26 oct.

The new piece takes it starting point from thoughts and ideas about abandoned places, modern ruines, processes of change and nature taking back the spaces that humans have formed and then left. A contemporary piece of movement poetry.

Dancers David Norsworthy, Jimmie Larsson, Paul Lee, m.fl.
Choreography Örjan Andersson
Music Sam Salem
Light and setdesign SUTODA
Costume Nina Sandström
Dramaturg Bodil Persson

“Name of the next song” to Ireland and Finland

Andersson Dance brings “Name of the next song” to Irland and Finland.

Dublin Dance Festival
- 27 maj 8 PM
- 28 maj 8 PM

Kuopio Dance Festival
-15 juni 4.30 PM
-16 juni 4 PM

“Name of the next song” on tour in Sweden 11 – 22 March

Andersson Dance tours with Dancenet Sweden to 4 cities with “Name of the next song”.

Malmö, Dansstationen
11 mars kl 19:30

Gävle teater
13 mars kl 19:00

Umeå, Norrlandsoperan
19 mars kl 19:00

Jönköpings teater
22 mars kl 18:00

- See more at:
11 March, Dansstationen, Malmö
12 March Gävle Teater, Gävle
19 March NorlandsOperan, Umeå
22 March Jönköpings Teater, Jönköping

“Karmer kring blå” at UmeFolk at NorrlandsOperan Feb 22

The critically acclaimed “Karmer kring blå” is invited to UmeFolk at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå Feb 22.

Örjan Andersson creates BLACK:BLUE for Skånes Dansteater

The starting point for Örjan Andersson’s new creation BLACK.BLUE, a commission for Skånes Dansteater, is the poem ‘Les mains negatives’ by French author and film director Marguerite Duras.

In front of the ocean / under the cliff / on the granite cave wall / these hands / wide open / blue / And black / blue like the water / black like the night [intro]
This time Örjan returns to Skånes Dansteater to create a more intimate piece. BLACK.BLUE is a chamber piece for three dancers: Patrick Bragdell, Martin Harriague and Hazuki Kojima. In the piece Örjan Andersson addresses our perception of time, time that cannot be measured in minutes and seconds, which can be both fleeting and at the same time stagnant. The three dancers modulate time and create a moment; a moment from the beginning of time at Atlantic shores, a moment passed last night or even tomorrow, time as an expanding, compressing and transformable matter.

The sound scape will be created by composer Hans Appelqvist with whom Örjan Andersson collaborated in 2013 on two critically acclaimed creations: Werther at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm and Karmer kring blå for Andersson Dance/RESiDANS. 
Premiere 16 April 2014 at Falkhallen, Falkenberg, Sweden. Find all dates below.
BLACK.BLUE will be performed at Skånes Dansteater in 2015.

For more information, click here!

Composer: Hans Appelqvist
Lighting and set design: Sutoda
Costume design Nina Sandström

“Exposition and the body” for the Royal Swedish Ballet Opens 24 jan 2014

The Royal Swedish Ballet opens a new commission by Örjan Andersson, “Exposition and the body” 24 jan at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm.

More info:

“Karmer kring blå” at Stadsteatern Kulturhuset 13-24 nov

The critically acclaimed “Karmer kring blå” will be shown at Stadsteatern Kulturhuset 13-24 november 2013. Read more here!

Andersson Dance opens “Karmer kring blå” 6 April 2013 at Dalateatern in Falun, Sweden

Andersson Dance in co-production with RESiDANS opens “Karmer kring blå” 6 april 2013 at Dalateatern in Falun
with a new score by composer Hans Appelqvist. The project aims to streangthen the role of folk dance and folk music through collaborations with contemporary choreographers. 

Tour spring 2013:

6/4 Dalateatern Falun 5 PM. Tickets Dalateatern + 46 23-166 77, Visit Södra Dalarna 023-83050, Siljan Turism 0248-797200
9/4 Vansbro Theater 7 PM. Tickets: Vansbro Library + 46 – 281-750 50
10/4 Avesta Theater 7 PM Tickets: Avesta Turistbyrå + 46 – 226-64 50 40
11/4 Rättvik, Folkmusikens Hus 10 AM (school performance)

11/4 Rättvik, Folkmusikens Hus 1 PM (school performances)
13/4 Ljusdal, Slottegymnasiets Aula 5 PM Tickets: Ericssons Bookstore + 46 651-711 705
15/4 Ljusdal, Slottegymnasiets Aula 10 AM (school performance)
15/4 Ljusdal, Slottegymnasiets Aula 1 PM (school performance)
16/4 Delsbo, Staffansgården 12.30 PM (school performance) kl
17/4 Hudiksvall, Kulturhuset glada Hudik 7 PM. Tickets: Hudiksvalls Tourism  + 46 650-191 00
18/4 Gävle Theater 7 PM Tickes: Gävle Tehater + 4626-102100, Ticnet 077-170 70 70
25/4  Uppsala konsert och kongress UKK 10.30 AM (school performance)
25/4  Uppsala konsert och kongress UKK 12.30 AM (school performance)
26/4 Uppsala konsert och kongress UKK kl 10.30 AM (school performance)
26/4 Uppsala Konsert och kongress 7.30 PM Tickets: UKK + 46-18-727 90 00, Ticnet + 46 077-170 700

“Name of the next song” returns to Stockholm with performances at Kulturhuset 28,29 Dec 2012

Andersson Dance joins forces with Björn Säfsten and Malin Hellkvist Sellén for four days of performances at Hörsalen, Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden 27 dec – 30 dec.

27 Dec 7 PM Display / Björn Säfsten
28 Dec 7 PM Name of the next song / Andersson Dance
29 Dec PM Name of the next song / Andersson Dance
30 Dec 7 PM Pink promises / Malin Hellkvist Sellén

Info and tickets here: Kulturhuset Stockholm.

Örjan Andersson creates “Werther” for the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm

With a mixed ensemble of dancers and actors Örjan Andersson creates“Werther” at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm,
commissioned for 2013 and opening 2 Feb at Elverket. 
More info (in Swedish) here: Dramaten

“Name of the next song” in Copenhagen and Hammerfest

Andersson Dance visits Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark 5 nov, 6 nov and Dansefestival Hammerfest, Norway 10 nov with the critically acclaimed “Name of the next song”.

Read more here:
Dansefestival Barents/Hammerfest

Andersson Dance welcomes five new dancers to our RESiDANS project for 12/13!

Andersson Dance and RESiDANS welcomes five dancers to the project, all of whom have never before worked with Andersson Dance.
Our ensemble will consist of:

Andreas Berchtold
Linda Reinered
Magnus Samuelsson
Anton Schneider
Torill Steinjord

In september we commence our rehearsals with 14 days of workshops in Stockholm. Örjan Andersson will at this time also start his musical research into the project. We open at Dalateatern in April 2013. 

Professional workshop May 14th – May 25th

Örjan Andersson invite to a workshop for professional dancers with focus on body awareness. Together with the other participants, you will get a chance to work with material from Örjan Andersson’s repertoire and creating new material.

Dates: May 14yh – May 18th and May 21st – May 25th.
Please find more info here!

Örjan Andersson creates a new piece for the Bern:Ballett

Örjan Andersson will soon commence work on a commission by the Bern:Ballett, opening Sept 26th 2012.

Please find more info here!

32 Variations for GöteborgsOperans Ballet tours the US

The critically acclaimed “32 Variations”, commissioned by the GöteborgOpera Ballet, was included in the company’s tour to the US this April.

Read more here!

Winter 2012 tour of “Name of the next song” ended!

On March 1 we ended a run of 13 succesful performances of “Name of the next song”.

A warm thanks to all audiences and collaborators for this unique project.