What’s on in Sweden: February 20 – 26

What's on in Sweden: February 20 - 26
What's on in Sweden: Bounce streetdance and Gypsy Queens in Stockholm; International horse show in Gothenburg; Morrissey tribute in Malmö


Bounce – “Caution!”

Street dance troupe Bounce was formed in late 1997 by some of the best streetdancers in Sweden who got together to explore the different dance styles of popping, locking, boogaloo and new school.

Their success in the 12 years hence has been meteoric. Last week the group premiered their new performance “Caution!”. Rave reviews have been hot on the heels of this world class act. Don’t miss it – you don’t have to wear your cap backwards to appreciate their skill.

Price: 350 kronor (250 kronor for concessions)

Time: Friday February 13th – Saturday April 25th, various days and times.

Tickets: Orion Teatern Tickets

Location: Orion Teatern, Katarina Bangata 77

More information: Orion Teatern

Half term at Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet, the national museum of modern art, lays on a full week of activities for children and their parents in town for the half term holidays.

The museum invites you to “let your circus dreams come to life” – create your own circus artists in the workshop, let them perform on stage and take part in a “magical circus film”.

Guided tours at 11am and 1pm. From four-years-old.

While you are there take the chance to experience the museum’s new “Play” exhibition – a film and video based exhibition for visitors of all ages.

The films, all from the museum’s own collection, illustrate how artists have used the moving image to document performance, express feelings or create transformation.

Price: Free for children, adults pay museum entry

Time: Monday February 24th – Friday February 28th

Tickets: For collection after 10am each day

Location: Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen

More information: Moderna Museet

Cream buns on Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) is in New Orleans celebrated with a huge street festival, in Rio with a even bigger street festival, in Sweden with an orgy of cream “semla” buns.

But they are not just any old cream buns – they are spiced with cardamom and have a delicious almond cream centre. Cafés across Sweden’s cities compete for the, unofficial and hugely subjective, title of “best ‘semla’ in town and Dagens Nyheter publishes its choice as the feast approaches.

Price: 20-40 kronor

Time: Tuesday February 24th, after breakfast

Location: At a café/bakery near you

More information: The lowdown on Sweden’s best buns

Gypsy Queens and Kings

Prepare yourself for the ‘biggest’ concert of the year when the crème de la crème of Balkan brass, Fanfare Ciocarlia, and their majestic guests take to the stage!

The Gypsy Queens & Kings started off as a project in tribute to Ioan Ivancea, the Romanian Gypsy clarinet player who led Fanfare Ciocarlia, then a mere village ensemble, from rural poverty to international fame.

The now legendary show features among others Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romania), Esma Redzepova (Macedonia) Jony Iliev (Bulgaria) Kaloome (France/Perpignan), Florentina Sandu (Romania), Aurelia Sandu (Romania) and Tantica Ionita (Romania).

Price: 350 kronor (260 kronor for concessions)

Time: Saturday February 21st, 9pm

Location: Tyrol, Gröna Lund

Tickets: Gypsy Queens & Kings Tickets

Keith Johnstone – ‘The father of impro’

Englishman Keith Johnstone is a drama instructor whose teachings and books have had a major influence on the art of improvisation.

He is coming to Sweden and Stockholm on Saturday and provides a great opportunity for non-Swedish speakers to appreciate performance theatre at its most cutting edge.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Thursday February 26th, 7pm

Tickets: Keith Johnstone Tickets

Location: Boulevard Teatern, Götgatan 73

More information: Boulevard Teatern


Gothenburg Horse Show 2009

The 2009 Gothenburg Horse Show takes place over four days this weekend. Choose between seven different equestrian experiences. World cup competitions in several disciplines and a plethora of shows are on offer.

Price: From 295 kronor (concessions from 225 kronor)

Time: Thursday February 19th – Sunday February 22nd, 10am

Tickets: Gothenburg Horse Show Tickets

Location: Scandinavium, Skånegatan

More information: Gothenburg Horse Show

Hanna Boel (DK)

Hanna Boel has proved with her new album “A New Kinda Soul”, that she deserves the title of Denmark’s soul queen.

Boel has tried her hand at pretty much every singing style available and has released more than 10 studio albums.

“A New Kinda Soul” catches her at the peak of her powers and now could just be the best time to experience her brand of Scandinavian soul.

Price: 350 kronor

Time: Thursday February 26th, 8pm

Tickets: Hanna Boel Tickets

Location: Stora Salongen, Storan, Kungsparken 1

More Information: Storan


An Evening with Morrissey

Continuing Debaser’s “A Evening with…” theme, El Perro Del Mar, Shout Out Louds’ Adam Olenius and Magnus Carlsson of Weeping Willows join forces to pay tribute to British legend Morrissey.

Price: 160 kronor

Time: Wednesday February 25th, 7pm

Tickets: On the door – come early as only 75 tickets remain.

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

More Information: Debaser

World class photography – Jonsson meets Goldblatt

Swedish photography legend Sune Jonsson in this Malmö Konsthall exhibition And time becomes a marvellous thing has with his camera explored, depicted and documented life, especially in the villages of northern Sweden.

Like frozen moments in time, Jonsson’s photographs document an age that feels lost but is actually close at hand.

The work of South Africa born David Goldblatt is at the same time presented in Intersection Intersected.

His work explores the meaning of built and human structures in South Africa. His pictures give a face to the social structures of the apartheid regime of oppression.

Set side by side the work of these two artists shows an interesting contrast in styles and subjects.

Price: Admission free

Time: Sune Jonsson until March 22nd and David Goldblatt until May 10th, 2009

Location: Malmö Konsthall, S:t Johannesgatan 7

More Information: Malmö Konsthall

The (International) Noise Conspiracy

Ten years have passed since this group of Swedish social protesters first bestrode the stage.

Their new album “The Cross of My Calling” shows that a recent period of reflective hibernation has left them with a new way of getting your “hips to shake, your senses to heighten and your heart to pound…”

Price: 165 kronor

Time: Thursday February 26th, 8pm

Location: Kulturmejeriet, Stora Södergatan 64, Lund

Tickets: The (International) Noise Conspiracy Tickets

More Information: Kulturmejeriet