What's on in Sweden: April 24 - 30

Peter Vinthagen Simpson
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What's on in Sweden: April 24 - 30

What's on in Sweden: International dance day & Salif Keita in Stockholm; English speaking theatre in Gothenburg; Depeche Mode tribute in Malmö



International Dance Day

On Wednesday dance theatres and institutions across the globe celebrate international dance day. The Local has selected two events in Stockholm this week worthy of inclusion in the hectic schedule of any modern dance lover.

First up at Dansens Hus is the annual Dance Party scheduled for this weekend. Two nights of dance mixes and surprises, with old favourites fusing with up and coming stars. While the final programme, by tradition, will remain a secret the show will include performances from Cirkus Cirkör, Carl Olof Berg and Stockholm 59 degrees North.

On the dance day itself, the world-renowned Cullberg Ballet will let loose its dancers as impromptu choreographers at Moderna Dansteatern C/O Dramatiska Institute (DI). A long list of some of the Cullberg Ballet's most prominent dancers will display their work over two nights.

Price: Dance party 270 kronor; Cullberg Ballet 100 kronor

Time: Saturday April 25th, 8pm & Wednesday April 24th, Thursday April 25th, 4pm

Tickets: Dansens Hus Dance Party & Cullberg Ballet

Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 12-14 & Dramatiska Institutet, Valhallvägen 189

More information: Dansens Hus & Moderna Dans Teatern

Salif Keita (Mali)

West African music simply does not get any better than this. Mali's "albino prince" rarely tours in these parts and understandably tickets are in short supply.

Salif Keita is a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita, and his voice can most certainly be described as, among a great many other things, regal.

Had it not been for his albinism he may never have become a singer as it is considered to be a griot's role and a job unbecoming of royalty.

His music combines traditional West African music styles with influences from both Europe and the Americas, while maintaining an overall Islamic style.

Price: 350 kronor - 450 kronor

Time: Sunday April 26th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Salif Keita Tickets

Location: Konserthuset, Hötorget 8

More information: The Stockholm Concert Hall

Ten Bush - The Market Theatre (SA)

The Market Theatre from Johannesburg in South Africa is performing at Stadsteatern's Skärholmen stage this weekend.

Ten Bush is a play about a betrayal, revenge, conspiracy and forbidden young love, and will be performed in English.

Price: 150 kronor (100/70 kronor concessions)

Time: Friday April 24th - Sunday April 26th, 7pm

Tickets: Market Theatre at Stadsteatern

Location: Stockholms stadsteater, Skärholmen, Bodholmsgången C4

More information: Market Theatre

Da Capo - Sweden, With the Times

Galleri Kontrast opens a new photography exhibition on Saturday entitled Sweden, With the Times 1997-2007.

The theme of the exhibition is a changing Sweden - a red cabin, beehives by a meadow, a deserted town square in Hagfors, weather-beaten poets, veiled women...

The exhibition features work from a list of photographers, among them some of the most recognizable names working within the art form in Sweden today.

Price: Free of charge

Time: From Saturday April 25th - Sunday May 24th, 12pm - 6pm

Location: Galleri Kontrast, Hornsgatan 8

More information: Galleri Kontrast


Expectations - English speaking theatre

GEST, the Gothenburg English Speaking Theatre, is premiering their new production Expectations from April 15 to May 8 at Teater Trixter in Gothenburg.

"Expectations is the story of two couples, one English and one Swedish, both preparing for the birth of their child but things don't turn out the way they had imagined." The play is written by Kristina Brändén Whitaker and directed by Gary Whitaker.

GEST is a contemporary theatre company that employs professional actors from England and Sweden.

Price: 130 kronor

Time: April 24th, 28th, 29th & May 4th, 5th, 6th, 2pm & 7pm May 8th, 7pm

Tickets: GEST Tickets

Location: Teater Trixter, Andréegatan 13

More information: GEST


Sweden's largest theme park Liseberg takes its bow for the 2009 season this weekend.

Liseberg offers 35 rides, breathtaking gardens and panoramic views of the city as well as concerts and holiday fun for all the family.

Price: 70 kronor

Time: Saturday April 25th - October 11th

Location: Liseberg, Sofierogatan 5

More information: Liseberg

Mando Diao

Swedish rockers Mando Diao released their fifth album, "Give Me Fire" in February and this weekend Gothenburg residents get their chance to sample the band's new work live.

The album is a collaboration between the Borlänge band and The Salazar Brothers from The Latin Kings.

Price: 295 kronor

Time: Friday April 24th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Mando Diao Tickets

Location: Lisebergshallen, Örgrytev. 5

More information: Liseberg


Zulu 9.30 (ES)

Led by charismatic frontman Oski-Jah, Zulu 9.30 has taken audiences by storm at pop and world music festivals across Europe.

The band is the hottest new thing in the mestiza genre - occupied by exponents such as Manu Chao, Sergent Garcia and Ojos de Brujo.

Joy, rhythm and energy in plentiful supply at Babel in a typically late Barcelona night.

Price: 160 kronor

Time: Friday April 24th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Zulu 9.30 Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More information: Zulu 9.30

An Evening with Depeche Mode

Debaser continues its "En Evening With..." series with a tribute to synth rock legends Depeche Mode.

Henric De La Cour, Tingsek, Emmon, Jonna Lee and S.P.O.C.K. join forces to honour the legendary British band.

Price: 135 kronor

Time: Wednesday April 29th, 7pm

Tickets: Debaser Malmö

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

More Information: Debaser


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