As a part of the project Theatre In Palm and in collaboration with Teater Giljotin, Intercult is organizing an evening dedicated to performance art! Experience the performance “Beautiful Souls” by Tana Maneva, inspired by Hegel’s concept of the same name, the empty shell, and the pursuit of perfection, big words, and moral superiority.

Before the performance, the audience is invited to mingle and network with other theatre enthusiasts and talk to Intercult about Theatre in Palm and other European cultural projects.

An artist talk will be held after the show about Tana Manevas unique stage language ANKOKU PERFORMANCE LANGUAGE, a mix of Butoh, performance, and theatre. How can this universal language be used in international contexts? What place do theatre methods and techniques have in contemporary performing arts, and how can “emerging artists” benefit from them? The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions to Tana and the cast.

The Q&A will be moderated by the artist Lilja Fredrikson.

When? February 10th, 17:30-22:00
Where? Teater Giljotin, Torsgatan 41, 113 62 Stockholm. Subway: S:t Eriksplan
How? Book your ticket through (The ticket is valid for mingle and Q&A)

Program of the evening:
17:30 Mingle and networking
19:00 Performance begins
20:45 Artist Talk

Read more about the Beutiful Souls in Kulturblogens review

With: Tana Maneva, Maria Rostotsky, Elise Sjöberg, Simon Edman, Max Lapitsky, David Mörner, and Lina Lundberg. Composer, live electronics: Rikard Borggård. Set design: Youlian Tabakov. Lighting design: Emil Olsson. Video animation: Lena Rammi. Costume: Tana Maneva, Youlian Tabakov, Edvard Tarletski. Assistant director: Alice Ilmenska.

What is Theatre in Palm?
Theatre in Palm (2022-2025) is the first Creative Europe platform project for performing arts. The project brings together 12 partners from all over Europe and works towards establishing a platform for emerging artists in the performing arts, which can act as a stepping stone for European exchange and intercultural collaboration. The main aims of the project are to help emerging artists navigate in their career as well as to broaden networks and facilitate cooperation between the project member countries. In addition to assisting individual emerging performing artists, the project aims to help the European theatre scene recover after the pandemic by creating a new European theatre platform. Theatre in Palm also targets theatre organizations, independent groups, producers, art schools, etc., ensuring that they connect with new stages, find new audiences, and become part of the new European theatre movement.

This groundbreaking project is coordinated by Turku Arts Academy. Apart from Sweden, organizations from Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria are active on the platform. Read more about Theatre in Palm here.

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Photo: Aksel Ekbom