Tove Sahlin

About This Artist

Tove Sahlin has worked professionally as as Performer, Director, Choreographer, Project manager, Workshop leader since 2001 and have initiated, co-created and led many projects, produktions and artistic collaborations.

Sahlin was one of the co-founder and long term project manager of W.I.S.P. – Women in Swedish Performing arts – an established feminist network and for 10 years she was one of the members of the creative collective Bastardproduktion.

Tove Sahlin now divides her time between her own work and commission work for some of Sweden’s biggest theaters and opera houses.

About This Project

In Shake it Collaborations new solo piece dancer and Choreographer Tove Sahlin explores shaking as a movement, emotions and linguistic metaphor. The performance underscores issues about adaptation, empathy and commitment. My Own Bodies is a shaking solo piece for many that shakes it out and invites the audience to a common shake action. The performance premiered at the House of Dance in Stockholm in March 2013 and have since then been performed at Ponderosa Tanzland in Germany, Örebro citytheatre in Sweden, Penghao Theatre in Beijing/ China and Winterpalace/ Wire Monkey in Holy Hoke MA/ USA.

Background photo: Jannica Honey
Performers: Lilith Sahlin & Tove Sahlin

Upcoming Events

Support the Springboard Fund for Artists

She-Verse and mouth//full

Cherie Hill IrieDance and Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch
Thu-Sat, Dec 5-7 & 12-14, 7:45pm-9pm

S l o w D a n c e

Hana Erdman
Thu-Fri, Dec 19-20, 8pm

TVOD Winter Solstice Underground

Sat-Sun, Dec 21-22, 10pm-4am

Archived Events

Tenderloin Women’s Holiday Party

Central City SRO Collaborative, Care Through Touch, La Cocina
Mon, Dec 9, 12pm-2pm

Came Here To Live: Resilience and Resistance in the Containment Zone

ABD Productions & The Skywatchers Ensemble
Fri-Sun, Nov 22-24. Fri-Sat, 7:30pm, Sun 2pm matinee

tiny little get down

tinypistol + little seismic dance company
Fri, Nov 15, 7:30pm-9:30pm

DIY T-Shirt Fashion Design

Sylvester Guard Jr.
Fri, Nov 15, 3-5pm // Sun, Mar 15, 3-5pm

Blog Roll

  • Figuring it Out: Inside She-Verse’s Narrative

    In 2006, I hosted my first audition for Cherie Hill IrieDance performers. I desired an all-black female cast. I yearned to deepen my self-knowledge of being a black woman making dance and to analytically understand how aesthetics relate to white and black culture. In 2014, I looked for something different. I sought movers who could […]

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  • She-Verse Movement Essences

      She-verse embraces tenants of eco-feminism that speak to the parallels between oppression and domination of subordinate groups to the oppression and dominance of nature. How women are treated in misogynistic cultures relates to the abuse and rape of land experienced throughout the history of colonization and to the continued subordination of women and persons […]

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  • Fake News and the Art of Unremembering

    Who here has heard of Singapore? Who here knows where it is? Who here knows anything about it?   I concede that answers to these questions might have changed since the popularity of the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”, but by and large, as a Singaporean living in the USA, I usually expect the response to […]

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