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

Ignite Another 30 Years of Art & Action

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Flashback Futures

The CounterPulse Solstice Party
Sat, Dec 19, 5pm-7:30pm PST on Zoom

Skills Bucket

with CounterPulse staff!
Third Wednesdays, September-February, 3:00pm-3:30pm PDT

Music Box Orchestra

Rick Darnell
First and Third Fridays in November & December, 6pm-7pm PDT

Archived Events

Tenderloin Day of the Dead Altar

Jeff Marshall
Altar Dedication on Sat, Oct 31, 3-4pm at The Tenderloin Museum

2020 Deaf Louder Virtual Performance

Antoine Hunter / Urban Jazz Dance Company & Guests
Fri & Sat, Nov 6 & 7, 6pm-7pm PST on Twitch

Matchbox Lab #4: Hybrid Tenders

Ronja Ver <> Kal Spelletich
Tues, Oct 27, 7pm-8pm (Live 6:45pm)

Blog Roll

  • Glitch Crush

    “Primeiro estranha-se, depois entranha-se” (At first it’s strange, then it gets into your veins) – Fernando Pessoa I am part of the Human/ID team, a collaboration with StratoFyzika and Ian Heisters that probes how identity is rendered legible (or illegible) through movement and technology.  Tagging onto the notion of digital flaws and their rich potential […]

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  • IDENTITY AND MOVEMENT: MOTION TRANSFER WITH NEURAL NETWORKS

    Deep fake dancing and breaking technology I’ve been talking with the StratoFyzika team about how identity resides in the body for their residency in CounterPulse’s Combustible program. We’re researching surveillance technology, machine learning, and dance for a performance in spring 2020. The research is conceptual as well as practical, and the following comprises my notes in building a first […]

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  • A Platform, A Stage, An Audience

    We are artists. In some ways, we are sacrificial lambs. We bleed publicly. We can be found dancing naked and crying the necessary tear. We do this so they can name what they have sacrificed. To those without words, we give poetry; those without melody, a song. And to him, that guy, that just can’t […]

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  • Behind the Lens with Robbie Sweeny

    I’ve always been a fan of Robbie Sweeny. For years I’ve admired his photographer choreography, his hurried movement and cadence during performances. It takes considerable method and skill to shoot the perfect angle, and to capture the compelling photos that highlight CountrePulse’s Instagram feed. My colleagues and I admire his stylistic editing; together we scroll […]

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