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

The CounterPulse Festival 2021

with FACT/SF, tinypistol, curbAlert, Krista DeNio >> Moving Ground, Faluda Islam / Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Meg Foley, Skybridge, Marc Kate & Julie Phelps, Performance Primers, ArtSpan, and more
September 9-18, 2021

my beloved comet + Saint Leroi

tinypistol
September, 2021

Radius

Instigated by Julie Phelps and Marc Kate in collaboration with KD >> Moving Ground (Krista DeNio)
Sat, Sept 11, 2pm PDT at The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and Sat, Sept 18, 5pm PDT at Djerassi Resident Artists Program

The ABJD series: Prologue 1009 آغاز ۱۰۰۹ and Heaven 58 جنة ۵۸

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto with Faluda Islam
Fri & Sat, Sept 10 & 15 in-person

Archived Events

Murals of the Tenderloin Walking Tour

Tenderloin Museum & CounterPulse
Sat, Jul 17, 12pm-2:30pm PDT

City Stories Workshop

San Francisco Creative Writing Institute
Thursdays, July 1 & 15, 12pm-2pm PDT at CounterPulse

Beyond Gravity 2021

Jess Curtis/Gravity
Fri & Sat, Jun 25 & 26, 7pm-8pm PDT

ArtSpan Virtual Reception with Elvira Dayel and Emily Gui

ArtSpan & CounterPulse
Thu, Jun 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm PDT

Blog Roll

  • Reverse Chariot I

    While at CounterPulse I first felt out the space and listened to mentor Joanna Haigood and used the first moments to get into my body and meditate on how I wanted to utilize it as a tool to begin telling these stories which I am still learning but that also live within me. I did […]

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  • 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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