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

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Wednesdays, November 10 & 17 and December 1 & 8 with a Reading on December 15 at CounterPulse, 12pm-2pm PDT

Not About Race Dance

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December 2-4 and 9-11, 2021 Thursday, 7:30 pm; Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

CATENA: sound/image through a hybrid network

Dilate Ensemble & ThoughtWorks Arts
January 13 & 14, 2022 at 7pm PT

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Thurs-Sun, Oct 14-17, 7pm & 8:30pm PDT. Additional showing Sat, Oct 16, 5pm

Day of the Dead Altar Project

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Workshops every Friday in October & Dedication on Monday November 1st

TenderArts Residency with Joe Landini

SAFEHouse Arts
Workshops Oct 4 & 11 @ 7pm

(Re)Weaving with Two-Spirits

Film Screening with Weaving Spirits Festival Curators and Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest
Sat, Sept 18, 3-4:30pm PDT on Twitch

Blog Roll

  • Sunday’s Mystery

    The SEED residency was a blessing of space and time to create. My artistic partner Jakob and I spent as much time as we could at CounterPulse, long hours in the space, not just for creation and play, but to live and be in the space, to be part of the environment that is CounterPulse […]

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  • Embodied Divination with Amara Tabor-Smith

    Amara Tabor-Smith (she/her/we) is a choreographer/performance maker and the artistic director of Deep Waters Dance Theater.  On Tuesday September 14th as part of the CounterPulse Festival 2021, we will be hosting Embodied Divination, a movement-based workshop where participants are invited to “contemplate their body as oracle, as compass, and a site for social repair”. Limited […]

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  • On Permission

    At the CounterPulse Festival this September, The Performance Primers will be hosting a virtual panel discussion and mixer titled “Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves“. This conversation will explore how working on a grassroots level outside conventional venues and capitalist values opens up new possibilities and invites deeper engagement among audiences and artists. Ahead of this […]

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