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

A DOOR. A PORTAL. A PLACE

KH FRESH FESTIVAL '23
Saturday, January 21st - Friday, January 27th, 2023

CounterPulse Arts Kiosk

Rick Darnell & TenderArts
at the JCDecaux Kiosk at Market and 6th St

Trash Mash-Up Gallery Reception

Bridget and Jessica McCracken
Saturday, February 4th at 4PM PT

Gamehaus #1

Klanghaus
Saturday, February 4th at 6PM PT

Archived Events

Bloom Meetup & Pre-Show Mixer

before ARC Performing Diaspora 2022
Friday, December 9th at 7PM PT

Performing Diaspora Residency 2022

Vera Hannush/VERA! & Unsettled/Soiled Group
Thursday - Saturday, December 8-10 & 15-17 at 8PM PT

ArtSpan Artist’s Reception

Sylvie McClelland & Robin Varguez
Thursday, December 1st, 5-7PM PT

Circling Sorrows

Ariellah and Darker Still Productions
Thursday - Saturday, December 1-3 at 8PM PT

Blog Roll

  • WELCOME TO SPRING 2023 AT COUNTERPULSE

    Year after year, CounterPulse brings you a little taste of everything that the Bay Area art scene has to offer and this Spring Season is no different! From contemporary dance to nightlife experiences to board game nights, there’s something for everyone coming up at 80 Turk! Want to bring a plus one to the show? […]

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  • 2022 in Reflection

    2022 marked a historic shift for CounterPulse – we raised the funds we need to buy our building in downtown San Francisco!  As we work to make our dream a reality, we’re counting on our supporters who have seen us from the beginning of this campaign to support our work year-round. I want to offer […]

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  • ARC Alumni Artist Spotlight: Pseuda

    Written By: Alyssa Miller As queer performance art becomes more mainstream nationally and in San Francisco, it is important to recognize and support those queer artists who are eccentric even within their own communities. Drag performance artist Pseuda embodies the essence of unconventionality. They incorporate dark imagery and themes that are not common within the […]

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  • The Settler Body and Its Undoing

    Unsettled/Soiled Group is a group of East, Southeast, and South Asian diasporic movers, makers, and settlers on Ramaytush and Chochenyo Ohlone land. Unsettled/Soiled Group is led by June Yuen Ting, one of CounterPulse’s 2022 ARC Performing Diaspora artists and will debut Dwelling for Unsettling alongside VERA!’s Try, Hye!, Thursday through Saturday, December 8-10 & 15-17, 2022

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