Marika Hedemyr News, August 2016

Dear colleagues, friends, and followers,
I am now in the midst of finalising my works for Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival in August. The site specific work Next to You, at Korsvägen and the publication Dansbaren–The Mob without Flash by Ingrid Cogne and myself.
I will also be at the internationale tanzmesse NRW in Düsseldorf Aug 31 - Sept 3 2016. Welcome to the MADEIN-THEWEB.COM Booth 86, where I am one of the exhibitors.
Hope to see you at the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, at Korsvägen or at Tanzmesse. Welcome!
Marika Hedemyr

Release of New Publication

Dansbaren–The Mob without Flash
by Ingrid Cogne and Marika Hedemyr
Published by Dansbyrån (
I am delighted to announce that the publication is now ready, and that Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival will host the publication release 24 August, on the first day of the festival’s Professional Program:
Dansbaren—The Mob without Flash is a printed object consisting of two parts: a book dedicated to critical thinking in the field of dance and choreography and a tablecloth of topics. It is a tool for continuing dialogues, putting dance discourse, literally, on the table.
In both a local and international context Dansbaren, a series of public talks and discussions initiated by Gothenburg artist-run platform Dansbyrån, has been uniting dance and choreography theory with practice for 15 years. This publication re-activates Dansbaren’s central topics: dialogue formats, power relations, aesthetics, self-organization, sharing knowledge, appropriating language, artistic practice, history making and feedback methods.
The co-authors/editors of Dansbaren—The Mob without Flash Ingrid Cogne and Marika Hedemyr, and the two other choreographers leading Dansbyrån Paula de Hollanda and Moa Matilda Sahlin, will be present at the release to discuss the publication in detail and invite you to participate in the activation of their object—to unfold the material for discussion together.
Stora Teatern- KRISTALLEN- Wed. 24 August at 13.30-15.30
This is a free event, no tickets/reservations necessary: all are welcome to join.
Read more about the publication at:

Work in progress 26 August

I am right now co-producing a work in progress with Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival. The team and I are working full on to finalize a public sharing of our work in progress at Korsvägen on Friday August 26, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Next to You, at Korsvägen is a site specific walk charged by a hybrid-app for smartphones. The app is loaded with films, audio, augmented reality and interactive elements that attract and guide forward in multiple directions, adding new layers to the site and the activities taking place next to you.
This is a private exploration of relations and co-existance in a shared public space. You make your choices of direction and thus create your own experience and sensation. There is a common starting point, but many ways out. Hold on, your orientation and choice of direction is turning the world.
WHEN: Friday August 26, 13.00 - 17.00
LOCATION: Korsvägen, Gothenburg.
Meeting spot: Outside the waiting hall next to Pressbyrån
HOW: No tickets or booking required, just pass by at any time. We provide the equipment. The walk takes 20-35 min depending on the choices you make in the work.
In Next to You, at Korsvägen I work to expand the concept choreography by exploring how choreography and dramaturgy can be created in the "eyes of the beholder", with the public space as surrounding and in this case an app as tool.
Thank you all in the team!
Script, voice, sound: Marika Hedemyr
Interaction design, AR and technical development: Jacob Michelsen
Film: Maja Kekonius
3D-animation: Lena Trapp
Produced by: Marika Hedemyr Projects
Co-produced by: Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival and Interactive Institute Swedish ICT,
With support from: Västra Götalandsregionen
Read more and see images/film here:
I hope to see you and wish you a fresh start of the autumn.
Marika Hedemyr