sep 7: Kvinnor och skog – Hagar Malin Hellkvist Sellén

Date: September 7
7.30 pm (70 min)

Price: 160 :-
Supporting members: 120 :-
Student/Senior/u 26 years: 80 :-

The sound volume in the performance is intended for people over 12 years.


Women and Forest is a poignant, beautiful farewell ritual.

Hagar Malin Hellkvist Sellén is a choreographer whose work is characterised by extensive research and in which every movement, thought, and message is thoroughly worked out. During her twenty years as a choreographer, she has explored dance band culture, lesbian missionaries and log driving. This time, the forest is under scrutiny and viewed through Hellkvist Sellén’s sharp-sighted gaze.

Women and Forest is a work of contemporary choreography and an act of care. It is a work about loss and human existence – a requiem for a nation’s lost forests. In a duet between two women, dancers and forest lovers, we are reminded of the increasingly urgent need to rescue our forests. With the forest’s last conifer tree resting in the palm of our hand and a destroyed ecosystem on our conscience, this work takes us on a journey to our inner forest, the only place that hasn’t yet been felled.

Touring with Dancenet Sweden, autumn 2022
The tour will progress entirely by train for climate reasons.

Idea/Research/Choreography: Hagar Malin Hellkvist Sellén
Dancers: Pernille Holden and Marianne Kjærsund
Costume design/mask design: Linda Gonçalves
Music/sound design: Cicely Irvine
Scenography: Toni Tora Botwid  (intern from Stockholm University of the Arts)
Light design: Hannele Philipson
Dramaturgy: Elin Hallberg
Producer: Minttu-Maria Jäävuori
Production assistant: Mira Mutka
Photo: Sofia Runarsdotter
Production: Hagar Malin Hellkvist Sellén and Turteatern

Women and Forest has been produced with the support of the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and is co-produced with Norrlandsoperan and Turteatern in collaboration with Skeppsholmsstudion.