PROUD PERFORMING ARTS: 15 + 16 jun – Pink Promises – Malin Hellkvist Sellén

Date: Saturday un 15th + artist talk

Date: Sunday jun 16th

Ticket price: ”Proud Performing Arts – pin” – SEK 50, valid as entrance fee to all performances, depending on availability. It is also possible to pre-book tickets at Kulturcentralen. Then you pay 50SEK per ticket and event, and pick up your pin at the box office no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled time.
60 min


Pink Promises takes off in an investigation of bodies, identity and contemporary dance in relation to Swedish bandstand (in Swedish “dansband”) culture and music. The piece is in a way a sequel to Better People (2006) as one of the characters from that piece moves on into the new social dance context of Pink Promises.

Pink Promises was an attempt to simultaneously relate both analytically and emotionally to the melodies, lyrics and cultural scenery of Swedish bandstand music. To create principals and map the physical fundamentals for solo movement in a foxtrot or the kinesthetic functions of swing.

The work is trying to stage the physical and emotional points and surfaces of human interaction and contact that the social dancing of Swedish bandstand culture so strongly creates possibilities for. Pink Promises is a romantic value-exercise, focusing on a very popular and alive cultural expression.

CONCEPT/CHOREOGRAPHY: Malin Hellkvist Sellén
DANCE: Marianne Kjærsund COSTUME: Lena Lindgren
SET/LIGHTDESIGN: Erik Westerlund
MAKE-UP DESIGN: Marina Ritvall
MUSIC: Niklas Swanberg and bandstands
PRODUCTION: Vischan Danskonst, Anna Efraimsson, Efwa-Wiktoria Rodell

Premiere at Kilen Kulturhuset Stockholm 2008

Pink Promises was produced in cooperation with NorrlandsOperan Dans with support from the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Framtidens Kultur, the Culture Committee of Stockholm and the Stockholm County Council Arts Grants Committee.


Dansstationen are proud to present the festival “Proud Performing Arts – Stolt Scenkonst” – to celebrate, promote and deepen performing art with LGBTQ + perspectives. The festival focuses on close and intimate artistic meetings and to raise issues about queer representation in the performing arts.

Proud Performing Arts are also a netwok, read more about Proud Performing Arts!


Friday jun 14 th
7pm on stage: ”Fröding never danced at a gay club in Damascus” – Apollo + artis talk.

Saturday jun 15th
1pm and 2 pm in tghe Golden Foajé: “Drag Queen Story Hour” – Miss Shameless and Lady Busty. 1pm for children age 2–4 + 2pm for children age 4–7. Only 30 seats.

5pm in the Studio: “The Real World Talking”, Lecture Performance about transfobia – Chris Schenlaer. Only 45 seats.

7pm on stage: ”Pink Promises” – Malin Hellkvist Sellén /MHS + artist talk.

Sunday jun 16th
12-2pm at Blå Båten (The Blue Boat): Drag Brunch (we will soon update with more info).

3pm on stage: ”Pink Promises” – Malin Hellkvist Sellén /MHS