PROUD PERFORMING ARTS: 14 jun – Fröding never danced at a gay club in Damascus – Apollo

Date:  jun 14th + artist talk!

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.

Length: 60 min

Performed in Swedish.


Fredrik ”Apollo” Asplund invites us to a performative reading of his book in Swedish ”Fröding never danced at a gay club in Damascus”. A journey from a forest in Varmland in the late 70s, mid landing in an elite school in Stockholm in the 80s, and then going to the club life of New York in the early 90s, ending in Damascus 2009, one year before the war. A queer history about trying to be yourself, looking for your family, and the big longing for the big exiting life that you know is “out there” somewhere. – Performed in Swedish.


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