Salto! is the name of the annual dance festival for a young audience organised by the Dance Station since 1997. The festival consists of dance performances, workshops and seminars in around 20 municipalities in the South of Sweden each year. In October around 15000 young people get to watch a dance performance or take part in a workshop. Salto is Latin for “I am dancing!”

One of Europe´s biggest festivals
Salto! Was soon a big success after the start in 1997 and now shows around 150 dance performances each year, mostly school performances, but also more and more public performances. Today Salto! is one of Sweden´s and Europe´s biggest dance festivals for a young audience. The base for the festival is a network of regional presenters and an artistic selection of Swedish and also International dance companies.

This is how it works
On the presentation day in February around 10 Swedish dance companies present their work and lots of presenters go there to see what is offered this year. In the festival in October the companies who got their performances sold go on tour in the region. In the middle of the month a public weekend at the Dance Station presents a selection of performances for the public, but also for participating artists and for invited Swedish and International presenters.

Salto!´s daily work is done by the producer who works the whole year with the network, the selection and the festival. Salto! is one of three integrated parts that constitute “the Dance Station” (Dansstationen) – Malmo´s guest venue for contemporary dance, with support from state, region and city.

Please note
The selection for the Salto!-festival 2023 has been made, and the companies participating, will be official in connection with the Salto! day Februari 6, 2023. If you would like to suggest your performance for Salto!2024, the most important thing is that it is supported by public funding, that the performers are professional dancers/actors and that it has premiered so that you can enclose a link to a video of the full performance. Applications will be possible in this website from September 2023.

For more information about, please contact:

Chris Schenlaer