Come and take part of workshops with Pyo Soon Caroline Byström, Alice Chauhat, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Chrysa Parkinson, Salvador Sanchis and Arkadi Zaides followed by three -double-bills of the same artists presenting their practices in the beautiful Eric Ericsonhallen in the heart of Stockholm!

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

When: 8-14 Oct 2018

Deadline for applications: 15 Sept

All performers, dancers and makers!

Welcome to register for Within Practice in Stockholm 8 – 14 October during which you will have the opportunity to meet and take part in six workshops with the artists Caroline Byström, Alice Chauchat, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Chrysa Parkinson, Salva Sanchis and Arkadi Zaides. The workshops are followed by three evenings in Eric Ericsonhallen where the six artists will share their practice through individual presentations. The week also includes a showing of “Trio A” by Yvonne Rainer. In conjunction, on Sunday, Oct 14, Weld Company will premiere a new work commissioned for Yvonne Rainer at Weld in Stockholm.

Come and join us for this unique event in the heart of Stockholm!

Within Practice
Within Practice is a seven-day meeting between professional dancers and students from DOCH and interested members of the public. The symposium focuses on practice and practices from the practitioner’s perspective and includes workshops and public presentations.

The concept of practice(s) is widely-used within dance and choreography today, some would say overused. The concept of practice can provide an opportunity to move beyond the projectification of the art, and instead insist on other long-term approaches. Practice can offer a way of generating choreography and movement, to train/repeat (to practice). Within practice, aims to emphasise the inherently experimental and insistent qualities of practices, and offers a space for practising, discussions and artists’ presentations, and continue to build community among practitioners.

“As dance artists, we often talk about practice(s) as a concept, but in public contexts, we seldom go into detail in discussing how and why a certain practice is constructed as it is. To understand and experience a practice, I believe that we need to practice it, see it from the outside and set it against our own. The format of the symposium attempts to give space for these perspectives and to create a meeting ground for sharing.”
—Björn Säfsten, initiator

In the invitations to the artists Caroline Byström, Alice Chauchat, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Chrysa Parkinson, Salva Sanchis and Arkadi Zaides, the discussion on their practices was central. Each artist included in the program during Within Practice will carry out six workshops over four days and then give a public presentation.

Within Practice also offers a third format, a type of open source, Practice/s—An Evening of Open Source with Open Space, in which all the participants contribute their own practices. The evening is facilitated by Zoë Poluch.

The project will run simultaneously with Weld Company’s invitation to choreographer Yvonne Rainer to choreograph a new work for the company. We share the interest and overlap. During the presentation phase in Eric Ericssonhallen in Stockholm, the original version of Rainers Trio A(1966) will be danced during one of the evenings, to set an iconic work, its practice and history, in resonance with discussions of what contemporary practices can be today.


Björn Säfsten, Initiator and Curator, Säfsten Production
Anna Efraimsson, Co-curator and Head of Department of Dance at DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts
Magnus Nordberg, Initiator and Head of production, Nordberg Movement
Anja Arnquist, Producer and coordinator Eric Ericssonhallen, Säfsten Production

Within Practice is a collaboration between Säfsten Production and the Department of Dance at DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts with support by the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Stad and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Register by Sept 15 through – schedule found on

Costs for participants: SEK 500

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