Stages – New Nordic Performing Arts
Stages - a platform for new Nordic Performing Arts during Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival. A festival within the festival presenting a new generation of performing artists. A place for new stories and new bodies on stage.
In the 2021–2022 edition of Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival we invited the curator duo Terry Johnson and Sara Bergsmark. Together they created a program with four Nordic performances:
COSMIC LATTE / SONYA LINDFORS (FI)
CHEERS / Helgebostad/Rueslåtten (NO)
TENDER PROTEST SERIES / Mariana Suikkanen Gomes (SE)
MERMAID(S) OF THE HYPER SEA / Snorre Elvin (DK)
CURATORS OF STAGES
Terry Johnson and Sara Bergsmark have worked professionally as producers within institutions throughout Sweden and in various freelance constellations over the past ten years. Within their new production company, Johnson & Bergsmark, they create a space for long term engagements as well as specific productions. Johnson and Bergsmark is a space for production, programing, curation and care – care for the work, care for all those creating the work and the ecology and future of the field.