festen - viktor fröjd (SE)

performance within dansnät sverige

Choreography, idea: Viktor Fröjd
Co-creating dancer: Joanna Holewa Chrona, Johanna Fröjd, Yared Tilahun Cederlund, Maele Sabuni, Viktor Fröjd
Master of Ceremony: Yared Tilahun Cederlund
DJs: Maele “Dj Cheza” Sabuni, Joanna Holewa Chrona
Light designer: Anton Andersson
Scenographer: Anton Andersson
Costume designer: Sarah Nakiito
Sound composition: Yared Tilahun Cederlund, Maele “Dj Cheza” Sabuni
Dramaturgical support: Bodil Persson
Film: Gustav Ågerstrand
Length: 80 min
Photo: Jonath Mathew


Festen is a production by Kulturföreningen iver och Nordberg movement in co-production with Dansens hus, Norrlandsoperan och Dansstationen. The performance is supported by Kulturrådet, Malmö stad, Region Skåne och Konstnärsnämnden. Festen is on tour during Spring 2024.

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“Festen is an innovative, genre-crossing performance with impressive dance performances and a liberating lack of prestige.” The barometer, Frida Lindström

“…Viktor Fröjd together with his dancers shows how playful and joyful it can be to dance.” SVD, Thomas Olsson

“Fröjd, with a gentle hand and lively improvisations, finally got everyone to dance with.” The dance magazine, Johanna Mork

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Perhaps the party is the last refuge where we can embody our longing beyond language and thought. A yearning away from structure, symmetry and measurability that modern life demands U.S. The party is a tribute to man and the sensual. For dancing and through the body experience all the inherent possibilities of man, jointly as well as individually. Everyone who participates at Festen is also involved in creating it. Our resident DJ Cheza takes us on a journey through the world of house music and we are guided by our master of ceremonies Yared. Dancers Joanna, Johanna and Viktor move through the party together with us.

About Viktor Fröjd
Viktor Fröjd, dance artist, is based in Malmö, Skåne and works both in the large and intimate format in his works. He gathers collaborators, on and behind the scenes, for collective processes which often lead to interactive experiences for the audience. The dramaturgy in the works is often built around the power of improvisation and the understanding of the social. Here everyone stays in the room (practitioners and spectators) with and create the experience. The starting point is dance’s potential to open up for each person’s own experience through desire and community. The watchword in the work is honesty, beginning, time and (non-time). Viktor Fröjd is trained at the street dance training at Åsa folk high school outside Katrineholm and has a bachelor’s degree in dance pedagogy with a focus on street from DOCH – Dance and Circus School in Stockholm.

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