Lust

It’s summer holidays!
Three teenagers meet for the first time.
A love-and-conflict drama filled with intricate emotions that draws on the strings of one’s heart.

One is preoccupied with thoughts of one’s own body and that of others. Is it ok to like both girls and boys? How can one understand what the other wants? How does one deal with rejection?
A play about identity, desire and norms; about the right to decide over one’s own body and to choose for oneself if or when one wants to share it with someone else.

With this performance, we welcome and pay tribute to the complicated, embarrassing and absolutely wonderful aspects about being human!

Concept & manuscript: Sara Kander
Direction: My Areskoug
Costume & scenography: Sara Kander
Music: Torbjörn Svedberg
Lighting, video & technicals: Kundali Löfstrand
Hair & make-up: Matilda Bragner
Producer: Dina Luterkort
Production assistant: Linn Bergstam
Pedagogic material: Reyhaneh Ahangaran
Cast and choreography: Marina Almén, Ipshita Rajesh & Erik Lennblad
Photography: Leonard Stenberg
Illustrator: Kajsa Reicke
Advisors: Kalle Röcklinger och Hans Olsson, RFSU
Age group: 13-16 years
Performance duration: approx. 40 mins
Produced by: Pantomimteatern

Pirret

Pirret is a visual and musical mime performance about our most intimate feelings that begin stirring in us at the onset of puberty. Something happens in my body when I feel love! Can I fall in love with someone I have never met IRL? What do I do when I am in love with my best friend? I notice sensations and changes in my body, I feel new emotions, my body feels different. Sometimes I struggle with my thoughts and emotions, I sweat like crazy, and my cheeks are flushed when I meet the most embarrassing situations. Am I normal?

With children’s own questions to RFSU and KP’s Kropp & Knopp as our point of departure, three skilled mime actors take you on this fun, exciting, embarassing, and emotion-filled journey with original and commissioned music, scenography, video projections and lighting.

Concept & manuscript: Sara Kander & Julia Gumpert
Direction & choreography: Ulf Evrén
Costume & scenography: Sara Kander
Music: Torbjörn Svedberg
Lighting, video & technicals: Kundali Löfstrand
Hair & make-up: Alva Nord
Hair & make-up mentor: Agnes Kentää
Animation: David Nord
Seamstress: Inger Lejbro
Producer: Dina Luterkort
Pedagogic material: Reyhaneh Ahangaran
Cast and choreography: Marina Almén, Ipshita Rajesh & Erik Lennblad
Photography: Bengt Wanselius
Illustrator: Karl Johnsson
Advisors: Kalle Röcklinger och Hans Olsson, RFSU
Age group: 10-12 years
Performance duration: approx. 40 mins
Produced by: Pantomimteatern

Oh snap

Somewhere in a dark and pixelated vacuum, Majora wakes up alone and entangled in a digital network. Majora wants to call for help, but when zie opens zir mouth, youtube clips of cute kittens and tweeting fake news fly out. Majora has got the whole world’s mass media in zir body! At the same time, Navi is hopelessly looking for zir sibling and gets lost among memes, GIFs, cyberbullying, youtube & instagram influencers and meaningless status updates.

Pantomimteatern’s sci-fi performance in a playful way creates awareness about what screen and internet addiction can do to our bodies and minds.

Idea & direction: Ana Stanišić
Set & costume design: Sara Kander
Music & sound: Dijle Yigitbas
Hair and make-up: Agnes Kenttä
Lighting, video & technology: Kundali Löfstrand
Directorial mentor: Daniel Goldmann
Illustrator: Karl Johansson
Photography: Bengt Wanselius
Pedagogic material: Linda Hovmark
Cast: Ipshita Rajesh & Jacob Danielsson
Producer: Veronica Bedecs
Age group: 9 years onwards
Performance duration: approx. 40 min
Produced by: Pantomimteatern

soda & bonda

Soda looks like a dog, and feels like a dog. Bonda looks like a cat and feels…like a dog! Bonda loves behaving like a dog when they play together. But Soda thinks that Bonda is silly – a cat should behave like a cat!

A crazy and light-hearted comedy about being who you want to be and about appreciating your friends as they are!

Based on the book Soda and Bonda by Niveditha Subramaniam.

Cast: Björn Dahlman and Ipshita Rajesh
Created by: Björn Dahlman and Ipshita Rajesh
Music: Stefan Sandberg
Mask: Amanda Cederquist
Narrator: Suzanne Reuter
Mime consultant: Lise Edman
Ages: 2 – 6 years
Duration: 35 minutes
Photo: Stefan Sandberg
Produced by: Bananteatern


Varför gråter pappan?

What is that there!? Out on a bench sits a father crying.
But why, wonder Hamsa and Alvdis?
Has anyone been mean to him? Or is he just tired?
Maybe he has lost something? Or tumbled while riding a bicycle?
Or he has just eaten way too much and his stomach hurts!

Varför gråter pappan? is a fun and playful show that takes the children on a detective journey through the landscape of great emotions.

The performance is based on the book Varför gråter pappan?, written by Kristina Murray Brodin and illustrated by Bettina Johansson.

Cast: Ipshita Rajesh and Hanna Björck
Directed by: Björn Dahlman
Age group: 3 years onwards
Produced by: Bananteatern


Grodkungen och ippies trolleriföreställning

Meet the two clowns – Frogking, who is a vain, ill-tempered, self-proclaimed master magician, and his mischievous assistant Ippie, who always has to help Frogking out of the mess he creates.
They are now excited to bring a fantastic magic show to all the children. But then the magic starts to live a life of its own and plays pranks on the clowns! Or is it Ippie playing prank on the Frogking because she secretly wants to run the show herself?
A hilarious experience with slapstick, magic, improvisation, audience interaction, music and dancing that keeps both kids and grown ups in splits!

Created and played by: Björn Dahlman and Ipshita Rajesh
The character The Frog King was created by Björn Dahlman and Rupesh Tillu.
Ages: 3-8 years
Duration: 35 minutes
Photo: Stefan Sandberg
Produced by: Bananteatern


Fågeln som flög mot solen

Click your tongues and ruffle your feathers! Follow us in an interactive dance performance where animals and birds lead the story of their adventures, curiosity, fears, courage and often strong friendships with man.

Through Indian classical dance, hand gestures, rhythms, and sounds Ipshita and Ulrika create tales with origins in both Indian and Nordic mythology, stories from the forest and the village, but also from the bustling big city. The audience is invited to participate with movements and rhythms helping to carry the story forward.

The show is specially created for a library environment and aims to integrate body and movement with reading and oral narration. The performance is also played in a version with an accompanying musician Moa Danielson on the North Indian string instrument Santoor.

Concept, choreography, sound, storytelling, costumes: Ulrika Larsen, Ipshita Rajesh
Music: Moa Danielson
Age group: 3-6 years
Duration: 30 minutes
Photo: Leia Larsen
Produced by: Odissi Dansproduktion

Produced in collaboration with Jordbro kultur och föreningshus and Skärholmen library.