Vinterresa (Winter Journey) is a new dance solo about the power of memories and our past by choreographer Carl Knif for Swedish dancer Madeleine Månsson. The starting point of the piece is Franz Schubert's song cycle Winterreise based on Wilhelm Müller's poems. In Vinterresa, Madeleine Månsson embarks on a journey through a multi-layered landscape. In this

Dansfunk 2022

Skånes Dansteater is continuously working towards developing and challenging dance as an artform. One part of this work is our annual festivals and conferences examining and exploring different aspects of dance. As one of Swedens’s leading organisations in dance and disability, we invite you to our fourth DansFunk Festival in November

Conference: Aesthetics of Access

A half-day conference from Skånes Dansteater presenting international guest lecturers, inspiration and knowledge sharing for professionals working with performing arts or accessibility. Free admission as part of dance festival DansFunk 4.0: Aesthetic of Access, November 8-14. Aesthetics of Access is a new way of embracing accessibility within artistic process and performing

Candoco’s workshop and double bill in Sweden (Skånes Dansteater)

Europe Beyond Access is committed to collaborating with the world’s leading inclusive dance companies to educate professional and mainstream audiences in artistic practices and other arts and disability-related issues. On 22 May, our partner Skånes Dansteater will run a one-day workshop together with Candoco Dance Company, Spinn Dance Company, and Share

Claire Cunningham’s artist talk at Dansfunk 3.0


Europe Beyond Access founding partner, Skånes Dansteater, invites you to join an artist talk with dancers and choreographers Dan Daw, Claire Cunningham and Madeleine Månsson, chaired by Caroline Bowditch (CEO Art Access Victoria). The conversation will focus on the creative process and disabled-led dance practices.The session will be held in

Europe Beyond Access supports the performances programme at Dansfunk 3.0 festival


Skånes Dansteater, Europe Beyond Access partner based in Malmö (Sweden), presents ‘DansFunk 3.0’, the third and largest edition of its inclusive performing arts festival. Amongst a packed programme of workshops, roundtable discussions and artist talks, ‘DansFunk 3.0’ will also give the Swedish public the chance to attend the following performances, commissioned

Europe Beyond Access presents ‘Arts, disability and social change’


Discover how a generation of disabled dancers, choreographers and interdisciplinary artists are creating social change through the work that they make. Artists involved in Europe Beyond Access from USA, Sweden, Poland, UK, Portugal and Austria reflect on how they are confronting the normative gaze and making a political statement by taking

Diverse Nordic Voices


Diverse Nordic Voices (DNVCI) is a programme that supports the development of a greater diversity of choreographic voices from the Nordic region. The 30-month programme is brought about by the pro-active collaboration between leading dance organizations within three Nordic countries. The intention – to create an opportunity for the professional

Relaxed Performances: a comparative study across six countries

Case Study

Between April 2018 and April 2020, French-based organisation Ciné-ma différence commissioned a comparative survey of 16 organisations* delivering Relaxed-style Performances in France, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Switzerland. The resulting report also includes a toolkit with a series of recommendations so that other organisations can implement

Four duets spanning four countries


An evening of four new dance duets with disabled dancers commissioned by Skånes Dansteater, Onassis STEGI, Oriente Occidente and Holland Dance Festival as part of Europe Beyond Access. An audio-described version is available below: The programme A touring pack for programmers and producers looking to book this show is available here. Skanes Dansteater |