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Aug 28

Roadshow: 1974

August 28 - 20:00 - 22:00 CEST

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In the performance “1974”, Swedish theatre makers Jenny Möller Jensen (b. 1985) and Ebba Petrén (b. 1988) take the audience back to 1970s Stockholm. Or at least, their quite well informed fantasy about it. They serve as a reflective mirror to our time.

Half a century ago, in the year 1974 Sweden got it’s first cultural political programme, aiming for diversity and progression. Today, art is politically valued somewhat differently: like a basic industry akin to iron and wood. The ongoing debate in Sweden concerning how economic support influence artistic freedom provides crucial context for this performance. As crucial is the two artists burning desire to work together like it’s their last chance.

The production is a collaboration between the PotatoPotato and Nyxxx, two artist collectives that have played an active role in shaping the professional independent performing arts scene in Sweden during the last fifteen years.

Jensen is an actress and curator interested in creating situations and context with a strong physical presence and to work in processes with an uncertain result to enable unknown expressions.
Petrén is a multimedial director and writer whose work revolves around participation, play and translation between inner and outer worlds. Her works has been shown at a wide range of theatre institutions and independent scenes.
In 2023 they formed the duo Jensen/Petrén to explore artistic freedom through practice.

By and with: Jenny Möller Jensen and Ebba Petrén
Sound design: Emilia Sundberg*
Light design: Froste Myrin
Co-production: Nyxxx, PotatoPotato 
With support from: Intercult, Stockholm City Cultural Department, Swedish Art Council and Swedish Arts Grant Committee. 

*student at the Bachelor Programme in Film and Media at Stockholm University of the Arts.

1974 is presented as a part of the collaboration between Intercult and Konträr as one of the Theatre in Palm Roadshows 2024.

Tickets will be available in August.


August 28
20:00 - 22:00
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Östgötagatan 33
Stockholm, 116 25 Sweden
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