Mötet is an improvised, composed and choreographed  pop-up performance with dance and saxophone!

In September of 2023 an initial research residency was arranged in Hällefors, Sweden. In this residency Anna and Erika from the professional industry as well as a newly graduated Lotta Asmyhr and local dance enthusiast Saga Immonen met to explore the topic “Mötet” ( swedish for meetings ).

Where are the physical meeting spots today?

How can we get people to once again look up from their phones, see each other and dare to meet in the unplanned? To exchange a glance, a laugh and a sense of being part of a community?

How can we use improvisation to reflect the surroundings in the moment of acting through music and dance? 

How can we use the possibilities of the countryside to create new formats for rehearsal and performance spaces?

How can we reach people that normally wouldn’t go to conventional cultural venues?

From this exploration the idea and structure for a pop-up performance was developed. A performance that needs no technical equipment and can be performed outdoors for example in town squares, on schoolyards or in an office or supermarket.

Mötet is created by Anna Holmström, Petricore Movement and Erika Lindholm and supported by Region Örebro län, Ansats, Hällefors kommun, Hällefors kulturskola and Kulturrådet.

Special thanks to Bredsjö Kulturkooperativ och Södra Hyttan.

During the spring of 2024 Erika travelled to Berlin to meet up with Anna and to continue the creation process. For two days they focusing on a duet format in relation to a larger city.

It has become clear that this project needs to meet the audience through the moment of creation. During the process, space is given for ideas, associations, discussions and thoughts about the spontaneous meetings in between people of all ages. People spontaneously interacted through dancing themselves, they came closer to ask questions or in some cases give detailed feedback about what they experienced. A young child asked if it was possible to put the saxophone music on her boombox so that she could take it with her home. That was probably the first time she saw an instrument live and it seemed as if she couldn’t comprehend why the music couldn’t be directly transferred to her music player. It seems as if the creation creation process inspires and in some cases also educates people of all ages about music and dance.

Petricore Movement
Erika Lindholm

Anna Holmström

Composer & Musician
Erika Lindholm

Anna Holmström

15-30 min

Technical reqiurements

Camera and edit: Anna Holmström
Music: Erika Lindholm 

Supported by
Region Örebro län – Ansats
Hällefors kommun
s kulturskola

Thank you
Bredsjö Kulturkooperativ
Södra Hyttan