Bosses of Botkyrka

Botkyrka is a town southwest of Stockholm, framed by lakes and bays of the great Lake Mälaren. Many inhabitants have moved in from other parts of the world.

I did a lecture on creativity under challenging circumstances. The audience was 10 “kulturchefer” – managers of departments related to culture and sports, within the city (all of them white Swedes). I spoke about Clowns without Borders and the remarkable people we meet during our expeditions, showed pictures from all over the world and a film from our West Bank Tour of 2006.

It’s interesting to think about that many of the people in Botkyrka have moved or escaped from the same places we visit on our expeditions. Hopefully some of them will be circus artists and complete the circle.

Check out Botkyrkas Year of Circus

Gender follow-up in Malmö

I ended my lovely vacation in Skåne with one day of coaching key-people in the “To Perform Gender”-project at my old acting school in Malmö.

So many things were discussed and my image of the situation at the school grew clearer. There is so much good work going on, it seems! But there is a need for more specialized competence in order to describe the development and to permanent awareness of gender issues.

To clearly communicate what gender aware performing has to offer (and has already offered!) to the theater community, we need to merge experiences from gender studies and acting methods. I hope to be able to play a role in this.

Just throw some money my way, and I’ll do it!   😉

Pic: Prideparade in Höganäs, March ’08

Stolt i Höganäs