Swop Dance Night
Part of Nafas نفس Dansfestival.
We welcome you to the final night of the festival and invite you to join us in celebration of the diversity of cultures and people in Malmö and our SWOP Dance Club. Dancers from SWOP Dance Community will take over the stage and perform a variety of dance styles. It will be a night of dancing, music, tea and food especially for you.
SWOP is the meeting place for new people to Malmö to make friends, explore and share dances together and tell stories in workshops and performances, out of which a community, of people who come and go, has grown.
For this special night, you will be treated to performances created by Swop Dance community and the dancers of Skånes Dansteater. The performances will be in different dance styles that will take over the stage celebrating our different traditions, our community and dance.
After the performances, we would like to invite you to stay to enjoy live music from Tarek Alhadj and join us for tea and a delicious light supper from Yalla Trappan.
You are welcome to come before the performance starts. Tarek Alhadj will start playing live from 17.30.
You will be welcomed with the warmest and most open hearts.
To experience Swop Dance Night requires a ticket. Tickets are free of charge.
About SWOP Dance Club
SWOP Dance Club has been a meeting place at Skånes Dansteater for people who are new to Malmö and those who have lived here for a long time but have sought new meetings since 2015. They all have an interest in dance and culture, a desire to share ideas and participate in dance workshops. The group meets every other Monday evening at Skånes Dansteater. Everyone, regardless of body type and functional variation between 15 and 60 years, is welcome and through dance we language and social barriers are overcome to bring people together.
About Tarek Alhadj
Tarek Alhadj studied at the music conservatory of Aleppo, Syria, focusing on the instrument oud. He is particularly interested in traditional Arabic folk music and classical Arabic music.
Tarek is a skilled musician based in Malmö and has performed on many stages in Sweden and Denmark, including Jeriko in Malmö (2003) and Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg (2004). In 2006, Tarek created the music for the performance Mohamlet at Malmö City Theatre. He has led the band Saba band for four years, is a chapel master of Tarek's friends and has performed several times at the Malmö Festival. Tarek also works as a music teacher at the Hermodsdals school in Malmö.
Joining Tarek on stage is Ebrahim elhaj, Khalil Elhag and Khalil elhaj.
About Nafas نفس Dansfestival
For four days in November during the Nafas نفس Dance Festival, international guest performances will be presented that explore themes related to cultural diversity, heritage, forbidden movements, and what is considered contemporary and what is considered traditional.
- 18 November
- Skånes Dansteater
- For all ages
- 3 tim