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Symposium Jamlik scen

ShareMusic & Performing Arts is arranging Jamlik scen, a symposium about diversity on stage, 1 September 2016, at Södra Teatern in Stockholm. 

The goal is to share and discuss challenges and opportunities related to artistic development, work, participation and democracy. Jamlik scen will highlight strong initiatives, artistic possibilities and inclusive ensembles. How can the stage reflect the diversity of society?

The day focus on the link between democracy and culture, as part of a sustainable development and the Global Goals. The hope is to increase the interest of different stakeholders to visualize new artists – with different backgrounds, experience and abilities – on equal terms.

Main areas covered during the day:

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK and its connection to our identity;
  • PARTICIPATION AND DEMOCRACY – inclusion, human rights and social sustainability;
  • ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT on different levels. What artistic expressions are we missing out on, today?


malcolm_dixeliusMalcolm Dixelius
Moderator of discussions. Swedish journalist, documentary filmmaker and expert of Russia.

bah-kuhnkeAlice Bah Kuhnke
Minister for Culture and Democracy.

“More culture for more people throughout the country and a democracy policy that enables more people to participate in society. This is at the heart of my political priorities.”

SanekaSanaka Samarasinha
Mr. Sanaka Samarasinha has worked for more than 20 years with the media, academia, civil society, government and the private sector in a number of areas including human rights, governance, disaster and conflict response, media and elections. Before his appointment as United Nations Resident Coordinator/United Nations Resident Representative/UNFPA Representative Belarus in 2013, he served in various offices of UNDP, and in particular, as Director a.i., Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore; Senior Advisor to the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran; Officer in Charge, Maldives; Director a.i., Kosovo, Officer in Charge of UNDP Samoa, Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Myanmar, UNDP Regional Rule of Law/Human Rights Advisor Asia-Pacific, and UNDP Deputy Country Director (Tsunami Recovery) Sri Lanka. He holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

charlotte_dCharlotte Darbyshire
British independent dance artist, working as a choreographer and director of live performance and dance for camera. Charlotte is also an experienced performer, educator, facilitator and movement therapist. She was a founder member of CandoCo Dance Company, performing and teaching internationally with them for 10 years. This inspired her on-going practice and research into inclusive and creative approaches to dance practice for disabled and non-disabled people, trained and untrained dancers. Charlotte was a Dance Lecturer at TrinityLaban and London School of Contemporary Dance (2000 – 2011). In 2016 she’s working with a new choreography for the ShareMusic WORK-ensemble in the project DansResearch.

line_tjornhojLine Tjørnhøj
Danish composer, curator and soundartist. The voice occupies a central position in Tjørnhøj’s compositions. She exploits it in a conceptually operatic framework, in staged concerts, and multimedia performances. Her acoustic universe is free and intuitive. Tjørnhøj typically deals with timeless problems and emotions via stories from our own time. She exploits the soothing quality and beauty of the voice to establish a space for reflection.
During 2016-2017 Line will compose a new musical theatre piece, initiated by the Göteborg Opera in collaboration with Share Music.

charlesCharles Hazlewood
British conductor and a passionate advocate for a wider audience for orchestral music. He has enjoyed a global and pioneering career conducting some of the world’s greatest orchestras including the Swedish Radio Symphony, Gothenburg & Malmö Symphonies, Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and the Philharmonia (London). Hazlewood is known for breaking new ground. By re-inventing the presentation of orchestral music and by collaborating with many ‘stars’ from across the genres of music Hazlewood has sought to embed the ‘magical instrument of the orchestra’ in 21st century music scene. He has conducted over 100 world premieres of new scores by contemporary composers.  In 2012, he formed the British Paraorchestra, the world’s first orchestra of musicians with disability.

ronnie_hallgrenRonnie Hallgren
CEO, The Göteborg Opera. Ronnie Hallgren started his career in the performing arts in 1974. Since then he has worked at several of Sweden’s major theaters as Artistic Director, Theater Director and Director. He has also made productions for radio and TV. In addition to various executive positions in the theatre, he has been a member of artistic advice and reference groups for the performing arts at national level. Ronnie Hallgren has a prominent role, is frequently consulted as an expert and drives the development of issues related to gender equality and diversity in the performing arts.

Elena_rElena Blagireva
First vice-rector at The Russian State Specialized Academy of Arts in Moscow. Adviser of Minister of culture of the Russian Federation on a pro-bono basis.

camilla_eskelCamilla Eskel
Culture and Development, Region Jönköping. Working with dance development and to strengthen the position of dance as an art form regionally. In 2016, initiated and launched DansResearch, an artistic research connected to Share Music’s Dance:WORK, with Share Music & Performing Arts and School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm.

LindaLinda Åkesson
Author, lecturer and performer. Member of ShareMusic’s focus group and the Net:WORK-team. Part of the ensemble working with the new musical theatre piece initiated by The Göteborg Opera and ShareMusic & Performing Arts.

lina_ekdahlLina Ekdahl
Poet who since 1984 have read her poems in Sweden and internationally. Lina Ekdahl has also written drama and worked with radio.

sophiaSophia Alexandersson
Director and Artistic leader of ShareMusic & Performing Arts, the arts organisation dedicated to enabling people of all physical abilities to take equal part in performance arts and cultural life. Central to Sophia’s work is to bring together able and disabled people, giving them a unique chance to work together and to express themselves as artists in a context where differences are seen as valuable and interconnected. Sophia Alexandersson has extensive knowledge of inclusive arts and comprehensive experience as a project leader of both national and international projects.

mimuLive performance by Kris Halpin (UK)

Kris Halpin works with Imogen Heap’s groundbreaking gloves, demonstrating their potential as an accessible musical instrument. He is the first artist ever to use this incredible instrument in this context, and has appeared on BBC 1, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Channel 4 with them, as well as features in both national and regional press.

PerLodeniusPer Lodenius

Member of the Swedish Parliament.

Ulrika-Stuart-Hamilton_Kulturradet_2015-08-27_008_printUlrika Stuart Hamilton
Chairman, Swedish Arts Council.


Anna Westerberg

Dancer and Public speaker.

Niclas MalmbergNiclas Malmberg

Member of the Swedish Parliament.

Clarence AdooClarence Adoo

Clarence Adoo was one of the UK’s top trumpeters, playing alongside artists such as Courtney Pine, before being involved in a car crash in 1995, aged 35. It left him paralysed from the shoulders down. However, since playing the Headspace instrument – he ‘feels like a musician again.’ He is a founder member of the Paraorchestra and the Headspace Ensemble.

Clarence has also played with the London Sinfonietta and was Sub Principal trumpet in the Northern Sinfonia. He is delighted to have been awarded an MBE in the Queen‘s 2012 New Honours List for services to music.