SAD Symphony

SAD Symphony

SAD Symphony is a symphony of dreams, bodies and voices.
Are there any shared dreams left and what does a united voice mean today?
Some stand out and some belong, some are heard and some are hidden.

Full of utopian dreams and love for the bombastic we highlight the similarities and differences, the individuals and collective formations. SAD Symphony believes that we need each other and that we can stand together even in the most difficult questions. We challenge the idea of ​​the limited voice and body and form a choir of 12 artists.  A choir with the one task: to investigate all the way out to tip of their fingertips to find the smallest common denominator.

SAD Symphony opening March 9, 2018 in Gävle and will tour in Gävleborgs Län during the spring 2018 .
Presented June 5-6, 2018 in Eric Ericssonhallen in Stockholm.


SAD Symphony is a co-production between Shake it Collaborations and Folkteatern Gävleborg and part of the project Drömmar och Demokrati / Dreams and Democracy.

With support by the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Stad, Stockholms Läns Landsting and Stockholm County Council.



Created by: Tove Sahlin / Shake it Collaborations
in close collaboration with the ensemble and artistic team

Ensemble: Fifi Saidin, Björn Marklund, Monica Wigren Zakrisson, Hassan Ahmadi, Arash Azarbad, Destiny af Kleen, Arabella Lyons, Frida Modén Treichl, David Sigfridsson, Cecilia Wernesten, Lemoní Åberg, Julia Hedenström

Music Director, Arrangements and Vocal Coach: Maria Johansson Josephsson
Set Design: Daniel Åkerström-Steen
Lighting Design: Hannele Philipson & Sofia Linde
Sound Design: Robin Af Ekenstam
Project manager Folkteatern Gävleborg: Anna Thelin
Project manager Shake it Collaborations:  Sofia Wärngård Lang


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Background photo: Nemo Stocklassa Hinders
Performer: Lemoní Åberg