Shake it Collaborations
Artistic Director: Tove Sahlin

Shake it Collaborations (SiC) is a Stockholm based, internationally working company operating in the fields of performance, dance, theatre and opera. Shake it Collaborations functions as a platform to share artistic ideas and it also provides means for research and a creative context for invited collaborators through its projects. The company is expanding and reshaping, from project to project, depending on the different collaborators.

The SiC projects often host an intrinsic critique to power structures in society, and they investigate body and identity politics. Furthermore, they propose alternatives on how to shake up the existing formats of theatre and social conventions. Instead of departing from one expression, SiC starts from a concept and then chooses the most suitable form and format to address the topic and context.



Härbärgera (To Harbor) is a 30 minute piece for two people at a time.

You and another person are sitting on the short end of a long table.

Served a dystopian broth by a tired teenage waitress on roller skates, you can enjoy a simple dinner and some distance friends. You will meet the cross-dancer, the screen screamer and the planet reader, who guide you through the evening and further across the time zones.
The future is not bright but it is here very soon and Sahlin, Hinders and Stocklassa really miss their friends all over the world. With the piece Härbärgera, they create an atmospheric global trade in dance, text and film. An international collaboration on fear, tenderness and the end of the world as we are now.


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SOS – Storms and outtakes (2021)

“Om stormar och strömavbrott” is a dance and music performance for children aged 9-13 and their adults about handling the unexpected and unknown. An intimate, grand and musical chrisemanegment for those who are afraid of the future, but also for those who haven’t got the mind to worry.


Internal premiere at Aliasteatern in Stockholm, public digital viewings during spring 2021. 

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IT IS AS IT IS (2017)

t is as it is/ Det är som det är

For 2018 Tove Sahlin and Shake it Collaborations creates a new work in collaboration with the actress/operasinger Maria Johansson Josephsson.

A song cycle and Danse Macabre. Death is coming closer to us.

It’s ok. Taste it. Praise it. We shall all go this way.
Death. Talking to me? Yes, I surely do.
This isn’t something you can check of your “to
do list”. Death lurks around the corner.

Waiting for your turn.
We accept the fact and looks at death from the bright side.
Like a happy ending.

Like a musical, ending on a positive note. A semi-religious experience. We are born and we die.

In IT IS AS IT IS we will die before your eyes so we can all take part in practicing for the
real thing.

We sing ourselves through the spectacle of life, the prolonged acts of giving birth, the bad relationships and the close-to-death experiences that has come in our way.

Nothing lasts forever.

Created and performed by: Tove Sahlin and Maria Johansson Josephsson Choreography: Tove Sahlin Musical Direction: Maria Johansson Josephsson Light, video, costume: Josefin Hinders and Nemo Stocklassa Hinders
Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council and the City of Stockholm


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