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I'M THINKING
OF YOU

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I'M THINKING OF YOU lets you discover or rediscover the library as a place. As a  participant, you are invited to follow instructions through headphones, and interact with the library environment in both expected and unexpected ways. With a touch of magical realism, you will experience sneak choreography, censorship and get a glimpse of thousands of years of books’ history. You will be given the opportunity to perform secret acts of resistance and discover secret messages right in the middle of a public space. I’M THINKING OF YOU offers a playful opportunity to look at one of our most important public spaces with new eyes, and a chance to make the library your own. 

I’M THINKING OF YOU is played as a school performance for 10-15 year olds, but is also suitable for adults. It will also be available for individual lending for a five-year period at 11 libraries around Sweden.

I'M THINKING OF YOU was chosen for The Performing Arts Biennial for children and youth 2024 in Sweden with the motivation:
 

"A gentle voice in the headphones guides us through the library. On the basis of our own bodies, we move through the room in a choreography. Alone and together with others. With assignments we are taken into the world of literature. Words connect time and space. Simple actions make us part of history. The performance is a celebration of reading and libraries as defenders of democratic values and freedom of expression. Libraries as meeting places all over the world - a cultural policy statement."

Shows 2024:

Lund City Library, March 20

Linköping City Library, April 26

Helsingborg City Library, Bibu May 16-17

 

GRAPHIC FORM: Moa Schulman

PHOTOGRAPHER: José Figueroa
PERFORMANCE LENGTH: approx. 60 min

TARGET GROUP: from 10 years

LANGUAGES: Swedish, English, Arabic

Created by ANNA HAGLUND, ERIKA SJÖDIN, ANNICA STYRKE, GUSTAV TEGBY & KARIN WIKLUND

Choreographers ANNIXA STYRKE & KARIN WIKLUND

Playwright GUSTAV TEGBY

Sound design and music ANNA HAGLUND

Scenography ERIKA SJÖDIN
Choreography ANNICA STYRKE & KARIN WIKLUND

Voice Swedish BASHKIM NEZIRAJ
Voice English BENJAMIN QUIGLEY

Voice Arabic FADI ALSUHAILI
Project coordination CLARA BANKEFORS

English translation FERN SCOTT OLSSON & GABRIELLA BERGGREN

Arabic translation JASIM MOHAMED

Sound technician ANNA HAGLUND & CICELY IRVINE
With the support of POSTCODE FOUNDATION, THE SWEDISH ARTS COUNCIL, UPPSALA MUNICIPALITY & STOCKHOLM REGION

In collaboration with UPPSALA CITY LIBRARY & UPPSALA CITY THEATER

Available at the following libraries from 2023-2027:

CITY LIBRARY IN UPPSALA

INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY/KUNGSHOLMEN LIBRARY
KIRUNA CITY LIBRARY

GOTHENBURG CITY LIBRARY

MALMÖ CITY LIBRARY

SKELLEFTEÅ CITY LIBRARY

VÄNERSBORGS LIBRARY

SKÄRPÄNGS LIBRARY

UMEÅ CITY LIBRARY
ARBOGA CITY LIBRARY 

STENHAMRA LIBRARY, EKERÖ

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