Claire Parsons CO

Choreographer Claire Parsons and her company present innovative, high-quality performance art for young audiences. The work is acclaimed for its stunning visuals, exquisite performers and perfectly balanced interaction with the spectators. With playful elegance, humour and warmth, audiences are invited into exciting new worlds together with the performers.

2018 Claire Parsons received the prestigious Cullberg Award from the City of Stockholm including a prize sum of 100.000 SEK. The Cullberg Prize is awarded to a choreographer, dancer or a dance company who has creatively contributed to the development within the field of Dance.


Join us for an exciting moment of dance and music in the middle of the exhibition about the Swedish Ballet, “If you don’t like it, you can go to hell” at the Dance Museum in Stockholm (SE). Here, anything can happen! We travel near and far, through past and present – in a place where the music swings, where we encounter a pair of fake mustaches and, if we want, try some dance moves. I’m Thinking About is a tribute to the iconic Ballets Suédois, the Swedish Ballet, a dance company active in Paris 1920–25. I’m Thinking About is a traveling dance story – a dance performance that is a guided tour through the museum exhibition.

DUST is a fictional tale in a playful mix of memory and tactility, magical realism, soft circus, and acrobatics, in an upside and sometimes sideways-viewed space. Three performers travel through a world where something has happened; objects move and music dances in an adventure that transfers in delightfully strange and wondrous ways. 

Join us outdoors for a moment of delicious dancing and music, with movement, juggling, and a yellow companion in Claire Parsons Co’s new production YELLOW.

YELLOW is an outdoor performance suitable for open spaces and public spaces, a park or a museum. YELLOW suits audiences from 3 and up.

“Three dancers show up at a place close to you. A yellow ball rolls across your space. A cone stands next door, red clubs fly by and a yellow companion appears.”

Claire Parsons performance LITTLE SWAN LAKE was created in 2018 and commissioned by The Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm (SE). Instead of the gracious swans, we might be expecting from this classical ballet, some other figures appear on stage, ready to spread their wings, dance on a silver lake and find the right steps for birds in formation. LITTLE SWAN LAKE is a highly wilful take for young audiences, a dance and circus performance about performing in Swan Lake in a new version.

LITTLE SWAN LAKE is available for touring fall 2021 and onwards. From 4 years and up/family audiences.

The company’s signature work MARMALADE (for audiences from 2 years) is a delicate, sensory and tactile piece about meeting and mixing, sensing and seeing. MARMALADE has performed over 350 shows in Sweden and internationally, including De Betovering Festival in Holland, Festival d’Hiver Domaine D’O in France, Kids Festival in Italy, Summer Stage in New York and Act3 Festival in Singapore.