Regionteater Väst

Regionteater Väst is Sweden’s largest touring performing arts institution for a young audience and one of the country’s largest producers of dance and theatre. We create accessible and challenging performances, with an appeal and subject matter aimed primarily at people between the ages of 6 and 16. Our remit comes from the Västra Götaland Region and Uddevalla municipality.

We want to make our performances relevant to our target audience, so it is important that we are close to it, gaining an insight into what it is like to be young in Västra Götaland. We do this in part by touring (about 80% of our performances are staged on tour), and in part by creating our productions in close collaboration with children.

One important component of our democratic mission is to perform for everyone in schools, regardless of background or previous experience of the performing arts. This means that we also have a responsibility to deliver a high level of artistic quality to an audience which has not always chosen to watch dance or theatre.

We have two production houses:

  • Borås – where we rehearse and produce dance performances.
  • Uddevalla – where we rehearse and produce theatre productions.

Children who live in the same municipality as, or close to, our theatres, often visit our production houses to supplement school visits. While everyone is welcome of course, because the region is so large, we have a duty to tour places that lie far from a theatre. One element in putting on more performances in the region, is our Performing Arts Agreement. This is a unique model that we offer to the municipalities of Västra Götaland.

We put on public performances at our sites in Borås and Uddevalla, and these stages also host guest performances by other companies and theatre groups, as well as by upper secondary schools and arts schools in the region.

AVAILABLE WORKS, FALL 2021

MITT JAG – DANCE. A dance performance about the beauty of our differences. The performance encourages positive self-image and seeing the beauty of our differences. Through movement and textiles we, together, create an illuminated sculptural world where the starting point is that all bodies are beautiful and valuable.

PÅ REN SVENSKA – THEATRE. A theatre performance about nationalism, racism and Swedishness. Three siblings in blonde hockey hairstyles are renovating and decorating their old parents’ home with classic Swedish carpentry joy. But not everything turns out exactly as they intended.. A performance that examines what it is to be Swedish.

FÅRGUDAR – DANCE/THEATRE. A dance performance for everyone who has ever felt wrong. For those who feel too big or too small, too funny or too boring, too stupid or too kind, or always get scolded. A performance for everyone who has ever felt wrong. Who longs to be with, be one in the flock. And at the same time be just exactly yourself, your very own great uniqueness. A collaboration with actors from Masthuggsteatern and dancers from Regionteater Väst.

FEJKFLICKAN – THEATRE. ..and the thousand secret genders. What is gender? How many genders can one be or have? Can one have lots of genders, in the body and the brain? How does it feel in the heart? What is real and what is not real?

HUMBUG – THEATRE. A slightly incredible performance that tells the truth about the lie. Have you ever told a lie? If your answer is “no”, then you are a real liar. But why do we all lie? And is it always ugly to lie?

MAGNET – DANCE. Welcome to a world of granite gray power and force fields where two dancers tune in, measure and weigh the energy in you and between the others in the room. We become iron dust, magnets and force fields. They explore how we influence each other in the room and who decides. If anyone decides. And what it does to us others. Your own will is there, but how does it behave? How do we hear it?

HOPP OCH HINDER – THEATRE. A theatrical performance about discovering, training and living out your inner stick horse. Three riders of stick horses are born in a hockey rink, where the hockey clubs quickly turn into three lively horses. Here, the stick horse game is celebrated, a place for courage and self-realization. A place where play in all seriousness is the life-giving power.

See more at www.regionteatervast.se