Monday, November 23, 2020

Into the Cloud opening night 25.11 at 19.00 at Barker-theatre

 There we go , half a year delayed but now we are ready to perform.

 At Fringe festival on 20.11 at 19.30 and 21.11 at 16.30 try-outs 

Here the link on more information ofInto the Cloud!

Barker-teatteri 25.11 at 19.00 OPENING NIGHT 

next performances : 27 and 28.11 at 19.00 and 29.11 at 15.00

Please reserve your tickets at 

We take in only 20 people due to corona safety regulations. 

And on December 3 we perform a special Xmas edition  at the library in Turku as part of the Xmas calendar of the dance center of western Finland. 

And finally we perform at the 3 colors festival at Aurinkobaletti in Turku on 12.12 in the evening.


UPDATE: we will be live streaming due to corona regulations. 

Get your link at Aurinkobaletti to join us ! Live streaming starts at 18.00 on 12.12.2020 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Into the Cloud UPDATE

 After a three and a half months break , we are back to work despite these corona times. 

We resumed our rehearsals of  Into the Cloud again, we made changes and  we added things. 

Into the Cloud will be performed in November at Finfringe festival in Finland,

thereafter at Barker-theatre and in December we join the 3 COLORS festival at Aurinkobaletti in Finland.

We are back again in Barker-theatre and work there until the opening night at Finfringe festival.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Into the Cloud

a choreography about algorithms and viruses.
Danced by Anna Jolma and Evgeny Kostyukov
Music and sound Bikkie Skeef
Lights by Antton Kainulainen

Performances: November 2020
tickets through the finfringe website!

pictures taken in rehearsal 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

KÅNKEN- phase 3 #Coincidences opening night 14.10 at 19.00

KÅNKEN phase 3 #Coincidences-SweetDreams Kollektiv

Performances Monday 14.10 at 19.00 opening night. 

Tuesday 15.10 at 19.00 / *Wednesday 16.10 at 20.00 / *Thursday 17.10 at 20.30. * part of Stretch Festival 2019 in Turku. 
All performances at Barker-theatre. 

More info here:

KÅNKEN is a duet and choreography in which dance-artists Marjan Raar and Linda Björkqvist explore the content of time, space and generations. 
In KÅNKEN the dancers are investigating and challenging the boarders and boundaries of the past and future in both physical and imaginative ways. 
The space invites, but also forces them into one place , into one piece and into one moment of sharing.
The power of art, the trust, the struggle and the common need to move forward makes KÅNKEN what it is right now.
Time is their common friend and enemy, time flies, time never stands still, time runs away, the future and past are melting into the big now.
Every moment, every move, they dive deeper into life and  time.
Dragging into the future, pulling away from the past, they struggle and find the flow that directs them into the moment, into that what matters right now.
The strength of 2 generations and their attempt to find common ground in KÅNKEN, has been a journey through movement , endurance and skill. The significant age difference of 30 years between both dancers gives this piece an extra flavor.
With this project SweetDreams Kollektiv presents an earthy, at times poignant, raw but also sensitive duet about the power of people and generations, the sense of time and the reality of life.


Concept and choreography SweetDreams Kollektiv
Dance Marjan Raar & Linda Björkqvist
Lights and design: Antton Kainulainen
Pictures : Jesper Dolgov

KÅNKEN is a production in co-operation with the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland and got financial support from Svenska Kulturfonden and Konstsamfundet.
Duration approximately : 55 minutes

Monday, January 21, 2019

RAW- a kind of fairytale

RAW- a kind of fairytale

In this solo performance I created a story, which is the frame for this performance,
I choose the fairytale version of story telling, as fairytales have the ability to trigger our fantasy.

This fairytale has been stimulating my body and mind to create visual images and has allowed me to connect with things beyond understanding.

This fairytale is a fantasy-full story based on reality and strange things happening, which together, are the base and inspiration for this piece.

The dance is invading and surrounding the spoken words.

A fairytale about starting , about handicrafts , strange disappearances, about death and extermination while counting the stars. All ending in happiness..
Concept, choreography and dance       Marjan Raar
Text and Voice                                      Marjan Raar
Light design                                          Jukka Haataja
Sound  and composition                       Arttu Aarnio
Painting                                                 Baukje Spaltro / Amsterdam
Graphics                                                Dio Lau / Berlin
Photography                                          Reino Koivula

Here is a link to a short video from the newspaper taken out of RAW:

short impression of RAW

Supported by Svenska Kulturfonden , Barker-teatteri & Svenska Folkskolans vänner

 Tickets 15 / 10€

During the same evenings Jouni Järvenpää performs his new piece Full Frontal 2019.

Friday      11.01. 2019 at 19.00 opening night
Saturday  12.01. 2019 at 19.00
Sunday    13.01. 2019 at 19.00
Barker-teatteri Turku-Finland

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

KÅNKEN-full version work in progress



KÅNKEN, a physically challenging choreography by SweetDreams Kollektiv, in which 2 dancers are taking the challenge of defying time and age. The age difference of 30 years between the dancers makes the challenge complete.

This piece is a physical dance and movement performance, in which the boundaries of the past and future are shaken up, age is thrown away and time disappears like sand, while the moment remains.


What we say about KÅNKEN:

"With KÅNKEN, we want to create an earthy, poignant, raw but sensitive, performance about the power of the past, the challenge of the future and the reality of the present.
“Time only exists because otherwise everything would happen simultaneously”.

A dance piece with strong physical images in which we also, just because we like it, carry a piece of Finland with us, with its extreme climate and wild nature "

KÅNKEN (pronounced konken) is Swedish for dragging,pulling or carrying, is a new production of SweetDreams Kollektiv by dancer / choreographer Linda Holmström and dancer / choreographer Marjan Raar, both working in Finland. Linda is Finnish but originally comes from Åland and Marjan is Dutch but lives in Finland.

KÅNKEN is a project divided into 3 parts:
A version for outside locations
A version for galleries and small spaces
A theater and whole evening version 

Part 1 will be performed at:
Friday     24 at 19.00 in Mariehamn
Saturday 25 at 14.00 in Bomarsund
Saturday 25 at 19.00 in Mariehamn

Part 2 will be performed at:
Friday 31.8 at 20.00 at Prenzlauer studio / Kunst-Kollektiv in Berlin


Winsstraße 42, 10405 Berlin, Germany

graphic design by Dio Lau@Prenzlauerstudio/Kunst-Kollektiv Berlin

Here a short impression of KÅNKEN part 2 in Berlin 

Part 3 will be created during spring 2019
Here more information about the project:


Choreography and dance: Linda Björkqvist & Marjan Raar
Music and sound: SweetDreams Kollektiv

Costumes and props: Linda Björkqvist & Marjan Raar

KÅNKEN has received support 
for part 1 : Ålands Kulturdelegation
for part 2: LTA ( the Regional Dance Center of Western Finland), Barker-teatteri, Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv