Spring is on its way and bringing a diverse array of cultural events with it this month. Whether you're after a dance performance or an exciting new exhibition, Stockholm is spoiled for choice this March.


 


Shape Up

Shapes of States via Website


Stina Nyberg — Shapes of States

Physical transformation is an enduring trend: We are obsessed with how we look, and our appearance has become a priority for most of us. Take the focus off your own body and watch a mesmerizing contemporary dance called Shapes of States. The performance uses sculptural forms to represent the sculpting of our bodies and traces three major developments of the early 20th century: Taylorism in the U.S., Meyerhold's Biomechanics in Russia and Sweden's "People's Health." A blue curtain hangs on stage, covered in a diverse range of shapes and symbols.

Where: Slipskijulvägen 30, Stockholm
When: 30 Mar.-2 Apr., 8 p.m.

 


Spiritual Haven 

Above & Below via Website

 



Scania's Dance Theatre: Above & Below


Lovers of poetry and the spiritual, this is for you: Kåne’s Dance Theatre offers two different dance works that unite people and the environment in a game of cause and effect, and body elements. Although the set is minimal, you can’t help but be enchanted by the dancers' movements. Watch how they appear to be controlled by forces of nature including geometry, gravity and speed. 

Where: Barnhusgatan 14, 24 Stockholm
When: 22 & 23 Mar.

 


Picture Perfect 

Tatjana Valsang's Sandbank via Website




Långängens Gård 

Spring is on its way, but the weather is still chilly — and nothing beats a cozy fireplace and warm cinnamon bun. Head into the woods this weekend for the ultimate retreat. Indulge with hot coffee and delicacies at Långängens Gård, a picturesque haven that's a favorite for weddings and parties for good reason. While it's a lovely romantic getaway for couples, families with kids will also enjoy it, thanks in part to the Bo Farm surrounding the restaurant. 

Where: Långängens Gård 181 41, Lidingö
When: See website for hours.

 

Tatjana Valsang: Sandbank


An injection of color and diverse brushwork are what bring Tatjana Valsang’s art to life. This exhibition is her first solo exhibition in Stockholm. The paintings displayed may strike you as completely different, but they all share a sense of weightlessness. Her work is both playful and easy on the eye, making it extremely pleasant to look at over and over again. 

Where: Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Hudiksvallsgatan 6, 113 30 Stockholm
When: Until 2 Apr. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m.
 

Helena Blomqvist: Florentine 


If you’re after a surreal art experience, head to the recently opened Lars Bohman Gallery. Swedish artist and photographer Helena Blomqvist's exhibition is filled with distinct, almost fairy-tale-like images. The representations of people are taken from photographs of real people, dolls and even stuffed animals. It is evident that she's drawn inspiration from vintage photography: Blomqvist's work is dark, mysterious and endlessly intriguing. 

Where: Lars Bohman Gallery, Karlavägen, 24 Stockholm
When: 17 Mar.-23 Apr. Mon. & Sun., by appt.; Tues.-Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m.

 


By Chanel de Yong

Chanel is a freelance journalist covering travel, lifestyle, showbiz and events. She is a keen cultural observer and loves traveling.