Jan 11–15. ROUGH / Ellen Söderhult

ROUGH is a performance about the monstrous feelings of sweet bitter love. It is wrestling with the differences between what it feels like and what it looks like. For example something that looks still but feels like a storm, or something that feels massive but looks light. It is about mismatches between surfaces and insides, as well as about trying to touch the texture of the sound and the movement with the ears and the eyes.

Includes theatre smoke, loud sounds, flashing lights and a fake organ.

January 11 at 8pm (Morgane Nicol, Jade Stenhuijs)
January 12 at 8pm (Ellen Söderhult, Morgane Nicol)
January 13 at 8pm (Jade Stenhuijs, Morgane Nicol)
January 14 at 2pm (Ellen Söderhult, Morgane Nicol)
January 14 at 8pm(Ellen Söderhult, Jade Stenhuijs)
January 15 at 2pm (Jade Stenhuijs, Ellen Söderhult)

Norrtullsgatan 7

Book: book.weld.se


Concept and choreography: Ellen Söderhult
Dance: Jade Stenhuijs, Morgane Nicol, Ellen Söderhult (alternating)
Music: Kajsa Blom / KABLAM
Cinematography and post production: Milja Rossi
Light design: Sofie Andersson, adapted for Weld by Ellen Söderhult and Christian Antila
Tree sound designed by: Anna Haglund
Scenography advisor: Tove Dreiman
Costume: Ellen Söderhult in collaboration with Martin Sieweke
Dramaturgical advisors: Tove Dreiman, Armin Hokmi, Ebba Petrén
Translation and text editing: Ebba Petrén
Text in the performance: quotes from Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson
Technician: Christian Antila
Interns: Ane Carlsen and Philippa Tsai
Title animation: Hanna Stenman
Press photo: Märta Thisner
Administration: the employment cooperative Interim Kultur

Thank you to: Linda Adami, Ronald Salas, Iki Gonzalez Magnusson, Hanna Krebs, Oda Brekke, Karina Sarkissova, Michelle Persson and Anna Skorpen.

Co-production: Weld and Dansens Hus
With support from the Swedish Arts Council and Stockholms Stad


Co-production: Weld and Dansens Hus


With support from the Swedish Arts Council and Stockholms Stad


Ellen Söderhult (SE)
is a dancer and choreographer living in Stockholm. Previous choreographic works have often concerned the collective as a protagonist and texture in sound and movement. As in the team-sporty punk ballet How to do things and with Romance and Rudy, as well as in pieces where choir singing and vibrating base has been central elements such as Shane et al and DUNKA DUNKA. Ellen performs for and collaborates with others, such as Marvil Iglesias and Catarina Zarazua Mujo, Sindri Runudde, Iki Gonzalez Magnusson, Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans, Sandra Medina och Anna Efraimsson and Rasmus Ölme. In 2015 she initiated an open source platform for exchange within artistic practices called Nobody’s Business together with Eleanor Bauer and Alice Chauchat. Ellen is educated at DOCH/SKH.

Morgane Nicol (FR/DK)
is a freelance French artist newly based in Copenhagen after having lived in Stockholm for 6 years. She is working in the field of dance, performance and choreography. In June 2019 she graduated from the Bachelor in Dance Performance at Stockholm University of the Arts. Since then, her works have been performed in France and Sweden, and she has taken part in various projects and performances in both countries. In the past years, Morgane has worked as a performer with choreographers such as Thomas Hauert, Stina Nyberg, Eleanor Bauer, Shiraz Amar and more recently she has been performing and working for Ellen Söderhult, Cristina Caprioli and Ludvig Daae.

Jade Stenhuijs (NL/SE)
is a contemporary dancer currently based in Stockholm.  From 2001-2008 she attended the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag to study classical ballet, and then continued to study modern dance from 2008-2012 at Codarts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After graduating with a Bachelor of Dance, she freelanced in The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, amongst others with choreographers such as Arno Schuitemaker and Mari Carrasco. In 2019 she started working at Norrdans in Härnösand, under the direction of Martin Forsberg. Here she danced in works by Martin Forsberg, Ludvig Daae, Nicole Beutler, Ioannis Mandafounis and Stina Nyberg. After leaving the company in 2022 she continued working with Stina Nyberg, as well starting new projects with Weld Company Extended, Ellen Söderhult and Björn Säfsten.  While working at Norrdans she also created her own work called Don’t Mind Me in Härnösands Konsthall, which was supported with a Kulturstipendium by Region Västernorrland, and Invite during a residency at Milvus Artistic Research Center in Knislinge.

Kajsa Blom (KABLAM) (SE)
is a composer, producer and DJ based in Stockholm. Her interests are: maximalism, detailed rhythms, the CDJ as an instrument, sampling and machine learning. She finds materiality and immateriality soft. Expect: donkcore, stonkcore and of course clompcore

Sofie Anderson (SE)
is a lighting designer at Lumination. She graduated from the Dramatic Institute (2010-2013) and has worked at theatres in Sweden and Norway such as Folkteatern in Gothenburg, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Unga Klara and Riksteatern. Sofie believes that we design our lives around light as it enables the existence of our being, and light design therefore becomes our tool to influence our existence in life.

Milja Rossi (SE)
is a cinematographer working with both film and performing arts. Since graduating from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts she has focused especially on hybrid formats and interdisciplinary work. She is based in Stockholm and Malmö.

Tove Dreiman (SE)
Tove Dreiman’s work include painting, sculpture, textile and scenography fueled by a persistent fondness for tactility and melodrama. She is based in Stockholm and has studied a Master’s program at Konstfack. Internationally her work has been presented at Copenhagen Contemporary (DK), Art-Lab Akiba (Tokyo), Kick (Athens)  and Fitzrovia Gallery (London) among others and in Swedish venues such as Marabouparkens Konsthall, Moderna dansteatern, Dansens hus and Crum Heaven.

Martin Sieweke  (DE)
In his approach, Martin Sieweke often works with objects and materials by detaching them from their intentional use context, to structure creative processes more as a relational response. Deconstructing and collaging given shapes and matters has been a main focus in the past years. He is working as a scenographer and costume designer between Berlin and Brussels and is currently a post-graduate candidate in artistic research at a.pass (advanced performative and scenography studies / Brussels).

Armin Hokmi (IR/DE)
is involved within the performance realm between theater and dance. He began his artistic works in 2009 as a performer with independent theater in Iran. He later continued to work and study abroad toward experiences with multiple performative practices, mediums and expressions. He has received his M.A. in Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT Berlin. His recent projects Public Dance, Permutable Stage (2021) and International Dance (2022) premiered at Uferstudios in Berlin. As a dancer he has worked with artists such as Mette Ingvartsen, Kasper Ravnhøj, Hooman Sharifi among others.

Ebba Petrén (SE)
is a director and playwright who has been active in the independent performing arts field and in institutions such as Unga Dramaten, ung scen/öst and Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg. Together with the other artists in the Nyxxx collective, she has created a number of performances, plays and sound works.

Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm