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Avsnitt #9 – Ropes & Roles


Ebba, Tova & Gabriel host a conversation with the Berlin-based choreographers Dasniya Sommer and Frances d’Ath, that visited Nyxxx & KokoroTwo & Rökridån for a working residency the 28th of April-4th of May in 2015. When the conversation starts, we have just participated in a shibari yoga class guided by Dasniya. From this point of reference, we go on to discuss among many other things exoskeletons, religious metaphors and the invention of rope as a parallel to the invention of the wheel.


Autumn 2017

5 SEPTEMBER: Samtal om Manifest Arr: Teatr Weimar och Malmö Dockteater
Gäster: Freja Hallberg (PotatoPotato) och Ebba Petrén (Nyxxx). IAC, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö, kl 19.30. Mer info

9-12 AUGUST: Tactical Meditations in Vienna. At the festival Calle Libre. More info

Spring 2017

20 MAY: JOIN in Stockholm. At the festival “En vecka i maj”, Teater Tribunalen. FB-event.

30 APRIL: Talk by Gabriel Widing on bodies, politics & larp. At Minibar in Stockholm. Susan Ploetz & Patricia Reed will also talk. 2–5pm. FB-event.

22 APRIL: Bieffekt: Konst vs Människa. Conversation about non-human centric performance and art at Orionteatern, Stockholm. Ebba is in the panel. FB-event.
Sound recording.

18 APRIL-3 MAY: Din inre röst (Your inner voice), on tour with Scenkonst Sörmland visiting Eskilstuna, Gnesta, Mariefred and Oxelösund. (swe)

4 APRIL-MAY 17: Din inre röst (Your inner voice), on tour with Borås Stadsteater.

2 APRIL: Tribute to Allegra at Transistorfestivalen. A low-tech performance about playing and modding with Ebba Petrén and Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov. 14.00-18.00. Drop-in. Malmö Dockteater, Hasselgatan 8, Malmö.

1 APRIL: Det X-dimensionella kortspelet at Transistorfestivalen in Malmö. 16:00 på Kaffebaren, Möllevångstorget & 20:00 på Nobes Öl & Mat, Kristianstadsgatan 36.

12 MARCH: Switch  X-dimensional card game, playtest at Performing arts forum, France during Philosophy Salon V (a darktounges, kunning (poetics (&the occult))).

9 MARCH: Ebba and Gabriel hosts a public playtest of Switch at Caroli, Malmö. Info in Swedish.

21-23 FEBRUARY: Nattens gudinna, public showings at Uppsala stadsteater. Tickets available (swe).

20 FEBRUARY:  Albin Werle gives a talk on Nattens gudinna and hosts a try-out session, at Interaction | Unfinished, Kulturhuset, Oslo. FB-event. Tickets (free!).

1 FEBRUARY: JOIN – the Rhythm of a Joint venture at Bastionen Malmö

26 JANUARY: Goddess of Night (Nattens gudinna) premiers at Uppsala stadsteater.

24-26 JANUARY: JOIN – the Rhythm of a Joint venture at Helsingborgs stadsteater and at Borås kulturhus. FB-event.


DECEMBER: Rehearsals at Uppsala Stadsteater.

15-16 DECEMBER: Sci-Fi Co-Writing Sessions, Söderhallarna, Stockholm, Drop in 16:30-19:00. More info:

12 NOVEMBER: Spöken i maskinen radio drama presented at Transistor 2 festival, Malmö. FB-event.

9-13 NOVEMBER: Switch. A work-in-progress developed with Teater Insite. Presented at Transistor 2 festival, Studio in Malmö. FB-event.

6 OCTOBER: Avatars and play workshop with Gabriel Widing at Morgondagens konstpublik, Norrköping.

29 AUGUST: Din inre röst (Your inner voice), tour start with Scenkonst Sörmland visiting Eskilstuna, Gnesta, Torshälla, Hälleforsnäs, Nyköping, Katrineholm, Jönåker, Strängnäs, Mariefred, Vagnhärad.

15 AUGUST: Spöken i maskinen, a radio drama for SR Swedish public radio premieres P1 20.35. Listening release event at Rökridån, Stockholm.


22 APRIL: Open play test of the radio drama at Rinkeby bibliotek in Stockholm.

18-26 APRIL: In Stockholm working on our next piece for teenagers “Nattens Gudinna”.

1-17 APRIL: Tactical meditations on tour to Malmö and Copenhagen.

6, 7, 8, 9 APRIL: Tactical meditations, 18:00 at Inkonst, Malmö.

15, 16, 17 APRIL: Tactical meditations, 18:00 at Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen.

MARS: Recording a radio drama written by Tova Gerge for a young audience. We record at different locations in Stockholm and in a studio at Radio Sweden (Sveriges Radio).  

FEBRUARY: Rehearsing and showing the piece Tactical mediations at Turteatern in Stockholm.

11 FEBRUARY: Tactical meditations (Taktiska meditationer), premieres at Turteatern, Stockholm.

12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 FEBRUARY, 18:00: Tactical meditations Turteatern, Stockholm.

JANUARY: Taking part in Winter Update Meeting at PAF, France.


30-31 OCTOBER: In Olso playing the Hospitality at Grenselandet, Oslo chamber larp festival.

8 OCTOBER: Lecture at Linköpings universitet on our artistic work with avatars, voices and sound.

12-29 SEP Join on tour to , Stenkrossen (Lund), Valfisken (Simrishamn), Kulturkvarterets Lilla salen (Kristianstad), Biblioteket hörsalen (Ängelholm)

23 AUG – 6 SEP Join plays at Bastionen in Malmö

28 AUGUST: Din inre röst (Your inner voice), revival at ung scen/öst, on tour autumn 2015 (swe).

21 AUGUST: Join, premiers. A co-production by Nyxxx + Insite premieres at Bastionen, Malmö.

AUGUST: Rehearsals at Teater InSite for the performance Join.

AUGUST: Taking part in “MEADOW (it’s all writing) – TXT In Contemporary Aesthetic Practices” a PAF, France.


JUNE: Open play tests at Bastionen, Malmö in collaboration with Teater InSite.

MAY: Taking part in discussions on technology and the class room as site-specific at the Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts 2015 in Malmö.

3 MAY: 18:00 Dasniya Sommer in residence. Performance at Rökridån, Rökerigatan 9, Stockholm.

APRIL: Taking part in Spring Meeting at PAF, France.

19 MARS: 18:00-20:00 Open play test session in Gävle collaboration with Riksteatern Gävleborg.

17 MARS: 18:00-20:00 Open play test session in Gävle in collaboration with Riksteatern Gävleborg.

11 FEBRUARY: Nordic Larp Talks, 7 mins on avatars and player agency, Københavns Hovedbibliotek (eng).


8-9 NOVEMBER: The Hospitality, role-play at Stockholm Scenario Festival.

17 OCTOBER: Din inre röst played publicly for grown-ups in Linköping.

11-13 SEPTEMBER: Human Agency, performance at Turteatern (swe)

9 SEPTEMBER: Din inre röst (Your inner voice), a class room piece, premieres at Ung scen/Öst. (swe)


Activities prior to autumn 2014 currently unavailable.

Postcard from PAF


Sun is shining, food is delicious, getting a lot of work done and hang out with great people. 


Greeting from Nyxxx
Greetings from Nyxxx

We have spent a couple of weeks at the Performing Arts Forum in St Erme, France. We participated in the Spring Meeting with lectures by philosophers Eleni Ikoniadou, Ray Brassier and Katerina Kolozova. It was nine intense days of thinking future, sound, time, feminism, post-capitalism etc. Between lectures participants presented artistic and theoretical proposals open for everyone. Nyxxx hosted several sessions circling around collective voice and text. Both during the lectures and aside from them we facilitated co-writing sessions. Within a set time frame short fictive stories were written by several writers in the same document simultaneously. We also hosted a collective voice meditation. During the stay we’ve also started working on a new piece that will be presented early 2016.

Thanks to Swedish Arts Grant Comittee / Konstnärsnämden for supporting our stay!

Proudly presenting: Dasniya Sommer in residence!


During April 27th-May 4th, Nyxxx and coorganizer Kokoro2 host their first artistic residency together. We have the pleasure to receive the Berlin-based choreographer Dasniya Sommer for a week of reflection and exchange. She, like us, has an interest for interaction and intimacy in her performance work. Together, we want to create a platform for exploring such artistic practices.

In connection to the residence, Dasniya will host a couple of public workshop around one of her important working tools, namely rope. She is also performing at 18.00 on Sunday May the 3rd.

Are you interested in participating in one of the workshops, want to know more about the performance or have other questions? Write to

About Dasniya Sommer

Dasniya Sommer is a choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. She has trained ballet and yoga since early childhood, and received her formal dance training in Berlin and New York. Between 2007 and 2009 Dasniya Sommer co–founded and developed the venue Schwelle7, an experimental project space in Berlin. Her choreographic focus has for many years been Japanese rope bondage (aka shibari) and classical ballet. Drawing also on her academic studies in ethics and aesthetics, her performances often question stereotypical body concepts and related styles of fetishising. In recent years, she has developed a technique she calls ”messy tying” that combines traditional elements with improvisation principles in a kind of ”punk” bondage.

To learn more about her work, visit her home page:


Workshop on Yoga and Shibari with Dasniya Sommer

Saturday May 2nd, 14:00–17:00

Since 2007, Dasniya Sommer conceptualizes workshops which combine shibari and yoga. This will be the first time she offers such a workshop in Sweden. Yoga allows us to develop a sense of our own body anatomy. The simultaneous perception of one’s own breathing and body-map is important, as is to be able to meet other bodies while playing with rope. In some of the asanas (yoga postures) we will integrate ropes. The touch of the rope helps clarify one’s investigation of the posture, and mixes the sensual and manual skills of bodies and ropes. In the second part of the workshop, we mix different rope techniques and stir things up. In pair or group situations in which we develop a bodily conversation, we see expressions of queer, grotesque or purely abstract play. We will work here also with methods drawn from dance and contact improvisation, and elements from role-playing games.

Beginners in yoga and rope are equally welcome. There are still free spots.


Workshop on Self-Suspension in ropes with Dasniya Sommer

Sunday May 3rd, 14:00–17:00

The work MA√ 15 { idiosyncrasy } || sin x = ly – fx2 (see documentation here ) is probably Dasniya Sommer’s most famous self-suspension piece. It gained wider recognition in contemporary dance in 2009 and toured internationally. While acrobatic endurance and virtuosity is one possibility with self-suspension work, there are also many other aspects that this expression allows. It is a dialogue with one’s own body and limits as well as with gravity and sensory experience. It is an opportunity for both meditation and playful exploration. In this workshop, Dasniya Sommer gives tools for entering this practice from the angles that are interesting for the individual, in a group of no more than 10 people.
Some prior experience with shibari technique is beneficial. The workshop is preliminary fully booked.


Someone you trust (2018)

TBA. Premieres at Skogen, Gothenburg, November 23:rd.

Tolv talande dockor: Undersåtarna (2018)

The dolls awake. They scream, cry and comfort, threaten and pray, seduce and order, invoke and plead, explain, hypnotize, confess and terrorize. As an audience member you can pick the dolls up and hold them, take care of them and manipulate them. Or just listen. Twelve talking dolls: The Subjects premieres at Orionteatern, Stockholm, November 5th. Plays November 5-25th. More info in Swedish.

Tolv talande dockor: Känslorna (2018)

Twelve talking dolls visit a classroom. They talk, sing and interact with the audience, age 10-12. Premieres September 24th at Scenkonst Sörmland. More in Swedish.

Processen (2018)

Processen (The Trial) is an adaptation of Kafka’s classic novel for theatre. We make it in collaboration with director Ragna Wei and Borås stadsteater. Tova has written the script for the stage, while Ebba and Gabriel has written and directed a participatory avatar work that intersect with the theatre performance. Premiered March 17. More in Swedish.

Nattens Gudinna (2017)

Nattens gudinna (Goddess of Night) is a participatory performance for teens made with Uppsala stadsteater. It revolves around the use and experience of hands: touching, feeling, communicating, shaping. Nattens gudinna was performed 32 times for a total audience of 960. More info in swedish. Photo documentation.

Spöken i maskinen (2016)

Spöken i maskinen (Ghosts in the Machine) is a radio drama in 5 episodes and 5 podcasts produced for Swedish public service Sveriges radio, Drama för unga. Listen in swedish.

Tactical Meditations (2016 / 2017)

Tactical Meditations is a 3 hour participatory piece. The audience is invited to join different exercises related to our cybernetic relations to technology and media. It has been performed at Turteatern in Stockholm, Inkonst in Malmö, at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and at the Calle Libre festival in Vienna, all in all 20 times.

Join (2015 / 2017)

Join is part theater performance, part play with the audience, all wrapped in cozy dystopian corporate culture. It was produced in collaboration with Teater InSite in Malmö. Temporal working groups play, read, talk, watch videos and listen to voices together. Join has been performed in Malmö, Hässleholm, Lund, Ängelholm, Helsingborg, Borås and Stockholm, all in all 19 times.

Din inre röst (2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017)

Din inre röst (Your inner voice) is a class room piece made with ung scen/öst for 10-15 year olds. The piece is a low-key phenomenological investigation of space and directions, guided by a ghostly voice on 16 different channels. Din inre röst has been played 192 times in different schools in Östergötland for a total audience of 4260. In 2016 and 2017 the piece is on tour with Scenkonst Sörmland and Borås stadsteater.

The Hospitality (2014)

The Hospitality is a role-playing scenario that was produced for Gothenburg dance and theatre festival. It has also been played at Stockholm Scenario festival, internally at Ung scen/öst in Linköping and at Grenselandet larp festival in Oslo. It is based on the idea of choreocracy – power through movement. The Hospitality is available for download in English and French. It’s been performed 7 times.

Human Agency (2014)

Human Agency is a piece about how technologies enables and disables human fellowship. There are 30 audience members and 12 head-phones that switch heads as the piece progress. Avatars meet ordinary human beings. Human Agency has been performed 6 times at Turteatern, Stockholm and Inkonst, Malmö. Photo documentation.

Konstnärsspelet / Artist Survival Simulator (2014)

Konstnärsspelet is a web based twine game about life conditions for artists. It was later translated to english and published under the title Artist Survival Simulator. In 2015 we did a physical multiplayer version of the digital game (in swedish).

Drömdykarna (2013)

Drömdykarna (Oneironauts) was a participatory performance written and produced exclusively for Unga Dramaten (Royal theatre). It was made for 10-13 year old kids and featured different dream rooms where different game mechanics applied. Sounds and voices were distributed to the audience on 30 individual frequencies.

Avatarvaro (2011/2012)

Avatarvaro, roughly translated The Avatar Condition, premiered 2011 as a production made with Unga tur and played at Turteatern. The artistic team behind later decided to form Nyxxx. In 2012 we played the piece at Inkonst in Malmö. In Avatarvaro the audience are directed by head-phone instructions in groups of 6. Avatarvaro has been played 7 times.

The Hospitality


A game in the space around gifts, loss and collective action.

In order for another world to be possible, we have to be prepared to lose the world we are already familiar with. Welcome onboard The Hospitality – a space scenario where you and up to thirty other players enter a game or a participatory role-play in which we test circumstances and situations that are different from the ordinary life.

Everything you need to play The Hospitality

L’Hospitalité en français

Generously translated by Stephane Rigoni.


By Tova Gerge, Ebba Petrén and Gabriel Widing

Commisioned by and played at Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival 15-17 of May, 2014


Photos from Human Agency at Inkonst

Here are some photos from our recent participatory avatar piece Human Agency. The three shows at Inkonst in Malmö were sold-out and we look forward to play it again in Stockholm. There is a lot to be said about what we did and we will post more stuff later, at least in swedish. In the end we chose to present the work as a kind of ritual or meditation, a contemplation on bodies, objects, spaces and technology.










IMG_0516The photos from the ground were taken by Gabriel Widing and the ones from above by Kerstin Weimers.


Thanks to Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) for financial support.

About us

Nyxxx (SWE) is an artist collective producing performance art where the audience experiences the works from within. During the past seven years, Nyxxx have done pieces, workshops and practice based research in a wide range of contexts.

Nyxxx consists of a sound designer, a light designer, a dramaturg, a director, a game designer and a visual artist. These are Elize Arvefjord, Kerstin Weimers, Tova Gerge, Ebba Petrén, Gabriel Widing and Albin Werle.


Om oss

Nyxxx är ett scenkonstkollektiv med medlemmar baserade i Köpenhamn, Malmö och Stockholm. Vår ambition är att skapa estetiska händelser och spel där publiken, både som enskilda kroppar och som tillfällig gemenskap, kan ta plats. Publikens deltagande skiljer sig åt i olika verk, ibland används röstinstruktioner i hörlurar för att stimulera till handling och sensibilitet.

Get in touch

Ebba Petrén

Gabriel Widing

Studio exterior

Our studio is located in Gröndal, Stockholm.

Performers in previous works

John Alexander Eriksson, Mira Andersson, Danait Bein, Sinit Bein, Laila Berger Torsson, Rosie Björkman, David Book, Nora Bredefeldt, Ester Claesson, Mikael Dahl, Mani Dagdaranfar, Adriana Aburto Essén, Viktoria Folkesson, Lisa Forslund, Matthias Hahne Thorbjörnsson, Andrew Hardwidge, Moa Hjärtström, Joline Gustafsson Hällkvist, Lisbeth Johansson, Thom Kiraly, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, David Lindström, Mathilda Lindström, Märta Lundin, Eva Melander, Vitória Monteiro, Dasha Nikiforova, Ellen Norlund, Benjamin Quigley, Francisco Sobrado, Johan Stavring, Eric Stern, Niklas Valenti, Liv Vesterskov, Ivan Wahren, William Winter, Malou Zilliacus.