Bach in the Street can become best in the world

By on October 2, 2018
Anita Santesson

Children and youth production Bach in the Street has been selected as finalist in the International Audience YAMawards (The Young Audiences Music Awards).

In Bach in the Street, classical music and streedance meet in a story of cultural identity, escape, life and death in a format that is both serious and easy-going. Co-starring is violinist Semmy Stahlhammer (Concert Master at Royal Opera) and street dancer Maele Sabuni (winner of several prestigious prizes).

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– We are proud and happy that Bach in the Street is a finalist at YAMawards, said Anita Santesson, who produced, directed and gained the idea of the performance. Our story of a spontaneous meeting between two successful artists with completely different backgrounds, all in common with the fact that, apart from their skills, they are also children of refugees, it is very important in our day. The performance is an example of what might happen when we dare to invite each other and share our cultural background.

Vargkatten Produktion has made the performance with the support of County Music in Stockholm and Stockholm County Council. It can be booked for schools through County Music in Stockholm. It is also included in the Stockholm City Kulan subsidy. Bach in the Street is also available for the creative school and at the dance consultant in Stockholm.

YAMawards is hosted annually by the World Music Organization, Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI). JMI has been working for over 60 years and aims to use music’s power to build bridges between people and create a platform for intercultural dialogue.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music