Byström Källblad


Portrait of Helena Byström and Anna Källblad

Big Pulse Open Artists

Byström Källblad

The Swedish Stockholm based duo Byström Källblad makes work for the stage, the gallery and public spaces. Visual artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källblad share a desire to tell stories from and based in collaboration and exchange with specific places and their people.


Byström and Källblad have shown work in places like a sports arena, a nuclear power plant, Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Shibuya Crossing Tokyo, Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah, Stockholm City Hall, Uppsala Cathedral, Kulturhuset, The Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.


City Horses

Open Air Co-Production


In our cities, on bronze horses, proud kings quietly stare above our heads. Their history and visual male dominance daily manifested and passed on to the next generation. Where are the women and their stories? In the choreography, City Horses, female dancers make the squares and streets their stage and gallop through, city to city passing forward an experience about power, existence and the female body in the public space, a living monument in constant motion, celebrating female courage and power of all ages.


Film Installation

In addition to the performance, the City Horses film installation is available for touring.



City Horses is a Big Pulse Dance Alliance co-production, co-produced by Sismògraf Dance Festival (Catalonia - Spain), Julidans (The Netherlands), Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) and presented by International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (The Czech Republic), Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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