Open call for residency at Köttinspektionen dance 2023

Open call for 2023 residencies open now!

Residency 1: 11 May – 11 June 2023

Residency 2: 21 August – 17 September 2023

Information about the residencies and how to apply här

Last day to apply 15 January 2023

Residencies 2022

Residencies 2022

Siriol Joyner (17 January – 13 Februrary 2022)

STEAM ROOM – Aleksandar Georgiev – Ace, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas (5 September – 2 October 2022)

Information about the open call  here

Köttis dans Open Call Residencies 2022

For our next seasons 2022 we are extremely happy and proud to announce the artists that was chosen from an open call for our new, longer residences. 

In January/February we will have the privilege to meet and work with the choreographer Siriol Joyner, and in September/October the artistic team STEAM ROOM, a collaboration between the dancers and choreographers Aleksandar Georgiev, Darío Barreto Damas and Zhana Pencheva. 

The selection was made by a jury composed of Alba Folgado (independent curator and artist), Maipelo Gabang (choreographer and PHD student SKH), and with us who curates and leads the program, Tove Salmgren and Kajsa Wadhia (Köttinspektionen dans). 

During the residencies there will be public moments to open up the artistic process for the public. For example, at one point the artists will host a workshop, dates will be announced here and on our website. Let us know if you want to subscribe for further information about the activities:

Information about the artists and their residencies:

Siriol Joyner


Köttinspektionen dance


Köttinspektionen Dans is led by a wish to facilitate processes and relations that contribute to artistic development and spontaneity. There is a lack of platforms and support for artistic research and processes without a finished/fixated product as an outcome. We want Köttinspektionen, as a space, to allow artistic practices to meet, develop and get challenged and therefore mainly invite artists with a process based practice, and works that can develop on site.


Köttinspektionen offers hearing loop, contact us before your visit. The premises are largely accessible for wheelchair and permobile use, as they are located on the ground floor. Unfortunately the space is lacking accessible toilets. We are working on getting permission to build one.

All of the programme is free of charge. Welcome!

Köttinspektionen Dans is a performance venue and place for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala, led by choreographers Tove Salmgren and Kajsa Wadhia. Köttinspektionen is an artist-run cultural centre located near the centre of Uppsala, and co-directed with the art collective HAKA and the theatre group Uppsalas fria teater.

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Kajsa Wadhia works as an artist and curator in the fields of performance, text and choreography and holds an MA in New Performative Practices from DOCH, Stockholm University of the Arts, 2015. Together with Maria Stiernborg she forms the performance duo ”The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra” developing an experimental artistic practice dealing with neoliberal capitalism, precarious working conditions and the artist as worker. Between 2007-2014, she worked with, and co-directed the performing arts collective Arena Baubo. Since 2016 she co-directs Köttinspektionen Dans with Tove Salmgren, an artist run platform for experimental dance and performance practices.

Tove Salmgren (SE) is a dancer, choreographer, curator and educator. As a dancer she has been active in the scene of experimental dance and choreography since 2002, and since 2015 she has an MA in choreography from SKH.  As a choreographer she’s interested in activating spaces which resist and trouble hegemonic understandings of the social, self, relation, knowledge and art, through performative experiments. Her solo and group works often carries a curatorial approach, as in “We happen things” (with Moa Franzén and Manon Santkin), in collaborations with “The Blob” (with Anna Efraimsson), and when co directing Köttinspektionen Dans, together with the artist Kajsa Wadhia – a platform and venue for experimental dance and performance in Uppsala, Sweden. Since 2018 she forms a performance trio together with Moa Franzén and Kajsa Wadhia exploring the voice as physical materiality and choreographic tool, currently working on a production through residencies at MDT and Weld, Stockholm, with upcoming performances at Art Lab Gnesta and Weld. Since 2017 she is a Lecturer in Perfomative Practices at Stockholm University of the Arts.