Photo: Nadim Elazzeh

Stone, stone - bubble up!

Lotta Sjölin Cederblom - artistic idea, artist
Karin Nakagawa - artistic idea, artist, shadow art
Tinna Ingelstam - director
Anna Unsgaard - costym
Svante Grogarn - lightdesign

Stone, stone - bubble up!


A poetic performance about the wisdom we have forgotten.

Deep, deep down in the sea lives a girl. She collects people's forgotten stories, songs and wisdom that have sunk to the seabed like rocks. When the girl listens to the stones, they become light, they rise to the surface like bubbles. The girl makes us remember again: how important you are, how important I am and how we are all linked together.

Stone, stone - bubble up! is for children from 5 to 9 years old. Language and text are not essential to keep up with the performance. The story of the girl and the stones is the background story of which other stories are also told. The stories are inspired by different beings (yokai) from Japan and Sweden and are played playfully and poetically, accompanied by various musical instruments, mainly of the traditional Japanese string instrument Koto. The instrument itself carries the story and wisdom. The music that comes out is like bubbles flowing into space. With the help of light, shadows and music, the audience is taken underneath and up to the surface. When the light hits the foundation wall, people's forgotten stories and wisdom gets life.


Stone, stone - bubble up! is written and played by the newly formed duo Momonga. Momonga is Lotta Sjölin Cederblom (known from groups like Markatta and SIMBI) and Karin Nakagawa (Japan) who plays 25-string Koto.

In cooperation with Kultur i Väst and Konstepidemin. 

Supported by the Swedish Art Council and Göteborgs Stad Kultur

Trailer: Roozbeh Behtaji