Dancing in the urban space
The new Rågsved’s dance stage is the next step of the development of the activity park and playground. Together with Stockholm municipality and by the wish of the young girls in the area, Kragh & Berglund have designed this new stage which brings rhythm and movement to Rågsved. When the activity park was under development, the young girls wished for a dance floor, with opportunities for training discreetly but also to be able to have small shows for the public. This group of girls had great initiative to the project and took part of the whole process through early participation with knowledge and experience of the place, and later comments on the final design.
On this new dance stage, everyone is welcome to dance loose, present shows, train with friends or simply try it out. The structure integrates a music system that can connect with the mobile phone which enables everyone to play the music that better fits the purpose. Next to the stage there are a few hammocks where people can sit and swing, and also a few trampolines for those who prefer to jump. Music and dance are a universal phenomenon and the new dance stage can become a meeting place for a broad user group, but with focus on young girls that otherwise would not be able to find enough room in public spaces.