A night at the theater
Four solos in one night.
“Cover” with and by Amanda Apetrea
“Cover”, is a new version of a contemporary or previously made, commercially released or popular dance or choreography. It can sometimes have a pejorative meaning implying that the original should be regarded as the definitive or “authentic” version, and all others merely lesser competitors, alternatives or tributes (no matter how popular).
Never the less you might try to be like your idol and do their dance because you love it so much and identify with it. Or you choose to cover something just because it’s so far from what you are that it will work in contrast of the original, and that in it self might cast light on something else. Maybe you just want to cover something up? If the cover or cover-up is successful it might lead to a break through (if you’re not already famous). A lot of people might be impressed that you’ve shown such personality in expressing something that was already there. They might think that when you made it, it really made sense to them. Or is it perhaps the lack of sense that moves them? In any case you have spoken to hearts of people.
“Dancer” with and by Emma Tolander
“I am a dancer. To dance is the best thing I know. I feel bad if I do not practice every day. I always work to be as good a dancer as I can. ” In her solo, Emma will search for the deepest and darkest intentions and ideals of being a dancer.
“Radio dance” with and by Nadja Hjorton
“I run across the floor. Jump, roll and spin. Some classical music is playing – probably ‘In the hall of the mountain king’. I flutter with my invisible butterfly wings and reach towards the ceiling. I spin and spin and spin. Eventually I fall down in a heap on the floor and I lie there, catching my breath and let the spinning wash over my body. As waves. I have just turned 5 years old, the year is 1986 and Olof Palme has just been murdered.”
“Radio Dance” is a solo dance performance that deals with dance and history filtered through a personal life story. Nadja Hjorton uses the radio format and the performance moves through a subjective dance history that makes visible, and questions, a general dance history. In the performance Nadja is broadcasting her radio program live, a program that covers her own life from childhood to adulthood with Sweden and the world’s political climate as a back drop. It is a program about dance and dancing. The autobiographical take in “Radio Dance” is also an attempt to talk about perspective – which artists and practitioners must relate to their history and which ones can ignore theirs? With a nostalgic touch and some sentimental fragments, “Radio dance” moves from the intimate to the large, from the personal to the common and from the past to the now. Through listening, dancing and storytelling Nadja Hjorton attempts to create an event that invites and allows its spectators to be both attentive and unwary.
“Musical” with and by Stina Nyberg
Sometimes the meaning of a sentence is hidden in the scrambled sounds, so let the breath of the song and the tapping of the feets of words set the rhythm tonight.
In Musical, anatomy, body, sound, song, language and object are equally dependent on eachother. Loosely built on Emotional Anatomy, a fake somatic practice for materialising emotions, the practice has materialised into several forms and expressions organized in this solo musical. The practice is made out of speculation and fantasy, hoping to imagine the world differently starting from imagining our own body differently.
Remember, my friend, that no one can translate the meaning of what seems like a shout.
- About Amanda Apetrea
Amanda Apetrea, born 1981 in Uppsala, works as a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm. She did her dance education at Ballet Academy 2002-2005 and has a MA in choreography from DOCH. Amanda was part of the first generation Mychoreography during 2008-2010. 2004, Amanda co-founded ÖFA-kollektivet, which is a feminist art collective and a support and discussion group for its 23 members. Amanda has performed in festivals and venues in Brussels, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Utrecht, Uppsala, Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg, New York, and Ljubljana. She has recently been co-creating and performing with ÖFA in “ÖFA: DANCE” and Halla Òlafsdóttir in “Beauty and the Beast”. She is currently working as a dancer with Swedish choreographer Carl Olof Berg in the piece “Vi äger” and with Emma Tolander in “Edie & Edie”.
- About Emma Tolander
Emma Tolander, born 1982 in Stockholm. After finishing her education at the Ballet Academy and at University College of Dance in Stockholm, 2001-2005, she has worked as a dancer, artist and a dance teacher mostly in Sweden and Finland, but also around Europe. She has been a member in ÖFA-kollektivet since the start 2004, and participated in all of their productions. Emma’s recent work concerns different aspects of dance tradition and her own experience from the dance studio and beyond, which she dealt with in the solo “Emma, don’t move to Finland!”, the duet “2/3 unite!” with Sebastian López-Lehto and in “I ass jazz” with Amanda Apetrea, as well as in ÖFA’s latest piece “ÖFA: Dance”. She is currently working as a dancer with Swedish choreographer Carl Olof Berg in the piece “Vi äger” and with Amanda Apetrea in “Edie & Edie”.
- About Nadja Hjorton
Nadja Hjorton is part of mychoreography and ÖFA-kollektivet. “Radio dance” is her exam piece at the MA program in choreography at the DOCH (University college of Dance an Circus). Nadja got her dance education at Balettakademien in Stockholm and Dansarutbildningen at DOCH. As part of the feminist collective ÖFA-kollektivet she has created and performed in several productions which has been presented in among others Imagetanz, Brut Institute in Vienna, Sommerzene in Salzburg, NORTH WIND in Berlin, TWEETAKT in Utrecht, Uppsala City Theatre and National Theatre, Red Dawns festival in Ljubljana. Spring 2012 she made the performance CRIME SCENES: at the City Theatre in Gothenburg together with Carolina Frände and in May 2011 Nadja and Chrisander Brun made the piece “40 MINUTER” , presented at MDT, for the bachelor students at DOCH.
- About Stina Nyberg
Stina Nyberg is based in Sweden where she makes and performs choreography. She graduated from her MA in choreography at DOCH in January 2012. Stina works as a dancer with among others Andros Zins-Browne, Mårten Spångberg and Sidney Leoni and has been part of several collaborative projects, most recently with The Bureau for the Future of Choreography in New York. Stina is interested in work methods and the notion of practice, and co-curated the Practice Symposium in Stockholm this autumn. The solo Musical was created during a two months residency at Movement Research in New York.
Choreography & performed by: “Cover” by Amanda Apetrea, “Dancer” by Emma Tolander, “Radio dance” by Nadja Hjorton, Light and set design: Chrisander Brun. “Musical” Choreography & Performance: Stina Nyberg, Set design: Jens Strandberg, Thanks to: Sandra Lolax, Supported by Konstnärsnämnden Internationella Dansprogrammet, Stockholms stads kulturstöd. Co-produced by Cullberg Ballet in the framework of the “Jardin d’Europe” programme supported by the Culture 2007-2013 Programme of the European Union.
- A Night at the Theatre
- Amanda Apetrea, Emma Tolander, Nadja Hjorton, Stina Nyberg
- 6.66 MB