Here, here and here here and here, here here here and here, here.
“Here, here and here here and here, here, here here and here, here.” occupies MDT with a book that is a choreography, forming the second out of four parts of the project. A duet for several and a writing project.
“Here, here and here here and here, here here here and here, here.” is a long-winded project, by a million moves. Meticulously articulated, sharply edged, often distracted and somewhat dreamy – continuously moving, yet always here. Bodies deviating path, gestures switching body, things wanting something else, places travelling elsewhere; choreography as proliferation of trace, unavoidably multiple.
Cristina Caprioli, Madeleine Lindh and Anja Arnquist commit to a number of tongue-twists and speech-refusals.
And in order to dance decide to write a book, which is several – then occupy the words, and leave for elsewhere. Choreography turns into a proliferation of unsafe tendencies moving aloof; a walking strutting that travels adrift. And whilst language bribes bodily logics, and the landscape shifts, narrative is coerced by the absence of a script, and the dancers inscribe each other in someone else, then hold hands and mean well.
“Here, here and here here and here, here here here and here, here.” is the story of an unknown woman’ s journey towards m-meaning. Written in dative form, between two, by double imprints; a triple reading/writing/doing double choreography driven by self-induced trans-medial dislocations. Piled up into a tower of twisted hypertexts in motion where meaning is impossible to uphold and yet stands upright, self-evident and directly speaking, to you.
The project argues for choreography as production of transference of meaning, of that which navigates between words, gestures, between exposure and reception, between the reciprocally perceived recognized and the disposed dismissed. A between where each place, word and gesture becomes a “here” which is several, whilst travelling adrift.
A speech-construction, definitely disjointed and unstable, yet sustained and endured – a Babel tower raised by multiplicity of language, soon falling, standing by crashing.
- About Ccap
Ccap is an independent site for production of choreography directed by Cristina Caprioli. Based in Stockholm, Sweden. Ccap produces performances, installations, workshops, seminars, films, publications, and cross-disciplinary projects such as recent WEAVING POLITICS symposium and current research Weaving Labor of Politics (2012-2014). ccap
- About Cristina Caprioli
Cristina Caprioli began to choreograph in the mid 90’s and ´98 founded the independent dance company ccap for which she has produced over 30 works. Her ccap work tours nationally on a regular basis and has been internationally acclaimed in New York, Helsinki, Oslo, Paris, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Vienna, Munich, and other cities in Russia, Italy, England, and the US. Cristina’s choreography is marked by clarity, stringency, and precision, but also by its complexity and strong physicality. Her interest lies in structure and disorder. Cristina has choreographed for a number of dance companies, latest with Stockholm 59North (2007 and 2008), and the GöteborgBalett (2009). Her interest for theory marks all of her work, on stage and beyond. She has curated and produced the festivals Talking Dancing (1997) and Movement is a Woman (2002), the research projects t.lab (2004) and after cover (2009-2011), published the dance anthology Choreographies (2008), and most recently curated and produced the WEAVING POLITICS symposium (2012). Cristina is also an appreciated teacher and lecturer and has taught extensively in Stockholm and abroad. 2000-2002 she was head of the choreography program at University of Dance in Stockholm. Cristina has received a ten years artist grant (1996-2006) and in 2002 a life lasting artist income guarantee. In June 2006 she was awarded with the Cullberg Prize. March 2012 she was honored with the prestigious Per Gannevik stipendium.
- About Madeleine Lindh
Madeleine Lindh has collaborated with ccap in cut-outs & trees (2010), cover2 and cover11 (2011), cover22/1 & cover22/2 (2011), cover22/3 & cover 22/4 (2012) and TREES (2011 and 2012). The collaboration with ccap continues! Since 2012 she will, beside tipping, tilting and twisting, be in charge of editing of ccap videos and films, such as lately the film cloth. Madeleine is educated at The Royal Swedish Ballet School. She has danced with Europa Dance Youth Company where she performed in pieces by among others Mats Ek, Hans van Manen and Thierry Malandin. She then joined D.A.N.C.E (Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe), and worked with and performed in pieces by William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Angelin Preljocaj and Frédéric Flamand. Since returning to Sweden she has mainly worked with choreographer Björn Säfsten and Cristina Caprioli. Madeleine has initiated the dance film project BodyMap together with the interdisciplinary dance film group Rhododdendron.
- About Anja Arnquist
Anja Arnquist has collaborated with Cristina Caprioli/ccap since 2009 in a number of productions: de(s)cover, cccover and Kant (2009), cut-outs & trees (2010), cover11, cover22/1, cover22/2 and TREES (2011), Kant retake and Human Writes by William Forsythe during Weaving Politics symposium (2012). She will continue working with ccap through out 2014 and is currently involved in the on- going and upcoming project TILL DIG/TO THEE. Anja is educated at Balettakademien and DOCH, Stockholm. During the last years she has mainly worked with choreographer Björn Säfsten and Cristina Caprioli. Together with Björn Säfsten she also choreographed and produced the performance Masterminds, which has toured with Skånes Dansteater, Cullbergbaletten and Norrlandsoperan. Anja is also producer and curator for artists and institutions such as Norrlandsoperan, Bill365 and Product.
Text: Dejana Dhanqui. Written by Madeleine Lindh and Anja Arnquist. Driven by Christina Caprioli. Film: Cristina Caprioli. Film, photo, dramaturgy: Cristina Caprioli. Film- and sound editing: Madeleine Lindh. Lights & technique: Tobias Hallgren/Lumination. Art direction and design Eleonora Bergendal, Lars Liljendahl. Printed by Vitt Grafiska. ccap producer: Tina Eriksson Fredriksson. With support from Statens Kulturråd and Stockholms stads kulturförvaltning.