The performance is two women dancing, it’s about their struggle, love, friendship and community. They are ugly, sassy, sexy, angry, happy, funny, loud, clumsy and rowdy. They stumble around, fumble, embrace, catch each other, support each other, scratch, hump, rock, hope and yearn. They fight to be who they want to be deep within. They want to dance for everyone who ever felt someone else’s skin against theirs, who ever felt that they are searching for something, who ever felt that they maybe don’t fit in, who maybe thinks that something should change in this world.
“EDIE&EDIE” is a duet created by choreographers and dancers Amanda Apetrea and Emma Tolander, light and set designer Chrisander Brun and sound designer Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir, and performed by Amanda Apetrea and Emma Tolander in MDT studio 1. It’s a burning dance, a bodily meeting and a physical analysis of any kind of couple dancing and duets.
The duet is the second part of “The EDIE&EDIE project” that started in 2012, where Tolander and Apetrea made two solos, ”Dancer” and ”Covers”, in a shared process. “The EDIE&EDIE project” is about unconditional support and to be the muse, the mentor and the genius at the same time. Through a democratic, non-hierarchical process inspire and challenge each other. It is definitely about sisterhood. “The EDIE&EDIE project” doesn’t believe in the lone ranger or the lonely male genius, they believe in togetherness as a way to creativity!
- About Amanda Apetrea and Emma Tolander
Amanda Apetrea and Emma Tolander work as dancers and choreographers. Together they are “The EDIE&EDIE project”. They have worked together and been friends for ten years. They share the experiences and conquests of those times, privately and professionally. They are both members of the ÖFA collective since 2004, in which they have worked with a wide range of big and small projects, lately the smash hit “ÖFA: Danceoke” and the performance “ÖFA: DANCE”. They both have the same basic view of society and art. They are feminists. They want to challenge the norms and present alternatives. Values they share with Chrisander Brun and Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir, who has also been close colleagues and friends since they both attended Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm. Chrisander Brun also collaborated with the first part of “The EDIE&EDIE project”. Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir is a friend since before, and now an exciting new colleague in this project.
Concept, choreography and dance: Amanda Apetrea & Emma Tolander. Light and set design: Chrisander Brun. Sound design: Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir.
- Edie & Edie
- Amanda Apetrea & Emma Tolander
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