“In order to be strategic we have to know the game. We start to move and the music begins to play. When the wave hits you, each of you in your own account, it bounces back and at this very moment produces a new sound. We engage in a collective activity with personal intentions. No one in this room is responsible for anyone else, yet we can’t do it alone.”
“Splendour” is a choreography that focuses on the body’s relationship to sound and how illusions of different causalities are created through actions and reactions. Through dodging creativity it steers away from improvisation that promotes individual choices and self-expression. The performance rather aims for working with emotions and reactions that occurs at the instance the sound hits you, in order to express the illusion of bodies creating sound.
The techno suggests a dance where no one depends on anyone else to do it, but that insists on doing it together. Thus, the piece is carried by the imagination and conviction of both performers and audience.
- About Stina Nyberg
Stina Nyberg works with dance and choreography and graduated from the MA in choreography at DOCH in 2012. Her practice is related to the possibility to through conviction and illusion create new systems of logic in order to construct the world differently, and to act accordingly. Her departure point is always a feminist approach to the body; its social and political construction and ability to move.
Often working in collaboration with others – moving in between independent productions, collectives, state institutions, art and the music scene – she creates a method specific to every situation, including how we work into what we work with.
Stina has presented several independent works on the relation between sound and movement, as well as investigations of the polical history of the body. She choreographed the Shaking the habitual show with the Swedish band The Knife and performed on tour in Europe and US between 2012-14. In 2015 she choreographed a new work for the Cullberg Ballet. In 2016, she choreographed the performance Shapes of States which investigates the relationship between the healthy body and the healthy state, with a starting point in Meyerhold’s biomechanics. Nyberg have for several years collaborated with the choreographers Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Zoë Poluch under the name Samlingen – investigating dance history from a feminist perspective.
Read more on Stinas website: www.1200m.org/stina
Choreography: Stina Nyberg. Performance: Nadja Hjorton, Sidney Leoni, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch, Rebecka Stillman, Ilse Ghekiere, Luís Miguel Félix. Light design: Chrisander Brun. Produced with support by DOCH, MDT and Music and Arts. This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.