2 solos by Alma Söderberg
The evening presents Alma Söderberg’s first and latest works. The solo Cosas from 2010 was her breakthrough and won a price for best performance at Act Festival in Bilbao. The second piece of the evening is Söderberg’s latest solo Deep Etude, where she continues to play with rythm, voice and movement.
In Cosas, Alma Söderberg sings while talking, talks while dancing and dances while singing. Cosas is a college that that cuts, combines, overlaps and explores possibilities of meaning in a torrent of song, language, stamping feet and verbally punctuated gesture.
- Deep Etude
Deep Etude is a deep etude of embodied rhythm. Polyrhythm is the living object of study. A layering of rhythms by means of recorded sound (machine drum), live sound (voice) and dance (body) will take the listener back to where she already is. Deep Etude is a piece of dance and a piece of music where one and the other are both separable and inseparable in the ear-eye of the beholder. They are only separable insofar as they can change places with each other, and only inseparable insofar as the one makes the other perceivable. They play apart. The foreground and the background shift, the one carves itself into the other, the dance becomes the backing track of the music, the movement excavates the sound and brings it to the surface. Deep Etude is a study that is a spirit, a composition that is a practice or an object that is a skill.
Tickets are valid for the full double bill evening with two solos by Alma Söderberg: “Cosas” & “Deep Etude”.
- About Alma Söderberg
Alma Söderberg works as choreographer and dancer. She graduated in choreography 2010 at SNDO (Amsterdam). She also studiedat Escuela de danza de Matilde Coral (Sevilla) where she focused on flamenco. Alma Söderberg has recieved several awards:
Thaliapriset 2017: Alma Söderberg ”ger prov på unik scenkonst som förenar dans, musik och röstperformance i ett oavlåtligt fascinerande rytmiskt scenspråk”.
Konstnärsnämnden’s Birgit Cullberg-scholarship: Söderberg följer inte strömmen – – – Med rörelse, rytm, musik, ljud och språk bryter hon ny mark och öppnar gränserna för vad en dansföreställning kan och får vara.”
COSAS: Choreography and performance: Alma Söderberg. Advice: Igor Dorbricic, Rodrigo Sobrazo. Light design: Ellen Knops. Thanks to: Jeanine Durning and Hendrik Willekens.
DEEP ETUDE: By and with: Alma Söderberg. Music by: Hendrik Willekens. Dramaturgy by: Igor Dobricic. Production: Manyone. Co-produced by: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, BUDA, PACT Zollverein, Riksteatern. Supported by: Swedish Arts Council (Kuturrådet). Residencies at: STUK, BUDA, Pianofabriek, Tanzfabrik.
The performances are part of the tour with Riksteatern during spring 2018.