“Horrible Mixtures” is an intimate show that communicates with the minds and suspended disbeliefs of a limited audience. With Stina Nyberg as the host and the audience as the actor, it plunges into the potential of the spiritual to create a space for shared experiences.
Here, the blackbox theater meets the theater of the Black Arts.
Recognizing herself as deeply limited by natural explanations, Nyberg wonders what might be learned from the supernatural side. It’s a question of personal experience and private dilemmas, and also one- according to Nyberg- for an overly rationalized world.
“Horrible Mixtures” dives into the middle of belief and skepticism, mashing up experiences, knowledges and sciences usually held distantly apart. “Horrible Mixtures” uses a dilettante approach to mentalism – assuming homemade methods for mind reading and mediation. Nyberg uses these methods to look for the capacity to imagine different connections between thoughts, language, fantasy, the future, bodies and spectators.
Let’s not ask ourselves whether we believe in magic, or if it really works, but what magic can do. Can magic help us blur the boundaries between words such as natural, unnatural and supernatural? Can the physical effects of thought help bridge the imaginary gap between the body and the mind, the known and the unknown? Can revisiting ritual, communal, and mental experiences create new shared fantasies between strangers? And can such experiences help us to stop knowing, stop understanding, and stop making sense?
PLEASE NOTE! Limited seating for the performance. Maximum 27 seats for each show, so book you ticket in time.
- About Stina Nyberg
Stina Nyberg works with dance and choreography and graduated from the MA in choreography at DOCH in 2012. She is working in several collaborations as well as alone, trying to always relate her different projects and work roles within her choreographic work. With a critical and loving approach she thinks about the possibilities of different logics, rearranging our ways of behaving in and shaping the world.
Choreography and performance Stina Nyberg with help from Andros Zins-Browne. Set design and costume: Anna Uddenberg. Light design: Markus Granqvist. Full time unemployed worker: Jens Strandberg. With support from Slingan Dansstationen, Atalante, MDT, Kulturrådet, Konstnärsnämnden, Workspace.