Shapes of states
Right now, we are sitting on the first row in a big square room with black surfaces aimed for different performances. In the middle of the room there is a white curtain with long lines painted on it. The curtain moves in a slow and dreamy way, as if there was a slight wind on stage. A soft light lit the floor and the first three rows. Those who are seated in the back row sometimes wonder what I am talking about here in the front. I am here to interpret a dance performance for you, a story about what takes place on stage but also a story in itself.
Shapes of States traces the historical and political writing of the body by connecting Swedish public health ideologies from the 1920’s with contemporary training ideals. Seeing the body as malleable material, which are the means through which we sculpt it? And what is the daily shaping of the body doing to the way we shape society? With a starting point in Meyerhold’s biomechanics the dancers in Shapes of States develop a movement vocabulary far from any idea of natural behaviour. In a series of dances they tell the broken story of a human belief in the disciplining of the flesh.
The performance will be visual descripted, offering various perspectives on how to perceive the form and content of dance.
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- Shapes of states
- Stina Nyberg
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