Koreografikritikverkstad Spring 2017: An exploration of the Criticism of Choreography and Choreography of Criticism.
The future will be choreographed. We claimed this last year at the launch of the first round of Koreografikritikverkstad (KKV). At least this is the only thing that is certain. The forms of the future criticism of choreography are, of course, not as self-evident. This year we continue to experiment with creating a new criticism, and we think that failing well is better than succeeding passably. Criticism must invite and resist, remind us of what we have forgotten and make us see anew.
The participants of KKV sign up for attending four performances and three text meetings after these under moderation of Danjel Andersson (MDT) and Axel Andersson + Jenny Aschenbrenner (Kritiklabbet). It is important that those that wish to participate are able to attend all of the events. After every performance the participants create critical responses following experimental guidelines stipulated prior to the performance, that are later published on a webpage. Shortly thereafter there is a collective text criticism meeting where the texts are discussed collectively. In the spring of 2017 KKV will be held entirely in English. Participation is free (including tickets). Read the critical responses from the first round here (in Swedish): https://koreografikritikverkstad.wordpress.com/
25 April, “DEAD by Beauty and the Beast” (MDT), by Amanda Apetrea & Halla Ólafsdóttir, starts 20:00
27 April, ”DEAD”, text meeting (MDT), 15:00-17:00
1 May, ”Drömmen om Svansjön” (Operan, by Pär Isberg), starts 20:00
4 May, Isberg text meeting (Operan), 14.30-16.30
22 May, “On Air” by Nadja Hjorton & “Boats” by Mica Sigorney (Turteatern), starts18.00
24 May, “On Air” & “Boats”, text meeting (Turteatern), 15:00-17:00
Are you interested in participating? Send a one-page letter of motivation to email@example.com by April 15.
KKV Spring 2017 is arranged by MDT and Kritiklabbet in collaboration with Operan and Turteatern.