Shane et al.
Shane is a character in a TV series that is about a girl gang that hangs out a lot. It doesn’t really have a main character but the main character is sort of the gang. Et al.indicates “and others” and is often used when something has many authors.
The choir has a history of backing up a soloist, but to sing in a choir can also be to temporarily submit to or acknowledge being a part of a collective protagonist. Maybe choir singing and choir-dancing can act as a camouflaging of the individual self.
Scenography shifts from background to foreground when the choir’s collected forces embrace the mountain with singing. This will be an attempt to create a sort pretty analogue IMAX with sung verses like “bright horizon stand above the earth’s stormy night” and “the forest stands quiet, the sky is clear”. It will be a take on a sort of “fulldome dance and singing concert”. With the choir as a temporary singing- and dancing group, dances and songs are activated, recycled and composted as collective- and group-self expressions. With the mountain in the center.
- About Ellen Söderhult
- Ellen works with dance and choreography, with a base in Stockholm. She holds one BA in dance and one in circus. Since receiving her second BA from DOCH in 2015 she has made dance performances in collaboration with others such as OTHERBODIES, THIS IS GRAND, RUDY, Innanför Grindarna and How to do things with Romance: a prologue. In 2015 Eleanor Bauer, Alice Chauchat and Ellen initiated a platform for exchange- and sharing of practices, methods and knowledge within contemporary dance called Nobody´s Dance. She has performed works by choreographers such as Simone Forti, Alexandra Pirici, Gry Tingskog, Chloe Chignell, Anna Efraimsson and Sandra Medina and collaborated with amongst others Moa Autio, Mikkel Hobitz Filtenborg and Maia Means. Ellen currently sings in three choirs and has a background in choir singing and track and field athletics.
- Concept and choreography: Ellen Söderhult. Performed by and made in collaboration with: Oda Brekke, Lisa Schåman, Lisen Pousette, Cathryn Humpreys, Elinor Trollerz Bratteby och Lydia Östberg Diakité. During the process the interns Andreas Haglund, Hannah Krebs and Corinne Mustonen have contributed to the project. Scenography, artistic advice, sculpture, light and costume: Tove Dreiman. With support from Kulturrådet, Konstnärsnämnden and Stockholms stad. Co-production: Köttinspektionen Dans and MDT.