“We LOVE BABIES. Does anyone have a baby? I mean we need a real baby a fresh baby, one that swam in turned around and came out again. Still wet and warm. …”
In SPRINGTIME Apetrea and Sigourney dream of a queer endless sunrise. They are a tree, a bear, a bee and a flower bouquet that stomp around the stage – they try to arrive, come together and meet.
SPRINGTIME is a mix of dance expression, comedy and satire. Since 2014 Apetrea and Sigourney have applied feminist strategies, queer theory, nightlife aesthetics and anti- patriarchal ideas to make shows exploring power and gender. SPRINGTIME follows up I’m a Very Understanding Woman that challenged the concepts of femininity, horror and understanding. SPRINGTIME takes off from kid shows, and stages nature’s couples- it’s a new version of the Birds and the Bees.
Queers, for example, especially those who do not choose to be biologically reproductive, a people without children, are, within the dominant culture, people without a future. – José Esteban Muñoz
Concept, choreography, performance: Amanda Apetrea & Mica Sigourney. Set, costume, light, wig and make-up design: Daniel Åkerström-Steen. Tailor: Kajsa Lisa Larsson. Producer: Sara Bergsmark. Technician: Angela X. Administrative structure: The Artist Cooperative Interim kultur. Co-produced by MDT. Residency at Turteatern. Supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The City of Stockholm and Swedish Arts Council.