Short film and publication
“Make Hay While the Sun Shines” is a project which maps the dancing movements of our histories. The dance performance engages in time specific and partial views, the uncategorized details that pre-exists the whole, and the chaos called reality. Stemming from a movement practice based on disharmonious change, a dance which might be more like life itself is created: irregular, fascinating, unsuccessful, stumbling, loving and pretty unpredictable.
“Make Hay While the Sun Shines” departs from a movement practice which favours change. Quick and constant change. With the dance, the film and the written down conversations, we want to welcome all our histories into the room. We say yes to spontaneous habits and tiresome stumbles, to memories of dance classes, performances, meetings, clubs or other moving moments that have been part of our lives. And then, we move on.
The short film is made with the current cast of the dance performance and gives an insight into the work, but is neither a documentation nor a behind the scenes-film. Rather, it is a dance made for the camera.
The film Dance: Stina Ehn, Ingrid Mugalu, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg and Chrysa Parkinson. Film: Aleksandra Sende, Felicia Semitjov. Music: KABLAM (Kajsa Blom). Costume design: Daniel Åkerström-Steen
The dances Dance: Aurore d’Audiffret, Lydia Östberg Diakité, Stina Ehn, Molly Engblom, Iréne Hultman, Ingrid Mugalu, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg, Chrysa Parkinson and Katy Pyle. Choreography: Stina Nyberg in collaboration with the dancers. Music: KABLAM (Kajsa Blom). Light design: Josefin Hinders. Costume design: Daniel Åkerström-Steen. Technical support: Julia Giertz. Dance support and outside eyes: Zoë Poluch, Yvonne Rainer. And additional help from: CCAP/Hallen, Center for Performance Research, In The Works/Meredith Boggia Productions & Nordberg Movement, La MaMa Studios, Performance Mix Festival/New Dance Alliance
For all the above
Producers: Therese Johnson and Magnus Nordberg/Nordberg Movement. Administration: The artist co-operative Interim kultur. Co-production: Norrlandsoperan, MDT, Dansnät Sverige.
Support: Kulturrådet and Stockholms stad Screening in collaboration with Byteatern, Dansstationen, Dansnät Jönköping, Region Uppsala and Uppsala Konsert & Kongress and Västmanlandsmusiken.
With support by: Kulturrådet and Stockholms stad.