echoes is an affective terrain: a glitch between the intangible and tangible. The performance is a choreographic total-installation, a tactile landscape, that circludes the performers as well as the audience. echoes is expanding perspectives on emotional states and confinements of bodies. Through responsive choreographies, colorful draperies and an oozing sound and light universe, the piece portrays affective states suspended in time. echoes is based on subtle, social choreographies and the performance is an invitation to experience through a multitude of senses. echoes is investigating how a single body can hold several emotional states and how a collective body can hold an emotion cooperatively. A polyphony of paradoxical states co-existing and colliding.
- About Klara Utke Acs
Klara Utke Acs is working as an artist within contemporary dance and an expanded understanding of choreography. They work with the poetics and politics of the body in the seams between performance, sociality, dramaturgy, discourse, text and installation. Klara holds an education in Dance Performance from Stockholm University of the Arts and is currently based in Copenhagen and Stockholm. They work within performing and visual arts as a dancer, organiser and artist, locally and internationally. They have worked with artists such as Pontus Pettersson, Ellen Söderhult and Pan Daijing and Klara is a part of the collectives fake daughter, Queers Against Fascism and POSSE dance and reading group.
- About Tove Dreiman
Tove Dreiman is an artist and scenographer based in Stockholm. In collaborations and individual projects her work include painting, sculpture, textile and installation.
- About Soho Rezanejad
Soho Rezanejad is an electronic composer, vocalist and playwright currently based in Berlin. She has a commitment to change manifested across the diverse themes and instrumental palettes she has explored in her sonic works released through her record label Silicone Records.
- About Louisa Yaa Aisin
Louisa Yaa Aisin is a Copenhagen based independent artist operating in the fields between visual arts, contemporary dance, immersive installation, writings and music, co/-creating experiences that challenge the normative gaze, status quo and normative choreographies.
- About Am Ertl
Am Ertl is a dancer based in Berlin/Stockholm. They work with choreographers such as Tove Sahlin, Ellen Söderhult and Tchivett. Am is a member of the dancing group Cosy Boi Slut Team and holds a BA in Dance Performance from DOCH Stockholm.
- About Suvi Kemppainen
Suvi Kemppainen is a choreographer and dancer exploring poetics of the corporeality and keeping secrets. Currently, they are interested in somatic psychodrama, articulation of artistic work conditions and structural potentials of collective work.
- About Escarleth Pozo
Escarleth Pozo is a Dance & Performance Artist. She is interested in capturing the subtle forces that choreograph our relationship to our surroundings investigating the realms of resonance and dissonance between our inner and outside worlds.
- About Christoffer Lloyd
Christoffer Lloyd is an artist and light designer working across many spectrums of art, including dance, theatre, installations and music. Lloyd has worked with several artists, and collective efforts such as Norbergfestival.
Concept and choreography: Klara Utke Acs
Scenography and installation: Tove Dreiman
Creation and dance: Am Ertl, Daniela Escarleth Romo Pozo, Louisa Yaa Aisin og Suvi Kemppainen
Music: Soho Rezanejad
Light design: Christoffer Lloyd (intern from Stockholm University of the Arts)
Hosting performer in Stockholm: Indra Tir Linderoth
Costumes: Tove Dreiman
Sculptural shoes: Puer Parasitus
Costume- and scenography assistant: Karin Tokunaga
Carpenter: Malin Kent
Artistic advice on process and development: Louisa Yaa Aisin
Artistic process in dialogue with: Karina Sarkissova, Rachel Tess and Florence Augendre and Anna Grip
Music mastering: Per Buhl Acs
Press photo: Veronika Vidø edited in collaboration with Tove Dreiman
Producers: Daniel Iinatti, Anne Mette Berg (Dansehallerne) and Masha Kotlyachkova (MDT)
Co-productions: Dansehallerne and MDT
Residencies: höjden studios, Milvus Artistic Research Center, MDT and Dansehallerne
Administration: Interim kultur and Projektcentret
Special thanks to fake daughter, Ana Bernardino, Mona Camara Sylvan, Björn Kiltorp, Jan Edlund, Magnus Östergren and Konrad Lidén
Supported by: Danish Arts Foundation, Swedish Arts Council, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point and Bikubenfonden
- Danish Arts Foundation
- Swedish Arts Council
- Nordic Culture Fund
- Nordic Culture Point