- Ofelia Jarl Ortega: "StM - a version"
In StM the border between performer and spectator is not a divide but an opening. Here the borderland is a place to talk about the evasive. It is a space that pulses, yields and gives the spectator’s gaze a body.
StM is a solo by Ofelia Jarl Ortega from 2019, where she examines the dramaturgy of the gaze as choreographic material, where the dancer’s voluntary objectification questions the participation of the observer.
In StM – a version, she approaches the topic from another body, still confirming the gaze’s potential as a tool of power. In StM – a version, the same format is at play when the dancer Paolo de Venecia Gile brings new power dynamics at stake, triggering additional readings to the work. By insisting on the format, the core inscribed in the original piece is translated from one performer to the other, allowing new dynamics and interrelations to arise on different surfaces.
- 1 June: "StM - a version" + Opening party Lustholmen with Your Planet is Next (live music)
Your Planet Is Next
Your Planet Is Next is the nom de guerre of one Arvid Wretman— multidisciplinary artist, live performer and noisemaker from Stockholm. Since his 2014 debut cassette under the YPIN alias, through two dance music EP:s for Studio Barnhus, this self-proclaimed “Mr. Music” has terrorised us with the most gloriously disturbed electronic funk, all while cultivating his puzzling YPIN persona: part failed pop-star, part extraterrestrial threat. On his first full-length release for Studio Barnhus, emotions range from acidic romance to pure paranoia. Rave, screw, electro and chill vibes are all combined on an album that plays like an exhilarating journey through the mind of a genius gone mad.
Concept, choreography, music, set design: Ofelia Jarl Ortega
Dance, choreography: Paolo de Venecia Gile
Costume: Erik Annerborn
Lighting design: Christoffer Lloyd, Ofelia Jarl Ortega
Dramaturge: Frida Sandström (StM, 2019)
Music advisor: Tami T
Photo: Natan Gullström
Producer: Terry Johnson (Johnson & Bergsmark)
Co-production: Inkonst, (Malmö), MDT (Stockholm), Arsenic, Centre d’art scénique contemporain (Lausanne)
Residency support: Arsenic (Lausanne), Danscentrum Syd (Malmö)
Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council. Part of Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
- Bio Ofelia Jarl Ortega
Ofelia Jarl Ortega (b. 1990) is a Chilean-Swedish choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Her work centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic; where questions around power and group dynamics are at the core for her investigations. She holds a diploma from The Royal Swedish Ballet School (2010) and a MA in Choreography from Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola (2014). Her works have been shown at venues such as ImPulsTanz (Vienna), MDT (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Arsenic (Lausanne), and Moving in November (Helsinki). ofeliajarlortega.com
- Bio Paolo de Venecia Gile
Paolo de Venecia Gile (b. 1994, they/he) is a Swedish-Filipino artist residing in Copenhagen. They hold a degree in dance and choreography from Scenekunstskolen and are active in Dance Cooperative, a platform and workspace in Copenhagen for intersectional feminist and choreographic practice. They work promiscuously as performer in works signed by Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Emilie Gregersen, Jules Fischer among others. Their primary interest focuses on the migration, translation and transformation of dance(s) across circumstances. http://lavapaolo.wordpress.com