- Linda Blomqvist: "DUENDE"
DUENDE is those moments when something out of the ordinary becomes present. A state that is tangible yet tricky to describe, as it exists outside of language. It’s the magic that can occur in an aesthetic experience when everything feels amplified, elevated and fully present in the moment. Duende is a place of tension and release. It’s an introspection that expressively moves outwards and oscillates swiftly between dark and light, high and low, soft and hard…
DUNEDE affirms the capacity of dance and music to convey emotions and stories. It explores the relation and discrepancy between the singular and the collective, the personal and the political. It’s a collective creation of personal stories, a practice of tapping into emotions and of letting emotions move through and out of oneself – through dance, music and communion.
Concept and choreography: Linda Blomqvist.
With and by: Pär Andersson, Linda Blomqvist and Mikko Hyvönen.
Music and sound design: Franz Edvard Cedrins.
Producer: Sara Bergsmark and Marie Proffit, MDT.
Technician: Björn Kuajara, MDT.
Co-produced by: Turnéslingan Tre scener (MDT Stockholm, Atalante Gothenburg and Dansstationen Malmö), Norrlandsoperan, Dansehallerne and 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. Supported by Swedish Arts Council and City of Stockholm