- Malin Elgán ”Läst till hälften”
”Läst till hälften” takes place outdoors, in Picassoparken by Moderna Museet/ArkDes, from early evening until night. A number of dancers participate through simple or more complex dances and the like, in a relatively arbitrary order. Without specification, but among trees, bushes, gravel and possibly some fences, what we see, hear or otherwise experience becomes part of an experience where things are both similar to what we know and not. A crossing between far and near, visible and invisible, light and darkness makes room for the divided and the indefinite at the same time. It’s about how dance is created and takes place in relation to the commons.Length
The performance is 4 hours long without a break, but the doors will be open. One can come on different days with the same ticket.Food and coziness
MDT is providing coffee and tea for free and sandwiches for sale. There will be pillows and blankets.Plan BIn case of rain the show will take place at:15th and 19th of June – MDT stage17th and 18th of June – Auditorium at Moderna Museet (entrance from Slupskjulsvägen).
Choreography: Malin Elgán.
Dance: Anton Borgström, Elise Brewer, Stina Ehn, Oskar Landström, Lisa Schåman, Miranda Wallmon.
Sound: Jari Haapalainen and Daniel Söderberg.
Costume: Hanna Westerling.
Assistant: Heta Asikainen.
With support from Swedish Arts Council and Stockholm stad.
Thanks to Ccap
- Bio Malin Elgán
Malin Elgán is a choreographer and artist, based in Stockholm and active internationally. Elgán takes an interest in art beyond the genre-specific and operates through an expanded choreographic practice – through various expressions, formats and media. She does not let dance be limited to certain movements and places. Rather she takes dance out of its usual contexts to enable new meanings.
Her work has been performed on stages such as MDT, Dansens Hus and Kulturhuset in Stockholm. Her work has also been shown in artistic contexts, in places such as at Moderna Museet, Nationalmuseum and Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm as well as at Göteborgs konsthall, Nasjonalmuseet and Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Poppositions in Brussels, Ausland in Berlin and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.
During 2021 Elgán made the performance Barnformen (MDT, Haninge Kulturhus and Hallen in Farsta, Stockholm) where movements have swapped places from adult dancers to children. The piece is an extension of previous concepts from Formen sa: gör (MDT and Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Göteborgs konsthall and Atalante, Göteborg, 2007) which alternated various shapes, bodies and gestures taken from nature documentaries, feature films and something in the style of folk dance. The film installation Storyboard (Moderna Museet, Sthlm and Tanzfabrik, Berlin, 2009) is also a development of the same work, visualizing the process. In addition, Elgán has also been the guest editor for a special edition of the art magazine Paletten, which was temporarily renamed Baletten. In 2013, her choreographic practice was awarded the Birgit Cullberg grant.