The same evening Zoë Poluch and Stina Nyberg will host a kind of public presentation in studio 1 at MDT.
- Stina Nyberg's residency
Stina Nyberg will spend one week at MDT this summer to start a “Magic Show”. The show will be presented in 2014 but starts now with a thorough yet intuitive research on the illusions of the theatre and the political potential of magic. What illusions do we entertain and what illusions are entertainment? Can magic can help us avoid nurturing the story of the natural as that which is explained by science? Can we reclaim magic from superstition and use it to challenge the rational project?
About artist’s residency.
- About Stina Nyberg
Stina Nyberg is based in Sweden where she makes and performs choreography. She graduated from her MA in choreography at DOCH in January 2012. Stina works as a dancer with among others Andros Zins-Browne, Mårten Spångberg and Sidney Leoni and has been part of several collaborative projects, most recently with The Bureau for the Future of Choreography in New York. Stina is interested in work methods and the notion of practice, and co-curated the Practice Symposium in Stockholm this autumn.
- Zoë Poluch's residency
That was then. This is now:
“Example”, an old piece with a timeless heart, sets out to find a new life during two weeks at MDT. This newest episode will be performed in Italy at Santarcangelo Festival in July. This time around Zoë Poluch treats the old performance as a shell, a structure to fill with more recently developed material that was recently explored during a residency with Valentina Desideri, Paula Caspao, and Stefan Tiron. Together alone and alone together we turned our attention towards the situation and capacities of “study”, developing a mobile studio practice that took “study” into the town square, the aperitive, the local library, the cemetery, the local museum, the home, the fermenting habitat, the decaying fauna and finally, into the theatre.
We know the dance of yesterday and are surrounded by the dance of today, but what must we do to imagine a dance out of time? Where can we find it and what does it look like, or even sound like? Does out of time occupy the future, and if so, are we not already there? “Example” concretizes these questions, invoking the spectator to create choreography in their own mind’s eye. We start in the black, in a dark and cold northern landscape and are promptly re-situated in the stark and actual architectural, historical and geometrical qualities of the precise theatre space. There then follows a journey through an imaginary and fictional landscape that eventually lays the ground, ‘sets’ the stage, so to say, for a dance out of time.
About artist’s residency.
- About Zoë Poluch
Zoë Poluch has been busy with dance, choreography, acting, performing, organizing, administration, publishing, organization, and more dance. This has been in the context of dance companies and independent projects in Canada (notably in Montréal and Toronto), Brussels, Belgium and now Stockholm. These days she wonders how and what a local practice can be, compelling her to decipher what ‘local’ and ‘practice’ really want. The practice at stake is choreography in which she completed the MA at DOCH (mychoreography) in 2012 where she focussed on facilitating alternative models of working together using choreography as a structural and organizational capacity. This has led her to co-curating and organizing the “Practice Symposium”, launching “Maximum Spaces”, making and performing the latest show by The Knife called “Shaking the Habitual” and continuing with the ongoing collaboration “SO WHAT” with artist Valentina Desideri, the latest incarnation being this project through Jardin d’Europe. There are a couple of questions that surface and resurface: how to live together and how to work together. Vaguely and generally this entails setting up projects that play with what constitutes ‘life’, ‘work’ and ‘together’.