How & Why
HOW & WHY
How & Why is the third stage work by Lisa Östberg and Kim Hiorthøy. Their first collaboration, YOU, premiered in 2012, followed by Black Warrior in 2014. All three pieces use a form somewhere between lecture, comedy and modern dance.
In YOU, the audience is presented with four projects (a television documentary about David Attenborough, the worlds longest ghost-ride, a neo-classical ballet and an epic faliure) to realize themselves because the performers have no time due to drum rehearsals. The audience is then given a detailed instruction as to how to prepare, build and finance each of the four projects.
Black Warrior starts out as a cancelled Spanish course and then quickly dissolves into the presentation and demonstration of various dramaturgical tropes and storytelling devices – such as “props”, “location”, “intermission” and “subtext” – while simultaneously revolving around an American pencil called “The Mirado Black Warrior” which has appeared in numerous films and television productions, most notably “All The Presidents Men” (1976) directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.
How & Why is Östberg and Hiorthøys attempt to explain and understand abstraction, using concrete means such as water filters and Ireland.
- Film: Meaningless Conversations in Beautiful Landscapes
After each performance, we show Lisa Östberg’s short film Meaningless Conversations in Beautiful Landscapes on stage.
- Friday double bill
On Friday 29 September you can see two performances in one night:
18:00-20:00 QUARTO “THISENTANGLEMENT” at Moderna Museet.
20:00 Lisa Östberg & Kim Hiorthøy “How & Why” at MDT.
- About Lisa Östberg
Lisa Östberg makes projects for both stage and screen. She was educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and has worked with contemporary dance, musicals and theatre as well as with film and television, both as performer and creator. Östberg wrote the screenplay for the award-winning film Certain people and is currently showing her short film Meaningless Conversations in Beautiful Environments around the world. This fall Lisa is attending a masters program for New Performative Practices at the University of the Arts in Stockholm.
- About Kim Hiorthøy
Kim Hiorthøy is a graphic designer, artist and musician from Norway. He was educated at The Art Academy in Trondheim, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, and School of Visual Arts in New York. During 2010–2011 he took a master’s degree in choreography at the Schoolof Dance and Circus in Stockholm (DOCH). Hiorthøy has written music for dance as well as released records of his own music. His first feature film “The Rules of Everything” premiered in 2017.
Text, images and choreography: Lisa Östberg and Kim Hiorthøy. Graphics and light: Jonas Williamson and Sutoda. Supported by: Stockholm Stad, BUDA Kortrijk, Norskt Kulturråd. Thank you to Acne Studios.
- How & Why
- Lisa Östberg & Kim Hiorthøy
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