- PETER, 1987-2017
Is this it. 30 years. The stage. Are they curtains. Is that a body. Am I ok here. Is this a swan song. Or just another song. Who’s body is this. Are we all merely actors. Is it culturally appropriate. What is a body, a lip, a shape, a theater, a life, a dress, a bodies, a cell, an arm, a dress, a head, a lip, a safe zone, a difference, a PETER, a power cut. Drawn closer we inspect the horizon. As the culture flickers and falters, emerges a gap of possibility, an order of doubt a source for an ethical life. PETER, 1987, is this it, uncanny these bodies speak.
In this performance PETER uses the theater, culture and society as material in a guided performance and choreography. Woven with formal and informal structures PETER and the audience deals with political issues intimately and collectively. Meeting the dramatic with the mundane PETER provides a ecology where sickness and health, civility and savagery, simplicity and sophistication emerge as equals, in here.
- About Peter
PETER is a choreographer, a dance maker, a dance dance dance… maker, a dance, a dancer, a person, a bodies, a community, an activist, an anarchist, an artist, art, a child, a cleaner, a candidate, a biography, a list, a ex-, a non-ex-, a title, a name, a document, a history, a challenge, an author, a moment, a smart ass, an annoyance, a liar, not peter, alive, another, a promise, practice, problem, performance, place, position, parameter, predictable, pest, pretense, plan, pipe, pop, pfff…
Peter MILLS is a dancer, performer, choreographer, artist, activist, researcher, teacher and mentor. Peter has a MA in choreography from Dans och Cirkushögskolan, where he worked on choreography through documentation as an ethical practice, towards anti-authoritarian ideals. Whilst Peter continues to focus on research and experimental choreography, Peter works with supervising the BA and MA students at DOCH, Bodies of evidence with Sandra Noeth, the assimilation project with Robin Dingelmans, the Great Beyond with Emma Tolander, Sensescapes with Dalija Acin Thelander, Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and the choir with Frédéric Gies, sit_catris and The wind escorts the sky with Pontus Petterson, Operation Infinity with Simon Vincenzi and PETER at Body Double, Display:festival Kungliga Operan, MARC and MDT on an exploration of alternative knowledges, politics and ideology within community and micro politics of the self, by a radical unproductising of expanded choreographic forms through and as, reformulation, caring, listening, inclusivity, interruption, mediation, emotional sharing and PETER the durational performative ethically demanding choreography of the self.
Choreographer/Performer: Peter Mills. Artistic collaborator: Emin Durak, Johan Sundén. Mentors: Lisa Schåman, Emma Tolander, Samuel Draper. Co production: Dance4(UK), MDT(SE), XING(IT), Tour de dance(SE), Kunstvardo(NO/UK). Supported by Kulturrådet.