MDT @ K.R.O.P.P.
MDT goes to K.R.O.P.P with a guest performance and a co-production. Contemplative, punk, and smart. The project K.R.O.P.P is curated by SU-EN, and shows dance and choreography that are not major stage productions, but rather experiments, improvisations, technically simpler productions, work-in-progress or spatial installation-related works. Uppsala’s K.R.O.P.P for contemporary dance continues to present contemporary dance in the small format, yet with high artistic and international ambition. The K.R.O.P.P evening is a creative and stimulating meeting between different dance artists, their works and the audience.
Talk about dance art:
SU-EN och Danjel Andersson
Radouan Mriziga “55”
Ofelia Jarl Ortega & Patrik Patsy Lassbo “Forever”
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- Radouan Mriziga “55”
Performing a functional body on stage and the quality of its executional engagement. Questioning the quantity and the nature of the information a performer can exchange with a viewer, in order to communicate, punctuate or confuse the understanding of a situation. To concretize this, I stipulated two major lines: constructing visual forms while being a merely executive body; setting and coordinating several elemental tasks that result in certain complexity of the body. The concurrent line is dealing with the narrativity of chosen situations, by emphasizing, increasing or reducing its volume.
55 is the first creation by the choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga. He studied dance in Morocco, Tunisia and France, and also at PARTS. Since 2008 he lives and works in Brussels. He danced in Half elf zomeravond (Bart Meuleman, Toneelhuis) and Re:Zeitung (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) and is artist in residence at the Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre, which in its activities reflects on the impact of globalization caused by old and new migratory flows.
(Concept created & performed by Radouan Mriziga. Assistance: Alina Bilokon. Acknowledgments: Moussem team, Alina Bilokon, Youness Khoukhou, Christophe Dupuis, Bart Meuleman, Steven De Belder. Production Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre co-production C-mine (Genk), WP Zimmer (Antwerpen). In collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Berchem (Antwerp), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels) Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats (Brussels), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), STUK (Leuven). This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.)
- Ofelia Jarl Ortega & Patrik Patsy Lassbo “Forever”
”Forever” is the first collaborative piece between Ofelia Jarl Ortega and Patrik Patsy Lassbo. The work with “Forever was initiated during spring 2016 and shown in different formats and settings, such as club, studio, black box, for smaller and larger audiences and as a music video. They are now working on a new piece with dancer Alexandra Tveit, premiering 2018.
Ofelia Jarl Ortega (b. 1990, Malmö) is a choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. She works with different notions of vulnerability and femininity; with the collective as starting point, where necessity is the method and punk, drone and dark are aesthetics. Ofelia graduated from the MA in choreography at DOCH in Stockholm in 2014 and her work has been presented at, among other, MDT, Inkonst, Dansstationen, Manifesta 11 and Hyperlocal Festival.
Patrik Patsy Lassbo is a composer and sound designer that also work with lights design from time to time. Born 1988 and raised in Dalarna, now based in Stockholm since almost ten years. They have been working with sound, music and lights for performing arts since 2011 and is finished the Sound design BFA at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts 2017. Patsy’s sound and music practice has evolved from being mostly fixed media to now being mostly live performance based.
(Choreography and performance: Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Composition and performance: Patrik Patsy Lassbo.)