Shane et al.
Shane is a character in a TV series that is about a girl gang that hangs out a lot. It doesn’t really have a main character but the main character is sort of the gang. Et al.indicates “and others”.
The choir has a history of backing up a soloist, but to sing in a choir can also be to temporarily submit to or acknowledge being a part of a collective protagonist. With the choir as a temporary singing- and dancing group, dances and songs are activated, recycled and composted as collective- and group-self expressions.
Scenography shifts from background to foreground when the choir’s collected forces embrace the mountain with singing. This will be an attempt to create a sort of danced IMAX with sung verses like “bright horizon stand above the earth’s stormy night”. Welcome to a take on a sort of “fulldome dance and singing concert”.
- About Ellen Söderhult
Ellen works with dance and choreography, with a base in Stockholm. She holds one BA in dance and one in circus. Since receiving her second BA from DOCH in 2015 she has made dance performances in collaboration with others such as OTHERBODIES, THIS IS GRAND, RUDY, Innanför Grindarna and How to do things with Romance: a prologue. In 2015 Eleanor Bauer, Alice Chauchat and Ellen initiated a platform for exchange- and sharing of practices, methods and knowledge within contemporary dance called Nobody´s Dance. She has performed works by choreographers such as Simone Forti, Alexandra Pirici, Gry Tingskog, Chloe Chignell, Anna Efraimsson and Sandra Medina and collaborated with amongst others Moa Autio, Mikkel Hobitz Filtenborg and Maia Means. Ellen currently sings in three choirs and has a background in choir singing and track and field athletics.
Choreography and direction: Ellen Söderhult. Performed by and made in collaboration with: Oda Brekke, Lisa Schåman, Lisen Pousette, Cathryn Humpreys, Elinor Trollerz Bratteby, Hanna Strandberg, Andreas Haglund och Lydia Östberg Diakité. During the process the interns Andreas Haglund, Hannah Krebs and Corinne Mustonen have contributed to the project. Scenography and costume: Tove Dreiman. Sound design: Anna Haglund. Supported by: Kulturrådet, Konstnärsnämnden and Stockholms stad. Co-production: Köttinspektionen Dans, Dans i Blekinge and MDT.