“We LOVE BABIES. Does anyone have a baby? I mean we need a real baby a fresh baby, one that swam in turned around and came out again. Still wet and warm. …”
In SPRINGTIME Apetrea and Sigourney dream of a queer endless sunrise. They are a tree, a bear, a bee and a flower bouquet that stomp around the stage – they try to arrive, come together and meet.
SPRINGTIME is a mix of dance expression, comedy and satire. Since 2014 Apetrea and Sigourney have applied feminist strategies, queer theory, nightlife aesthetics and anti- patriarchal ideas to make shows exploring power and gender. SPRINGTIME follows up I’m a Very Understanding Woman that challenged the concepts of femininity, horror and understanding. SPRINGTIME takes off from kid shows, and stages nature’s couples- it’s a new version of the Birds and the Bees.
Queers, for example, especially those who do not choose to be biologically reproductive, a people without children, are, within the dominant culture, people without a future. – José Esteban Muñoz
- About Amanda Apetrea
Amanda Apetrea is a performer and a choreographer based in Stockholm. In her work she integrates political theories such as feminism, sexpositivism, body positivism, transfeminism and queerutopism. Apetrea was one of the founders of ÖFA-kollektivet, and have always had the collective process as her starting point, even outside of the work with ÖFA. Apetrea went to Balettakademin in Stockholm and has a master in choreography from DOCH, Stockholm.
- About Mica Sigourney
Mica Sigourney is a performance artist, drag queen, curator, gogo dancer, instigator, emcee, and nightlife enthusiast. Utilizing 15 years of performance training Sigourney creates drag numbers, performance installations, gogo happenings, and theater pieces that ride the tension between artifice/construct and vulnerability/authenticity. Sigourney took part in the danceWEB scholarship in 2014 and has a degree in art from Antioch University.
Concept, choreography, performance: Amanda Apetrea & Mica Sigourney. Set, costume, light, wig and make-up design: Daniel Åkerström-Steen. Tailor: Kajsa Lisa Larsson. Producer: Sara Bergsmark. Technician: Angela X. Administrative structure: The Artist Cooperative Interim kultur. Co-produced by MDT. Residency at Turteatern. Supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The City of Stockholm and Swedish Arts Council.