“The Internet” is Mårten Spångberg’s new work taking a new turn yet continuing the interests established with the successful large-format work “La Substance, but in English” that premiered at MoMA PS1 a year ago. “The Internet” is a process that continues and shifts depending on the venue and circumstances, for MDT an all new version or upgrade will be developed that not only intensifies the focus on internet practices, circulation and mechanism of accountability but also allowing the situation performance to become indigo, dance 2.0 addressing contemporary modes of attention. “The Internet” researches some of the influences that omni-present internet has on choreography, dance and representation. Using secondary audience as a source for information, health apps in order to produce new forms of dramaturgy, games, social networks or dating apps to generate dance, rhythm and vibe.
“The Internet” was developed closely with initially with three long-term collaborators and dancers that have contributed significantly to the project. An important part of the project is to research alternative forms of production on all levels and to consider how dance needs to transform in respect of contemporary management and production opportunities.
“The Internet” is a 3,30 hours situation that progress like a landscape, making it impossible to follow at the same time indifferent enough for the spectator to enjoy that nice soundtrack, have a nap or have a really nice chat with a friend. It’s nothing special and that’s it.
- About Mårten Spångberg
Mårten Spångberg is a performance related artist, choreographer and theoretic living and working in Stockholm. He has been active on stage as performer and creator since 1994, and has since 1999 created his own choreographies from solos to larger scale works, which has toured internationally. He has collaborated with among others Xavier Le Roy, Christine De Smedt/Les Ballets C de la B, Jan Ritsema, Krõõt Juurak. With the architect Tor Lindstrand he initiated International Festival, an interdisciplinary practice merging architecture and choreography/performance. Since 1996 he has organized and curated festivals in Sweden and internationally. He initiated the network organisation INPEX in 2006. He has thorough experience in teaching both theory and practice. Between 2008 -2012 director of the MA program in choreography at the University of Dance in Stockholm. He has published numerous texts and edited a number of publications. In 2011 his first book “Spangbergianism” was published.
With and by: Sandra Lolax, Mårten Spångberg, Hanna Strandberg, Rebecka Stillman, Marika Troili. Made possible through support from The Swedish Art Council, The Arts Grants Committee, PACT Zollverein. In collaboration with PAF, Supportico Lopez, Black Box Oslo, Index Stockholm, Tou Scene Stavanger, Rupert Vilnius, MDT Stockholm.
- Spångbergianism 2 (Part 1)
- Mårten Spångberg
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