S l o w D a n c e
“S l o w D a n c e” is a choreographic project that investigates movement and presence for the purpose of producing a sensorial experience of slowness for the viewer. It is envisaged as an excerpt from a world where everything is done at its own pace. “S l o w D a n c e” is maybe an interruption, room for a dream, a charge to slow down the collective social pulse, an energy arranging form melting into an expanded now.
“S l o w D a n c e” is the first of four parts, where every part describes a slow experience inside respective contexts: The Theater, The Museum, The Garden and The Church. These works want to give the viewer the opportunity to engage in sustained attention and sojourn from an otherwise accelerated society. Coined by the artists, ‘slow dance’ is a gathering term with which to think dance praxis. It is intended as part of the SlowArt genre, a movement which gathers works that give an experience of slowness. Although it is not only an artwork itself, and rather a style of looking—one that involves attention to the experience of time unfolding that produces the slow art experience.
- Opening the Time
In connection to “S l o w D a n c e”, Louise Dahl and Hana Erdman are hosting a performance situation room on 7th September. Read more here: Opening the Time
- About Hana Erdman and Louise Dahl
Louise Dahl and Hana Lee Erdman have worked together in various productions since 2015 and developed a body of common interests leading to an artistic collaboration. Their research looks to develop performative formats that engage topics surrounding contemporary spirituality. They want to facilitate spaces of transformation and restoration through connection and aesthetic experience by hosting conversations that address our systems of support and consolation at individual, community, and global levels.
Hana Lee Erdman is a dance artist living between Stockholm and Berlin. She works with choreography and curatorial practices, approaching performance from embodied and relational sensibilities. Her artistic work generates a space of public intimacy and sensitivity, proposing the practice of being together as a creative one. She wants to see what and how we can do together in order to create potential for transformative experiences through subtle and subversive shifts of power and exchange. She has been working with artists like Cristina Caprioli, Mårten Spångberg, Keith Hennessy, Isabelle Schad, Jassem Hindi, and Sara Shelton Mann. She has a Masters Degree in Dance/Authorship from the Universität der Künste Berlin, (HZT).
Louise Dahl is working within the field of dance and choreography with Stockholm as her base. She works as a dancer in collaboration with other artists as well as authoring her own creations. She has been working together with, among others, Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Frédéric Gies, Cristina Caprioli, Mårten Spångberg, Antonija Livingstone, Miro Guido and Mette Ingvartsen. She completed her studies at DOCH, in the context of the BA program Contemporary Dance and Performance.
- Season Opening
MDT season opening party on 4th of September, apart from S l o w D a n c e, will include a DJ set by Yoann Durant and tea pouring by Ellie Erdman.
Choreography: Louise Dahl & Hana Lee Erdman. Performers: Ulrika Berg, Lotta Dahl, Louise Dahl & Hana Lee Erdman. Lighting design: Jonatan Winbo. Floor piece by ALICE FINE/ Marika Troili. Costume: Claudia Hill. Dramaturgical adviser: Ana Vujanovic. Producer: Interim. Music: Uther Moads.
Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Riksteatern production residency, MDT and MARC.