We would like to attend to the issues of time and temporality in contemporary art, culture, and everyday life by offering an afternoon of curated activities that revolve around the collective slow experience. We will use the Theater as a space to facilitate transformation and restoration through connection and aesthetic experience, and host conversations that address our systems of support and consolation at individual, community, and global levels.
14.00 – 16.00
Kundalini Yoga with Lotta Dahl with live music by S U N
16 .00 – ongoing
Tea pouring with Ellie Erdman + SlowArt talk with invited guests
16:30 – 17.00
Video lecture by Ana Vujanović ‘On Time and Temporality in Landscape Dramaturgy’
17.00 – 18.00
A slow food meal with Marcus DoverudThis event starts at 14.00. Free entry, no pre-booking.
It is organized by Hana Erdman and Louise Dahl as a discursive complement of the performance “S l o w D a n c e” 4th + 5th September: www.mdtsthlm.se/program/6623/
- About Louise Dahl and Hana Lee Erdman
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.
- About Ellie Erdman
Ellie was introduced to tea while living in the forests of the Pacific Ocean over 10 years ago, and has been steeping ever since. Ellie drinks tea everyday with his family, alone, with friends or with strangers. His tea practice is a contemporary, coastal California, forest magic adaptation of Gung-Fu style tea. He understands the practice of drinking tea as a way to listen, be still, and be in dialogue with the environment. Tea is an improvisation, tea is a moment together, tea is happening. As well as this practice, Ellie has spent the last 14 years researching somatic movement and dance practices such as Body-Mind Centering, and teaches classes in embodiment and Contact Improvisation. Out of the dance studio he tends native plant ecosystems and connects to place through processing plants and palpating their seasonal stories into medicine and food.
- About S U N
S U N is musician Sunna Ardal & Yoann Durant. The duo composes melodic pop/jazz/electronic music in a deep airy sound setting. Voice and Saxophone blend.
- About Marcus Doverud
- Marcus Doverud is working as a dancer, choreographer and teacher and is an active part of the performance related arts internationally with base in Stockholm. His work move between different stages dealing with bodily, spatial and sonic utterances and their interrelations. Collaborations are widespread in Marcus work moving toward a differentiated politicization of the aesthetic. Partaking in the contemporary field of art and education Marcus aspires to describe create contractions in culture that open up for ways of understanding, experiencing and being together. In October 2018 the piece The Skin Ego premiered, Doverud’s first work made for several dancers. During 2019 the piece Samples Songs and Prayers will be performed as well as the initiation of the coming work Thinking with Music. He has published the book Viformation together with visual artist Liv Strand. Marcus graduated from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied aesthetic philosophy at the Institution for Culture and Communication at Södertörn University College.
- About Ana Vujanovic
- She has lectured at various universities and was a visiting professor at the Performance Studies Dpt. of the University Hamburg. Since 2016 she is a team member and mentor at SNDO – School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam. She was a member of the editorial collective of TkH [Walking Theory], a Belgrade-based theoretical-artistic platform, and editor-in-chief of the TkH Journal for Performing Arts Theory (2001-2017). She participates in artworks (performance, theatre, dance, and video/film), as a dramaturge and co-author, with artists such as Marta Popivoda, Eszter Salamon, Christine de Smedt, Dragana Bulut etc. She has published a number of articles and books, most recently Public Sphere by Performance, with B. Cvejić (Berlin: b_books, 2012). Currently she edits the collection Live Gathering: Performance and Politics in Contemporary Europe with L. A. Piazza (Berlin: b_books, 2019), and works on the documentary Resisting Landscapes, directed by M. Popivoda.
“Opening Time” is a part of the program A Performance Situation Room made possible thanks to Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
- A Performance Situation Room
A Performance Situation Room is a thought space, an innovation hub, an international incubator. It is a part of the network Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project. A Performance Situation Room allows Life Long Burning, its players and most of all the benefiting artists, writers, theoreticians, multipliers and audiences to apply their skills spontaneously on emerging situations, locally and internationally, by devising formats entirely depending on the relevant scenario. If cultural education needs a boost, we bundle our most experienced teaching artists to ponder for solutions. If inclusion is at stake, LLB gathers its most socially skilled practitioners to develop outreach methods for the relevant situation. And where bridges to other art forms or new audiences need to be built, LLB sets out to draw a most diverse group of artists, curators and institutions from its versatile core group to ensure smooth cooperation and mediation.