Stolt Scenkonst @ MDT
MDT is happy to collaborate with Stolt Scenkonst/Proud Performing Arts again, this year by hosting the performances Marcus Baldemar “GALDR” and Ofelia Jarl Ortega “StM”.
Wednesday 29th of July
16:00 Marcus Baldemar “GALDR”
17:30 Ofelia Jarl Ortega “StM”
19:00 Marcus Baldemar “GALDR”
20:30 Ofelia Jarl Ortega “StM”
Proud Performing Arts is a global network that aims to empower, encourage and elevate performing arts with a LGBTQ+ perspective and artists working with the matter. The network is a platform for solidarity and inspiration and strives to bring forward the different conditions for LGBTQ+ people all around the world. Proud Performing Arts is initiated by Scensverige/Swedish ITI.
- Ticket information
Limited amount of seats. Follow the links below to purchase tickets via Nortic.
Marcus Baldemar “GALDR” kl 16:00
Ofelia Jarl Ortega “StM” kl 17:30
Marcus Baldemar “GALDR” kl 19:00
Ofelia Jarl Ortega “StM” kl 20:30
Due to the current restrictions in connection to Covid-19 it is only possible to buy tickets via the Nortic website. There will be no ticket sales taking place at the theatre, and we will not be operating a waiting list on this occasion. Please let us know as early as possible if you have purchased a ticket that you won’t be using. This can be done by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any returns will be made available for online purchase via Nortic up until the day of the performances.
- Marcus Baldemar "GALDR"
In the pre-christian north vikings believed in many gods and practiced magic. Their practice of magic was called sejd. Depending on who you ask, a galdr was a magical song or a chant and part of the sejd. Some believe these galdrs were used in battle in order to weaken the enemies swords and lower their shields or to help a woman through childbirth. Some believe that these songs were sung in a high pitched voice because the word gala, meaning falsetto, derives from galdr. Some believe it was chanted on a low almost inaudible tone.
There are many theories about the viking’s culture, customs and general way of life, but we can know very little for sure. Christianity did, has always done, a very thorough, bloody and effective job at erasing cultures. However a general consensus among experts and researchers seem to be that practising sejd was a female profession and any non-female who practiced it was deemed ergi. Ergi can be translated to “unmanly” and “sexually shameful”.
At the same time, Odin, the all-father, the god of war and the dead but also poetry, is considered the greatest sejdare (practitioner of magic). They knows 18 powerful galdrs and they can shape shift.
Odin is the one who experiences and the experience. They is the subject and the object, the one who gives and the one who receives. They has many names: Svidur, the one who burns. Svidrir, the one who is burned. Göt, the one who ejaculates. Jalk, the castrated. Ofnir, the initiator. Sváfnir, the finisher. Tveggi, the one who is two. Triggi, the one who is three. Fjolnir, the one who is many.
“I’d rather be beautiful than male” (Marc Aguhar)
“I am the eternal seeker of wisdom
Because I’d rather be wise than male
I remain tender and soft
Because I’d rather be soft than male”
(Text from the performance, written by Marcus Baldemar, inspired by artist Marc Aguhar)
About the artists
Marcus Baldemar (1985) works as a dancer and choreographer. He was educated at Balettakademien Umeå (SE), SEAD in Salzburg (AUT) and finally at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (BE). Since graduating in 2008 Marcus has worked for and collaborated with a number of artists within the international field of dance and theatre as well as the music industry. As a sole author he has previously created “Reading Rhyme – A poetry reading, an anthology and a dance performance” as well as “Love Shrine & Your Majesty – Part 1”.
Ann-Sofie Lundin/Min Stora Sorg
Ann-Sofie Lundin is originally from Gävle (SE). As a songwriter, producer and pop-artist/act she goes by the name Min Stora Sorg. Her first EP was released on the label Bengtsson&Wirfält in september 2012 and was met with great reviews. The follow up album “Mvh Anso, M$$” was released in February 2014 and took the Swedish press by storm. With her third album “BITCH LOVER CHILD MOTHER SINNER SAINT” Min Stora Sorg created a unique spot of her own within the Swedish field of music.
Besides creating music for the act Min Stora Sorg, Ann-Sofie is also a composes music for theatre and dance. She also works as an actress as well as collaborates with other musicians as a songwriter, live musician and singer.
Daniel Åkerström Steen
Daniel Åkerström Steen is a Stockholm-based set-, costume- and light designer, as well as a stylist. He was educated at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. For the past 15 years Daniel has worked at a number of theatres in Sweden and Norway. He is and was from the start a member of the creative team behind the artist Min Stora Sorg. Daniel is originally from Skellefteå in Västerbotten (SE).
Concept, idea, choreography, performance: Marcus Baldemar. Costume, set design, lights and mask: Daniel Åkerström Steen. Music: Ann-Sofie Lundin/Min Stora Sorg. Coproduction: Dans i Nord, MDT. Residencies: Kulturskolan i Kiruna, MDT, Acusticum/Dans i Nord, Northern Sustainable Futures. Thanks to Viktoria Andersson and Maryam Nikandish for helping explore and create movement material. The project is made with the support of Dans i Nord and Swedish Arts Council.
This presentation is part of 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.
- Ofelia Jarl Ortega "StM"
In StM the border between performer and spectator is not a divide but an opening. Here the borderland is a place to talk about the evasive. It is a space that pulses, yields and gives the spectator’s gaze a body.
StM is a solo and the latest piece in a series where Ofelia Jarl Ortega examines the dramaturgy of the gaze as choreographic material, where the dancer’s voluntary objectification questions the participation of the observer. In StM she approaches the topic from the singular body, and confirms the gaze’s potential as a tool of power.
Ofelia Jarl Ortega is a Chilean-Swedish choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Her work centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic; lately a notion of “voluntary objectification” has been at the core for her investigations. She has a MA in Choreography from DOCH, Stockholm (2014), and her works have been shown at venues including ImPulsTanz (Vienna), MDT (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Manifesta11 (Zürich).
Concept, choreography, music, dance: Ofelia Jarl Ortega | Costume and set design: Ofelia Jarl Ortega | Light: Christoffer Lloyd, Ofelia Jarl Ortega | Dramaturge: Frida Sandström | Music advisor: Tami T | Photo: Sebastian Verdon, Gustaf Iziamo | Co-production: Inkonst, (Malmö), MDT (Stockholm), Arsenic, Centre d’art scénique contemporain (Lausanne) | Residency support: Arsenic (Lausanne), Danscentrum Syd (Malmö) | Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council. Part of 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.
- Information with regards to Covid-19
We are releasing a limited amount of tickets for these events allowing audience to keep a safe and appropriate distance from one another. This is to make the visit to the theatre safe for anyone who wishes to attend the performances.
Tickets need to be purchased before arriving at the theatre. We will not be serving any drinks inside the foyer, but ticket holders may bring their own food for picnics in the vicinity of the venue. We will contact all ticket holders via e-mail before the performance with a reminder and more information. Please make sure to read this information before you arrive to prepare for your visit.
We kindly ask everyone to make sure to follow the recommendations of Folkhälsomyndigheten to protect yourself and others from infection.
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