MILF = “Mother/Mom/Mum I’d Like to Fuck”
What is a mother beyond biology, gender role and patriarchy. Beyond moralism, body politics and attachment theories?
In the solo MILF, Nadja Hjorton will work on maternal physicality, and the stereotypes, utopias and paradoxes embodied by motherhood. How can one deal with maternity without falling into biological traps, without consolidating or confirming stereotypes and binary stories?
Nadja is interested in the bloody, sloppy, bodily and animalistic aspect of motherhood. The becoming, the actual labour of delivery, the cutting, pushing, breathing, pain and pain relief. But she is also interested in care taking and how family life and parenting, to a large extent, organizes and sustains societal structures. How much society actually is carried by a certain type of motherhood and what different ”maternal practices” proposes in different contexts.
- About Nadja Hjorton
Nadja Hjorton is a Swedish choreographer and dancer based in Stockholm. She did the MA program in Choreography at DOCH from 2010-2012. Nadja is interested in thinking choreography through different contexts and formats and she is working with dance and choreography, seeking to challenge norms and notions of what choreography and dance is and can be. Her works deal with issues like power, body politics, sexuality, humor and desire and she is always busy with finding different ways and spaces for people to spend time together – the theatre room being one space full of potential for this activity.
Nadja has made numerous independent and collaborative works over the years. Her works MILF, Cuteness overload (with Lisen Rosell and Anna Efraimsson) and Grottbjörnens folk (with Lisen Rosell and Amanda Apetrea), are moving around thematics like motherhood, cute aggression, object/subject, gaze and sexual desire. Her latest work,TAKEOVER, takes off in sisterhood, and is a dance performance where a group of sport engaged teenage girls between 16-18 years old, physically and emotionally take over a sports hall and where the passion and physicality of the sports informs the choreography. Nadja’s works have been presented at several venues and festivals around Europe.
Nadja is part of Samlingen and ÖFA-kollektivet.
With and by Nadja Hjorton. Set design and costume Éva Mag. Light design: Sanna Adibzadeh. Producer: Terry Johnson. Co-production: MDT and ÖFA-kollektivet. Supported by Stockholm stad, Kulturrådet.