Four dancers, aged approximately 11, do a choreography from 2007 – “Formen sa: gör”, by Malin Elgán. The result is the performance “Barnformen”, where movements have changed place from the adult dancers in the previous work to children in this new one. And just like their predecessors as dancers, the children alternate between various shapes, bodies and gestures taken from nature documentaries, feature films and something in the style of folk dance. “Barnformen” is thus an extension of previous ideas about – the redistribution of movements, our freedom of movement, change of contexts and the uncovering of movements´meanings. That’s one thing. At the same time, the situation can be equated to one when children try on adults’ shoes, unconcerned about what fits and doesn’t fit, they place themselves in relation to the world.
- About Malin Elgán
Malin Elgán is a choreographer and artist, based in Stockholm and internationally active. Elgán takes an interest in art beyond the genre-specific and operates through an expanded choreographic practice – through various expressions, formats and media. She does not let dance be limited to certain movements and places. Rather she takes dance out of its usual contexts to enable new meanings. Her work has been performed on stages such as MDT, Dansens Hus and Kulturhuset in Stockholm. Her work has also been shown in artistic contexts, in places such as at Moderna Museet, Nationalmuseum and Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm as well as at Göteborgs konsthall, Nasjonalmuseet and Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Poppositions in Brussels, Ausland in Berlin and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.
Choreography: Malin Elgán. Dance: Ted Bäckström, Carla Crépin, Zizou Reinholdsson and Jannah Romdhane. Assistance dance: Pär Andersson and Rebecca Chentinell. Sound: Daniel Söderberg. Costume: Hanna Westerling. Photography press: Ulf Lundin. Photography streaming: Lars Siltberg. In collaboration with The Royal Swedish Ballet School. Supported by Kulturrådet and Region Stockholm. Co-production: MDT, Norrlandsoperan. The live- streaming is made possible by MDT and Norrlandsoperan in collaboration with The International Dance Programmet at The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Producer, press contact: Masha Kotlyachkova, MDT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The performance will be live streamed via Abundo. Buy tickets at the top of the page.