Dance film premiere and book release
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The live performances of “Make Hay While the Sun Shines” have been postponed into an unknown future. Instead, we invite you to the release of two new parts of the project: a short dance film and a book of conversations with the dancers involved in the project.
“Make Hay While the Sun Shines” is a project which maps the dancing movements of our histories. The dance performance engages in time specific and partial views, the uncategorized details that pre-exists the whole, and the chaos called reality. Stemming from a movement practice based on disharmonious change, a dance which might be more like life itself is created: irregular, fascinating, unsuccessful, stumbling, loving and pretty unpredictable.
“Make Hay While the Sun Shines” departs from a movement practice which favours change. Quick and constant change. With the dance, the film and the written down conversations, we want to welcome all our histories into the room. We say yes to spontaneous habits and tiresome stumbles, to memories of dance classes, performances, meetings, clubs or other moving moments that have been part of our lives. And then, we move on.
- The short film
The short film presented this evening is made with the current cast of the dance performance and gives an insight into the work, but is neither a documentation nor a behind the scenes-film. Rather, it is a dance made for the camera.
- The book
The book presents interviews with the dancers that have participated in the project since 2019. It contains some of their conversations on the role of the dancer, aging, feminism, time, teachers, groove and more. It is an attempt to share some conversations from within a practice, a social relationship, and from the experience of dancing together. It’s the stories we tell when dancing
Dance: Stina Ehn, Ingrid Mugalu, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg and Chrysa Parkinson. Film: Aleksandra Sende, Felicia Semitjov. Music: KABLAM (Kajsa Blom). Costume design: Daniel Åkerström-Steen
Conversations: Aurore d’Audiffret, Lydia Östberg Diakité, Stina Ehn, Molly Engblom, Iréne Hultman, Ingrid Mugalu, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Chrysa Parkinson, Katy Pyle and Yvonne Rainer. Editor: Stina Nyberg. Graphic design: Johnny Chang. Photos: Kathryn Butler Photography, pavleheidler, Res, Alex Romania and Stina Nyberg. Conversation partner and transcription: Stina Ehn. Conversation partner and proofreading: Therese Johnson. Proofreading of the introduction: Chrysa Parkinson. Print: TMG Stockholm AB
Dance: Aurore d’Audiffret, Lydia Östberg Diakité, Stina Ehn, Molly Engblom, Iréne Hultman, Ingrid Mugalu, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg, Chrysa Parkinson and Katy Pyle. Choreography: Stina Nyberg in collaboration with the dancers. Music: KABLAM (Kajsa Blom). Light design: Josefin Hinders. Costume design: Daniel Åkerström-Steen. Technical support: Julia Giertz. Dance support and outside eyes: Zoë Poluch, Yvonne Rainer. And additional help from: CCAP/Hallen, Center for Performance Research, In The Works/Meredith Boggia Productions & Nordberg Movement, La MaMa Studios, Performance Mix Festival/New Dance Alliance
For all the above
Producers: Therese Johnson and Magnus Nordberg/Nordberg Movement. Administration: The artist co-operative Interim kultur. Co-production: Norrlandsoperan, MDT, Dansnät Sverige. Support: Kulturrådet and Stockholms stad
Screening in collaboration with Byteatern, Dansstationen, Dansnät Jönköping, Region Uppsala and Uppsala Konsert & Kongress and Västmanlandsmusiken.
The event is made possible through collaboration with the International Dance Program at the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Kulturrådet.