Delighthouse and the Dark Room
In choreographer Sindri Runudde’s newest work, the audience is invited into a new dimension in a collage of practises, metaphors, dances, games, stories and pop cultural references in a wave of melancholic states. On stage five dancers examine audible dances and choreography with sound and listening as method in Delighthouse and the Dark room .
The project plays with attention as orientation. A text written by ear becomes a story about a dancing body that we listen to. Through synesthetic starting points it challenges what can express a personal experience and be a dancing language. How can we put movement into words and sing a dance?
Starting from a lighthouse as a metaphor for the body, and the state between its capacity to both guide and warn, Sindri has created four dances that examine the space between what can be both a blessing and a curse. The performance meets darkness with humor, and suggests new ways to approach your melancholy.
The project works with a fictitious vocabulary and creation of new words and expressions in relation to the metaphoric body and the actual anatomy. By naming new movement qualities, existing as well as non-existing body parts or physicalities, new questions can take place along with a sense of agency around one’s own sensory experience and the dancing body. This characterizes Sindris work with neologisms, titulations along with lingual and visual representation of somatic practice. This incorporates various aspects and interests of accessibility politics.
- About Sindri Runudde
Sindri Runudde is a dancer and choreographer based in Sweden. Their work is characterized by a multi-sensorial approach to the body as a living archive. Sindri invites artists and creators to their process to examine and problematize how we experience the world around us through our senses and our perception. A musical and auditive method and perspective is central. Sindris work spans over several fields and includes sound art, visual art and performance. They are educated in contemporary circus and dance, and have worked with companies and institutions as well as toured their own works both in Sweden and internationally.
- Dancers: Sindri Runudde, Cajsa Godèe, Ellen Söderhult, Maia Means och Marvil IglesiasChoreographer and songwriter: Sindri RunuddeComposer and music producer : Markus AlmqvistScenographer and costumer: Juli ApponenLight designer: Kerstin WeimersText consultant: Francesca HydeProducer: Sara Fors
In collaboration with Inkonst and MDT.
Length 70 min
- Region Skåne
- Stockholms Stad