Inspired by the thought of making the revolution irresistible and the work and journey to social justice as pleasurable as possible*, BamBam Frost explores the pleasures found in social dances and pop cultural expressions. And the desire to be in, produce and allow constant change. It’s a dive into what has been and what is – letting choreographic practices of pleasure guide us in the work of radically imagining where we want to be.
YES is BamBam Frost’s second work, following her debut with SORRY in 2018. It’s almost a solo, we call it solo with a guest.
*thoughts articulated by authors Toni Cade Bambara and adrienne maree brown.
- About BamBam Frost
BamBam Frost is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from Stockholm University of the Arts, with a bachelor of contemporary dance spring 2013. In her work she has moved between the club scene, commercial work, music videos and art institutions. During the spring 2018 she debuted with the piece SORRY.
BamBams work is in constant transformation and dialog with the now. There is a strong interest for social dances and pop cultural expressions. She plays with the thought of these as carriers of time, structures and context with which she through choreography can change the narratives of. Inspired by sci-fi BamBam uses choreography as a tool to imagine and propose alternatives.
Choreographer: BamBam Frost. Performance: BamBam Frost. Guest performer: Lydia Diakité Östberg. Light design: Anton Andersson. Sound design: Yared Cederlund. Set design: Lisa Berkert Wallard. Co-helpers in the process: Lydia Diakité Östberg and Alexandra Tveit. Production: Sara Bergsmark (MDT), Nordberg Movement. Co production: MDT, Björn Säfsten productions. Supported by Kulturrådet, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm stad and 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.