In an undefined existence, three individuals come together in an attempt to talk and share a listing co-existence. Together they process a multitude of emotions related to loss and sorrow and try in different ways to categorise their impressions, action and thoughts. The language is deficient and fragmented. This makes it difficult to listen in the right way, to know how to affirm the other person – but there is a great, and tenderly urgent, shared desire to do so. Out of this, situations arise like dreams in which the night is constantly present.
In Lost Night choreographer Björn Säfsten and the dancers Sophie Augot, Alexander Gottfarb and Marianne Kjærsund attempts to approach the feeling of loss. Words, sound, song and movement are used to take in and sing out the choreography – both with sharp severity and light humour.
- About Björn Säfsten
Choreographer Björn Säfsten is based in Stockholm. His work is centered around a curiosity of sign and representation bending and of what arises from transformation of gesture and sound, lately also including text and singing. He build his practice through long-term exploration of specific ideas, often with failure, humour and the details of a movement in focus. His body of work includes over 15 original creations as well as curation of festivals and platforms. Also, a strand of well-developed practices for workshops is continually presented both at home and abroad. Read more at www.bjorn-safsten.com
Idea and choreography: Björn Säfsten in close collaboration with the dancers. Dancers: Sophie Augot, Alexander Gottfarb, Marianne Kjærsund. Composer: Hans Appelkvist. Light design: Susanna Hedin. Production manager: Anja Arnquist, Magnus Nordberg. Produktion: Säfsten Produktion & Nordberg Movement. With support by Swedish Arts Council, Stockholms Stad, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Co-production with NorrlandsOperan and MDT. Residencies at MDT and Arbeitsplatz Wien.