Mårten Spångberg is a radical theoretician and pioneer of dance. Like no other he masters the art of leading the audience off into fascinating conceptual experiences of dance. For his latest creation, Spångberg is collaborating with nine renowned dancers. All of them are over 40 and have passed the peak of their physical form. On stage, they take the audience on an exploration of the concept of “loss” and how the decline in physical and mental health is managed. Seeking another relationship with this loss, the choreographer offers poetic alternatives to contemporary notions of achievement, usefulness and completeness. The dance is elegant, varied and rich in contrasts. The performers dance until the spectators also start to experience their own loss. What if it were a fellow traveller that everyone carries in them, a permanent “void” susceptible to being filled and producing new forms?
By & with: Mårten Spångberg, Liza Baliasnaja, Renee Copraij, Misha Downey, Mette Edvardsen, Hanna Lee Erdman, Mark Lorimer, Sarah Ludi, Moya Michael, Christine De Smedt, Clinton Stringer, Anne Van Aerschot, Marika Troili, Carina Premer
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KVS
Co-production: Black Box Teater (Oslo)
With support from: VGC, The Swedish Art Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The City of Stockholm
Thanks to: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, KVS, MDT (Stockholm), PAF (St Erme)