Köttinspektionen Dance

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The programme at Köttinspektionen Dans 2017 is led by a wish to facilitate processes and relations that contribute to artistic development and spontaneity. There is a lack of platforms and support for artistic research and processes without a finished/fixated product as an outcome. We want Köttinspektionen, as a space, to allow artistic practices to meet, develop and get challenged and therefore mainly invite artists with a process based practice, and works that can develop on site.

The programme this year consists of the series “Circles”, the Performance Art festival “Revolve”, and residencies with public presentations. The series “Circles” occurs on four occasions, one in spring and three during the autumn, and like last year, includes the workshop series “Choreographed Reading Circles” as well as performances.

 

WORKSHOP SERIES: Choreographed Reading Circles

We propose that reading together can be to dance together, and how we dance is structured as a workshop by a different choreographer/artist on each occasion. Together with the artists we investigate how their artistic methods can meet the familiar format of a reading circle. In asking what kind of choreography reading could be, we focus on reading as a doing. Our aim is to make possible a playful meeting right in between theory and practice; between what is said and done.

 

PERFORMANCES

Our guest performances offer the audience of Uppsala contemporary dance that playfully and courageously treats its audience as an irreplaceable part of the performance and an equal partner in discussion, and that challenges its own medium in order to formulate existential and political questions rather than presenting answers. The artists are invited to present their artistic practice in a format that feels relevant to them. We do not “book” a finished production, but rather invite the artist. In this way we want to enable the untested or crashed, but also that which needs to reappear or be repeated.

 

Köttinspektionen Dans is a performance venue and place for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala, led by choreographers Tove Salmgren and Kajsa Wadhia. Köttinspektionen is an artist-run cultural centre located near the centre of Uppsala, and co-directed with the art collective HAKA and Teater C. The whole program see kottinspektionen.org

Kajsa Wadhia works in the fields of performance, text and choreography and holds an MA in New Performative Practices from DOCH, Stockholm. She places her artistic practice in the context of an over productive and accelerating society, and responds by turning exhaustion into resistance and anti-climax into fulfillment. Together with Maria Stiernborg, she forms the performance duo The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra, investigating anti-relational aesthetics, slowness, disorganisation and laziness as artistic tools and political resistance. Previously she co-directed and worked with performing arts collective Arena Baubo. She is co-directing Köttinspektionen Dans in Uppsala with Tove Salmgren.

Tove Salmgren works with performance, dance and choreography, as an initiator and collaborator in various artistic contexts and formats. She is active as a dancer, choreographer, curator and educator and has an MA in New Performative Practices from DOCH, Stockholm. Her artistic practice is about activating a critical discourse on subjectivity and power, which often happen through a laboratory mode of adressing hegemonic structures. She is involved in various artistic collaborations such as with The Blob (Anna Efraimsson), where play/institution/critique are being coupled, in the curatorial collaboration We happen things with the artists Manon Santkin and Moa Franzén and together with the artist Kajsa Wadhia she is runnning Köttinspektionen Dans, a platform and venue for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala, Sweden.