Residency Gry Tingskog – Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs

Friday 20 September 19.00

“Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs”

With and by: Maia Means, Amina Szecsödy, Oda Brekke and Gry Tingskog

Concept and choreography: Gry Tingskog

A co-production with Weld. With support from Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden.

Free admission, no booking required

 

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Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs

She lets words meet her body. The flesh of language molds her porous skin from the inside. Words shape her substance into a specific body; a fictitious reality of change. This body; time poured; and then that body. Drifting, thinking and imagining. She swallows what she perceives, making it part of her matter. She shifts, and the space shifts too: together they leak into a new situation, another fiction; realities redrawn as she moves through them.

Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs slides in-between and through layers of discipline(s) in the body. It drifts in and out, cheating dance as disciplinary labour and artistic discipline by having affairs with other artistic disciplines; a multidisciplinary body. Going through social, imaginary, linguistic and sensorial bodies without faithful continuation, this cheating creates manifold affairs. Adulterous contracts, seductive leakings and varying ways of spending time together comes to exists within but in deception of disciplinary order. 

Gry Tingskog is working with choreography together with dance, sculpture, painting and writing, weaving together threads of performance and installation. Gry is currently active with the works Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs, I Object! and echoes of you(s). Gry is based between Stockholm and Gießen, Germany, where she studies a MA in Choreography and Performance at Justus-Liebig-Universität. Gry is also a co-initiator and part of INSISTER SPACE, a choreographic initiative proposing collegial structures and context for freelance artists.

double solo mirror – Sonja Jokiniemi and Aitana Cordero

Friday 27th of September 19.00

double solo mirror residency #2, with Sonja Jokiniemi and Aitana Cordero

Presentation of the residency process, followed by a discussion

Free admission, no booking required

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Photo: Aitana Cordero

the double solo mirror residency has been developed following a desire to create spaces with structured support for open ended processes without conditioning the artistic outcome. It is a curatorial concept facilitating new formats for artistic exchange and reflection in relation to choreographic solo practices. The project takes place as a series of double residencies where one invited solo artist is asked to invite another solo artist to join the residency. 

The residency is centered around what ”Performative Feedback” could be, with the specific question ”How can two solo practices reflect each other through performance rather than talking, as a way to feedback?” The residency allows for an experimental atmosphere and process that brings value to the work of reflexion itself, rather than the result. The period ends with a public sharing of the process with the two artists, followed by a discussion.

This is the second occasion out of three, with the invited choreographers Sonja Jokiniemi and Aitana Cordero. 

For the 2019 double solo residencies, we have invited the choreographers Jamila Johnson-Small/Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Sonja Jokiniemi and Rani Nair.

Sonja Jokiniemi (FIN) is a choreographer, performer and self-taught visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She makes transdisciplinary work with research interests in thing ecologies, language and thinking structures, neuro and psychodiversity. She works with objects, materials and drawings as collaborators on stage and expands her performance practice to exhibition formats also. Jokiniemi graduated from DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) MA Degree programme in Performing Arts in Amsterdam 2013. Prior to this she has completed BA degree on Contemporary Dance at Laban Centre in London 2006. Sonja Jokiniemi’s work has been supported by STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Dampfzentrale Bern, Kiasma Theatre, Workspace Brussels, Moving in November festival, Veem House for Performance, and Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland. Jokiniemi has been awarded two grants by Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike): a one-year artist grant for 2017 and a three-year artist grant for 2018-20. Between 2018-2020 Jokiniemi will be working in collaboration with STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound (Leuven) in the framework of the 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.

www.sonjajokiniemi.com

 

Aitana Cordero (ESP/NL) is a mover, a curious, a wonderer, a reader, a Gemini, a cook, a mother…She trained many years dance and improvisation. She did Judo intensively in the past and has always been busy with martial arts. In June 2006 she graduated in her Choreography studies at the SNDO (School for new dance development) in the University of Amsterdam and in June 2008 she finished the Master in Choreography and new technologies Dance-Unlimited also in Amsterdam. Since 1999 she creates her own work like dance pieces, theaters plays, installations, performances, films, gastronomic proposals and “things” that have been presented in several cities in Europa, North America and Asia. She also collaborates and performs for others.  Since 2001 she combines her creations and artistic works with teaching in different universities and schools and lately she is a reflective company – a dramaturge in other ́s makers work. Some of the recurring interests in her works are the Body and how it can encounter other bodies, intimacy, sex(n)uality, the physicality of violence and fighting, strategies of sharing and the exploration of the protocols of theatre. Other relevant interests that use to condition her processes are philosophy, cinema, literature, gender studies, painting and cooking. Lately she is preparing a marathon, trying to be a pilot, she is back to study martial arts and is again afraid of electric storms. 

www.aitanacordero.com 

Residency Mikko Niemistö – A Point of No Return

Friday October 11, 19.00

“A Point of No Return”

Choreography and performance: Mikko Niemistö, Jan Nyberg and Tuuli Vahtola

Free admission, no booking required

Welcome!

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A Point of No Return

A Point of No Return is a choreographic weave of sounds that allows the collective memory of its performers unravel from words to tones and stories to abstraction. Covering centuries, the collected literary quotes filter through the performers’ bodies, voices and memories, inducing a fragile composition that meets the alive – and mortal human body. Language and flesh materialise in a continuum, processing stories written and told throughout our time. They overlap, change shape and degenerate like the moribund human species.

What ever happens – and death always does happen – we will have been and nothing can change that. Not even death itself.” Rosi Braidotti in ”The Ethics of Becoming- Imperceptible” (2006)

The starting point of the performance is the desire to explore awareness of one’s own death as well as abstract thinking: abilities that are often understood to separate humans from other species. The working group approaches these features as something that cut through the different aspects of human cultures; as factors behind our dominant role in the ecosystem, our relation to other beings, our pains, our art, our religions and our need for glory.

Choreography and performance Mikko Niemistö, Jan Nyberg and Tuuli Vahtola

In collaboration with Köttinspektionen dans, c.off, Kekäläinen&Company and Mad House Helsinki

Supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland

 

Working Group

Mikko Niemistö holds a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography degree from Stockholm University of the Arts, Dans och Cirkushögskolan, New Performative Practices, 2017. He has worked years in Helsinki and abroad in the context of dance and performance as a performer, choreographer and director. Through choreography he investigates the human bodies relation to it’s surroundings: our unconscious and conscious connections to the structures of the society and the state of the world. He is fascinated by repetition and structures that hold the potential for change. He has worked e.g. in Mad House Helsinki, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, brut Wien, Forum Box Gallery, Ihme Contemporary Art Festival, Korjaamo -theatre and Kutomo arts space. mikkoniemisto.wordpress.com

Tuuli Vahtola is a dance and performance artist currently based in Helsinki, Finland. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Stockholm University of the Arts, Dans och Cirkushögskolan, 2017. Tuuli values work that allows deep listening, concentration and the shifting of state to non-predetermined places. She is forever impressed of how choreography and dance practices can trigger alternative ways of perception, transforming spaces and perspectives, revealing a fluidity of things. At the moment Tuuli is working with performance projects A Point of No Return and I Wore What I Would Wear as Me, taking part in a mentoring platform for dance artists facilitated by UrbanApa and working with Precarious Practices – a group of freelance dance artists in Helsinki. Previously Tuuli has perfromed in works by Liisa Risu, Mirva Mäkinen and Sonja Jokiniemi, Miguel Gutierrez, Isabelle Schad, Benoît Lachambre, Runa Norheim, Gry Tingskog and The Trisha Brown Company.

Jan Nyberg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Stockholm University of the Arts, Dans och Cirkushögskolan, 2017 and a Licentiate of Medicine (Helsinki University, 2015). During his studies he worked with e.g. Margret Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Miguel Gutierrez, Isabelle Schad, Rebecca Hilton and The Trisha Brown Company. His diploma work dealt with the limits of knowledge and experience. In dance and performance art he is especially interested in the private body and the relationship between the body and labour. As a dancer he doesn’t want to be in a secondary position in relation to the choreographer/choreography nor demonstrate or prove expertise. It is important to him that he doesn’t maintain the myth of an artist that exists beyond life and the everyday. At the moment he is specialising in psychiatry.

double solo mirror – Rani Nair and Sonya Lindfors

Sunday 10th of November 19.00 (time might change)

the double solo mirror residency #3, with Rani Nair and Sonya Lindfors

Presentation of the residency process, followed by a discussion

Free admission, no booking required

the double solo mirror residency has been developed following a desire to create spaces with structured support for open ended processes without conditioning the artistic outcome. It is a curatorial concept facilitating new formats for artistic exchange and reflection in relation to choreographic solo practices. The project takes place as a series of double residencies where one invited solo artist is asked to invite another solo artist to join the residency.

The residency is centered around what ”Performative Feedback” could be, with the specific question ”How can two solo practices reflect each other through performance rather than talking, as a way to feedback?” The residency allows for an experimental atmosphere and process that brings value to the work of reflexion itself, rather than the result. The period ends with a public sharing of the process with the two artists, followed by a discussion.

This is the third occasion out of three, with the invited choreographers Rani Nair and Sonya Lindfors

For the 2019 double solo residencies, we have invited the choreographers Jamila Johnson-Small/Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Sonja Jokiniemi and Rani Nair.

 

 

Residencies 2019

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During 2019 we offer residencies to a number of choreographers in the venue. In the end of each residency the doors will open up for the public to meet the ongoing work, which might happen through a performance, a conversation or an open rehearsal, depending on the artist desire and status of the work.

This year the choreographers Gry Tingskog, Mikko Niemistö and Ellen Söderhult will have residencies, and the Performance-duo The Disengaged free Jazz Orchestra.

Köttinspektionen Dance

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Köttinspektionen Dans 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 program this year consists of a new curatorial serie called double solo mirror practice, the performance festival Revolve, and residencies with public presentations.

 

ACCESSIBILITY AT KÖTTINSPEKTIONEN

Köttinspektionen offers hearing loop, contact us before your visit. The premises are largely accessible for wheelchair and permobile use, as they are located on the ground floor. Unfortunately the space is lacking accessible toilets. We are working on getting permission to build one.

All of the programme is free of charge. Welcome!

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 the theatre groups Östfronten and Uppsalas fria teater.

The whole program see kottinspektionen.org

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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 in the field of the performing arts as an educator, dancer, choreographer and curator and has an MA from New Performing Practices at DOCH, Stockholm. She is currently engaged as a Lecturer in New Performative Practices at DOCH. Her artistic collaborations often takes on a curatorial body, for example in the collaboration with The Blob/Anna Efraimsson, We happen things/Manon Santkin and Moa Franzén and together with Kajsa Wadhia, she leads Köttinspektionen Dans, a platform for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala.