9 October 2016 14.00–18.00. Free admission, no booking required
We propose that reading together can be to dance together, and how we dance is structured by a choreographer every session. The choreographers choose text, methods and format for the experiment according to their own artistic interests. Taking part in a choreographed reading circle involves asking yourself what an event like this is and can be. We all participate with our curiosity, our eyes, our bodies, our voices and our thoughts. Everybody who wants to join is welcome, no preparation is needed. It is always possible to participate as a spectator/listener/witness or as reader/dancer.
The circles are held in Swedish or English. Participants are welcome to use the language they are most comfortable with. We help to translate when needed.
A different artist is invited every session, with the commission to answer with their eyes, their ears, their hands or thought to the reading circle, with a material that can be printed on paper. The invited artist participates on the same conditions as other participants; as spectator/listener/witness or as reader/dancer. The document that the artist creates will be published at the following Sunday Circle. Moa Franzén is invited to document the fourth reading circle.
Sandra Lolax (FI/SE) works with choreography and movement practices, alone and with others, since 2007. Her artistic workings revolve around bodily matters, with an interest of expanding her understanding of what a body could do, and what a ”good”/healthy body is. The solos And I’m ready for action (2011) and Action (2013) are examples of those interests. During 2016 Sandra performs the work The Internet by Mårten Spångberg as well as being a member of Weld company 2016. She also collaborates with Stina Nyberg and Rosalind Goldberg on the project Bodybuilding. Sandra works/previously worked as a dancer with choreographers such as Maya M. Carroll (nee Lipsker) Rebecka Stillman, Litó Walkey, Anne-Mareike Hess, Deborah Hay and Miriam Horwitz.
Moa Franzén (b. 1985) is an artist and writer based in Stockholm. Her practice encircles writing and performance and places itself in and between visual arts, choreography and literature. Franzéns work evolves around contradictory and complex acts and practices as sites and expressions for agency and resistance, by directing attention to and displacing hegemonic narratives and acts. Franzén often works within curatorial collaborations where the organization of temporary spaces for exhange and conversations are central. Franzén holds an MA in New Performative Practices from DOCH. She has shown work nationally and internationally, curated exhibitions, seminars and performances, and has been published in a number of publications and magazines.
Jump with me! is about three characters that only exists through the jump. Their bodies and manners are sculpted by the jump. Their songs are sung through jumping. In short –the jump is their lifeline.
The jump is a simple movement in its elementary form. It is a movement everyone can relate to and most of us have a relation to; not everyone can jump but everyone knows what a jump is.
Jump with me! started from this simplicity of the nature of the jump. With a set of regulations on rhythm and imagination a practice was built which formed the ground from where proximity, negotiation and loneliness appeared.
With Jump with me! the attempt is to distance relations from their habitual representation, to extract relations from their usual actions and doings. It is an aspiration to use the simplicity and activity of the jump in order to see how the relations can be built and come to expression.
ROSALIND GOLDBERG (SE/NO/DE) graduated from the MA in choreography at HZT – Inter –University Center for Dance Berlin October 2014. She is born in Norway, raised in Sweden and based in Berlin and in Stockholm where she is working within several collaborations as well as alone. She is interested in the notion of practice as a way to construct different logic systems through which bodies could function. Her latest work MIT was presented at Weld 2013. MIT has thereafter been shown at the festival Impulstanz in Vienna, during the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale within the side-track event PPP-72H and around in Europe at different venues. The piece was nominated to the price Prix Jardin d’ Europe. Rosalind has worked with, among others, Ingri Fiksdal, Anne-Mareike Hess, Deufert&Plischke and Mårten Spångberg. She is a co-founder of the organization BLINK where she curates workshops and lecture series.
ANNE-MAREIKE HESS (DE/LU) dancer and choreographer. As a performer she has been working a.o. with William Forsythe (Human Writes), Ingri Fiksdal (cosmic body), Rosalind Goldberg (MIT and Jump with me!) and Miriam Horwitz (Nijinsky). Anne-Mareike‘s own choreographies have been performed at different festivals in Europe and Canada. 2012 Anne-Mareike was awarded with Prize for emerging artists by the “Stiftung zur Förderung junger Talente”, Luxembourg. 2015 Anne-Mareike was awarded with the “Danzprais” from the Ministry of Culture [Lux]. Anne-Mareike is part of the artist duo Horwitz & Hess.Their piece Palais idéal received in 2015 the dance and theatre prize from the city of Stuttgart (DE).
TOVE SALMGREN (SE) 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 within the field of dance and choreography itself. 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.
SALKA ARDAL ROSENGREN (SE) is a performer and choreographer based between Brussels and Stockholm. She started dancing ballet at an early age and later continued her studies at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels where she completed the Training and the Research cycle and graduated in 2010. 2009 she was granted to DanceWeb scholarship. Salka has taught workshops at STEG (Sweden), Centre Culturel Français de Kinshasa (Congo) and at Yuan Shu, Chengdu (China). She has produced and toured works in collaboration with Mikko Hyvönen, and Nicholas Hoffman She is currently working on a new production with Bryana Fritz, (on) a figure of intimate, social and desiring subjects in processes of dance making. She has worked with Eszter Salamon, Sarah Vanhee, Malin Elgán, Xavier Le Roy, Daniel Linehan, Tino Sehgal, Gunilla Heilborn, MDT, Liz Kinoshita, Salva Sanchis, Yuan Shu – Chengdu, Thibault Lac.
DANIEL GLATZEL (DE) grew up in Munich, Germany and Seoul, South Korea. Since 2004 is he living and working in Berlin. He studied at the HfM Hanns Eisler with teachers of Classical Composition (Wolfgang Heiniger) and Jazz (John Hollenbeck). In 2006 he founded the “Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra” (AMEO), an unusual 18-piece-ensemble which is his main project up today. Besides playing several instruments in the group, Glatzel is responsible for the compositions, arrangements, production and organization. AMEO has released three albums so far which have been hailed by Die ZEIT, SZ, FAZ, NZZ, SPIEGEL, etc. Their fourth album “Vula” will be released in 2016 celebrating the orchestra’s 10th anniversary. AMEO tours regularly, appearing on stages like the Berlin Philharmonic, Roskilde Festival, Züricher Festspiele, Jazzfest Berlin, JazzBaltica, Kampnagel Hamburg, Paradiso Amsterdam, Union Chapel London, etc. aswell as in South Korea, Kazachstan and South America by invitation of the Goethe Institute.
SANDRA BLATTERER (DE) is born in Vienna and based in Berlin where she work as a light designer for dance and performance. Lately she collaborated with Begüm Ericyas, Hermann Heisig, Shannon Cooney, Anke Eckhardt, Siegmar Zacharias (SXS Enterprise), Sergiu Matis, Jana Unmüßig, Laurie Young, Eve Sussman/Jim White/Claudia de Serpa Soares (MUT)
ANNA UDDENBERG’S (SE) artwork approaches social structures within consumerist culture as they relate to the performative values of gender, class and sexuality. Beyond fetishizing goods and information, her sculpture and installations embody the overlapping, reinforcing narratives of social media, online gaming/dating and reality television.
Concept and Choreography: Rosalind Goldberg. Developed with and performed by: Salka Ardal Rosengren, Anne-Mareike Hess, Tove Salmgren. Costume: Anna Uddenberg. Composition: Daniel Glatzel. Light: Sandra Blatterer. Illustration: Emma Åkerman. Publication design: Jonas Williamsson. Administration: Interim Kultur and Rosalind Goldberg.