Conference and contemporary dance festival at Dansens Hus Stockholm

Engaging Audiences lowDansens Hus Stockholm, modul-dance partner, is organizing the conference “Engaging Audiences” (5-6 December 2013) in the framework of the new festival Dans ❤ Stockholm (4-8 December 2013).

The conference gives an opportunity to get inspired, share ideas and knowledge about how to work with audience engagement. It will focus on the performing arts but will also include other cultural fields, both in the present and in the future. The programme includes an exciting mixture of keynote speakers, workshops, discussions and networking.

Read here the complete programme of “Engaging Audiences“.

Dans ❤ Stockholm is a new five-day contemporary festival taking plece on a number of stages in the city. Initiated by Dansens Hus, the event brings together Swedish and international artists, with the participation of 6 modul-dance selected artists. All involved have chosen contemporary dance as an expression through which they can discuss societal issues, aesthetics, politics and poetry. Sometimes with choreographed steps, sometimes with a little or no movement. Sometimes with lyrics and songs. Sometimes with sound alone.

Eva Broberg, the artistic director: At last people will be able to experience the multifaceted expressions of contemporary dance gathered in one, annual festival. By collaborating with different venues we also increase the possibility of reaching and surprising more people, piquing their curiosity about the art form, while strengthening the position of contemporary dance in culture arena”.

The modul-dance artists presenting their projects will be:

Julia Cima, Cold Blood. Work-in-progress showing. 4-5/12/13

The starting point in Cold Blood is two people in the shape of the devil telling a story. Sometimes kind, sometimes cruel. The story is about love and power, trance and drugs, dreams and nightmares.

The Loose Collective, The Old Testament According To The Loose Collective. 4-5/12/13

Giving the ancient scripts a new spin, the group crafts a stage version with neo-baroque choir, beat-boxing and diaspora-postpunk. A musical collage with an utopian dimension that you will never forget.

Marcos Morau/La Veronal, Siena. 4/12/13

The small Italian town of Siena has given its name to this piece, which, along with ten dancers, takes a deep dive into how we approach art. A journey that spans from the Renaissance to David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.

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An Kaler, On Orientations/Untimely Encounters. 5-6/12/13

Two bodies in an art gallery. Dance performance that constantly changes form depending on where it is. A site -and context- specific work that is never completed but remains open to change each time is performed.

Alexandra Waierstall, Mapping the Wind. 6/12/13

Gusts, breezes and gales. Powered by the wind, English-Cypriot choreographer and dancer Alexandra Waierstall conjures up a magical dream world. Here, she depicts the different guises and force on the air masses.

David Wampach, Sacre. 7-8/12/13

A man and a woman nearly breathe the life out of each other. In this new take of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, French choreographer David Wampach creates his own rite leaving the audience out of breath.

The modul-dance artists Helena Franzén is also invited to offer a work-in-progress showing of a new piece in development in collaboration with Ori Flomin. 6-7/12/13.

More info: dansstockholm.se and www.dansenshus.se.

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