(im)perfect choreographies is a performance whereby different voices dance a polyphonic conversation.
Sudden outbursts and extended pauses carry this dancing conversation that allows each single movement to contemplate its deviant meaning. Different together, with splendid rigor and subtle wit, they dwell into several places, real ones and make-believe. Kindly and from a distance they tell an intrapersonal narrative that splits language apart.
Welcome to an absolutely perfect (im)perfect choreography!
By and with artistic collaborators Anja Arnquist Philip Berlin Cristina Caprioli Carin Elander Pavle Heidler Madeleine Lindh David Pervaz
Managing and administrative collaborators Izabella Borzecka My Carnestedt Elin Grelsson Almestad
Specially written music Yoann Durant
Mastering Jonathan Dakers
Film Cristina Caprioli
Film edit Madeleine Lindh
Film music Alva noto, Xerrox vol.1, Xerrox Phaser Acat 1, Raster-noto
The performance is one of the several outcomes of the art and research project with the same title, which in accordance with crip theory challenges the normative understanding of ability, body, movement and language. The project recognizes and employs so-called intellectual and cognitive “disabilities” as specific and highly developed abilities. Moreover, the project as this performance, distance itself from “integrated dance” to instead advocate for and implement equality beyond the demands on assimilation and alikeness posed by the norm. On stage and in the working process, the deviant sensorial is affirmed as constitutive to the becoming of art, likewise of a non-hierarchical social common.
A c.off-production in co-production with ccap and in collaboration with Årsta, Enskede, Vantör daily activity center.
The project is funded by Arvsfonden (2015-2018), the Swedish Arts Council (2015, 2017, 2018), the County Council of Stockholm (2016, 2018), the City Council of Stockholm (2017), VINNOVA (2015-2016) and Kulturbryggan (2015-2016).
Premiere date: February 14th 2017, Svarta huset, Stockholm
Previously performed at: Dansens hus Stockholm, February 21st 2017, Scenkonstbiennalen Norrköping, May 26-27th 2017, 13th International NOFOD Conference on Dance and Democracy Gothenburg, June 17th 2017.
(im)perfect choreographies no 1 was one of sixteen selected performances at Scenkonstbiennalen 2017.
(im)perfect choreographies was also nominated to Svenska Teaterkritikers Förenings award 2017.