KROPPSFUNKTION [choreo-abilities] was an art and research project that explored and challenged normative notions on ability, diversity and language. The project used crip theory as a framework, and suggested that so-called intellectual, communicative and cognitive disabilities are sets of specific, but often unarticulated and unattended, abilities. KROPPSFUNKTION turned to the border-crossing methodology of choreography, as to embody a norm disruptive action whereby (dis)abilities are recognized as constitutive of civil society, and empowered. The project was run between 2014-2018.
For more information, visit the project’s own webpage and archive: www.kroppsfunktion.com
Some of the activites in the project
In 2018 the project presented CRIP_sessions, a series of five interventions that departed from and worked further with c.off’s publications KROPPSFUNKTION – en antologi [CHOREO-ABILITIES – an anthology] (2015) and IMPERFEKTA [IMPERFECT] (2017).
In 2017 KROPPSFUNKTION produced and presented two new choreographic performances; (im)perfect choreographies and My Own Bodies and released the publication IMPERFEKTA (IMPERFECT).
In september 2015 KROPPSFUNKTION presented a choreography festival with Robert McRuer, Dan Daw, Christine Bylund, Stina Nyberg, Kung Saga gymnasium among others on the program, and released an anthology on the same theme.
Are you interested in the outcomes of the project?
Read more about and order our publications IMPERFEKTA (IMPERFECT) and KROPPSFUNKTION – en antologi here (NB mostly in Swedish).
(im)perfect choreographies can be booked for performances and tours, contact us for more information and your request.
We also offer lectures, seminaries, workshops or special arrangement that depart from our experiences and knowledge gathered throughout the project. Contact us with your request and we can discuss an arrangement that meet with your requirements.
The project was runned by artistic collaborators from Årsta, Enskede, Vantör daily activity center (previously known as Vida omsorg och utbildning), the secondary special schools Kung Saga and Lindeparken, the artistic company Shake it Collaborations, the non-profit organizations ccap and c.off, artist and educator Zafire Vrba as well as crip theory method developer and performance artist Christine Bylund. Other former collaborators include Utopia (2014-2015). During 2018 the project also collaborated with ABF Stockholm and DOCH (Dans- och cirkushögskolan).
The project was funded by: Arvsfonden (2015-2018), Culture Foundation of the Swedish Postcode Lottery (2014-2015), the Swedish Arts Council (2015, 2017, 2018), the City Council of Stockholm (2014, 2015, 2017) and the County Council of Stockholm (2018).
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