Dusk birds

                                            Photo: Jose Figueroa

1 - 3 of February 2024 at Weld
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A reflection on the significance of darkness for the living.

Here you encounter the multitude of lively activity that occurs in nature while humans are usually asleep. An infinite darkness that we can neither explain nor understand, which is still a place with treetops looming in moonlight. Insects hard at work, bats hunting and glow worms playing hide and seek in the vegetation at night. An experience where we, just as during the hours of dusk, sense how light decreases and how the murky world of darkness takes over.

During the performance sound, movement, and light folds us into dark nature where eyes and ears, feelers and sensory bodies observe us in the night. The audience become part of the staging and in the darkness their outlines become vague, as the surroundings seep into them.

Movement from bats, moisture, wind and glow worms shape the dancers’ bodies and leads the dance into the point of intersection between darkness and light. We speculate about how it is to be an animal, a plant or an insect with abilities especially adapted to the darkness.

In a time of round the clock consumption, light pollution and climate change we want to contemplate the darkness and ask ourselves what humans are in the opacity of nature. Through movement, text and sound beautiful and cruel scenes are created where we let the more-than-human lead us.

Public performances for everyone from 10 years. 

Idea and choreography: Katja Seitajoki
in collaboration with the dancers and Lisen Pousette
Dancers: Ellen Söderhult, Noah Hellwig and Lisen Ellard
Composers: Tomas Björkdal and Lena Swanberg
Text: Alexandra Loonin
Costume and set design: Maline Casta
Light: Mira Svanberg 
Photo: Jose Figueroa
Technique: Ronald Salas
Production: Arena Baubo                                     

In collaboration with Weld, SITE, DansPlats Skog, Skeppsholmsstudion and Gula Villan. With support from the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm City and Stockholms läns landsting and Swedish Arts Grants Committee. 

Dansistan is presenting school performances for junior high school. More information >>

Weld: Norrtullsgatan 7 in Stockholm

For more information contact: katja.seitajoki@arenabaubo.se
Katja Seitajoki | katjaseitajoki@gmail.com | +46 702 698 532