Trailer for This is not a love story
This is not a love story is a story of two reluctant heroes – Kowalski and Vera.
At least that's their names in one of the scenes. They talk, dance and never stop asking questions: Who did what? When? Where? And why?
A delicate search for context and connections, which always seem to be slightly beyond our reach, the journey becomes not about the destination, but the transformation and reflection along the way. The journey keeps starting over. Again and again as in a road movie dance.
From the script:
K: - Here I was supposed to come in with 10 dogs, frozen to death. But there was absolutely no way we could bring them.
J: - I start here. K: - I stop here.
This is not a love story was created in residencies at Arts Academy in Tromsø, Alkantara in Lisboa, Dancecity in Newcastle, SIN Culture Centre in Budapest, Saxnäs in Sweden, Fabrik Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany and Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Austria.The piece premiered at Dansens Hus, Stockholm May 2011.
Gunilla Heilborn is one of Sweden's most popular choreographers. With an existential flair, Heilborn has brought both laughter and reflection to audiences with such works as The Five Year Plan, Potato Country and This is Alaska. Both Johan Thelander and Kristiina Viiala are frequent collaborators with Heilborn.
Staging Gunilla Heilborn
Choreography and text Gunilla Heilborn in collaboration with Johan Thelander and Kristiina Viiala
Dancers Johan Thelander, Kristiina Viiala
Set and costume design Katarina Wiklund
Light design Miriam Helleday
Music Kim Hiorthøy
Sound design Johan Adling
Technical supervision Lumination
Production management, financing Magnus Nordberg/Nordberg Movement
Tour manager Emmy Astbury
Managing director Åsa Edgren/Loco Motion Production,
Management LOCO MOTION
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