The Nature FR
Santarcangelo Festival 2014, 19 July
With and by: Linda Blomqvist, Sandra Lolax, Rebecka Stillman, Ludvig Daae, Hanna Strandberg, Mårten Spångberg, Yoann Durant, Marika Troili.
We like The Nature, cuz it’s bigger than you and me, cuz it’s like a landscape that’s out there and minds its own business.
We like The Nature, cuz it makes no difference between this and that, us and them. We couldn’t care less about nature, or help us something natural [that’s all human stuff, language remember], but The Nature – wow – The Nature’s just out there and beyond who we are and when. The Nature cares about us all without conditions, cares about us as people or persons and forgets about the personality part.
We like divine intervention, just because. Like, how could you have any decent reason for your passion for divine intervention? Divine intervention happens because it does for no particular reason, and still no matter what.
We like theatres when they are closed, or museum, or furniture shops, you know when the beds, chairs and chandeliers can be themselves and just hang out together. When they don’t need to perform, or entertain. That’s it, epic, The Nature, divine intervention don’t perform. It’s just there, aha.
The Nature FR is a sort of dance performance, or choreography, that forgets, and then it forgets to forget but on the way it kind of checks out how the body and dancing is the forth leg on a deep darkness, on a cosmic death-drive, a geological trauma. Whoop whoop. The Nature, divine intervention and the forth department of fear - dance.
A lot of costumes and make up, lipgloss, ethnic chique, Moschino, Jack Daniels [so cool], the super huge mural, sad music that gets under your skin, 90’s sports looks, conditioner, pizza boxes [we made a really nice mobile], the same French guy singing, awesome looks, skin, plenty of dancing, symmetry [we got it from Solveig], inside out potato crisp bags filled with helium, 5 , 6, 7, 8 - win it’s, type “snabb” – sugar, glitter and bubbles.
You know, as much as it is all that, because it is there is also a lot of space for the spectator, and we or the dance doesn’t care how or not you look at it, have a nap, whisper something to you friend or do some painting. It’s all alright. The Nature and dance is not there for any particular reason except you, who are there for the same reason, for no particular reason. Nothing special but still a not nothing and that’s pretty much special.
With the support of The Swedish Art Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Swedish Institute, Stockholm City Cultural Council
Made possible through collaborations with MDT Stockholm and PAF
Co-produced by Santarcangelo •12 •13 •14