Shapes of States traces the historical and political writing of the body by connecting Swedish public health ideologies from the 1920’s with contemporary training ideals. Seeing the body as malleable material, which are the means through which we sculpt it? And what is the daily shaping of the body doing to the way we shape society? With a starting point in Meyerhold’s biomechanics the dancers in Shapes of States develop a movement vocabulary far from any idea of natural behaviour. In a series of dances they tell the broken story of a human belief in the disciplining of the flesh.
The performance will be visual descripted, offering various perspectives on how to perceive the form and content of dance. The visual description will be performed by the dancers and will interpret what is happening on stage, what is happering in the world and what is happening in fantasy. You are welcome to take part of this, whether you have a visual impairement or not.
Choreography: Stina Nyberg. Performers: Andrea Svensson, Sandra Lolax, Sindri Runudde and Stina Nyberg. Set design: Tove Edlund Dreiman. Costume: Tove Edlund Dreiman and Sandra Leandersson. Lighting design: Josefin Hinders. Dramaturgical adviser: Manon Sanktin. Producer: Sara Bergsmark. Administration: Interim Kultur AB. Visual description workshop: Jannine Rivel. Limón workshop: Jeanette Bolding. Meyerhold workshop: Tom Fjordefalk. Production: MDT, Inkonst, Norrlandsoperan and wpZimmer. Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Municipality of Stockholm and The City of Stockholm. This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.