The Scale is a duet that proposes a choreographic realm that shifts between activity and passivity, through ideas about bodily fluids and flow of energies in relation to dance practices. The piece exposes the need to question the levels of these activities.
The Scale invites you to join for some tea and bisquits, palmtrees and beautiful sunsets.
Q: So what is the choreography in this?
Josefine and Igor: Well the choreography is partly executed by us doing a score (a manuscript for dances). It is also provided in the protocol that we give out to the audience when they come. The audience have to position themselves in relation to activity. There is choreography both as a mental activity and a physical activity, affecting each other. Space in the protocol provides time. So it becomes a duet of dualities.
Q: What is this room suggesting?
Josefine and Igor: It proposes questions around power but of course how one could experience this room in relation to others. It suggests a shifting mode, where you could question your position within the realm. We want to suggest a space where there are possibilities to float or space away but also take action.
Q: This sounds like a political space, is it?
Josefine and Igor: YES!
With and by: Josefine Larson Olin and Igor Koruga
Dramaturgical support: Tova Gerge
Supported by: The Swedish Arts Grant Committee, European Cultural Foundation – STEP Beyond Grant and Weld (weld.se).
Igor Koruga (SRB) is a dance artist from Belgrade who has been educated within various artistic programmes in Serbia and abroad. He also collaborated with dance artists in region and abroad. Igor graduated socio-cultural Anthropology at University of Belgrade. Currently he’s a student at MA programme Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA) at University of Arts and Inter-university Dance Centre in Berlin, Germany. In 2009 he was a recipient of two dance scholarships: Nomad dance academy and danceWEB.
Josefine Larson Olin (SE) is educated at Balettakademien in Stockholm and works as dance artist. She has been collaborating with choreographers and artists in Sweden and internationally since 2009, among others Anna Koch and Tove Sahlin. She is active within Bermudatriangeln, an international choreographic platform. Josefine was awarded the danceWEB and Anders Sandrews scholarships in 2009.