DOCH OPEN LECTURES: Mårten Spångberg
When I dance I dance, there is nothing more to it
- What is the reality of dance today? This lecture aim at defining thresholds between dance and choreography, looking into the necessity dance and dance without aspirations beyond dance. Following Cunningham’s watchword the lecture locates dance as carrier of aesthetic experience beyond language in favor of relations to contemporary materialism.
About Mårten Spångberg
Mårten Spångberg is a choreographer living and working in Stockholm. His interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something that he has approached through experimental practices and creative process in multiplicity of formats and expressions. He has been active on stage as performer and creator since 1994, and has since 1999 created his own choreographies, from solos to larger scale works, which has toured internationally. Under the label International Festival he collaborated with the architect Tor Lindstrand and engaged in social and expanded choreography. From 1996 – 2005 Spångberg organized and curated festivals in Sweden and internationally.
He initiated the network organization INPEX in 2006. Spångberg has a thorough experience in teaching both theory and practice and was the Head of the Master Programme in Choreography at DOCH 2008 - 2012. In 2011 his first book Spangbergianism was published.