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DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

Borrowed Landscape

The Bachelor Program in Dance Performance performs Borrowed Landscape by the artist duo Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozakiat at ICA Maxi in Stadshagen in Stockholm on 12 occasions 6-23 March 2018. Borrowed Landscape is a work that emerges through sound, movements and poetry.

The Bachelor Program in Dance Performance performs in a grocery store

In the spring's course Performance Practice and Theory, the second-year students in Dance Performance meet the artist duo Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki to perform the piece Borrowed Landscape; a performance placed in a grocery store. The work that has been performed in a variety of cities but never in Sweden - visit Stockholm for the first time, and more specifically ICA MAXI Stormarkad Lindhagen, located in the neighbourhood of Stadshagen. After an intensive workshop together with Heine and Yukiko, the piece is being installed in the store, a performance work that appears through sound, movement and poetry.

Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks

Borrowed Landscape consists of a series of location-inspired performances set in diverse private and public spaces. Previous editions took place in a model house, a shopping mall, and the foyer of a theatre. The title of this project is derived from the Japanese term “shakkei”. It refers to the technique used in Japanese traditional garden design of integrating the surrounding existing landscape into the composition of a garden. This approach is reflected in the unique way in which Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki bring together different realities in the specific urban sites they choose to investigate.
 
Avdal and Shinozaki’s inventive, subtle and often humorous interactions with the chosen locations, their slightly exaggerated movements or incongruous actions and the ingenious soundscapes developed by long-time collaborator Fabrice Moinet, insert poetry into those spaces that define our personal and professional lives. At the same time, the hybrid realities created in this way invite the (accidental) audience to take a step back and look again, to interact with and experience these ordinary spaces differently and to rethink the notion of the everyday itself. fieldworks’ alluring performances reveal our routines, make us conscious of how the spaces we use every day are constructed, and of how we move and are made to move through them.

Credits:
Concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki
Sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet, Johann Loiseau
Texts: excerpts from "Borrowed Landscape-Yokohama#2" by Yukio Shiba (translated and adapted by Sara Jansen and Yukiko Shinozaki)

Performed by: Sonja-Riitta Laine, Klara Sjöblom, Aurore d’Audiffret, Klara Utke Acs, Alexander Talts, Danilo Alexandre, Molly Engblom, Miranda Wallmon, Jennie Bergsli, Caitlin Dear, Shiraz Amar, Anna-Maria Ertl, Julia Nylander, Corinne Mustonen, Morgane Nicol, Anna Skorpen and Papis Faye

Voices: Rannei Grenne, Ingrid Haakstad, Håkon Vadstein Karlstad, Erikk McKenzie, Fabrice Moinet, Sarah Kohne, Leo Preston, Eivind Seljeseth, Taka Shamoto, Yukiko Shinozaki, Sachiyo Takahashi, Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas, Heine Avdal

Production: fieldworks, Heine Avdal, NPO Offsite project
Co-production: Kunstencentrum STUK, BIT-Teatergarasjen (APAP network)
With the support of: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Norsk-Islandsk kultursamarbeid, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, The Saison Foundation, Art Commission Yokohama,  Yokohama Art Festival executive committee
Production Stockholm: DOCH, School of Dance and Circus in collaboration with ICA MAXI Stormarknad Lindhagen.

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