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Dance Tour 2021

SKH students in Dance Pedagogy present their performances "To Contact", "Do you have time?" and "What color is my feeling?". See them live online here Wednesday 14 April. No pre-booking and free of charge. Welcome!

Teaser

It's time for second-year students at the Department of Dance Pedagogy to present their dances, which they themselves choreographed and which are touring and shown around Sweden in April 2021.

The performances have been developed under the supervision of Bodil Persson, Assistant Professor of movement-based performing arts, Maryam Nikandish, choreographer and dancer, and Peter Mills, choreographer and dancer.

Matinée at 14.00-16:30, 14 April 2021

  • 14.00-14.30: What color is my feeling?
  • 15.00-15.30: Do you have time?
  • 16:00-16.30: To Contact

Evening at 18:00-20:30, 14 April 2021

  • 18.00-18.30: What color is my feeling?
  • 19.00-19.30: Do you have time?
  • 20.00-20.30: To Contact

What color is my feeling?

by Denise Mantovani, Gerd Holgersson, Josefin Bergenwall, Martin Lagos-Kuusk, and Nikita Orstam.

What color is my feeling?” is aimed at children aged 5-8 years of age and is based on the theme of emotions. The children will be invited to participate in an interactive way through music, storytelling and movements/dance. The project consists of a 30-minute performance and connected workshop of 30-60 minutes.

The purpose is to investigate how children deal with emotions and help them to a deeper understanding of emotions. Through the project, we want to create a place for children to interact with each other and explore how emotions can be expressed through dance and movement, music and light, and form and color.

Children feel a lot and often act out their feelings, even if on an intellectual level they do not understand what and why they do as they do. They act with curiosity and playfulness, without so much censorship and thinking about the consequences. It is also common for children to become frustrated and angry without being able to control themselves.

We believe that it is important for children of all ages to be able to express and talk about emotions, both for their own sake and for the interaction and relationships with the other children in the group. Through the project, we address this theme based on our knowledge in body, movement and pedagogy.

Do you have time?

by Johanna Sontheimer, Josefine Petersen, Jörgen Stövind, Linnea Redblad and Ragni Skogsröd

What is time?
How long is the blink of an eye?
How do we see our own journey through time? Is it true that time heals, what is a broken heart in a hundred years?

We want to create borderless intersections exploring the concept of time. We think the time is a construction made by mankind. And at the same time, time can be a very real thing, keeping us from something we long for. Time is for grown-ups, often the most valuable thing we have, for children, on the other hand, time is experienced in the present. Maybe we can learn from each other?

We are looking forward to the time we get to share with you, dear audience!

To contact  

by Adela Gunnarstedt, Elvira Eklund, Matilda Fredriksson, Sara Larsson and Tilde Naglitsch.

 

To contact is a 30 minutes long dance performance including a workshop that relates to the theme. The performance explores contact and our relationships with others in a time where physical contact is not an alternative. To contact wants to encourage creativity, problem-solving and to see possibilities through dance. 

Can we feel each other without touching?
Is physical distance the same as social distance?
What can we learn from this situation?
Can we answer these questions through dance?


Dance tour 2021

This year has been a struggle to continue as normal for everyone, dance without close physical proximity is challenging. However, an important aspect of this course and tour has always been "how can we and our dance exist and be a part of society?"

This year is absolutely no exception for anyone working with dance but especially for our students. The course sees the students not only conceive, create, tour and perform their own dances and workshops but also organise, arrange and advocate for the tour.

I believe having to distance and produce dance for a digital setting, by no means undermines the unique, exciting, brilliant and needed voices of these amazing artists, as we all need to find different ways of being and experiencing an embodied physicality in the world, especially now. I'm so proud of the work they have done and created, and I hope you can join us to experience and benefit from it too. Truly inspiring, thank you, DANCE TOUR 2021 and good luck.

                                                                  /Peter Mills, Course Leader

Teachers

Peter MIlls, course leader, dancer and choreographer. For questions, contact him at peter.mills@uniarts.se

Bodil Persson, Assistant Professor of movement-based performing arts at SKH

Maryam Nikandish, choreographer and dancer

Photo, graphic design, and light

Photographer: Jasmine Attié 
Graphic design: Alexander Rosso
Light design: Luminations

Studies during Corona

During the work with “Dance Tour 2021” we follow SKH covid rules. We work online when we can and within bubbles if we have to. When coming into contact with people outside our bubbles we keep our distance and follow hygiene procedures. We have structured every stage of our digital tour to allow for all of these conditions, so as to ensure the continued safety of our students, staff and society at large.

Program Dance tour 2021 as pdf