Att skriva dansen och dansa skriften – To write dance and to dance writing

Att skriva dansen och dansa skriften – To write dance and to dance writing

Att skriva dansen och dansa skriften är ett genreöverskridande projekt av undersökande karaktär som handlar om textens koreografi med utgångspunkt i dans och det skrivna ordet. Projektet har ett övergripande HBTQI-tema med fokus på relationer mellan människor i alla åldrar, olika könstillhörigheter och med och utan funktionsvariationer. Projektet, som drivs av Författarcentrum Väst, pågår fram till maj 2020 då det avslutas med pop-up-föreställningar i Västra Götaland och Oslo. I projektet medverkar författare från Västra Götaland, Norge, Island och Storbritannien samt dansare från Danskompaniet Spinn.

Projektet stöds av Västra Götalandsregionen och Nordisk kulturfond.

To write dance and to dance writing

To write dance and to dance writing is a project that transcends genres through the exploration of the choreography of text, with dance and the written word as starting points. The project has an overall LGBTQI theme, focusing on relationships between people of all ages, gender identities, and functional capacities. We envision the project as an investigative process between dance and writing, art and theory, as well as facilitating encounters across national borders, both digitally (Fall 2019) – and finally – physically with a meeting in Gothenburg and impromptu performances in West Sweden (three cities) and Oslo in May 2020.

Participants

Authors

Hans M Hirschi (SE)
Hans M Hirschi has been writing stories since childhood. As an adult, the demands of corporate life put an end to his fiction for more than twenty years. A global executive in training, he has traveled the world and published several non-fiction titles as well as well-received and best-selling novels. The birth of his son provided him with the opportunity to rekindle his love of creative writing, where he expresses his deep passion for a better world through love and tolerance. Hans lives with his family on a small island off the west coast of Sweden. Visit Hans online at: www.hirschi.se

Sara Hallström (SE)
Sara Hallström is a poet and a preschool teacher who also teaches creative writing. I’ve published 5 books of poetry and one children’s book and a collaborative book of drawings and poems. In my writing I’m curious about things like bodies in relation to their surroundings and society, wildness, play, death, work, repetition, water,  and language.

Hilding Sandgren
(SE)
Presentation is coming soon.

Claire Carter (UK)
Claire Carter is a writer, performance maker and filmmaker. She is artistic director at Kendal Mountain Festival, and Engagement Officer for the UK’s Outdoor Industry Association, where she works on diversity and future leadership. She trained as a dancer before graduating from the UEA Creative Writing Masters, and has since sought to explore the liminal space between mind and body. She is co-editor of Waymaking, an anthology of exploring gender and wilderness, shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Festival 2019 prize. With David Shearing, she created ’Black Rock’, an immersive theatre piece exploring the metaphor of a mountain for inner city audiences co masoned by Leeds University research project ‘Performing Mountains’. She has collaborated with the choreographer Laura Mcgill at The Place, London on ‘A piece for six dancers’. Claire’s first film, ‘Operation Moffat’ exploring the life of writer, climber, deserter and first Female British Mountain Guide, Gwen Moffat won 21 international festival awards and was shortlisted for the BT Women in Sport Game changer Awards. She has recently worked with the emergent storyteller Dr Jo Blake Cave on embodied narrative and archetypes, and is researching semotic creative practice and the ‘non-self’.

Elías Knörr (IS)
Elías Knörr is a poet and translator of both Icelandic and Galician; his books and prizes are better to be found by googling than to be read here. Elías’ work is based on the possibilities of words and in the search for an inspiration external to the author. He writes in the spirit of creationism and ultraism in a way he calls Ginnungastefna, and he is constantly looking for new voices for his texts. In his poems, he adapts poetical concepts and images from other languages, including his own artificial ones. For both artistic and social reasons, Elías chooses to present part of his texts as performances and music.

Ylva Waerenskjöld (NO)
Presentation is coming soon.

Dancers

Izabell Makiela
Izabell Makiela is educated at New Education for Contemporary Dance in Härnösand, and on the three-year professional dance education at Balettakademin in Gothenburg. She has been part of a vast array of dance and performance productions, from photo shoots with Thomas Morel, to a production with Thomas Noone Dance and as a dancer in the film Tom of Finland. During Fall 2017 she was part of the integrated children’s production Vem är starkast?, choreographed by Gilda Stillbäck and she is also working as Manager for Dancer and Choreographer Charlotta Öfverholm.

Felicia Sparrström
Since Fall 2016, Felicia has been part of SpinnUnga and has participated in, amongst other things, the performance Livsvägar och Tillfälligheter, which premiered Spring 2018. She has also been a dancer in the Spinn performance Florere and was part of Rovereto Choreographic Lab in Italy, Fall 2017. She works with Gothenburg based theatre group Teater Kattma where she’s participated in a number of productions. Summer 2018 she was part of the international dance camp Rollettes Experience in Los Angeles. She is also the first person in a wheelchair to work with a graduation production at Balettakademin, in a piece by Moa Lund.

Annika Vestel
Annika Vestel is active in both dance and physical theatre. She has often worked in an interdisciplinary way, and has, amongst other things, an education from Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland. In her own work, she investigates the communicative aspects of movement and various visual expressions. She often works with associative and poetic expression, rather than clear narratives, with the ambition of creating a physically direct and intuitive understanding of the pieces. Annika has also created costumes and set-design for her own projects, amongst them the performance Cracked that premiered at Atalante in Gothenburg in 2016.