FLÖKT – a flickering flow

Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Tinna Ottesen

© Aëla Labbé
© Aëla Labbé

FLÖKT offers an exploration of our bodily connection with the world surrounding us. It suggests that nature is not something that solely exists outside of us but also something we can sense and experience through our bodies. The audience is invited into a white silk dome, an environment which is in a constant state of transition and allows you to feel the close proximity of things, bodies, the space, the sound, the lights and the massive presence of this environment which literally surrounds you. Together we undertake a journey inside an interconnected poetic miniature of our world.

In FLÖKT, choreographer and dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir joins forces with visual artist Tinna Ottesen, composer Eivind Lønning, light designer Jan Fedinger, and dancers Aëla Labbé and Meri Pajunpää who join Bára on stage. In THE LOVER (2015), Bára looked at the connection between humans and nature. She developed a movement language that kept transforming throughout the performance, questioning what is human, what is animal, what is nature, what is man-made and what is organic. THE LOVER triggered the spectators to contemplate and reflect upon their own relationship with nature. FLÖKT is in many ways a continuation on this path, inspired by an ongoing dialogue with Icelandic environmental philosophers Gudbjorg R. Johannesdottir & Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir.

Fascinated by the immersive, and by the moment the body gives in to its surroundings, FLÖKT is a partly visible and partly invisible dance between bodies, materials, sound, space and the atmosphere. Itexplores the conditions of the imminent in a constantly changing world


PREMIERE: 19 February 2020, kunstencentrum nona (Mechelen, BE)


credits

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Bára Sigfúsdóttir
CONCEPT AND SCENOGRAPHY: Tinna Ottesen
DANCE: Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Meri Pajunpää and Aëla Labbé
MUSIC CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: Eivind Lønning
LIGHTING DESIGN: Jan Fedinger
ADVICE: Sara Vanderieck

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: A Propic – Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent
PRODUCTION: GRIP
CO-PRODUCTION: kunstencentrum nona (Mechelen, BE), C-TAKT (Limburg, BE), Workspacebrussels, Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim, NO), Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam, NL), DansBrabant (Tilburg, NL), more tbc
WITH THE SUPPORT OF: DansiT Trondheim (NO), Vooruit (Ghent, BE), Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE), Bora Bora (Arhus, DK)
WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF: the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, The Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point and i-Portunus
THANKS TO: Eva Vrieling