Artistic methodology and meditation based on somatic and self-reflective practices is the core of this research project. With inspiration from artists and philosophers such as Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovich, Virginia Woolf, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Simone de Beauvoir the practice of developing and formulating mental journeys is the aim. The meditations include existentialistic views on ones own appearance and animalism, naturalism and sorrow. The mediations shall set the practitioners in a certain state of being in order to create possible choreographic material. The inner experiences from the practitioner’s meditation are written down as written reflections. These reflections will be re-formulated into performance instructions through a defined writing-approach. The dancers embody the instructions through dance improvisations as a last step of the journey.
Ellinor Ljungkvist & Annelie Nederberg
Fundings & partners
This project is supported by Dance in Örebro Region and SrD - samrådet för regional dansutveckling. Platforms for dance as Köttinspektionen Uppsala, DansPlats Skog Gävleborg, Weld Stockholm, Fryshuset Stockholm and the Dance festival Going Solo Together Örebro have hosted the project in the format of a public workshop.