Departures and Arrivals



2014/12/03 › 2014/12/04

“In order to be strategic we have to know the game. We start to move and the music begins to play. When the wave hits you, each of you in your own account, it bounces back and at this very moment produces a new sound. We engage in a collective activity with personal intentions. No one in this room is responsible for anyone else, yet we can’t do it alone.”

“Splendour” is a choreography that focuses on the body’s relationship to sound and how illusions of different causalities are created through actions and reactions. Through dodging creativity it steers away from improvisation that promotes individual choices and self-expression. The performance rather aims for working with emotions and reactions that occurs at the instance the sound hits you, in order to express the illusion of bodies creating sound.

The techno suggests a dance where no one depends on anyone else to do it, but that insists on doing it together. Thus, the piece is carried by the imagination and conviction of both performers and audience.

Stina Nyberg works with dance and choreography and graduated from the MA in choreography at DOCH in 2012. She is working in several collaborations as well as alone, trying to always relate her different projects and work roles within her choreographic work. With a critical and loving approach she thinks about the possibilities of different logics, rearranging our ways of behaving in and shaping the world.



Choreography: Stina Nyberg. Performance: Luís Miguel Félix, Nadja Hjorton, Sidney Leoni, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch, Rebecka Stillman. Light design: Chrisander Brun. Music: Dave Clarke “Archive One”. Produced with support by DOCH and MDT.

This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.)