Departures and Arrivals



We Happen Things 3 — speaking bodies
2016/09/02 › 2016/09/02

For this 3rd edition of We Happen Things, Moa Franzen, Tove Salmgren and Manon Santkin invite Francine Agbodjalou and Kajsa Wadhia to perform with them a relay of scores that will make them move and talk together. They will use three scores as motor for the performance: Tove Salmgren’s Objects and Speech, Manon Santkin’s Unexplained dances and Moa Franzén’s prɑpər spitʃ.

Going through loops of repetition, variation, recognition and displacements, the five artists will bring their individual practices and perspectives on stage and perform an uncanny cohabitation of differing views on performance, language, properness, dance and probably life.

The scores problematize questions of power, subjectivity and criticality, using “choreography” and “performance” as alibi to explore the relation between language and movement, directing special attention to the speaking body and to speech as practice, form, communication and politics.

We Happen Things 3 – speaking bodies is a reflexive project initiated and curated by Manon Santkin, Moa Franzén and Tove Salmgren, that invites to (self)reflection around (artistic) practices; as performer, artist or audience.



Concept and scores: Manon Santkin, Moa Franzén and Tove Salmgren.

Performers: Manon Santkin, Francine Agbodjalou, Moa Franzén, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren.

With support by Stockholms stad and in collaboration with MDT Stockholm and Köttinspektionen Dans. Administered by Interim Kultur.

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