En familjeföreställning med dans i skogen. Hur rör sig stigen och hur berörs vi av stigen? Vi färdas längs stigar, genom gläntor, mellan rotsystem och över stenar. Vi dansar i mossa och ris, bland trädtoppar och moln. Under dansföreställningen kan en delta i danser där vi upplever skogens nyanser och vindlingar.
Under 2022 dansar vi åter Koreografiska utflykter i skogarna i Sörmland och Västmanland. Genom ett stöd från Kulturrådet kan vi i år erbjuda ett föreställningspaket med offentlig föreställning för familjer, föreställningar för förskola/skola och workshop för pedagoger.
HER/THEY-story dancing in and beyond rurally. What if dancers could stay in the place they lived in!
A series of meetings for invited dance professionals 1. Who are we? What is hosting? (11-13 February)/5 March/host Vishnu Vardhani Rajan(FI) and Inta Balode(LV) 2. (A) RAIRAI 11 June in Västerås, host Amanda Billberg (SWE) during Scenkonstbiennalen 2. (B) Summer Camp-Skaftarp, Sweden 15-17 June Moa Sahlin (SWE) and Márcia Lança (Portugal) 3. Summer Camp, Sweden (Lund 18 June cancelled) 4. Workshop Weekend-Århus, Denmark 17-18 November Nonne Mai Svalholm (DK) and local artist host 5. End of Network series witn Community Ceremony-Fogelstad, Sweden 8-9 December Jannine and Amanda host
This new network 2022 opens up possibilities for critical artistic thoughts and actions. We rethink choreography culture and open new channels of artistic expressivity and engagement. The HER/THEY-story making, ideas comes from dialogues in this field that ask for senior contemporary choreographers, to make choreography in different scales. For institutions and public spaces, as solo makers. We are seeking collectiveness! While still savoring solitude inbetween.
Initiator and Artistic coordinator: Moa M. Sahlin (SWE) Choreographer with a curatorial platform traveling between Gothenburg and Värnamo.
Artistic/economic coordinator: Jannine Rivel (SWE) Choreographer and dancer based in Eskilstuna connected to SITE/Sthlm granted, Scenkonst Sörmland and Mer Dans åt Folket.
Time Facilitator: Inta Balode (LVA) Dance writer, Curator and Dramaturge Latvian Dance Information Center and LAUKKU.
Curatorial Inventor: Rani Nair (SWE) Choreographer and dancer based in Lund connected to Stenkrossen.
Power Inventor: Nonne Mai Svalholm (DK) Choreographer and dancer based in Århus connected to Godsbanen.
Vibe Facilitator: Amand Billberg (SWE) Choreographer and dancer based in Västerås connected to Teatermaskinen.
With support form: Nordic-Baltic mobility programme culture
Hon och han som försvann
Hon och han som försvann är ett samtidsdrama av Teatermaskinen. Föreställningen tar uppdenmaktlöshet och identitetsupplösning vi kan känna i en tid av utsatthet och sårbarhet. Föreställningen skildrar en ung människa som försöker överleva historiens sammanbrott och en äldre kvinna som ser sina värden gå förlorade. Det handlar om att skapa en ny identitet i en verklighet som består av social distans, Corona, Youtube, tyngdtäcke, Netflix och Facebook. Vad gör den digitala världen och sociala medier med oss? Hur ska vi kunna bygga en möjlig framtid? Vad är lycka?
Konstnärligt team Regi/manus: Jonas Engman Medverkande: Berit Engman, William Hautala Becker, Amanda Billberg Musik: Kenneth Cosimo Koreografi: Amanda Billberg Foto/klippning/ljudmix: Daniel Pherson Ljus: Benny Wallin, Henrik Backman Kostym/smink: Kim Lund Smedberg
Forskare Sharon Rider är professor i teoretisk filosofi och biträdande forskningsledare för det tioåriga, av Vetenskapsrådet finansierade, forskningsprogrammet Engaging Vulnerability. Michael Gustavsson är professor i litteraturvetenskap, med inriktning mot språk- och kunskapsteori och utbildningsvetenskap.
Med stöd av Region Västmanland, Kulturrådet, Uppsala Universitet, Riksteatern Västmanland, Folkets Hus och Parker och Norrby Teater.
We As Cats – Samtal om systerskap och drömmar
Seminariet hålls av koreograf Amanda Billberg tillsammans med Järva Engman och Niquita Karlsson från Tjejjouren Ronja och danskonstnär Eva Svaneblom. Vi tittar på dans-kortfilmer från projektet We as Cats, möter queer cheerleading och samtalar kring systerskap och hur vi tillsammans kan drömma en bättre framtid.
Arrangemanget genomförs av Teatermaskinen, Kulturreservatets folkhögskola, i samarbete med Amanda Billberg och Tjejjouren Ronja. Med stöd av Region Västmanland och Västmanlandsmusiken.
Vi rör oss genom skog och mark via stigar, vattendrag och klippor. Hur rör sig stigen och hur rörs vi av stigen? Genom våra sinnen undersöker vi dansens koreografier genom flätningar i skogen. Vi dansar i mossa och gräs, bland trädtoppar och moln, längst stigar och vattendrag. Under utflykten kan en delta i, möta och uppleva danser.
Dansföreställningen turnerar i Region Sörmlands och Region Västmanland, maj -september 2021.
Dans: Jannine Rivel & Amanda Billberg Koreografi: Jannine Rivel Dramaturgi/Ljusdesign: Åsa Holtz Mask: Erik Radix Kostym: Carina Marklund Poesi: Sara Berg & Ola Husamou Trailer: Petra Koppla Dahlberg Foton: Pavle Heidler & Petra Koppla Dahlberg Illustration & design: Sanna Haverinen Producent: Mer Dans åt Folket
We as Cats is a dance performance that focuses on girls’ thoughts about sisterhood and the power of being able to fantasize. With catty dances, furry dreams, pulsating sounds and voices, the two human cats, Amanda and Evelina, invite you to a place where sisterhood is the general norm. Here we give each other the power, time and encouragement to be who we want to be. We dance and move through a weave of dreams. We define sisterhood as an act of friendship, as feminism, as resistance and as all our truths interwoven. MEOW!
Koreografiska utflykter (Choreographic excursions) is a participant-based performance for the preschool and families where the children get to explore the forest through dance and movement based on their terms. How does the path move and how do we move off the path? We dance in moss and grass, among treetops and clouds, along paths and streams. During the excursion we meet the sounds of the forest, and animals, we visit needles and ants, we balance on rocks, feel the bark and get acquainted with the roots of the trees. In a playful and exploratory way, we get to know the forest together through dance and imagination.
Choreographic idea by Jannine Rivel Choreography and dance by Jannine Rivel and Amanda Billberg Costume by Carina Marklund Photo by Yann Robardey
With support from Mer Dans åt Folket, Studio Skaftarp, Region Sörmland, Scenkonst Sörmland, Eskilstuna Kommun and Region Jönköpings Län within DANSSpår
I’m not afraid of anything
Duration 06:22 A film by Amanda Billberg and Daniel Pherson Presented atKorundi, Rovaniemi Art Museumas part of the exhibition Spirit of “North” vol. 10. September 21st 2019 – January 25th 2020
I don’t dream anymore
Duration 04:50 A film by Amanda Billberg and Daniel Pherson Presented at Korundi, Rovaniemi Art Museumas part of the exhibition Spirit of “North” vol. 10. September 21st 2019 – January 25th 2020
I’m never satisfied
Duration 04:37 A film by Amanda Billberg and Daniel Pherson Presented atKorundi, Rovaniemi Art Museumas part of the exhibition Spirit of “North” vol. 10. September 21st 2019 – January 25th 2020
Cats are symbolic for rebirth and resurrection, with their nine lives. They are night creatures who mythologically often have been associated with darkness and magic, depicted in close relation to goddesses or witches. In Cat talk you will meet the human cat Amanda in a dreamy talk about fears. She will invite you to read a furry fear card with her and then offer you a catty dance as response to it. Cat talk is a playful yet honest search through a motley landscape of fears, nightmares and the unconscious. You will also meet her purring cat Mara who has the ability to winkle out and heal the most hidden fears.
Performances 2019 – 2020 September 20th September 21st November 3rd January 25th
We As A Thing
Through catty dances, intimate conversations, furry dreams, prancing sounds and voices in a softly knitted space, the two performers, Amanda and Ellinor, explore relations between their present bodies, memories and fictive futures.
We As A Thing is a project that focuses on female experiences around desire, intimacy and fantasy. The project is an experimentation with ideas of the self as well as a play of infinite boundaries between bodies, materials and temporalities. Tangling through a multiplicity of possible articulations and re-articulations, fantasy acts as a potentially subversive force. From within the physical experience of the female body – from her skin and blood – the project interweaves bodies of knowledge and desire, whilst in dialogue with conceptions of the feminized body and the narratives of those who inhabit them.
We As A Thing was created together with Ellinor Ljungkvist in the context of Amanda Billberg’s master studies in choreography at DOCH, School of Dance and Cirkus. Presented at c.off in May 2019 as part of the shared evening Soup Night Special together with Alice MacKenzie. Sound by Kenneth Cosimo Photo by Daniel Pherson Supervisors: Emily Roysdon, Nasim Aghili.
A series of choreographic events that derives from an interest in dealing with notions of Falling and Collapsing as possible means of transformation.
A Fall is a movement between one place and another. It can be a dramatic event, a process of uncertainty, of risk and exhilaration. A fall can also be something totally ordinary, an everyday situation of exhalation or it can be an act of resistance against all those upward things
Falling in Forest
The film ‘Falling in forest’ was made for the group exhibition Spirit of North vol. 7 at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in August 2017. It was filmed in Aizu in the Fukushima prefecture in north of Japan.
Falling in Silver
With speculations on values, belonging and the state after a crisis Falling in silver operates as a public therapy session. Falling in Silver was performed at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum as part of the exhibition Spirit of “North” vol. 7 in August 2017.
With support from the The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Falling in Busan
Falling like an object Falling out of control Falling object; Brick Repeat the fall Falling slow.
Performed at Busan Station on August 31, 2016 as part of the 12th International Open Arts Project in Busan. Sound design by Simon Whetham.
Brick Chair Collapse
The film was made during a residency from August to September 2016 at Flower village open art studio in Busan, Korea as part of the 12th International Open Arts Project.
On the morning of 31 December, in Gardur, a small town in the west of Iceland. We are in an abandoned retirement home. A wheelchair and this infinite empty corridor call out to me. I tie the camera to a cart that I’ve found in the kitchen and I suggest Amanda to walk across the place but in reverse. She asks, “Okay, what are we doing? “ I reply “Nothing, I’m just your dog”
Presented at Fresh Winds Biennale in Gardur, Iceland, Stockholm Dansfilmfestival at Zita Folkets Bio in Stockholm, Dansens Hus foyer in Stockholm
With support from The Swedish Arts Grant Committee.
Disapproval of emotional >>scenes<< leads to fear of strong emotion, fear of one’s own anger and hatred. Fear of anger and hatred combined with a lack of self-confidence in one’s ability to cope with and change the world, or even to affect in the slightest way one’s own destiny, leads to a mindless belief that the world and most people in it are nice and the most banal, trivial amusements are great fun and deeply pleasurable.
– Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto
Choreography by Ellinor Ljungkvist Dance by Amanda Billberg, Ida Hellsten, Miranda Wallmon, Sonja-Riitta Laine Photo by Lotta Persdotter Filmed by Daniel Pherson
Performances 2019 Oktober 25 – 27 Örebro länsteater Nya China November 7 Sjöängen Askersund November 8 – 9 Kulturum Lindesberg November 15 – 16 Dansens hus “Late night”
With support from Örebro Region, Örebro Länsteater, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sjöängen Askersund, Kulturrum, Lindesberg.
She puts her claws in you
A duo piece where we embody angry stories to show what it feels like to really feel. The stories are told by Ellinor, Amanda and Ida but performed by Amanda and Ida.
Idea, storytelling & choreography by Ellinor Ljungkvist Storytelling & dance by Amanda Billberg & Ida Hellsten Choreographic advice Gunilla Heilborn Light design by Hannele Philipson & Sofia Limosa Video documentation by José Figuero Photo by Anna Ljungkvist
Performed at Danscentrum Stockholm in May 2018.
It’s ok to be slow
A storytelling performance developed and performed together with Amanda Billberg, Ida Sidenvall, Miranda Wallmon, Sonjis Laine, Francesca Lindén and Julie Rasmussen.
Performed at ÖBKHL Örebro Art Gallery 2017 and at Stockholm Fringe Festival 2018.
With support from Örebro Region and ÖBKHL Örebro Art Gallery
Disco is a fictional love story about two best friends that from the beginning sees themselves as unconventional and free women. They have no future plans nor visions of sharing their lives in a twosome partnership. They mostly just want to hang out with each other, listen to 90´s disco music and go out to dance at the club. They feel free and unbound. Celebrating their close friendship. Till one night when one of them meets a very special person, which changes everything. The love story gets unfolded through an album of 90´s disco music. Each track represents a scene of love, jealousy or disagreements.
Idea by Ellinor Ljungkvist Choreographed and performed by Amanda Billberg and Ellinor Ljungkvist Media and photography by Anna Ljungkvist Light Tomas Fridborg and Johan Dahlström Performed at Martin Mutter in Örebro.
Modus Operandi Modus operandi is a fictional landscape, an elastic string and a heavy stone.
Follow the seven patterns. Emotional nature. Unchangeable movement. Elastic resonance. She as sound. Affected by black sand. Fall to the floor. Wishing for snow.
With support from The Swedish Arts Grant Committee.
Subduction Subduction takes place at convergent boundaries by which one tectonic plate moves under another and sinks into the mantle of the earth. Amanda Billberg and Simon Whetham use movement and sound to create an immersive sensory experience, taking the audience on a journey into the heart of this volcanic and volatile island.
With support from The Swedish Arts Grant Committee.
A performance by CeliDance
Choreography and dance by Linn Lundmark, Sanna Lundström, Amanda Billberg Music by Michael Åberg Video by Seize the Frame Photo by Peter Lundström and Mikael Ståhl
Supported by Dans i Västerbotten, NorrlandsOperan, Skellefteå kommun, Statens Kulturråd, Region Västerbotten, Danscentrum Norr, Seize The Frame, Studiefrämjandet i Umeå
Concept, choreography and dance by Daniel Mariblanca Producer and tour manager, Camilla Svingen Video design by Ursula Kaufmann Dramataurgy by Amanda Billberg Light design by Jon Eirik Sira Tour technician, Mathias Grønsdal Photography by Mar C Llop Music by Gunnar Innvær Music by Miriam Casal Madinabeitia
Guess the diagnosis
Guess the diagnosis is a performance where you as an audience participate in diagnosing what happens on stage during the performance. Who is actually sound, normal, not ”impaired” and how do you recognise such an individual.
Performed at Västmanlands teater in Västerås, Teatermaskinen in Riddarhyttan, Ålsta Folkhögskola in Sundsvall
RAI RAI | ruminate artistic ideas <> ruminate artistic ideas is a gratification-dinner for the independant artists and the arts . The dinner is an attempt to bring artists together that are engaged in an artistic process at the same time, in the same geographic area, to offer a chance to ruminate together on their current creative states.