Björn Säfsten / Language fools


A choreographic journey into the world of language…

Language fools is an arena for try-outs, an constantly altering experience, centered around communication. A work about listening, about being listened to, about who commands communication, about the outstpoken and the non-spoken rules regarding individuals in a group.

We’ve picked out vocalsounds from its contexts and created structures which deals with their relation to movement. We’ve created an arena for try-outs of language and movement. A system which we hold up together. A game between itself and the experience, a way of meeting both oneself, other bodies and objects.

Language fools is a work about listening, about responsiveness, about daring to stay in a mood of exploration.A constant testing done with one’s own body, with language being created, together and alone.

Choreography Björn Säfsten
together with the performers Anja Arnquist, Sanna Söderholm & Henrik Vikman
Set and lightning design Chrisander Brun
Sound consultant Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir
Photo Chrisander Brun

Duration approx. 50 min.

Produced by Säfsten Produktion, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg & Nordberg Movement

Created in residencies at Fjelldansen/FRIKAR, wp Zimmer, SITE and Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg

Co-production Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg with support by wp Zimmer and Fjelldansen/FRIKAR

Made possible with generous support by the Swedish Arts Council and the City of Stockholm

Dancenet Sweden Tour  20 October – 21 November 2016
20 – 22 Oct Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Växjö
25 Oct Teaterbiografen Grand, Ljungby
26 Oct Sparresalen, Karlskrona
27 Oct Folkets Hus, Olofströ
3 Nov NorrlandsOperan, Umeå
8 – 10 Nov Dansens Hus, Stockholm
17 Nov Falkenberg, Falkhallen
21 Nov Kulturhuset Spira, Jönköping

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