Lost Night

NEW WORK LOST NIGHT OPENS AT ATALANTE, GÖTEBORG 21 FEB 2020

Tour spring 2020:

ATALANTE, GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN 21-22 FEB
INKONST, MALMÖ, SWEDEN 27-29 FEB
MDT, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN 6-7 MAY
BÆRUM KULTURHUS, SANDVIKA, NORWAY 8 MAY

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In an abstract existence, three individuals come together in an attempt to talk and share a listening coexistence. They form a choir, a flock and at the same time are three different people who talk about what happened before, with different voices, in parts. Together they process a multitude of emotions and attempt in different ways to categorise their impressions, actions and thoughts. Some emotions become embodied and wander away, others enable a physical space to serve as an outlet.

The language is deficient and fragmented. This makes it difficult to listen in the right way, to know how to affirm the other person – but there is a great, and tenderly urgent, shared desire to do so. Out of this listening abstraction, situations arise like dreams in which the night is constantly present.

In Lost Night Björn Säfsten and the dancers Sophie Augot, Alexander Gottfarb and Marianne Kjaersund attempt to approach the feeling of loss. It is unclear who has lost what or when something was lost. Instead it is a puzzle of fictional situations whose building blocks process what it means to lose something or someone. In the performance, the dancers use words, sound, song and movement to take in and sing out the choreography.

Composer Hans Appelkvist has present in the studio throughout the process and has transformed the proposals that emerged from the dancers’ improvisations into compositions. These soundscapes, compositions and songs are then performed by the dancers in the work. In Lost Night Björn Säfsten continues his long, close collaboration with lighting designer Susanna Hedin, whom he has worked with since 2010.

Lost Night

Idea and choreography: Björn Säfsten in close collaboration with the participating performers.
Dancers: Sophie Augot, Alexander Gottfarb, Marianne Kjaersund
Music: Hans Appelkvist
Light design: Susanna Hedin
Costume assistant: Linnea From

Producers: Anja Arnquist and Magnus Nordberg

Production: Säfsten Produktion and Nordberg Movement

Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council,
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholms Stad.Co-production NorrlandsOperan and MDT
Residencies at The Swedish Arts Council and Arbeitsplatz Wien