Camouflage – patterns in motion

The piece “Camouflage - patterns in motion” explores how boundaries transform to passages when different movement languages camouflage each other. The room and bodies have no rigid boundaries but become meeting points where various languages, sound and movements cooperate in their divergences.

The landscape of patterns becomes a poetic and dynamic field where three dancers with backgrounds in western contemporary dance, West-African modern dance and Indian contemporary Bharata Natyam dance blend together and transform the room. Power structures between bodies are being displaced and meaningful systems need to be reconsidered. How is the body structured? Who actually owns the tradition of movement and who has the privilege to define our time?

In a panorama of roving movements different voices are weaved into one another and new patterns of thought and movement appear. Who can camouflage oneself?

Katja Seitajoki is a choreographer/director and artist who works with performing arts as a tool for creating norm critical projects. From 2006 to 2015 she was one of the artistic directors of Arena Baubo, which works in a multidisciplinary fashion with anti-hierarchal structures. Throughout the years Arena Baubo has been using formats such performances, lectures and open talks in order to create new impulses, ideas and meetings. For example previous projects include: ”Leadingfollowing: the spectator’s dance”.

  • Photo: José Figueroa
  • Photo: José Figueroa
  • Photo: José Figueroa
  • Photo: José Figueroa
  • Photo: José Figueroa
  • Photo: José Figueroa
  • Photo: José Figueroa
  • Photo: José Figueroa

Concept, text and choreography Katja Seitajoki 

in collaboration with Allison Ahl, David Dioubaté, Pauline Reibell and Kajsa Sandström

Dancers Allison Ahl, David Dioubaté and Pauline Reibell

Scenography and costume Majli af Ekenstam

Light Design Kerstin Weimers

Sound composition Lisa Ullén and Sofia Jernberg

Text composition Sophie Helsing

Producer Annie Kay Dahlström

Co-produced by MDT and Turteatern 

 

With support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm County Council and City of Stockholm.

 
 

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