Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Tinna Ottesen – FLÖKT – a flickering flow [trailer]

FLÖKT – a flickering flow offers an exploration of our bodily connection with the world surrounding us. It suggests that nature is not something that solely exists outside of us but also something we can sense and experience through our…

FLÖKT – a flickering flow offers an exploration of our bodily connection with the world surrounding us. It suggests that nature is not something that solely exists outside of us but also something we can sense and experience through our bodies. The audience is invited into a white silk dome, an environment which is in a constant state of transition and allows you to feel the close proximity of things, bodies, the space, the sound, the lights and the massive presence of this environment which literally surrounds you. Together we undertake a journey inside an interconnected poetic miniature of our world

In FLÖKT, choreographer and dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir joins forces with visual artist Tinna Ottesen, composer Eivind Lønning, light designer Jan Fedinger, and dancers Aëla Labbé and Meri Pajunpää who join Bára on stage. In THE LOVER (2015), Bára looked at the connection between humans and nature. She developed a movement language that kept transforming throughout the performance, questioning what is human, what is animal, what is nature, what is man-made and what is organic. THE LOVER triggered the spectators to contemplate and reflect upon their own relationship with nature. FLÖKT is in many ways a continuation on this path, inspired by an ongoing dialogue with Icelandic environmental philosopher Gudbjorg R. Johannesdottir.

Fascinated by the moment the body gives in to its surroundings, FLÖKT is a partly visible and partly invisible dance between bodies, materials, sound, space and the atmosphere. It explores the conditions of the imminent in a constantly changing world.

trailer by Messervideo [Pim Heerkens & Mathieu Hendrickx]

credits
PREMIERE: 19th of February 2020, kunstencentrum nona (Mechelen, BE)
CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Bára Sigfúsdóttir
CONCEPT AND SCENOGRAPHY: Tinna Ottesen
DANCE: Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Meri Pajunpää and Aëla Labbé
MUSIC CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: Eivind Lønning
LIGHTING DESIGN: Jan Fedinger
COSTUME DESIGN: Andrea Kränzlin
DRAMATURGY: Sara Vanderieck
OUTSIDE EYE: Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir
INTERNSHIP: Judith Dhondt
TECHNICAL DIRECTION: Nele Verreyken
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: A Propic – Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent
PRODUCTION: GRIP
CO-PRODUCTION: kunstencentrum nona (Mechelen, BE), C-TAKT (Limburg, BE), Workspacebrussels (BE), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim, NO), Black Box teater (Oslo, NO), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, NO), Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam, NL), DansBrabant (Tilburg, NL)
WITH THE SUPPORT OF: DansiT Trondheim (NO), Vooruit (Ghent, BE), Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE), Bora Bora (Århus, DK)
WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF: the Flemish Government, the Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Education, The Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council Norway and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
THANKS TO: Eva Vrieling and Griet Wouters

tour dates: www.barasigfusdottir.com / www.tinnaottesen.com / www.grip.house