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Mårten Spångberg (SE)

Powered by Emotion

8. nov. – 9. nov. 2017

Store scene 08.11.2017 19:00

Store scene 09.11.2017 19:00

Powered by Emotion is a solo performance created and performed by Mårten Spångberg.

It originates from a desire to dance and sing without having access to the skills and technical capacity that would produce territory and, perhaps more tangibly, notions of identity and belonging. The choreographer takes as his starting point the exploration of two over-determined artistic materials: Walter Verdin’s film of Steve Paxton’s dance to J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and the songs of Buena Vista Social Club. The performer’s inability and nonplussed relationship to the material urges the spectator to reconsider the notion of aesthetics. What we see and hear both is and isn’t Steve Paxton dancing and Buena Vista Social Club giving voice to sentimental love.

Mårten Spångberg is a choreographer living and working in Stockholm and Brussels. His interests concern dance as an expanded field, something he has approached through experimental practices and creative processes in a multiplicity of formats and expressions. Recent large-scale works include Natten and La Substance, but in English, both of which have been shown at Black Box teater and have toured internationally to rave reviews. As of January 2017 Mårten Spångberg is an associated artist at Black Box teater for a period of two years.

With and by: Mårten Spångberg. Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Buena Vista Social Club Support: Tanz im August, Swedish Art Council, The Arts Grants Committee.