A production residency that delves into the movement.

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In May, the Madeleine Lindh and Anja Arnquist to work on their upcoming production V - an all-arts work that delves into the movement. With melancholic features, dystopian humour and an approaching positivism, the aim is to V put on the costume of being a family show and an experience for everyone between 11 and 99 years old.

V
is a sister show to the duo's previous children's show. WEB. But where WEB invited the audience to physically join Anja Arnquist and Madeleine Lindh in dancing their world forward, the V with its peekaboo perspective, the audience instead has the opportunity to be sucked into a series of suggestive and illusionary situations from a distance.

OR/OR describe themselves V as: a 'dance epic', set in the centre of a hollow nest. Like a floating printer on a futuristic platform, or a warped reflection of life.

The beautifully basic and functionally human nature of climbing, pulling and leaning emerges in the bodies' encounter with the scenography. In the midst of this world of grids, dance, with its sublime, sometimes weightless, hyper-constructed choreography, becomes a fiery comet on which to project one's gaze.

Together with the set designer and constructor Johannes Fäst, the lighting designer Tobias Hallgren, the costume designer Jenny Nordberg, the composer William Rickman, programmers and technicians Calle Mårtensson and the graphic designers Agnes Florin and Sepidar Hosseini OR/ELLER weaves another performing arts hybrid in the shape of a V.

Madeleine Lindh

Madeleine Lindh studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School between 1996 and 2004. Her first work was with Europa Danse Youth Company, where she danced in pieces by Mats Ek and Hans Van Manen, among others. During 2005-2007 she worked with William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Angelin Preljocaj and Frédèric Flamand in the project D.A.N.C.E (Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe).

Since 2008, Madeleine has worked mostly as a freelancer based in Stockholm and has worked with choreographers such as Björn Säfsten, Linda Blomqvist and Cristina Caprioli. Alongside her work as a dancer, she is also involved in editing film, dance film and documenting dance performances.

Anja Arnquist

Anja Arnquist is educated at Balettakademien and Doch and has worked with dance and choreography since 2004. Among the choreographers Anja has worked with, she has over the years deepened two strong collaborations, with choreographers Cristina Caprioli and Björn Säfsten. Within these research activities, she has developed a large number of productions.

In addition to her many years of work as a dancer, she has periodically produced, choreographed and curated various projects, festivals, meeting places, symposiums and collective exhibitions. In collaboration with places and parties such as; Norrlandsoperan, DOCH, Cullbergbaletten, Moderna Museet, Skånesdansteater, Riksteatern, MDT, Umeå Capital of Culture Year 2014, Madefestivalen, Produkt, Västerbottensmuseum, Dansbiennalen 2008, Original Förlag and Dansmässan2018.

Participants

Concept, choreography, dance

GOLD/OR - Anja Arnquist, Madeleine Lindh

Stage design, construction and production

Johannes Fäst

light design

Tobias Hallgren

music

William Rickman

Costume design

Jenny Nordberg

Scarf/performance image

GOLD/OR - Anja Arnquist, Madeleine Lindh

Graphics and illustration

Agnes Florin

Typography

Sepidar Hosseini

Technology, programming and lighting design

Calle Mårtensson

Production

GOLD/OR - Anja Arnquist, Madeleine Lindh

Photo

Elin Berge

In co-operation with

Costume design, props, stage technology and production at Norrlandsoperan.

Co-production

Norrlandsoperan and Dansens Hus.

Touring with

Dansnät Sweden

With the support of

The Swedish Arts Council, Region Stockholm and the City of Stockholm.

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