Chest delves into humanity's arsehole in an exploratory choreography at the intersection of ecology, animals and masculinity.



60 minutes

8 May


10 May


11 May


The fear that the human race might not survive has been replaced by the fear that it will endure. 

In an attempt to imagine a different world go Chest straight into the abyss as a place where new creatures can emerge. Hybrids - which are not a car - but a creature that moves and is moved, acting as a figurehead, background and environment. 

Chest is a choreography at the intersection of ecology, animals and masculinity. It intertwines seemingly contradictory concepts such as hard and soft, limp and stiff, or hairy and bald in sweaty attempts to be nature to each other. Med Chest Stina Nyberg continues to explore new musical horizons, this time in collaboration with composer Kaki King, based in New York, USA. King is considered one of the world's foremost guitarists, known both for his technical brilliance and for his constant endeavour to push the boundaries of the instrument.  

Chest is the third instalment of Nyberg's investigation into humanity's assholery, previously developed in Sweet (MDT 2022) and The Dawn Chorus (Norrdans 2022).   

*Middle C, William H. Gass 

Chest part of STHLM DANCE - an international contemporary dance festival in the Stockholm region from 2-12 May 2024.

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About Stina Nyberg

Stina Nyberg is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm. Her work is based on the political and social history of the body from a feminist perspective. She is interested in undervalued knowledge, magical practices and the language of power.

Stina's artistic processes often start from a specific person or have a phenomenon as a node. This leads to a long period of research into the political aberrations surrounding the theme and she creates chains of artistic works in different formats based on the same artistic process. These can be theatre performances, city walks, lectures, concerts, texts or other formats.

She is part of the feminist collective Samlingen (Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Zoë Poluch) who choreograph site-specific interventions with a critical view of dance history. Since 2013, she has been collaborating with Sofia Wiberg, post-doc in Urban Studies at KTH, in a series of artistic investigations of collective knowledge processes.

In recent years, she has immersed herself in a perspective on the current ecological catastrophe through a series of speculations on the possibility of an earth freed from the human species. In 2022, she choreographed the work The Dawn Chorus for Norrdans, the following year she premiered the solo Sweet on MDT and in 2024 the premiere of the Chest room at Dansens Hus Elverket.

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Opening night hangout after Stina Nyberg's performance Chest.

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Post-show discussion after the performance.