things that can survive in space - anika edström kawaji / robin haghi (Sweden)


Artists: Anika Edström Kawaji, Robin Haghi and Markus B. Almqvist.
Co-production: Vitlycke Center for Performing Arts (Tanum, SE), KWP-Kunstenwerkplaats (Brussels, BE)
Residency partners: MDT (Stockholm, SE), Pianofabriek (Bryssel, BE), Ten Weyngaert (Bryssel, BE), Region Uppsala (Tierp, SE), Zengården (Finnåker, SE), Bergen Dansesenter (Bergen, NO)
Other collaborations: Uppsala konstmuseum

28.08 - 03.09

During this residency, dancers/choreographers Anika Edström Kawaji and Robin Haghi are working on their performance “Things that can survive in space”.

Things That Can Survive in Space (working title) explores dance and choreography in the form of cosmic messages. The project departs from the questions: What would we construct if we knew that the construction had a chance of reaching another life form? Is there any boundary between fiction and reality when we engage in communication aimed at beings, who are necessarily alien to us and our context(s)? What does choreography become in this cosmic setting?

Anika Edström Kawaji and Robin Haghi

Anika Edström Kawaji and Robin Haghi are dancers, performers and makers based between Stockholm and Brussels. They studied at P.A.R.T.S. (2013 – 2016, Brussels) and worked together as performers for Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersmaerker (BE) where they took part in several productions between 2016 – 2021.

They have individually collaborated with Salva Sanchis (SP), Louis Nam Le Van Ho (FR), Fieldworks (NO/JP), Francesco Scavetta/Wee (IT/NO), Robin Jonsson (SE) and others.

Markus B. Almqvist

Composer from Sweden, with a background in Hip Hop, electronic and contemporary art music. Since 2011, Markus has written music for stage productions and films in Sweden and abroad. He has studied at Gotland School of Music Composition and is currently studying composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

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