dante - gunilla heilborn (SE)


Idea, text and direction: Gunilla Heilborn
On stage: Ludvig Daae, Ida Wigdel and Kristiina Viiala
Music: Kim Hiorthøy
Songs: Kim Hiorthøy and Gunilla Heilborn
Room and Costume: Katarina Wiklund
Light Design: Susanna Hedin
Production: Sara Bergsmark
Coproduction: Norrlandsoperan, Dansens Hus, Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts
Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grants committé


Residency by Gunilla Heilborn to work on the project Dante.
In collaboration with Norrlandsoperan and Dansens Hus.
30 November, 18.00 at Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts.

Our week in Vitlycke will be our second week working with our new piece DANTE. At the end of the week we will put together an informal showing of where we are at that point in the process. There will be songs, some vague choreographic material, texts and probably a choreographer talking about the Middle ages, the problems of decision -making and her love for the 14th century poet Dante Alighieri You are so welcome. We will bake a cake.

Gunilla Heilborn
Gunilla Heilborn is a choreographer and filmmaker based in Stockholm. She is born in 1964 and has studied radio and film at Nordens Folkhögskola as well as choreography at DOCH in Stockholm and for Anna Halprin at the San Francisco Dancer’s workshop. Heilborn is interrested in history and how it speaks to us. She loves research, but is also happy to deal with the humor that comes from the failing of grand ideas In her works, Heilborn combines text, movement, video and images, always seasoned with an unmistakable dry humor.

Her most recent production is the solo Merkurius, which premiered at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå in November 2022. Before that, 37 hours & 3 minutes premiered at Elverket, Dansens Hus in Stockholm.

”Doubt and uncertainty find a place, next to the aforementioned trust in the universality of one’s own interest in stage form. The key to the latter lies in the work process and performance: the individual – the collective is almost always a theme, the form often a group work of unique performing artists.” -Dagens Nyheter about Gunilla’s artistry and 37 Hours and 3 Minutes.


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