Artistic Director: Veera Suvalo Grimberg
Choreography: Carl Olof Berg Dancers: Emilia Wärff, Izabell Makiela, Aristide Rontini Music: Lisen Rylander Löve Lighting design and Costume: Tove Berglund
Masks: Matt Lambert Photo: Patrik Gunnar Helin Technician: Johann Nordqvist Production: Producentbyrån
16.05 - 21.05
Skirtpower is a study on forbidden bodies and movements in skirt, about sexuality and power.
“I want to talk about the skirt as an ambiguous symbol of our society’s view on our bodies. About different codes for masculinity and femininity and expressions of sexuality. That the skirt, throughout history, has been a garment communicating masculinity and power. From pharaohs, religious leaders, military, kings and rock icons, but how today it’s so clearly a feminine garment. I want to talk about how the skirt choreographs our bodies, but also about our gaze on those who wear it. About the power it holds to take place, limit, expose and hide. And the desire to choreograph the skirt.” – Carl Olof Berg, choreographer
Carl Olof works with themes like masculinity and prestige. He works with the voice, with eye contact, intimacy, singing and with a narrative tradition in his artistic method, often based in gender construction, queer activism and feminist theory. In his work as choreographer he uses aesthetics and bodily practices from dance, theatre, pop music, opera and fine arts.
Lisen Rylander Löve
Lisen is an internationally established musician and composer from Gothenburg, working ion the fields of jazz, electronica and sound art. She has developed a personal sound where she blends acoustic instruments like saxophone and voice with live electronics, creating her own unique sound worlds. Lisen has written the music for Skirtpower and performs live on stage as part of the piece.