BODIES OF WATER

Pontus Pettersson

 

What if the water in me is the same as the water in you?

 

‘Bodies of Water’ is a three-hour choreographic installation that leads the visitor, aesthetically and sensorially through an empathic experience inducing new ways of perceiving your surroundings in an encounter with five performers. Departing from Russian Marxist activist Alexandra Kollontai’s texts on love and Astrida Neimanis’ work with Hydrofeminism, the work attempts to embody and become water on a molecular level through language, objects stitched and worn, sound, relational tactics, and dance.

 

As subtle as the smallest water droplet or as wild as the wildest ocean, the performers circulate throughout the space choreographed by a scripted score—eddying, pooling, navigating, submerging, and rolling—meanwhile connected by a magnetic attraction not unlike the hydrogen bond. Through the sounds, gestures, textures, and objects we meet with our presence we find ourselves mirrored. The superficial reflection at the surface gives way. We give agency to the water within us—its tensions, traits, and potentials.

 

Prior to entering the installation, the audience are invited to don their own hydrologic aphorism, printed on simple A4 paper and cut into stripes that one can wear around the wrist.

 

‘Bodies of Water’ is part of Pettersson’s extended research ‘All Departures Are Waves’ (2019-), which brings forward the ecological, performative, political, economic, ethical, and narrative qualities that water entails and unleashes.

 

Choreography, installation and objects: Pontus Pettersson

Performed by: Klara Utke Acs, Robert Malmborg, Sybrig Dokter, Adam Seid Tahir and Daniela Escarleth Romo Pozo.

Music and sound by: Neda Sanai, Samo DJ, LUNE, Daniela Bershan, Jin Mustafa, Stolen Songs, PETS, Maria Hilmersson Landgren for the project SS20

Costume: Pontus Pettersson together with performers

Dramaturgy: Karina Sarkissova

 

Originally commissioned by Hannah Zafiropulos to be performed in Dora Garcia’s exhibition “RED LOVE,” at Tensta Konsthall May 2018

Artus

2 March 2020, 19:00 at Artús, Budapest.

It is happening (between you and me).

Koncept och text: Sybrig Dokter
Projicering och ljud: Kristóf Szabó
Foto: Nadja Voorham.

 

Created during residencies at AQB Budapest, sponsored by ProProgressione – Budapest, Açık Stüdyo, Izmir, Weld, Stockholm and the Artists Grants Committee International program.

Supported by the Artists Grant Committee and the Artists Grant Committee’s International Dance Program.

12+13+14 juni 2018 at Weld, Stockholm.

kl 19:00

It is happening (between you and me) / Sybrig Dokter (SE)

Koncept och text: Sybrig Dokter
Projicering och ljud: Kristóf Szabó
Foto: Nadja Voorham.

Skapad under residens på  AQB Budapest med stöd av ProProgressione (Budapest), Açık Stüdyo (Izmir), Weld (Stockholm) och Konstnärsnämndens internationella dansprogram (Stockholm).

Med stöd av Konstnärsnämnden.

Tickets: book.weld.se

Weld Company + Matthias Sperling

12 November 2017, 18:00

Weld, Stockholm

Soft Power Generator II

In our one-week research project, me and Weld Company will take as a starting point a practice that I have been working with, which I call ‘looping’. Rhythmically repeating a single movement while also gradually reshaping it in barely perceptible increments, the practice works on sustaining a state between repetition and difference. Drawing on interests including Deborah Hay, Aby Warburg, cognitive science and hypnosis, this practice considers the possibility of performing choreography as a kind of conjuring – seeking knowledge of the unknown through movement.Matthias Sperling

9 September 2016 kl 23.55 – 08.00

Weld 

Norrtullsgatan 7

Falling

Sybrig Dokter, Robin Dingemans, Nadja Voorham

Jag faller i sömn. Jag faller i sömnen och jag faller där genom sömnens kraft. På samma sätt som jag faller av utmattning. På samma sätt som jag faller av leda. Som jag faller sönder i ett ögonblick av nöd. Som jag faller, generellt. 

Jean-Luc Nancy (The fall of sleep)

Den 9 september håller Weld nattöppet för en visning av det arbete som Sybrig Dokter haft residens med på Weld under februari och september 2016.

Nadja Voorham, Robin Dingemans och Sybrig Dokter fortsätter nu med balansgången på gränssnittet av att vara medveten och vara i sömn; ett  kontinuerligt fallande i svarta rum; passiva, hjälplösa, i glappet mellan vakande och sovande. Prekära kroppar som har förlorat möjligheten att agera; som delar rummet och blir påverkade av varandra utan motstånd.

Nadja Voorham, Robin Dingemans och Sybrig Dokter kommer sova, mötas i drömmarna och gå i vaken vila från midnatt till morgon.

 

En första version av Falling visades på Weld den 28 februari

Framförd av: Robin Dingemans, Nadja Voorham, Sybrig Dokter.
Ljusdesign av: Ronald Salas
Projektet initierades av Sybrig Dokter

 

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robindingemans.net
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Three ways of mastering a kiss or a 25 minute kiss at your neck, by Aitana Cordera Vico.

15 July 2016 at Notafe, Estonia.

 

THREE WAYS TO MASTER A KISS or a twenty five minute kiss at your neck is the result of a research about kisses, kissing and group agreements and dynamics.It also investigates the sense of taste and the borders of tasting. Taste as mouths, oral and saliva. Tasting as how we experience and evaluate flavors, how we like or dislike things, how we judge and make selections.

 

With:

Alvaro Frutos, Pablo Herranz (ESP), Sybrig Dokter (SWE/NL), Micheál Rowsome (IRE), Mira Kautto, Oliver Whitehead (FIN), Joanna Kalm, Kadri Noormets, Andrea Zavala Folache (NL), Oneka von Schrader (AUS/NL)

Lights: Triin Suvi

www.aitanacordero.com

photography: Christin Taul

Sybrig Dokter and Elisabeth Poignant will perform Transference

 

18.00–21.00 Uppsala Konstmuseum during Revolve Festival.

 

by Saskia Holmkvist (SE/NO)

The word ”transference” will mark the room with it´s different interpreters in a performative act of transference via a computer to a projection that wants to become body. The challenge lays in how the choice is made to register architecture, place and time along with affective traces and flickering perceptions of the non-fixity of actions.

28+29 april kl 19.00

Dansens Hus

Barnhusgatan 14

När Weld i vår fyller 10 år firar vi med premiären av Phoenix, skapad av koreografen Rebecka Stillman tillsammans med- och för Weld Company. Med Phoenix expanderas undersökningen kring danskompaniets vara och format till en stor scen.

På scen: Caroline Byström, Robin Dingemans, Sybrig Dokter, Marie Fahlin, Noah Hellwig, Elias Girod, Disa Krosness, Robert Malmborg, Sandra Lolax, Per Sacklén, Hanna Strandberg, Andrea Svensson, Anna Westberg.

Ljusdesign och rum: Chrisander Brun
Kostym: Erik Annerborn

Weld Company har sedan starten 2013 bjudit in svenska och internationella koreografer från olika generationer till att skapa koreografiska verk under devisen ”No Talking No Props”.

Verket Phoenix är en koreografi av Rebecka Stillman tillsammans med de kompanimedlemmar som ackumulerats sedan start och är en fortsättning av det arbete Rebecka utvecklat tillsammans med kompaniet under åren.

WELD                    

28 February 2016, 00.00-08.00

Sybrig Dokter, Robin Dingemans, Nadja Voorham

 
Falling

I’m falling asleep. I’m falling into sleep and I’m falling there by the power of sleep. Just as I fall asleep from exhaustion. Just as I drop from boredom. As I fall on hard times. As I fall, in general. Sleep sums up all these falls, it gathers them together.

 

Jean-Luc Nancy (The fall of sleep)

 

During the night from Saturday 27 – Sunday 28th February between 00.00-08.00.

 

Nadja Voorham, Robin Dingemans and Sybrig Dokter will sleep, meet while dreaming and  move in wakefulness throughout the night.

We will sleep for you. We will dream. Dreaming as a place place where one is alone and at the same time joining millions of other people sleeping or dreaming in widely different situations. 

We will try to stay lucid in that world which is created by our minds without any sensory input from the world around us. When touching someone or something in a dream there is no way to  verify if that person or thing is really there. 

It is an unstable world where things change with every glance and where one can look 10 times at a written page and see something different all 10 times.

The project is initiated by Sybrig Dokter and developed by Robin Dingemans, Nadja Voorham and Sybrig Dokter
during a residency at Weld.

Light design by Ronald Salas

For Your Eyes Only

at 720stundenSeptember 2015 21:00 – 22:30

Performance

 

There is nothing in front of me. There is nothing underneath my feet. There is nothing to my left. There is nothing here. There is nothing beyond the door, nothing the cat is running away with. There is nothing buried underneath the tree. There is nothing bruised, nothing growing in my kidneys. There is nothing funny about a gold fish. There is nothing in the house, nothing in the Milky Way. There is nothing left to see. Funny.

Mit Peter Stamer, Sybrig Dokter und Andreas Müller

Bühne Hebelhalle
Hebelstraße
Heidelberg

Archaeological Bodies

Who speaks, who does not and how does that give meaning to what we are listening to?

Archaeological Bodies examined individual and collective structures in relation to identity, while investigating the way we ask questions and the answers they can produce. Subsequently, interviews were conducted with people who moved to Lviv recently or longer ago.

 

Archaeological Bodies is a project directed at the relations between different groups in Ukraine. It took place during three sessions in 2014 and 2015.

 

Directed by Sybrig Dokter and Nadja Voorham

Production: Kateryna Radchenko, Eugene Chervony

Archaeological Bodies is part of the project Waiting in the Margins by Lava-Dansproduktion which was created in Georgia and is now touring Ukraine.

Co-produced by Art Travel.

Financial support by the Swedish Postcode Lottery and the Swedish Institute.

Archaeological Bodies

Presentation/installation at Gallery of Cultural Center Temerin

23 July  2015, 20h

Supported by Creative Force program of Swedish Institute.

photography Nadja Voorham

 I believe (something is happening) 

at Notafe, Estonia,  5 -11 July 2015

Supported by Artists Grant Committee’s International Dance Program.

Sybrig Dokter erhåller Welds hedersutmärkelse Januari 2015

Hur ser arbetsförhållandena ut för en frilansare inom dans och koreografiområdet idag? Hur skapar man en trygg tillvaro? Många väljer att vidareutbilda sig då det blir ett för krävande och ovisst arbete att producera sig själv och sin konst i ett ekonomiskt http://premier-pharmacy.com hårt pressat fält. Det finns alltså mindre tid till att vara i nuet, reflektera, fantisera och drömma. Hur kan vi återta denna plats?

 

Weld vill uppmärksamma dansaren och koreografen Sybrig Dokter för att hon håller sig kvar i fältet och som konstnär nyfiket letar sig vidare. Vi vill härmed hedra henne och hennes arbete.

 

Sybrig är en förebild för kollegor genom att insistera på den fysiska praktiken, den samtida diskursen och för att hon generöst delar med sig av sina erfarenheter. Hon har med skärpa, integritet och värme bidragit till Welds verksamhet och Sveriges dansscen och har under lång tid utforskat och förkroppsligat både sina egna och andras konstnärliga visioner.

 

Sybrig har också ägnat stort engagemang i projekt som ägt rum utanför det eurocentriska, bland annat i Moldavien, Ukraina och Vitryssland. Hon har under åren varit aktuell på Weld genom en rad olika konstprojekt, nu som medlem i Weld Company.