|trees is a make believe forest in motion, a digital fairy tale for you to get lost inside, and belong to.
trees invites you into the woods, into the shadows, to dance with us. We show you how, lend you some moves, set-up the pace. You follow your mood, show us your moves, shadow us while we shadow you. So off we go, stumble and crawl, tiptoe and roll, bundle up, spread apart, rest and listen. And carefully, one move after the other, by ragbags of shapes, we dwell choreography. Inside and about, over and over again.
trees is a multilayered and crowded space in motion where interaction is unavoidable; therefore an alert, receptive, and participatory event. A bodily experience of the fictional, and a reciprocal event, shaped by visitors, dancers, and space tuning each other in; choreography as an open, accessible and inviting place for movement, dancing as a way of sharing.
trees is 45 min., led by 4 dancers, for 15 to 20 visitors per event. No previous dancing experience is required.
For children from age 4, general public and elderly. Special program for children age 2 and people with disabilities. trees can be framed by complementary workshops.
The space itself may be presented as autonomous installation. Space, digital imagery, sound-score and choreography are all original material from the production cut-outs & trees (2010).
cut-outs & trees was commissioned by ENPARTS (European Network Performing Arts), premiered at Venice Dance Biennale June 2010, performed at Dance Umbrella London October 2010, Dansens Hus Stockholm September 2010 and April 2011, MADE festival NorrlandsOperan Umeå May 2011.
trees was first presented at Dansens Hus Stockholm April 2011 where it re-runed December 2011-January 2012 for a total of 108 events. The space installation was presented at Dansens Hus Stockholm March 31-April 21 and at MADE festival May 11& 12 2011.
National and international 2013-2014 touring projects are currently being negotiated.