Nønne Mai Svalholm / CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
The body as platform for utterance
WORK DEMO & TALK / Nønne Mai Svalholm (DK)
Part of the program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACITON
Power and fragility are the starting point when choreographer Nønne Mai Svalholm and selected performers aged 60+ give a work demonstration and tell about the artistic work of creating choreographic works on the theme ”Rethink Ageing”.
Since 2015, Nønne Mai Svalholm has worked on the theme ”Rethink Ageing”. Along with a larger group of seniors, she is continuously examining choreographic concepts and grips, which investigate the staging of seniors as performers, scenographic landscape and role models.
The works ”Circuit – a reflection on aging” (2016), ”Ultima” (2017) and the upcoming work ”Gravity” (2019) are created as a trilogy.
Nønne Mai Svalholm
She creates choreographic works based on a feminist look at the body in relation to our present time. Svalholm is an artistic director and choreographer at Svalholm Dans, and has since 2008 created a number of choreographic works, short films, tours and cultural exchange projects in the Middle East and North Africa. The focus has been on the artwork, not only as an aesthetic product, but also as an action and platform for performance.
The artistic vision is to free the body by staging the body, thereby creating room for new perceptions. The works become potentially political when they are developed or incorporated in a Middle East and North African context. An example of this is the work CHEST (duet, Egypt 2013) that was developed and performed by local performers – an Egyptian man and woman – who repeatedly knock their chests against each other. CHEST was created as a site-specific work and performed in the old city of Cairo during the 2013 demonstrations.
What is CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
A weekly event throughout the season. Every Monday at 7-9 pm Dansehallerne presents meetings between affiliated artists and guests from other programs and performances presented by Dansehallerne. The artists share their thoughts about artistic work through conversations, installations, performances or films. The program is in English.
The meetings are primarily addressed to the artists in the field but open to all with an interest. Free entrance.
CHOREOGRPAHY IN ACTION takes place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema. The distinctive art institution Kunsthal Charlottenborg ia a close collaborator of Dansehallerne.