MUSIC & MOVEMENT MANAGEMENT

Music & Movement Management, a newly initiated project with support from the Swedish Arts Council, aims to support and develop ten music and dance artists in their works over the course of one year. The ambition is to analyze individual needs, and offer concrete support, as well as tools, models, and resources, for the participants, which will strengthen their professions in the longer term, while also elevating and creating lasting improvements and benefits for their operations. The project is carried out by the Nordberg Movement platform.

Producer and project manager, music: Magnus Lunay
Producer and project manager, dance: Magnus Nordberg and Frida Grassman (from 1 June)
Initiated by: Magnus Nordberg and Elisabet Widlund Fornelius

Music & Movement Management is made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council / Kulturrådet.

Below you can read a short bio of the artists involved and find more information about their current projects.

MUSIC

Ann Rosén

Ann Rosén (b. 1956) is a composer, musician and artist who began her career in the visual arts in the 1980s with interactive, intelligent, and intriguing works. Since the 1990s, the artistic focus has been on music and sound art and Rosén has more than one hundred works behind her. The works have been performed at the Swedish Royal Opera, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and South Bank in London, among others.

Visit Ann Roséns website here.

Maria W Horn

The compositions of Maria W Horn (b. 1989) implement synthetic sounds, electroacoustics, acoustic instruments and also audiovisual components. In her unique work, that has got her performing extensively live all over Europe, acoustic instruments are often paired with digital synthesis techniques, in order to extend the instruments timbral capacities and transcend time and space, reality and dream.

Visit Maria W Horns website here.

Daniel Karlsson

Daniel Karlsson (b. 1973) is a contemporary jazz pianist and band leader that has received multiple rewards and prizes for his music. Swedish Grammys, Grand Prix du Disque, Manifest, Gyllene Skivan, SR-Jazzkatten, Jazzkannan and was honoured to be awarded ”Jazz in Sweden artist”. Karlsson is active both in Sweden and internationally through collaborations with well-known artists and tours with his own projects. He is founding member of the successfull Swedish jazz outlet Oddjob and releases new music at the speed of light with his own Daniel Karlsson Trio.

Visit Daniel Karlssons website here.

Jukka Rintamäki

Jukka Rintamäki composes music for contemporary dance, film and games. He has worked with prominent choreographers like Kenneth Kvarnström, Virpi Pahkinen and Zvi Gotheiner. Some of the game developers he has worked with include DICE, Avalanche Studios and Remedy Games. Most notably he composed the music for the highly successful games Battlefield 3 and 4 . Rintamäki also creates music for film.

Visit Jukka Rintamäkis website here.

Aurelia Dey

Aurelia Dey navigates cleverly and clearly through her artforms dance, music, acting and dialogue, and constantly finds new ways of expressing her art and strong messages. She works tirelessly for a pro-black and equality message in conjunction with her own afrophobic experience as Ghanaian and Swedish. Despite the pandemic, the recent years been productive with new music composed, a new live show set up and also a newly founded webseries/podcast named “Sunday Service”. 

MOVEMENT

Sindri Runudde

Sindri Runudde is a dancer and choreographer based in Sweden. Their work is characterized by a multi-sensorial approach to the body as a living archive. Sindri invites artists and creators to their process to examine and problematize how we experience the world around us through our senses and our perception. Sindris work spans over several fields and includes sound art, visual art and performance. They are educated in contemporary circus and dance, and have worked with companies and institutions as well as toured their own works both in Sweden and internationally.

Maria Naidu

Maria Naidu wants dance to provoke, stimulate and inform rather than just entertain. She explores the social, emotional and spiritual dimensions that dance generates. The starting point is the power of dance to communicate directly, across all kinds of boundaries and its ability to deeply touch people. Marias artistry rests on a solid craft, deeply rooted in art of dance, which in combination with curiosity, interest in development and renewal has made her a multifaceted artist.

Visit Maria Naidus website here.

Joanna Holewa Chrona

Joanna Holewa Chrona is a dancer, choreographer, and dj based in Sweden and South Africa. Her dance- background is within streetdance from the afro-diaspora as well as from West- and South-African cultural dances. She is active within different fields of art such as performing, teaching, choreographing, organising battles and competitions, creating music-videos, art-films, commercials and as DJ.

Visit Joanna Holewa Chronas website here.

BamBam Frost

BamBam Frost is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm. During her long and varied career as a performer, she has moved trough entertainment context as well as the contemporary dance scene. Since 2018 BamBam primarily initiates, choreographs, and performs her work, often in close collaborations with other artists. Right now she insists on pleasure as compass and fiction as tool in the urge to create choreography that encourages you to reevaluate the potential of the the body, the room and the group. Always exploring different movement practices and ways of being together.

Read more about BamBam Frost here.

Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans

Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans is a performing arts group and a production platform with over 10 years experience of performing arts and dance pedagogical work with a special focus on children and young people. They create performances where the audience is involved and where the focus lies on the physical experience of those who participate. Artistic directors for Johansson’s Pelargoner and dance are Annica Styrke and Karin Wiklund – choreographers, dancers and dance educators trained at the School of Dance and School of Circus.

Visit Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans website here.

PROJECTS

Maria Naidu – Golden Extended

 Join us for a cocktail of music and dancing, swinging and swaying, movement and sounding. Ten dancing bodies glide around the room like liquid gold, in constantly sweeping and melodic movement patterns that groove.
Golden (extended) serves up a cocktail of moving and grooving inspired by the 70s disco culture. A choreographic score by Malmö-based Maria Naidu performed by a cast of ten dancers. It is a selfstanding continuation and development of the solo Golden that premiered in November 2017. The work critically examines questions about
The work critically examines questions about representation on the Swedish dance scene today specifically related to ethnicity and is a tribute to all those who are rarely seen in great numbers on the Swedish stages.

1-2 September
Swedish Pavilion

Read more about the performance here!

Sindri Runudde – A Sensoral Lecture

“A sensoral lecture” is a solo performance by and with Sindri Runudde, in which we encounter five voices through metaphoric dating scenarios. The show deals with auditory romance and love at first frequency, an exploration of sound, and especially the voice, as touch. Through dance, dialogue and movement exercises, the audience is invited to a sensoral lecture with humour, imagination and sensitivity. Together with composer Marta Forsberg, Sindri explored the concept of a voice message, and the culture of auditive versus text based SMS. With guidance by Sindri, the audience will be invited to try this practice during the performance.

1 September
FFT Düsseldorf at KAP1 | Small Space

Ticets and more information here

9, 10, 11 September
HOCHZEITSSAAL

Ticets and more information here

Johanssons pelargoner och dans – The Choreography

10 minutes of the piece will be presented at the Swedish Dance program at Tanzmesse.
2 September
3.10 pm and 4.30 pm
Swedish Pavilion
THE CHOREOGRAPHY is a participatory dance performance where the audience follows instructions from a guiding voice using headphones. The performance is available in 15 languages – each member of the audience selects their preferred language and participates in the performance together.
THE CHOREOGRAPHY is a performance filled with galloping horses, confetti, bold movements, imaginary hamsters, and dance. The piece explores the world through movement and examines how the way we move can affect our thoughts and what we see and feel. THE CHOREOGRAPHY is a participatory performance based entirely on the audience’s participation. All participants receive a pair of headphones, and a guiding voice gives them instructions on how to relate to one’s body and to one another. In other words, there are no dancers in the performance. Instead, the members of the audience create THE CHOREOGRAPHY together. Aimed at an audience 10 years and older.

BamBam Frost – YES

YES is a cascade of pleasure, sadness and dreams of possibilities. Morphing through a constant of what has been and what is. YES insists on fiction in the imagining of what could be and how to get there. YES works with the healing powers of water and the storm’s revolutionary potential. Yes yes yes. This could be something. YES is soft, YES is dense, YES is tension and release, YES is too much and not enough.

YES will show at Ice Hot on Thursday 30th June at 3pm at Tanssin Talo.

More information about “YES” at Ice Hot

AFIA – YEBO YES 

YEBO YES is a work for five dancers by/with choreographes and artistic leaders Joanna Holewa Chrona and Theresa Gustavsson – with the dancers Sibusiso Mthembu, Gugulethu Mofokeng and David Morale from South Africa joining on stage.

The idea behind the performance started from seeking connections between different street dances and individual dancers. Later on in the process the interest grew of exploring the power in the individual expression, in choreography and in a club environment. What really caught Joanna and Theresas interest to work with Pantsula was the feeling of a synchronized mass that never seem to stop, amongst rhythms, characters, playfulness, footwork and drive. The dancers are using their own dance as a way of expression to create their unique self. This is something that the artistic leaders has chosen to highlight, but also to nurse the energy that occurs between the self-taught street dancers.

The meeting between the dancers, the cultures and the personalities gives the performance an honest expression and a raw image of what streetdance culture and personal expression could be.

My Own Fukase – Maria Naidu 

A seamless, cinematic blend of movement, projection, film, subdued light, drone and deafening lamentation. Polyphonic composition that delves deeply into the pleasantly unpleasant

In “My Own Fukase” , a fate-saturated collage, we encounter a seamless, cinematic blend of movement, projections, film, subdued light, drone and deafening lamentation . Humans are fascinated by the grotesque; we massage bruises even though it hurts. We are disgusted by the smell of decay and at the same time attracted to it –Why is that

In this interdisciplinary work, choreographer Maria Naidu collaborates with composer Kent Olofsson, visual designer Tomas Romlöv and lighting designer Imre Zsibrik.

The artistic process is inspired by the complex artistry of the Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase (1934-2012). In his workFukase treated love, loss, loneliness, despair, self-destruction and mortality at different levels of depth and abstraction, in a raw, compulsive, sometimes comical and emotional way. “My Own Fukase” explores and draws on these themes through large-scale polyphonic choreography and sound composition, created for one sole live body/voice.