14.09.2019 // Secret location, Bucharest
15:00 – 15:30
Mårten Spångberg: 46
Dans contemporan (Contemporary dance) / solo performance
Intrarea liberă / Free entrance
Rezervări / Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
With and by: Mårten Spångberg
Rehearsal director: Sidney Barnes
AI and programming: Heiko Göltzer
Duration: 15 minutes
If abstract things can exist, such as a rumour, a jpeg stored on a hard drive, the Hindu goddess Parvati or the nothingness in a half empty bottle. What says that dance can not exist, generate some form of autonomy or simply a life of its own?
46 is an ongoing research into the autonomous existence of dance, expressed as a series of performances where dancing is a means of forming bonds with dance. To dance or be danced by a dance that has its own existence implies to grant dance agency. To approach or care for such a dance requires a new mind-set and opens for the possibility for altered forms of experience.
46 is presented in parks, nature or in semi-public spaces such as churches, museums and libraries.
Inspired by contemporary materialism, quantum-physics, emoji aesthetics, AI and urban-dance, 46 aims undermine dominant modes of composition and formations of representation, aiming at producing places for the possibility of shared practices to emerge.
The material in 46 was developed by the performers in Mårten Spångberg later work from “The Internet” to “Culture”. Thanks to Tamara Alegre, Simon Asencio, Sidney Barnes, Liza Baliasnaja, Linda Blomqvist, Renée Copraij, Emma Daniel, Christine De Smedt, Misha Downey, Mette Edvardsen, Hana Lee Erdman, Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Sandra Lolax, Mark Lorimer, Sarah Ludi, Moya Michael, Clinton Stringer, Louise Dahl, Rebecka Stillman, Hanna Strandberg, Else Tunemyr, Alexandra Tveit.
46 is a dance created in the context of Skymningen supported by The Swedish Art Council.
46 is part of the project Vandrare/Håp supported be The Norwegian Art Council.
Mårten Spångberg (b. 1968) is a choreographer living and working in Brussels and Stockholm. His interest concerns dance in an expanded field, something he has approached through experimental practice in a multiplicity of formats and expressions. He has been active on stage as a performer and creator since 1994, and since 1999 has been creating his own choreographies, from solos to larger scale works, which have toured internationally. Under the label International Festival, Spångberg collaborated with architect Tor Lindstrand and engaged in social and expanded choreography. From 1996 – 2005 he organised and curated festivals in Sweden and internationally, and in 2006 initiated the network organisation INPEX. He has considerable experience in teaching both theory and practice. From 2008 – 2012, he directed the MA programme in choreography at the University of Dance in Stockholm. In 2011, his first book, Spangbergianism, was published.
Mårten Spångberg is professor in dramaturgy and choreography at Oslo National Academy of The Arts, departments of dance and theatre. Mårten Spångberg is associated artist at Black Box teater Oslo, 2017-2018. His more recent works – La Substance, but in English, The Internet, Natten and Gerhard Richter, une pièce pour le théâtre – have gained extensive international recognition.
eXplore festival #14
Producers: 4Culture Association and WASP Studios
Cultural project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN)
The project does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN.
AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
Partners: Balassi Institute – The Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, Brancovenesti Palaces Cultural Center, Geological Institute of Romania – National Museum of Geology, Craiova Art Museum
Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, Revista Arta, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitivă
Photo credit: Mårten Spångberg