30 sep – 2 okt. warp / Gry Tingskog

September 30 at 7pm
October 1 at 7pm
October 2 at 4pm

Weld
Norrtullsgatan 7

Book at: book.weld.se


warp is a sensorial choreographic experience in the dark. Four performers move with reflex weaves that respond to touch by making sound, in a soundscape panning in-between eight speakers. What unfolds is a game with vision and non-vision through how light is reflected off the materials. Weaves wired with touch sensors make a cacophony of stories and sounds. Fingers slip and slide in-between bodies, materials, textures and technologies, weaving choreographies of DIY e-textiles, text, sound, images and codes—to warp the realities fabricated by them. This disorienting and multi-sensory journey drifts between organic rhythms, nocturnal metamorphoses, and technological imaginaries.

warp explores the hegemony of vision and the visible which has shaped the arts and the production of reality since the Enlightenment. Through a choreography with darkness, the theatre is no longer an apparatus for directing attention or making visible. Instead, the work asks for a dance that can take place more in the body and imagination of the audience than on stage in front of them. Exploding theatre about appearances, warp orbits around a question of disappearance: how do disappearances appear? When darkness bears metaphorical ties to invisibility and exclusion, warp explores the queer poetics of ”being in the dark.”


Concept and choreography: Gry Tingskog
Performed by: Amina Szecsödy, Chloe Chignell, Gry Tingskog and Rodrigo Andreolli
Sound: Amina Szecsödy and Gry Tingskog
Light: Gry Tingskog and Laura Salerno

Weaves crafted by Amina Szecsödy, Chloe Chignell, Gry Tingskog and Rodrigo Andreolli
and programmed by Gry Tingskog

Co-produced by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, with support from Kulturamt Gießen and Hessian Theatre Academy.


GRY TINGSKOG (they/them)
works with choreography across dance, technology, sculpture and text, weaving together threads of performance and visual arts. Gry’s practice moves between making performances in a collaborative manner, imagining collaborative formats for sharing practices, performing, teaching and writing. Their work has been presented in Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway and France in theatres as well as museums.

In 2017 Gry co-initiated INSISTER SPACE, an artist-run organization imagining choreographic methods to create a more solidaric dance community and reorganize artistic work in practice. They were also part of founding höjden, a trans-disciplinary workspace for artists and cultural workers in Östberga, Stockholm.

Gry is based in Stockholm and Frankfurt. warp is their graduation piece from the MA in Choreography and Performance from the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies/Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen. They also hold a BA degree in Dance Performance from DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts. Gry was awarded, amongst others, the danceWEB Scholarship in 2019, Anders Sandrews Utbildningsstipendium in 2019 and DAAD 2020–2021.

 


Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm