Dec 6+7+8. NAPS / Tyra Wigg (SE)

Dec 6 at 7pm
Dec 7 at 7pm
Dec 8 at 6pm

Weld
Norrtullsgatan 7

Book: book.weld.se

Inspired by humanity’s escalating tale of incessant productivity and maximized achievements, NAPS is weaving a soft carpet on which the hyper-stimulated body can rest. The overwhelming tiredness that can occur in the aftermath of a big achievement is seldom welcomed in the public sphere, but in NAPS it finds itself under the spotlight. The stage, so many times center for the rise and fall of innumerable high-achieving stars, is now the place to celebrate the tiredness and its seductive ability to dissolve contracted muscles and minds. NAPS affirms and stimulates this dissolved state, which in turn carries potential for yet unwritten movements and narratives.


Concept, choreography, performance: Tyra Wigg
Music composition, music, performance: Siri Jennefelt
Music research: Aram Abbas

Photo: Elinor Tollerz Bratteby

Co-produced by Weld
With support by Stockholms Stad, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and c.off


TYRA WIGG

is a dancer, performer and choreographer born and based in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied dance at Balettakademien Stockholm, choreography courses at DOCH School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm and mime acting at StDH Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since 2017 Tyra is performing in the internationally touring piece Crowd by Gisèle Vienne, and since 2018 in Everything that Happened and Would Happen by Heiner Goebbels. Previously Tyra has been performing in a wide range of contexts, collaborating with artists such as Marina Abramovic, Éva Mag, Alexandra Pirici, Marie Fahlin, Dorte Olesen, Anna Källblad/Helena Byström, Virpi Pahkinen, Tove Sahlin, Stefan Metz, and the activist group Pussy Riot. Tyra immerses herself in meditation and movement practices with focus of muscular release and reinforcement of the endless capacity of corporeal awareness. In her choreographic work Tyra investigates how these practices can interfere with and propose surprising directions to her habitual patterns of moving and thinking. During 2019-2020 Tyra is artist in residence at SITE, an artistic platform and production center in Farsta, Stockholm.

SIRI JENNEFELDT
is a composer and sound designer and works with music for dance, theater and performance. She completed her bachelor’s degree in sound design for performing arts at STDH in 2015 and has worked with productions on eg. Unga Klara, MDT and Ung scen/öst. Siri is also active as a solo artist under the name Nev Lilit. In 2018, she released the album ”Adorable ruin” at record label Moloton.