Jan 19+21+22. NORMCORE / Dinis Machado (SE/PT)

January 19 at 7pm
January 21 at 7pm
January 22 at 7pm

Norrtullsgatan 7

Book: book.weld.se

NORMCORE is a playground dance for five performers. Departing from their bodies in what they have of specific materialities, architectures, histories, dance training, background amongst others.

Questioning the exhausted idea of undressing as a metaphor for revealing one’s natural essence, we invest instead in constructed nakednesses paying attention to bodies that do not imagine themselves as they are medically described or seen by society.

We investigate and build bodies with assemblages that transform our bodies into what we need, what we wish, or how we feel them, and we dance the dances they dance. Communal dances of a crooked togetherness where the politics of doing are more relevant than their formal equivalence. Dances of self custom made virtuosities where our bodies discover themselves in a collective process. A multiple togetherness where we build our identities and their very materialities. A dance together where the trust in each other allows us to discover our bodies further into places we dream of.

A performance by Dinis Machado (SE/PT)
Danced by Mandi Tiukkanen (FI/SE), Lo River Löof (SE), Kathleen Hawkins (UK), Gareth Cutter (UK), André Cabral (PT)
Drawing Edith Hammar (FI/SE)
Music tracks by Habib1 (SE) [Cherish], Helh (SE) [Cherish], White Silas (US)
Closing text by GimpSkinFag (US)[Recon]

Produced by BARCO (SE) | Co-produced by Weld (Stockholm, SE), Skogen (Gothenburg, SE), METAL (Peterborough, UK), Chisenhale (London, UK), CDCE / FIDANC Festival (Évora, PT) | Other residencies at BUDA (Kortrijk, BE), Citemor (Montemor-o-Velho, PT) and Siobhan Davies Dance (London, UK) || Project funded by Arts Council England (UK), Könstnärsnämnden (SE), Stockholms Stad (SE), Kulturrådet (SE), DGArtes (PT) and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT)


– The space is partially wheelchair accessible. More details here


-The performance contains spoken text in English subtitled in English.


– If you have a visual impairment and require a visual description during the performance write us to info@weld.se

works as a choreographer since 2008. Born in Porto (PT) is based in Stockholm (SE) since 2012 where he collaborates with Weld.  Holds the MA Choreography by DOCH (Stockholm) directed by Jefta Van Dinther and Frédéric Gies and the Visual Arts Independent Studies Program at Maumaus (Lisbon). He studied also theatre and dance at ACE and Balleteatro in Porto and ESTC in Lisbon. In 2013 Dinis Machado got the Cullberg Ballet/Life Long Burning swedish co-production for the project Black Cats Can See in the Dark But Are Not Seen one of the selected works at [8:tension] series at ImpulsTanz 2014.