Principerna, premiere 19 dec 06

Principerna by Malin Hellkvist Sellén

on norms for the staging of body, movement and choreography
a work that focuses on the construction of itself
on power perspective in creating
on choreography, conventions and definitions

Opening Dec 19th, 7 pm
Additional performances on Dec 20th, 12 pm and 7 pm and Dec 21st, 12 pm and 7 pm
Produced with support from The National Council for Cultural Affairs and the EU Culture 2000 Programme within the framework of the Enhanced danceWEB-Europe Scholarship.

Performed at: Weld, Norrtullsgatan 7, Stockholm
Tickets +46 8 34 67 60, biljetter@weld.se

In Principerna, Malin Hellkvist Sellén focuses on the fundamental issues surrounding contemporary dance; on the expectations of a dance piece and its choreographic construction. As previous works, it is permeated by a will to question the norm system, turn theory into practice, ask questions, invite a dialogue and, not least, with humour and engagement, reveal the special capacity of contemporary dance to make thoughts graspable.

Malin Hellkvist Sellén studied choreography at the Swedish National College of Dance between 1998 and 2001, since when she has mainly freelanced. She consistently creates provocative and pioneering dance performances and has toured throughout Sweden. Her works have been performed at Dansens Hus, Moderna Dansteatern, Kulturhuset, NorrlandsOperan, Pusterviksteatern, Atalante and Palladium.

Principerna
Choreography: Malin Hellkvist Sellén
Dancers: Kristine Slettevold, Johan Thelander, Kristiina Viiala,
Set design, lighting: Erik Westerlund
Costumes: Lena Lindgren
Technicians: Elisabeth Kjeldahl Nilsson, Susanne Hedin
Producer: Magnus Nordberg
Production: Vischan Danskonst in collaboration with Weld
Produced with support from The National Council for Cultural Affairs and the EU Culture 2000 Programme within the framework of the Enhanced danceWEB-Europe Scholarship.

Malin Hellkvist Sellén | Choreographer
Malin Hellkvist Sellén studied choreography at the Swedish National College of Dance between 1998 and 2001, since when she has mainly freelanced. Malin's work includes Projekt-genusneutral armé på uppdrag (Project gender neutral army on mission), Paradigm (Paradigm), dom ger tanken kropp (they give thought body), DE GRÅTANDE BARNEN (the crying children), Under konstruktion (under construction) and Kung Kristina (King Kristina). Malin Hellkvist Sellén latest work is the highly praised Bättre folk (better people) (2006), which had its opening night at NorrlandsOperan in November and has been performed throughout Sweden through Dansnät Sverige. In the spring of 2007, Malin Hellkvist Sellén will be returning to Dansens Hus with King Kristina (2005).

Kristiina Viiala | Dancer
Kristiina Viiala studied dance at the Swedish National College of Dance in Stockholm between 2000 and 2001. She has worked with Dorte Olesén and Gunila Heilborn and was co-founder of the Filter artist collective in Finland 2005. Kristiina has also studied dramaturgy and creative writing at Stockholm University and has worked with Malin Hellkvist Sellén on a number of occasions.

Kristine Slettevold | Dancer
Kristine Slettevold was educated at the School of Contemporary Dance and the Norwegian National Ballet Academy in Oslo. In Norway she has worked with Impure Company/Hooman Sharifi, Kreutzerkompani/Eva Cecilie Richardsen, Andersson Dance and ccap/Cristina Caprioli. Kristine is a guest teacher at the School of Contemporary Dance and the Norwegian National Ballet Academy in Oslo and the Swedish National College of Dance and Dance Centre Sweden in Stockholm. The Principles is Kristine's first collaboration with Malin Hellkvist Sellén.

Johan Thelander | Dancer
Johan Thelander studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm and Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios in Brussels. He has performed his work at several theatres throughout Europe, worked with the ROSAS dance company in Brussels for several years and is currently a freelance dancer in Stockholm. Johan is artistic leader for the independent dance company Thea and runs PRODUKT, a production group for dramatic art, together with Anders Jacobson. The Principles is Johan's first collaboration with Malin Hellkvist Sellén.

Erik Westerlund | Set and Light Designer
Erik Westerlund studied at the Swedish University College of Film Radio, Television and Theatre and has freelanced as a lighting designer in Sweden since 1999. With 50 or so productions behind him, Erik Westerlund has already collaborated with producers like Anna Petterson, Anette Norberg, Carolina Frände and Åsa Kalmér, and choreographers like Virpi Pahkinen, Cristina Caprioli and Favela Vera Ortiz. Erik Westerlund and Malin Hellkvist Sellén have collaborated since 2000 and have worked together on Projekt-genusneutral armé på uppdrag (Project gender neutral army on mission), Paradigm (Paradigm), dom ger tanken kropp (they give thought body), DE GRÅTANDE BARNEN (the crying children), Under konstruktion (under construction) and Kung Kristina (King Kristina).

Lena Lindgren | Costume Designer
Lena Lindgren studied at the Cutters' Academy in Gothenburg and in 2008 will complete the Set Design Programme (costume designer) at the University College of Film Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm. Lena has created costumes for a number of dance and theatre companies including Cirkuspiloterna, Stina Oscarsson and the National Theatre/JAM. Lena Lindgren has also assisted Ulla Kassius on several other sets. Lena Lindgren and Malin Hellkvist Sellén have collaborated since 2000 and have worked together on Projekt-genusneutral armé på uppdrag (Project gender neutral army on mission), Paradigm, dom ger tanken kropp (they give thought body), DE GRÅTANDE BARNEN (the crying children), Under konstruktion (under construction) and Kung Kristina (King Kristina), and the latest work Bättre folk (better people).