Samlingen (SE/CA/IS)

Samlingen Works at Work

Monday 31. October – Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Samlingen Works at Work

Samlingen is about how we relate to history, how we think about working together, the hierarchies between work roles, who gets to be the boss and who should be the boss, the whiteness of the black box, the money, the sick leave and parental leave, about working only with people you want to sleep with, about stealing ideas, about feeling like you never will become anything and everyone already knows that. These things, the major dilemmas of living in relationship with dance, can be brought up in Samlingen. Samlingen changes costume depending on which context it finds itself in but stays committed to its passion to meet both practicing dance artists and an audience. Together with these groups Samlingen dances and uncovers personal memories in the effort to create the subjective abundance of a common history. The stories told during Samlingen form the official, unofficial and forgotten dance history.


The choreographers Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Stina Nyberg and Zoë Poluch initiated Samlingen as a choreographic project to facilitate their common interest in choreography, friendship and feminism as it is intertwined with the history of dance. Samlingen has done work for Cullberg Ballet, Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern, Stockholm and was keynote speakers at the Postdance conference at MDT, Stockholm.

Credits of the performance

Makers: Amanda Apetrea, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Nadja Hjorton, Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch

Supported by: Kulturkontakt Nord

Photo: Märta Thisner (from Samlingen at the Museum of Dance in Stockholm)



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