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In the frame of Open Spaces!
An entanglement between sound and movement.
In »Entangled Phrases«, three dancers adopt an axiomatic practice of listening to movement. They use their voices to bring sound to the move- ment and they let the sound affect the movement. They sing, speak and sound what is seen. The sound artist Hendrik Willekens reacts using music especially composed for each dancer. »Entangled Phrases« responds to a society of fear by developing a technique of sensitivity and community. Polyrhythm and polyphony are welcomed as a challenge of depth of experience and understanding.
Direction: Alma Söderberg | Choreography, performance: Anja Müller, Angela Peris Alcantud, Alma Söderberg | Sound: Dechat "Hendrik" Lewillekens | Light: Pol Matthé | Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic | Artistic advice: Anja Röttgerkamp | Technical Direction: Nele Verreyken | Co-produced by: PACT Zollverein (Germany), Norrlandsoperan (Sweden), Tanzfabriek (Germany), Inkonst (Sweden), STUK (Belgium), Pianofabriek (Belgium), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Belgium) in the frame of apap-Performing Europe 2020 - co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union | Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Swedish Arts Council (Kuturrådet).
Alma Söderberg is a choreographer and performer that works with music and dance. She uses her voice and body to play space as if it was an instrument. Her ongoing research deals with how we listen as we look; the relation between the ear and the eye. Söderberg has grounded her practice in a number of solo performances in which she developed an idiorhythmic way of creating. In the two ongoing music projects wowawiwa and John the Houseband, she has worked in collaboration with the other artists Anja Muller, Dennis Deter, Hendrik Willekens, Roger Sala Reyner and Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir. She is currently embarking on a series of group performances starting with the trio "Entangled Phrases". This performance will be the first in which Söderberg invites other performers (Anja Muller and Angela Peris Alcantud) to join her in the practice she has developed making solo performances. In all her works she collaborates closely with the sound artist Hendrik Willekens.