Dancing on my own
DANCING ON MY OWN SERIES
2016 - ONGOING
Performance and videoinstallation
Dancing on my own is a one-to-one ritual in which people are invited to dance to their favorite song in front of the camera. Followed by an audio interview where they get to reflect, comment, describe and relate to themselves as both witness and dancer of their own dance.
Dancing on my own results in a film of individual portraits, in which the music is completely removed in order to give space for the music that is the dancer's own thoughts, feelings and ideas triggered by the dancing body.
Dancing on my own explores what makes us move, in the most literal sense. It’s a work that celebrates the simplicity and complexity of dancing through dancing. The film portrays both collective and individual motives for dancing, where the dancing becomes a dialogue of relations; between the dance and the dancer, the dancer and the witness, and between the music and the body.
Dancing on my own was first made in 2016 commissioned by Yorkshire Dance as part of Juncture Festival curated by Gillie Kleiman. The film premiered at The Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art in Leeds and has since been touring to different locations in Sweden and the UK.
Leeds, UK 2016
Juncture Festival/Yorkshire Dance. Presenterad på The Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art, Leeds.
Dancers: Ebere Igborgbor, Ewa Brejmak, Adris Asghar, Lydia Cottrell, Charlotte Relf, Wendy Hodge, David Jones, Carol & Alan Walker, Anthony Haddon, Adrian Nicolae, Paul Lidgard, Ines Soria-Turner, Fabiana Kvam, Emily Muirhead, Kath Morgan-Thompson, Amanda Drago, Sarah Clarke, Sara Allkins & Ella Mesma
Lund, Sweden 2019
MONO Festival of one-to-one performance i Lund, presenterad på Skissernas Museum.
Dancers: Kim Eun Jeong, Heo Seou hye, Oskar Sällström, Hyansil Kim, Eunji Shin, Bom Rhee.
Leeds, UK 2019
Ageless Festival av Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.
Dancers: Orly Sela, Callum Holt, Stella Eldon, Namron OBE, Emma Abbey, Linda Loganathan, Kate Ormond, Cecilia Macfarlane
Farsta, Sweden 2023
SITE/Specific Festival Stockholm 12-17 june 2023
Dancers: Andréa Arlid, Gabriella Berggren, Rose Kaggiri, Salima Ledan, Miriam Löwenstein och Amélie Marmenlind.
DOMO is Supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Yorkshire Dance and Mono Festival.