Warriors: Chiron in Aries, Recital #1

Sept 11-12 at Inkonst, Malmö (Premiere)

Sept 25-27 at Skogen, Gothenburg

Oct 2-4 at Weld, Stockholm

Warriors: Chiron in Aries, Recital #1 is an offering in which four dancers engage in tailor-made solos, composed in a tight relationship to the techno beats of an original soundtrack by Fiedel. Channeling otherworldly forces, the rebellious, almost sacrificial dances that constitute the piece invoke the figure of the sacred warrior. They transform anger into resistance and constructive action, rather than expressing it as a pointless destructive force. In these solos, saying “I” is not a the expense of a “we”, but rather at the service of a collective. As much as the dancers exude a sheer force of will and an uncompromising boldness, they also uncover unutterable wounds as in an offering of their own vulnerability.

Although this piece is neither about astrology nor about mythology, it relates to them as symbolic and poetic frameworks. The dances embody altogether different archetypes from Chiron “the wounded healer” to many rebellious, warrior and guardian goddesses*.

Warriors: Chiron in Aries, Recital #1, is the first piece of a cycle of four pieces to come, which bring to the forefront the capacity of dance to speak without demonstrating anything.

* In astrology, celestial objects such as planets, minor planets and asteroids, are named after different mythological figures. These figures function as archetypes that relate to different matters in our lives, personally and collectively. With the progresses of astronomy, several celestial objects have been discovered and named after goddesses (Ceres, Vesta, Pallas, Juno, Lilith, Eris…). Astrologers progressively integrated them in their practice. Chiron (both classified as minor planet and comet) is also a rather recent discovery. In astrology, it addresses our deepest wounds and our capacity to heal.

Credits:

Choreography: Frédéric Gies

Dance: Frédéric Gies, Disa Krosness, Julia Plawgo, Andrea Svensson

Original soundtrack: Fiedel

Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo

Costumes: Grzegorz Matlag

Artistic assistance: Elizabeth Ward

Mentor/astrodramaturge: Renee Sills

Coproduced by Inkonst, Weld and Skogen / residence and supported by MARC / residence at SITE / with the support of The Swedish Arts Council,  Malmö stad and Konstnärsnämnden.

Thanks to Anna Grip