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“The Wood Piece” (Trästycket) is a project and dance performance that examines new fields within dance practice. The project deals with materiality in relation to artistic practice, focusing on time and form. Through a redistribution of objects and forms – such as to allow music instruments within the performance take on a new material shape, in the form of wooden costumes – the choreography becomes a place for redistribution of time. It’s about the possibility of the artistic practice to draw up new conditions of time, in other words, about to take the time you “do not have”.

Participating artists:
Malin Elgán (SE): choreography
Rebecca Chentinell (SE), Fernanda Echenique (UY), Tove Salmgren (SE), Love
Källman (SE) and Ludde Hagberg (SE): dance
Bodil Gustavsson-Fürst (SE), Anthony Kleinepier (NL): design
Bella Rune (SE): costume
Tobias Hagström-Ståhl (SE): light
Daniel Söderberg (SE) and Fernanda Echenique (UY): music
Stina Høgkvist (NO): curating advice
Tove Dahlblom (SE): production
Magnus Liistamo (FI): project managing

“Trästycket” was co-produced by MDT (SE) and had additional financial support from the Swedish Arts Grant council and the foundation for the Culture of the future, Jardin d`Europe/Cullberg Ballet (SE).

“The Wood Piece” premièred on the May 14, 2011 at MDT Stockholm (SE)

Further touring

MDT, Stockholm 15 May 2011

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