Ömma Arkiv / Anna Bontha

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Date & Time: 17/02/2019 18:00 - 19:00

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Ömma Arkiv
tradere  (latin tradiʹtio ´to hand over´ ´to give for safekeeping´)

Ömma arkiv is a poetic examination of the experience of what tradition can be. In Swedish folkdance the dance by tradition follows a circle counterclockwise. Here that tradition is borrowed; the dancers follow the circle round and around. Repeating but with every repetition the dance becomes slightly altered. The performance in this way creates its own traditions and ways of doing. The circular movement is a reminder of, as well as an embodiment of time passing.

Just like a lot of our history and knowledge is passed on from generation to generation through stories, games, habits and customs, the performers try different ways of ´handing over´, ways of transmitting, translating and interpreting. The performance takes place far away from the rational categorizations of the dance archives. The methods are inexact and subjective, depends on unstable sensorial impressions, theis archives are their own aging and forgetful bodies.


Choreography: Anna Bontha
In collaboration with Anton SchneiderHanna Bylund and Linnea Aall Campbell
Dancers Anton SchneiderHanna Bylund and Anna Bontha
Music by and with Linnea Aall Campbell
Outside eye: Linda Adami

Ömma arkiv is a co-production with Weld, with residency support from C.off and supported by Stockholm city.