Linda Blomqvist "Duende"
Duende is moments with a presence beyond the ordinary. Extremely tangible nut hard to put into words; the magic that may appear in an esthetic experience, where everything is heightened and present in the moment.
Duende is a collective creation of the singular and personal story, exploring the discrepancy between the personal and the political, saying yes to the ability of dance and music to convey emotion and story telling.
Linda Blomqvist born in Stockholm, 1985 is a choreographer and dancer. Her work aims to expand the notion of choreography with a focus on alternative modes of production, process and practice from a speculative viewpoint, taking various forms and expressions. Linda studied dance at The Royal Swedish Ballet School 1995-2004 and at P.A.R.T.S 2008-2010. She’s been working with artists such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Mårten Spångberg, Eva Lundqvist and Florentina Holtzinger. Together with Emma Daniel, Anna Gaiotti and Adriano Wilfert Jensen she’s been running the artist platform Indigo Dance. Alongside her artistic work she also practices as a Doula/birth worker.
Concept and choreography: Linda Blomqvist.
With and by: Pär Andersson, Linda Blomqvist and Mikko Hyvönen.
Music and sound design: Franz Edvard Cedrins and Linda Blomqvist.
Producer: Sara Bergsmark, MDT.
Technician: Björn Kuajara, MDT.
Co-produced by: Turnéslingan Tre scener (MDT Stockholm, Atalante Gothenburg and Dansstationen Malmö), Norrlandsoperan, Dansehallerne and Life Long Burning, Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Supported by Swedish Arts Council and City of Stockholm