Stina Nyberg "Make Hay While the Sun Shines"
“All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth Is Change.” ― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower
Ditching a “neither/nor” in favour of a “yes/and”, Make Hay While the Sun Shines is a dance of constant change. Saying yes to both the habitual and the unknown it samples the dance history of a cross-generational cast of dancers and merges them into new forms. If each moment is a possible future, why not catch them all?
Make Hay While the Sun Shines departs from the incoherency of movements and histories. It engages in time specific and partial views, the uncategorized details that pre-exists the whole, and the chaos called reality. Stemming from a movement practice based on disharmonious change, a dance which might be more like life itself is created: irregular, fascinating, unsuccessful, stumbling, loving and pretty unpredictable.
Make Hay While the Sun Shines is a series of dances developed through movements between Stockholm and New York. Previous iterations have been presented at Center for Performance Research (NYC), Performance Mix (NYC), Dans.Hall (Farsta) and La Mama Studios (NYC).
This presentation is performed by four of the dancers in the project and is one of the many dances created through the process. The performances will be presented outdoors with limited seating.
Choreography: Stina Nyberg. Performance: Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg and Lydia Östberg Diakité. Music: KABLAM (Kajsa Blom). Co-dancers in the process: Aurore d’Audiffret, Molly Engblom, Iréne Hultman, Katy Pyle. Co-helpers in the process: Zoë Poluch, Yvonne Rainer. Production: Terry Johnson and Nordberg Movement. Administration: The artist co-operative Interim kultur. Co-production: Dansnät Sverige, MDT, Norrlandsoperan. Made possible with support from: The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm stad.
This presentation is part of 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.