Tanzplage

Is movement a pandemic infection? Surrendering to the disease, Tanzplage Norberg invites to a collective mania. Pushing boundaries between individual selves, group belongings and no-selves, this is an excavation of the movement itself, and what it means to let it take over. Starting as a workshop, the Tanzplage enters the site of the Mimer mine by midnight. After one hour, the plague spreads all over the architecture. Everyone is infected and we dance until there is no movement left.

For Tanzplage Norberg we treat the Mimer mine as an incubation site for contagious cultivation. How can we provide the right conditions in which all these major and expansive movements take place within the limits of our visible body? This is a claim for the erasure of the limits that divide audience and performers, movement and dance, as a call for less immunity on all levels.

In the Inside there is Sleeping: solo performance by Lea Martini
In the Inside there is Sleeping is a solo performance where the phantasma of a daily practice slowly takes over. It grows into dissolution. There’s no good reason to disappear completely, or to avoid extinction. Where could we find each other? This is a solo that misses the others. It’s a daily practice that hopefully removes its operator. One day.

Tanzplage Norberg: group performance and open participation
Approaching the notions of infectiousness and surrendering, we ponder: How could we possibly start a collective movement that could potentially be communicable, transmittable, transferable, spreadable, contagious and ultimately epidemic all at once? For this occasion, Lea Martini is collaborating with dancers Lisen Ellard and Tea Harryson and is joined in sound by DJ and producer KABLAM (aka Kajsa Blom). This group work is prepared by Lea Martini, Lisen Ellard and Tea Harryson together with 15 workshop participants. The workshop will be held on-site in the days running up to festival and announced in an open call on May 1st.

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Tanzplage, or Dancing Plague, is initiated by Berlin based choreographer, dancer and dance facilitator Lea Martini. She has always been interested in physical intensities and is the co-founder of collaborations such as the performance collective White Horse and Deter/Müller/Martini. Dancing Plague had its first emergence at the Gothenburg platform Skogen in 2014 and has since involved various practitioners.

Stockholm based dancer Tea Harryson has always been in love with repetition and the slow transformation of movement. She’s a member and founder of the Swedish dance collective Blauba. Harryson is part of the Tanzplage team since 2014.

Stockholm based performer and dancer Lisen Ellard works through different notions of togetherness and femininities as an empowering strategy. In 2017 she presented the participatory performance “Döden” together with Mattias Lech. Earlier this spring her group performance “If ever in range” premiered at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. Ellard is part of the Tanzplage team since 2014.