Dancing voices and singing bodies in Alma Söderberg’s first group performance.
With sensual calm and poetic precision, three performers use their voices to sonify each movement and in turn set each sound in motion. Slowly but surely, a polyphonic and polyrhythmic tapestry is created, in which there is no longer a distinction between song and dance. This tapestry is their response to societal reflexes of anxiety and a way for them to create (metaphysical) space for empathy and complexity.
Alma Söderberg is a Swedish choreographer and performer based in Brussels, who works with music and dance. With voice and body she plays the space like an instrument. She explores the relationship between ear and eye: how do we listen when we look? Her characteristic vocal technique can be traced throughout her previous solo performances Cosas, TRAVAIL and Nadita, the latter of which was performed at Beursschouwburg. Entangled Phrases is the first of a series of group performances that build on the artist’s solo practice centred on voice and movement. The series has been developed in close collaboration with her fellow performers Anja Muller and Angela Peris Alcantud. Söderberg collaborates closely with sound artist Hendrik Willekens on all her performances and also established the music project wowawiwa with him.
photo © Anna Westphal
As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019.
direction: Alma Söderberg, choreography and performance: Anja Muller, Angela Peris Alcantud and Alma Söderberg, sound: Dechat “Hendrik” Lewillekens, light: Pol Matthé, dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic, artistic advice: Anja Röttgerkamp, technical Direction: Nele Verreyken, production: Manyone, co-produced by: PACT Zollverein, Norrlandsoperan, Kunstencentrum BUDA in the frame of apap-Performing Europe 2020 – co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Swedish Arts Council (Kuturrådet), residencies at: Tanzfabriek, Inkonst, Kunstencentrum BUDA