In her work, choreographer Malin Hellkvist Sellén explores why it is so difficult to let go and what it is we hold on to. The work began in 2013 when Malin invited people to share their stories about what they are unable to let go. Malin received these stories by e-mail, by post, by voicemail and in one-to-one conversations. The stories became the starting point for the stage work.
Malin wanted to work with an ensemble who, like her, find it hard to let go. She advertised on Swedish job search site Platsbanken seeking people with this difficulty as a qualification. Together with the ensemble Malin is creating a work that reflects on, talks about and touches our memories and what they do to us.
CHOREOGRAPHY/CONCEPT: Malin Hellkvist Sellén PERFORMERS: Eva Johansson, Anders Joost, Bao-Lin Lee, Brandy Litmanen, Louise Löwenberg LIGHT DESIGN: Chrisander Brun SOUND DESIGN: Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir COSTUME DESIGN & ROOM: Chrisander Brun, Malin Hellkvist Sellén CHOREOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: Nadja Hjorton ASSISTANT FOR COSTUME DESIGN & ROOM: Fredrik Sundberg Svartnäs PRODUCTION MANAGER: Anne Koutonen PRODUCTION: Malin Hellkvist Sellén, Nordberg Movement
Supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm, the Stockholm City Council and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Premiere at Fri Scen, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm 3 May 2014.
The performance is in Swedish!