»The Principles« is a piece about norms for the performance of bodies, movement and choreography. It dealt with the constructions of itself, on conventions, definitions and on issues of power surrounding choreography. The starting point for The Principles was fundamental questions on the conditions for contemporary dance, about what is expected from a dance piece and from choreography.

Similar to earlier works, The Principles was driven by a willingness to question normative structures, to bring theory into practice and to start a dialogue to demonstrate the potential of contemporary dance when it comes to making thoughts tangible.

CONCEPT/CHOREOGRAPHY: Malin Hellkvist Sellén DANCE: Kristine Slettevold, Johan Thelander, Kristiina Viiala COSTUME: Lena Lindgren SET/LIGHT DESIGN: Erik Westerlund PRODUCTION: Vischan Danskonst and Loco Motion

Length 25 min + 30 minute talk
Premiere Weld Stockholm 2006

The Principals was produced in cooperation with Weld with support from the Swedish Arts Council and the Culture 2000 program of the European Union within the Enhanced danceWEB-Europe program.

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