S l o w D a n c e is a choreographic project that investigates movement and presence for the purpose of producing a sensorial experience of slowness for the viewer. It is envisaged as an excerpt from a world where everything is done at its own pace. S l o w D a n c e is maybe an interruption, a room for a dream, a charge to slow down the collective social pulse, an energy arranging form melting into an expanded now.
S l o w D a n c e is the first of four parts, where every part describes a slow experience inside respective contexts: The Theatre, The Museum, The Garden and The Church. These works want to give the viewer the opportunity to engage in sustained attention and sojourn from an otherwise accelerated society. Coined by the artists, ‘slow dance’ is a gathering term with which to think dance praxis. It is intended as part of the SlowArt genre, a movement which gathers works that give an experience of slowness. Although it is not only an artwork itself, and rather a style of looking — one that involves attention to the experience of time unfolding, that produces the slow art experience.
Light designer: Jonatan Winbo
Costumes: Claudia Hill
Set: Marika Troili
Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Riksteatern, MARC, MDT