E=mc² Dance

CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY GOTHENBURG

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E=mc2 Danskonst / E=mc2 Dance

 

Third Movement (Limited Edition)

Performance at Fylkingen

Stockholm 27, 28 ,29 September

 

Dance and Music are deeply connected, like two limbs on the same body.

Coreography, the path for the choir in the ancient drama, corresponds with the rythmic course which every dance work is building even if all take splace in “silence”.

 

“Third Movement” is a piece that is rooted in the past, deals with how we treat the surrounding world. How we would handle new outer or inner conditions physical as well as existential.

 

“At my side is Ákos Rózmann, close friend and discussion partner of peoples conditions of life.

His music is drilling down in our subconsious, sketches out new maps. gives impulses.” (Gun Lund)

 

The coreographer Gun Lund belongs the forerunners in Swedish contemporary dance. Her strong expressions, musicality and her attitude towards room and space make her an exceptional dance artist.

 

Earlier Gun Lund has created coreographies  to music and sound art  by among others Åke Hodell, Jan W Morthenson, Ákos Róizmann, Zbigniew Karkowski, Luciano Berio, Victor Varela, Jonny Axelsson/Ivo Nilsson, The Gothenburg Combo and has cooperated with Gageego, Trio des Lyres.

 

 

This program is part of an exchange between the venues Fylkingen, Stockholm, and 3:e våningen, Göteborg, 3:e våningen is an art run arena for contemporary dance, visual art and music.  We have a dance venue, exibition hall, dance studio, library and dance archive and two dance companies -  600m2 situated in an old sugar factory of Carnegie former brewery at the harbour of Göteborg

 

 

 

 

 

Concept and Choreography: Gun Lund in collaboration with Gunilla Jansson

Music: Steve Reich / Reich Remixed / Ákos Rózmann

Costume: Anna Kraft

Scenography: Lars Persson

Lighting Design: Finn Pettersson

Dancers: Gunilla Jansson, Torun Odlöw, Olof Persson, Åsa Thegerström

 

On the brink of the ruin

22th August

 

In conjuction with the Gothenburg Dance & Theatre Festival, E=mc2 Dance will launch a performance of

 "On the Brink of the Ruin". Taking place in the old ruin of Gamla Älvsborg. Dancers and musicians will let this hidden and forgotten place of Gothenburg come alive for a short while in the most beautiful time of spring – when the green colours of nature are light and fresh, contrasting with the mystic remnants of the old ruin.

 

Read more about the performance here

 

 

Choreography: Gun Lund in collaboration with Gunilla Jansson

Dancers: Joachim Berntsson, Rebecca Evanne, Gunilla Jansson, Hannah Karlsson,

Torun Odlöw, Åsa Thegerström

Musician: Björn Synneby

Soundscape: David Sundqvist

Technicians: Finn Pettersson, Lars Persson

 

 

RADIO CONTROLLED DANCERS?!

 

You have to see it to believe it …

 

 

Mrs Gun Lund, Swedish Choreographer presents ”Dance & Technology - a Love Story” at Tanzmesse. She is highly valued -  after forty years she is still in the frontline with new Dance projects and initiatives.

 

The work presented here is not only a gadget and an enjoyable experience - it´s a serious working tool for development of new unique movement sequences. Skilled improvisors state that this goes beyond their comfort zone and creates a new approach.

 

Whether high-tech or low-tech Gun Lund gives the audience a unexpected experience and shifts the perception of the spectator.

 

Gun Lund / E=MC2 Dance Company has a broad repertoire of works on and off stage from solos to large-scale performances, installations and site specifics. Her work in  the Art & Technology field is highly acclaimed. She holds a lifetime reward from the Swedish Arts Grant Committee. She was awarded the Dance Prize of Swedish Theatre Critics, an honor she shares with Mats Ek and Örjan Andersson.

 

Her projects are supported by: City of Göteborg, Swedish Art Grants Comitté, Region of Västra  Götaland, National Board of Cultural Affaires.

 

”DANCE& TECHNOLOGY - A LOVE STORY”

OPEN STUDIO THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 15.30 H,

TANZHAUS STUDIO 5, DÜSSELDORF

 

Visit us at Booth 114, 2nd floor

 

 

 

GUN LUND TO INTERNATIONALES TANZMESSE

Düsseldorff 29 aug - 1 Sept

 

Gun Lund of E=mc2 Dance has been choosen to present her work at Internationales Tanzmesse.

Internationales Tanzmesse takes place in Düsseldorf 29th august - 1 september and It ´s one of the largest meeting points for the dance art community in the world. The coreographer Gun Lund has been choosen to present her work with Dance & Technology – Good Vibrations & Digital Footprints of Dance

 

The art directors of Tanzmesse choosed between 600 applications

 

See you there!!

 

https://www.tanzmesse.com/en/

OBITUARY FOR LENA HOPSCH

 Sorry non-swedish speaking readers but this text is only in swedish

Rytmens estetik, formens kraft

Verk / studie för doktorsavhandling av Lena Hopsch, Chalmers Arkitektur

Idé Lena Hopsch Koreografi och dans Gun Lund. Inspelad på Burö (2006)

Videofilm o foto: Mikael Hopsch

 

”I skulptur är nästan tomrummet det viktigaste”

 

 

Till minne av

 

LENA HOPSCH 1961 - 2017

 

Skulptören och arkitekturforskaren Lena Hopsch tog sig an det inte helt lätta arbetet att utforska rytmen som begrepp inom arkitektur och skulptur. Rytm som betydelsefull faktor inom musik och diktning är relativt väl vetenskapligt dokumenterad. Hennes doktorsavhandling utforskade rytm, rymd och form i arkitektur och skulptur. Kroppens fenomenologi såsom den beskrevs av Merleau-Ponty - kroppens upplevelse av rum och rymd genom sinnena var en viktig utgångspunkt i hennes arbete. Steget, fotens kontakt med golvet och kroppens rörelse i rummet fascinerade henne och människor med professionell erfarenhet av detta utgjorde en bas i hennes undersökande arbete - här ingick såväl lindans som koreografi.

 

Under många år samarbetade Lena Hopsch och koreografen Gun Lund i undervisningsprojekt med arkitekturstudenter. Gunnar Asplunds Rådhus i Göteborg var ett återkommande objekt i detta arbete.

 

- Den öppna piazzan (i Rådhuset), som tillsammans med balkongerna, trapporna och den rörliga hissen skapar olika tempo i arkitekturen. Även relationen till gården utanför bidrar, liksom flödet av rörelser i byggnaden, säger Lena Hopsch i en intervju i tidskriften RUM 2015.

- Den är som en stor rörelsemaskin, väldigt koreografisk. För mig är den oerhört skulptural. Och samtidigt är det väldigt bra arkitektur.

 

I forskningen kring rytm o form var blev också relationen mellan kroppen och den skulpturala formen tydliggjord. Eller som Lena Hopsch säger i intervjun:

 

– Skulptur kännetecknas av en relation mellan kroppen och objektet, eller rummet. Och det senare gäller ju även arkitektur, så de ligger väldigt nära varandra. Likheten mellan arkitektur och skulptur ligger i kompositionen – i rumssekvenser, och i delarnas relation till varandra.

 

– Även form och rymd förenar, för båda måste förhålla sig till rummet som rymd. I skulptur är nästan tomrummet det allra viktigaste. Det är det som skapar spänning i relation till formen, säger hon, och avslutar: – Men skulpturen måste också ha sin frihet i rummet, så att man inte dödar den. För relationen mellan arkitektur och skulptur är som ett samtal mellan två människor. Det är en dialog, inte en monolog.

 

 

 

   / Lars Persson

FIELDS IN MOTION - NEW WORK BY E=MC2 DANCE

Dancework

Premier at 3:e Våningen 30 November 2017

 

Can an ordinary stage room become a new and unexpected setting for a dance performance? Yes, If you like the coreographer Gun Lund been a nomadic wanderer. Since the 80s she has been part of the movement that has conquered the public space with big, renowned, dance works.

 

With the new work ”Fields in Motion” she ties together experiences from the work in the public space and nature. This work has a deep connection with the artist Robert Smithson´s concept of site and non-site. Site is a place outside the gallery and the later an embodiment and a documentation inside the gallery

 

Here the terms site and non-site change place. The different spatiality creates a new and exciting experience. The coreographer is used to draw long lines in the open landscape, here she creates a concentration and a densifiying effect instead. With 7 dancers on stage, there are big possibilities in creating shapes, lines and structures. The picture is abstract, but still it represents an actual site. The result is surprising. ”Fields in Motion” is a work in an urban context.

 

 

WHEN?     30 NOVEMBER and 1, 8, 9 DECEMBER

 

WHERE?   3e våningen  3rd floor - Dance and Art Space

                   600 sqm dedicated to Dance - Studio, DanceVenue, Exhibition Hall, Dance Library/Archive.

                   SOCKERBRUKET 9, GÖTEBORG    (Tram  3 or 9 to Vagnhallen Majorna, 3 min walk towards

                   Röda Sten Art Hall.

                   www.3vaningen.se

 

KONSTVÅGEN ÖCKERÖ

Dancework / Art installation at Konstvågen

Öckerö 5-6 August 2017

 

Many of Gun Lunds works are site specific and have been compared with Live Sculpture and Visual Art. The site or the space is inhabited with Dance and the process is open for the audience to experience. Artists as Robert Smithson, James Turell and Bill Viola have been an inspiration though they are not dancers.

It is natural for Gun Lund to participate and give Dance a place in exhibitions and events together with other art forms. Since 2015 she has presented her works at Konstvågen - The Art Wave - an annual event in the Archipelago north of Göteborg. On the small island Burö people have been able to enjoy Dance on the rocks.

This year the audience can watch a Dancework / Art Installation from Burö Ferry Quay.

 

  • Performance at 1400h & 1600h Saturday and Sunday August 5 & 6   2017
  • Free Admission. Welcome!

 

 

KONSTVÅGEN: http://www.ockero.se/konstvagen

Digital Footprints of Dance - new movements in Technology

Exclusive Preview at 3:e Våningen

16th of June at 20:00

 

The Choreographer Gun Lund, pioneer of Swedish Contemporary Dance based in Göteborg will present her new interactive.

 

For many years we have had a great interest in Dance and it´s Artistic and Technological counterparts. Dance is deeply rooted in our bodies, but the bodies are always interacting with the surrounding World, the Space, the Audiences, the intellectual Concepts and the Society…

In our work we have dwelled deeply into the the actual physiological processes - the conscious body and mind of a Choreographer meeting the knowledge of a skilled Medical Doctor.

 

With ”Good Vibrations” (Presented at NOFOD 2006) and ”Transmission” we developed an interactive system based on tactile communication. We clearly found that it was possible to develop new, never experienced movements when the audience was part of initiation of movements.

 

With ”Digital Footprints of Dance” the Dancers will be able to change and distort the space with their movements. Acceleration, Gravity, Directions in 3-Dimensional space are detected by accelerometers on their bodies. The output can modulate sound, light and video. The technology is developed together with Ideofon - Kristoffer Hagbard & Dan Henriksson.

 

Read more about the project here! ( In swedish  )

 

The Dancers will have to learn how to interact in a conscious way, thereby the interaction itself has an impact on the movements, modulating its directions, quality and energy. New moments will appear and at the same time change the world of performance, the stage or the space itself.

 

You are invited to experience the first moves of this radical system!

 

FRIDAY June 16 at 20.00h

 

WHERE? 3e våningen  3rd floor - Dance and Art Space

                  600 sqm dedicated to Dance - Studio, DanceVenue, Exhibition Hall, Dance Library/Archive.

                  SOCKERBRUKET 9, GÖTEBORG    (Tram  3 or 9 to Vagnhallen Majorna, 3 min walk towards

                  Röda Sten Art Hall.

                  www.3vaningen.se

 

Small meal and drinks will be served! The Exhibition of Julia Dault and the Library of Elsa Marianne von Rosen will be open.

On the brink of the ruin

Celebrating the International Dance Day

29th April

 

E=mc2 Dance will celebrate the International Dance Day with the performance "On the Brink of the Ruin" taking place in the old ruin of Gamla Älvsborg. Dancers and musicians will let this hidden and forgotten place of Gothenburg come alive for a short while in the most beautiful time of spring – when the green colours of nature are light and fresh, contrasting with the mystic remnants of the old ruin.

 

Read more about the performance here

 

And listen to when the swedish national radio interviewed Gun Lund for the occasion here

 

Choreography: Gun Lund in collaboration with Gunilla Jansson

Dancers: Joachim Berntsson, Rebecca Evanne, Gunilla Jansson, Hannah Karlsson,

Torun Odlöw/Helen Ridal Hultén, Adèle St-Aubin, Åsa Thegerström

Musician: Björn Synneby

Soundscape: David Sundqvist

Technicians: Finn Pettersson, Lars Persson

 

 

Sketches of the world- the seven continents

revival at 3:e Våningen

18-27th January

 

 

Sketches of the world was first premiered autumn 2015. The work was very well recieved by both the audience and the press and therefore we wanted to give more people the chance to experience this musical excursion around the seven continents of the world. With the help of The Gothenburg Combos wondrous guitar music we start our journey on the hard, icy surface of antartica, make a stop in the australian wildlife, contuinue on to Asias ingenious arabesques, and finally we end up on a sleepy town square in Al-andalus.

 

Read more about Sketches of the world here

E=mc2 Danskonst, c/o 3:e Våningen Sockerbruket 9 SE-414 51 Gothenburg Sweden

Office phone: +46 (0)31-12 17 71

E-mail: info(a)emc2dance.com

 

 

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