CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY GOTHENBURG
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.
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.
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
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
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
Vitebsk International Competition of Modern Choreography
Gun Lund and E=mc2 Dance travel to Vitebsk in Belarus to guestplay with the work Ice Angels.
The festival Vitebsk International Competition of Modern Choreography take place on the
24-27 of november 2016
Choreography: Gun Lund
Dancers: Gunilla Jansson, Olof Persson and Åsa Thegerström
With support from the Swedish Institute
STAFFAN SVENSSON & GUN LUND
19 november kl 14:00
Staffan Svensson, one of swedens finest trumpet players, has been a leading name on the scandinavian and european jazz scene for a couple of decades now.
Gun Lund of E=mc2 Dance, together with Staffan, in an improvisation piece in the japanese stone garden at
The music and the dance will seek Its shape in conversation with the stones and the meditative sakuteiki landscape.
Staffans Homepage: www.staffansvensson.com
Dance Performance at Kontsvågen Öckerö 6-7 August 2016
On the island of Burö in the northern archipelago of Gothenburg Gun Lund will perform a solo from the work Capsulae. The performance is staged on the rocks, by the waterside, and deals with the themes of the hidden, the dreamt and the inner self.
The program on the island also includes a dance performance by Olof Persson. Konstvågen Öckerö is an annual event comprising open Artist studios.
Location: Burö, Öckerö kommun
Dates and times: Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August, at 2 pm and 4 pm
Duration: The visit to the performing site takes approx an hour
Free admission, boat transfer from Hälsö half an hour before the performance
Full program of the artist weekend Konstvågen, Öckerö kommun here
GDANSK DANCE FESTIVAL
The Choreographer Gun Lund has been appointed member of the jury for The Solo Dance Contest at the Gdansk Dance Festival 2016
This contest is open for dancers of contemporary dance/contemporary ballet who have a documented artistic activity or are professional dancers with a diploma.
It is open to contemporary dance artists from the European countries.
Solo pieces will be judged by a well renowned international jury. The Festival takes place June 8-12 2016
A performance about identity and surface, about roles and independence, about daring to follow your own path while at the same time being part of a group.
Emballage plays with the images of our selves, our outer characteristics, the way we try out our different shells, try out our appearances through movement, attitude, clothing, style. Emballage is a poetic image of real life, an expression of the uncertainty in the world of young people.
Emballage is the first performance in a new series for the younger audiences.
Choreography and staging: Gunilla Jansson
Dancers: Luisa Denward, Gunilla Jansson, Hanna Karlsson, Lovisa Baldal / Åsa Thegerström
Music: Jean-Louis Huhta
Lighting design: Finn Pettersson
Video projections: Lars Persson
Costume design: Gunilla Jansson
Production: E=mc2 Dance
Duration: ca 50 minutes
Premiere 18 March 2016 at 3:e Våningen in Gothenburg.
SKETCHES OF THE WORLD - THE SEVEN CONTINENTS
Gun Lund and E=mc2 Dance create wondrous landscapes to exquisite music by guitar duo The Gothenburg Combo
Gun Lund expands this musical universe by filling sounding, luminous rooms with movement. Dancers Gunilla Jansson, Olof Persson, Åsa Thegerström and Gun Lund herself share these rooms with musicians David Hansson and Thomas Hansy, and invite the audience to an atmospheric journey over the seven continents.
"The guitar, probably the most nomadic instrument in the world, becomes not only voice but also body in this beautiful staging. And the choreography is exemplary in its restraint, at times one thinks of Birgit Åkesson and Merce Cunningham..." - Dagens Nyheter
Premiere 13 November 2015 at 3:e Våningen in Gothenburg.
E=mc2 Dance join forces with Gageego!, ensemble for contemporary music, in the creation of a spectacular danced concert!
We enter an arena where two grand pianos, a vibraphone and a marimba are fixed points, while four dancers are mobile elements. The spectator seats surround the stage, offering a closeness in both visual and audial experience. Luciano Berio’s Linea is a strict, wild and curious composition, originally conceived for dance. Victor Varela’s Linear Dances follows and creates a dialogue with the Berio piece. The dancer’s patterns start off in circular motions, with rotations clockwise and counter clockwise succeeding each other. Lines in the music find their parallel equivalent in the choreographic form and expression, and successively lines emerge even on the floor…
Music: Linea by Luciano Berio, Linear Dances by Victor Varela, Ricambi by Lars Sandberg
Choreography and staging: Gun Lund
Performers: Gageego! and Emc2 Dance
Premiere 18 September 2015 at 3:e Våningen Gothenburg.