Extended – what memories remain of the dance?

A new solo by and with the choreographer Helena Franzén

March 7-9 19:00 Dansmuseet Stockholm

Franzén dives deeply into a soloist work with the piece Extended, this time also as a dancer, “it is now or never” as she says. She continues her exploration around themes of time, sensory experience and the human memory. Is it possible to reclaim and gain ownership of a physical memory? Extended is a retrospective solo, where memories from the past and present are merged and reinterpreted. Movement fragments appear and resurface, tracks and phrases once lost are rediscovered and form new physical sensations. Together with Håkan Jelk’s projections and composer Jukka Rintamäki’s melancholy soundscapes, different meditative states are created, where humanity, choreography and nature exist on equal terms.

The solo Extended consists of a room within a room, a mobile stage constructed as a three-sided box of wood, where Helena dances framed by Håkan Jelk’s projections. Projections that reflect exposed, rugged landscapes, fragments from Franzén’s and Jelk’s travels to Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Here the artificiality of technology interacts with the human body and the natural world. The work allows the viewer an opportunity to approach the dance, sharpen their senses and physically experience the various delicate shifts and moods created by the music and images.

Extended is a celebration of the intelligence of the body and an offer of a mental space away from all the noise.

Choreography and dance: Helena Franzén
Music: Jukka Rintamäki
Costume: Helena Franzén / Tailoring company LiLaRo
Set-design: Håkan Jelk
Projections and photos: Håkan Jelk

Wednesday 7 March 19:00
Thursday 8 March 19:00
Friday March 9 19:00

Tickets (On sale from January 17th 2018)
Purchase tickets online at kulturbiljetter.se or book tickets by calling 08-441 76 51 (11.00–17.00). You can also buy tickets in the museum shop.

Adults: 200 SEK
Under 26 years: 150 SEK
Students: 150 SEK
Seniors: 150 SEK

Helena Franzén, based in Stockholm, has been active as a choreographer and dance performer for 27 years. She has created over 80 works. Her movement language has a subtile and poetic Scandinavian scent, characterized by a strong musicality and intense precision. Over the years she has developed several close collaborations with musicians from the Scandinavian pop-scene. Helena Franzén has created commissioned works for The Göteborg Ballet, Skånes Dansteater, Norrdans, the EDge, London, DDT Company and the Royal Opera in Copenhagen among others. In 2011 she was awarded the Swedish Theatre Critics Dance Prize and 2014 The Gannevisks scholarship. www.helenafranzen.se



Life drawing – models in motion

Wednesdays 17.30 – 19.30

March 14 WEST AFRICAN DANCE Klara Berggren & Seydouba ”ZONO” Keïta
March 21 SWING Patrik Pettersson
March 28 MODERN DANCE Elsa Sjögren
April 4  HIPHOP Angelo Henriquez
April 11 BALLET Carolina Larsson
April 18 FLAMENCO Josefine Chiacchiero

Capture a dancer’s expressions, rhythm and energy on paper! Life drawing with models in motion is a creative challenge to inspire both beginners and experienced drawers alike.

Performers: One or two dancers
Price: 120 SEK
Bring your own material. No pre-booking.

Most welcome!


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