TENDER MEMORIES OF QUEER AFFECTION by Dinis Machado (28th of Marsch – 8th of April )
Under två veckor arbetar danskonstnären Dinis Machado med verket Tender Memories of Queer Affection tillsammans med fyra dansare.
Five queer dancers go through each other's bodies.
They touch, drag, carry, fold, abandon, warm, stretch, melt into, drop, perforate, weigh, rub, operate each other. They also represent, simulate, reconstitute, recall, pretend, and play together over different sets of uncanny rules.
Through witnessing these actions, the weight of these bodies becomes more and more tangible to us. They go through these actions with accuracy, and their bodies transform with this doing. They quickly become the quality of each of these actions. The bodies transform from flesh to movement and weight.
There is a tempo followed with precision in this sequence, as in a dance where concrete gestures and procedures are in the place of dance steps - A musicality emerges from the metamorphoses of qualities of these bodies of weight rather than rhythmical variations. They follow this tempo with an accuracy strange to sensation and still an intimacy foreign to authority.
A dance of bodies of weight in motion, proceeding in a tangible intimacy.
In this self-disciplined engagement, these bodies question mainstream ideas of freedom as a territory absent of rules. Instead, they propose freedoms through the intrinsic politics that negotiate and consubstantiate their bodies, movement, and the way they touch and allow to be touched by each other.
They rewrite intimacy not as a place of literal or metaphorical undressing but as a space of mutual attention where the bodies we desire get constructed through the negotiation of the ways we touch and and want to be touched.
Choreography, scenography and light: Dinis Machado (SE/PT) Original Soundtrack: Odete (PT) Dancers: MC Coble (SE/US), Sepideh Khodarahmi (SE), a.Ves (PT), Puta da Silva (PT/BR), Mia Meneses (PT) Coproduded by: Dansens Hus (Stockholm), TBA (Lisabon) Residencies and Site Specific in progress Presentations: Rural Movements (Östra Ämtervick), Dansinitiativet (Luleå) and MARC (Knislinge) Project Funded by: Stockholm stad (SE) and Kulturrådet (SE)
Luleå dansresidens finansieras av Luleå kommun och drivs av Dansinitiativet.