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BLANCA

2015, 45 min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Blanca, cutting edge jazz based sounds (by members of award winning bands Klabbes Bank and Je Suis!) meets a mix of organic and computer generated visuals and forceful choreography. It is a journey that is as much raw sound and physicality as it is a visual, moving and poetic reflection on the land and situation of the Sami - Scandinavias indigenous people and one of Sweden’s best kept secrets.

 

Drawing inspiration from videos games, psychology, creation myths and hours and hours of improvisation Blanca journeys through to icy black waters and boiling stars and it is like nothing you have ever seen before.

 

This piece was originally produced by Estrad Norr to be a mobile work touring minor communities of inland Sweden. Faced by the challenge to choreograph for a small physical space Maria gathered the ensemble in 2013. Almost two years later they premiered a complete piece of stage work that "rises above the mundane and expands to epic proportions in the mind and imagination of the spectator - a tribute to the imagination and the creative power of the human race."

 

Choreography/Light/Costume: Maria Nilsson Waller

Video: José Miguel Jimenez

Music: Magnus Vikberg and Klas-Henrik Hörngren

 

 

Solo/Small Space

Live Music

Black Box

 

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