Samlingen means the collection/the assembly. Samlingen is Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Stina Nyberg, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Zoë Poluch.

 

We are five choreographers working together, as a collective, in making choreographic work signed as a group author. It is about how we relate to history, how we think about working together, the hierarchies between work roles, who gets to be the boss and who should be the boss, the whiteness of the black box, the money, the sick leave and parental leave, about working only with people you want to sleep with, about stealing ideas, about feeling like you never will become anything and everyone already knows that. These things, the major dilemmas of living in relationship with dance, can be brought up in Samlingen.

 

Previous projects: Cullberg at the Dance Museum, Samlingen at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Keynote speakers at the Postdance conference and Works at Work in Copenhagen.

 

Samlingen Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

3-6 september Foajé 3 • Fri entré

 

I september invaderar det koreografiska projektet Samlingen Hörsalens foajé för att hylla den officiella och inofficiella, bortglömda och berättade danshistorien. Med utgångspunkt i Kulturhusets öppnande 1974 vill Samlingen tillsammans med publiken och med feministisk gemenskap, dans, koreografi och kropp skapa en lekfullt förkroppsligad historia.

 

Det är tisdag, en vanlig höstdag i Stockholm i mitten av oktober 1974. Den globala oljekrisen är på gång och gör att bensinpriserna går upp, men det finns inte så många bilar. Folk flyttar från storstaden och miljonprogrammets lägenheter står tomma. Olof Palme är Sveriges statsminister och i tv-rutan matas vi med bilder från Vietnamkriget. Vi går runt, inte med en liten dator, utan med den senaste uppfinningen: en miniräknare. 1974 invigs Kulturhuset i Stockholm med förhoppning om att byggnaden ska öppna upp för "Gatans stämning och verkstadens möjligheter".

 

Det är tisdag, en vanlig sensommardag i Stockholm i början av september 2015. Det är dags nu. Att samlas. Det är nu det börjar.

 

Samlingen – av och med Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Halla Olafsdottir, Stina Nyberg och Zoë Poluch – är ett koreografiskt projekt där ett gemensamt intresse för koreografi och feminism flätas samman med passion för danshistoria.

 

 

Samlingen - The Cullberg version

 

 

"SAMLINGEN is a collection of past, present and future related Cullberg stuff.

SAMLINGEN is an exhibition of a collection of past, present and future related Cullberg stuff.

SAMLINGEN is 14 people, collecting.

SAMLINGEN is what it wants to be.

 

In the room there is Amanda Apetrea, Jac Carlsson, Isabella Edlund, Unn Faleide, Åsa Lundvik Gustafson, Nadja Hjorton, Gesine Moog, Stina Nyberg, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Zoë Poluch, Adam Schütt, Grey Timmers, Vincent Van der Plas and Patricia Vázquez.

 

In the room there are 14 dancers. In the room there are 14 choreographers. In the room there are 14 mad dancers. In the room there are 14 euphoric people dancing. In the room there are 14 dancing choreographers. In the room there is no nothing. In a room. In the bank hall 14 people are spreading out. In the bank hall, on the main shopping street, in the capital city of Sweden, 14 dancers are shifting shape. They are the Cullberg collection.

 

SAMLINGEN is a movement that includes a dance company and takes place in a dance museum. It is a feminist movement, against stagnation in time.

SAMLINGEN inhabits, inhibits and exhibits the bank hall.

SAMLINGEN collects ephemeralities: dancing as physical yearning, as social movement, as history, as (art)work, as work and as collectivity generated by doing.

SAMLINGEN is here.

 

Welcome to Cullberg Town.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Stina Nyberg, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Zoë Poluch

 

 

SAMLINGEN - a new collection of the dance museum.

Vernissage Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of December 2013.

 

“Could we dance the exhibition rather than exhibiting the dance?”

Speculating about an alternative past and a possible future, six dancers - Åsa Lundvik Gustafsson, Jac Carlsson, Gesine Moog, Patricia Vázquez, Adam Schütt and Vincent Van der Plas - who embody the rich and acclaimed history of the Cullberg Ballet and five freelance choreographers – Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Stina Nyberg, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Zoë Poluch will construct a new collection for the museum of dance.

 

For two weeks they will inhabit, inhibit and exhibit the material of the museum – the artifacts, ideologies, costumes, dances, personalities, choreographies, masks, movements and politics.

 

Through contesting, re-animating, and fabricating the collection’s herstories and histories they transform the museum, but not just any museum, they transform the museum of dance. What can dance and the act of dancing teach the museum? What can be learnt here, in this place reserved to preserve the past, about our present moment? What does this site of herstory making and history breaking do to current choreographic ambitions, physical yearnings and social bodies? How can one think about dancing in this context: dancing as a physical activity, as a social movement, as an historical event, as a work, as work and as a knowledge produced by doing?

 

The activities at the Dance museum will be open for visitors from December 3rd – 13th. We host a vernissage on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of December from 17-20 - the grand opening with performance events, drinks, mingling and uncovering of the new collection - SAMLINGEN. After the vernissage, the exhibition is officially open. Join us in the reconstruction of a dance, the archiving of nearly lost contemporary choreographies, the building of a forgotten scenography and the dragging of a costume.