Baroque Architecture and Submission in Stockholm

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Welcome to “Baroque Architecture and Submission“, with Carima Neusser, Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Laura Oriol at c.off.

The event is the sixth edition of Studiekretz  and invites you to a collective exploration of the project “Baroque Architechture and Submission.” It is a performance that investigates spaces: imaginary and real, in the body and in architecture. In it two dancers move slowly without interacting with each other. They move from tableau to tableau and we do not know if they are afflicted by inhumane apathy, dumbstruck by a pleasure avalanche or blissfully following a heavenly light in their souls. The project is born from Choreographer Carima Neusser’s meeting with baroque churches. Through the spaces and images she investigates how the architecture of the church seeks out infinity, ecstasy and dissolution of the self. Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini’s work has played a particularly important role in the development of the performance. She takes inspiration from his sculptures where spirituality and submission meet with romantic ideals. The women that his white marble depict are at the same time visions of asceticism and intense sexual pleasure – they cannot be distinsguished. In the ecstasy, body and spirituality meet.

In the performance you are invited to be an active part of the images that are played out. The audience create, shape and experience the rooms and the tableaux. You will become part of the work by acting as extras, sculptures, props and viewers so that the boundaries between these are blurred. The project creates new forms of work in the border between dance, architecture and visual arts.

When: Saturday November 3rd at 7pm and Sunday November 4th at 5pm
Where: c.off, körbärsvägen 9 nb, tekniska högskolan
Free entrance, with a limited number of seats, rsvp to: info@coff.se

The project is done by and with: choreographer Carima Neusser, dancer Adriano Wilfert Jensen, dancer Laura Oriol, performer Rasmus Raphaëlle Östeberg, architect Isabella Pasqualini, light designer Mira Svanberg, music composer Siri Jennefelt, scenographer Sofia Romberg and costume designer Emilia Rota.

Baroque Architecture and Submission is funded by The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grant Committee and Stockholm City Council.