Peter Svenzon and artist Ulriqa Fernqvist, both with backgrounds in music and dance, have with the formation of Art of Spectra 20 years ago, searched for an open multi-facetted form of expression where dance, theatre, music and graphic art become a new hybrid form of theatre with a quality almost within the realms of the cinematographic sphere.
-In this Svenzonland, the digital characters govern the individual person under pressure.
-Art of Spectra features a company of dancers so grounded you couldn’t knock them over with a bulldozer, this is a good thing.
-Ms Fernqvist stands out with her exceptional performance abilities that marry subtlety with phenomenal power. Abilities that, perhaps, emphasise the real difference between contemporary and classical performers.
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AOS has in recent years toured extensively internationally, hosting residencies and more. Modes of expression develop and widen, new impulses are acted on, impressions change and are processed in a new practice which deals not only with the choreographic language but also includes fieldwork and research in the form of interviews and documentation in both words and pictures.
AOS work contains visual and conceptual connections with the 1960’s experimental work of those such as Robert Ashley, John Cage and Yvonne Rainer. Svenzon’s early life as hip hop dancer, interest in martial arts and his musical compositions push the envelope of the early 60’sradicalism even further. His language is informed by this subculture and alternative scene and the cross fertilisation of past and present modernism ties together two apparently disparate worlds into a new meaningful idiom.