SHORTCUTS

− a unique collaboration between Folkteatern and Art of Spectra, on the border between dance and theatre.

SHORTCUTS is a compact, physical and poetic performance with three dancers and four actors. The piece builds on an idea by Peter Svenzon and takes place in a terminal, in which seven people are stranded. How is one effected… by the stress, the uncertainty when plans fall apart, when one can’t piece together the “puzzle of life” and stand unable to influence events? What happens in a group of strangers as time passes and they have no possibility to withdraw? When do their masks fall apart? For how long is one able to keep up appearances?

Peter Svenzon’s SHORTCUTS is inspired by earlier works by groups such as DV8 and Les ballets C de la B, groups that have successfully combined and united the theatrical language with the physical. Lisa Hjertén stands behind the glossy black and white, stripped set design, which in collaboration with Ludde Falk’s lighting make up the set in Röda Sten’s “Cathedral”. The masks were created by Lars Carlsson. The piece also presents newly-written, specially-composed music and filmed sequences by Peter Svenzon.

The idea is not new; Lastly, Akram Khan Company at the Dance and Theater Festival played a similar course, but not as contentious.

-Energy is remarkably built up time after time against a more or less impossible redemption. Between the discharges, the game slowly builds up the role characters slowly but surely; Men and women both distance themselves and approach each other.

– The motion expression, precisely, closely balanced intensity is consistently amazingly impressive; beautiful, strong and saturated with all the oppressed energies of the situation.

– Just this to see the actor of the Folketeatern incorporated in such a technically skilled context, with such an emotional strong play, is a pure pleasure.

Anders Thuresson/ Göteborgs fria

– Everything rests on the physical play. And they impress.

– With violent intensity, Shortcuts lives out of competition to death. But in the quieter parties, the meeting between dance and theater fascinates even more.

Lis Hellström/ Göteborgsposten

-Choreographer Peter Svenzon has created “Shortcuts” the most innovative work performed by the Folkteatern in years and days

-The contemporary political point is, of course, that our terrorist fear creates such claustrophobic circumstances that we turn violence against ourselves, with terrible results. Svenzon is a researcher studying the results of stress tests on the inhabitants of the competition community.

Björn Gunnarsson/ Helsingborgs Dagblad

Choreographer, direction and composer
Peter Svenzon

Dancers
Magnus Borén, Ulriqa Fernqvist, Anna Westberg

Actors
Lars Magnus Larsson, Erik Ståhlberg, Jonas Sjöqvist, Annika Nordin

Set design and costume
Lisa Hjertén

Light design
Ludde Falk

Masks
Lars Carlsson

Visuals, video
Peter Svenzon, Ludde Falk

Sound technique
Allan Anttila

Text
Robert Bolin, Mattias Lagnander, Peter Svenzon

Poster photographer
Simon Cederquist

Press photographer
Håkan Larsson

Trailer
Peter Svenzon

Produced by
Folkteatern

Other collaborating parties
Röda sten, Angeredsteatern

Facts
On stage | 7 artists
Duration | 60 minutes

Performed at Röda Sten in Gothenburg

SHORTCUTS

− a unique collaboration between Folkteatern and Art of Spectra, on the border between dance and theatre.

SHORTCUTS is a compact, physical and poetic performance with three dancers and four actors. The piece builds on an idea by Peter Svenzon and takes place in a terminal, in which seven people are stranded. How is one effected… by the stress, the uncertainty when plans fall apart, when one can’t piece together the “puzzle of life” and stand unable to influence events? What happens in a group of strangers as time passes and they have no possibility to withdraw? When do their masks fall apart? For how long is one able to keep up appearances?

Peter Svenzon’s SHORTCUTS is inspired by earlier works by groups such as DV8 and Les ballets C de la B, groups that have successfully combined and united the theatrical language with the physical. Lisa Hjertén stands behind the glossy black and white, stripped set design, which in collaboration with Ludde Falk’s lighting make up the set in Röda Sten’s “Cathedral”. The masks were created by Lars Carlsson. The piece also presents newly-written, specially-composed music and filmed sequences by Peter Svenzon.

The idea is not new; Lastly, Akram Khan Company at the Dance and Theater Festival played a similar course, but not as contentious.

-Energy is remarkably built up time after time against a more or less impossible redemption. Between the discharges, the game slowly builds up the role characters slowly but surely; Men and women both distance themselves and approach each other.

– The motion expression, precisely, closely balanced intensity is consistently amazingly impressive; beautiful, strong and saturated with all the oppressed energies of the situation.

– Just this to see the actor of the Folketeatern incorporated in such a technically skilled context, with such an emotional strong play, is a pure pleasure.

Anders Thuresson/ Göteborgs fria

– Everything rests on the physical play. And they impress.

– With violent intensity, Shortcuts lives out of competition to death. But in the quieter parties, the meeting between dance and theater fascinates even more.

Lis Hellström/ Göteborgsposten

-Choreographer Peter Svenzon has created “Shortcuts” the most innovative work performed by the Folkteatern in years and days

-The contemporary political point is, of course, that our terrorist fear creates such claustrophobic circumstances that we turn violence against ourselves, with terrible results. Svenzon is a researcher studying the results of stress tests on the inhabitants of the competition community.

Björn Gunnarsson/ Helsingborgs Dagblad

Choreographer, direction and composer
Peter Svenzon

Dancers
Magnus Borén, Ulriqa Fernqvist, Anna Westberg

Actors
Lars Magnus Larsson, Erik Ståhlberg, Jonas Sjöqvist, Annika Nordin

Set design and costume
Lisa Hjertén

Light design
Ludde Falk

Masks
Lars Carlsson

Visuals, video
Peter Svenzon, Ludde Falk

Sound technique
Allan Anttila

Text
Robert Bolin, Mattias Lagnander, Peter Svenzon

Poster photographer
Simon Cederquist

Press photographer
Håkan Larsson

Trailer
Peter Svenzon

Produced by
Folkteatern

Other collaborating parties
Röda sten, Angeredsteatern

Facts
On stage | 7 artists
Duration | 60 minutes

Performed at Röda Sten in Gothenburg

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