Nya Folkdansen III trailer!

11 01 2012

MYCD, We are so proud of you!!!





A second reclaim – Nya Folkdansen part II – broadcast live!

26 08 2011

Any teenager should have the right to a physical dance experience that doesn’t classify the persons ability to move or their aesthetic, but instead just simply giving him/her a physical art experience!

We are very proud to have conquered financial limitations and lack of a production team with our burning artistic enthusiasm, and making this possible with our small freelance means. We know that this is but the beginning of something big that we will endeavor to make continue. We open our arms to all collaborators possible to make a sustainable exchange between freelance choreographers and youth.

After a week of work we are thrilled, exhausted, excited and very much looking forward to future international youth dance exchanges between SYD and MYCD!

It has been an unforgettable experience for all of us!

Watch live: http://bambuser.com/channel/Nya+Folkdansen/broadcast/1920963 START AT 2.10 MIN!

/Emma





Day three…

21 08 2011

Thank you SYD thank you MYCD for a third day of hard, really hard work! I am very impressed with your absolute dedication and beautiful energy! And am proudly looking forward to wednesday! You will make wonderment happen in Malmö’s Gustav Adolfs Torg





London met Malmö today…

19 08 2011

-20 talented youth blew me away today in the first days of creation to the second part in RIBBING/HALSACKDA’s creation of 2011: Nya Folkdansen. The show will be part of the event UTFALL in Malmöfestivale. See it next Wednesday 24/8 at 17h & again at 19h only in Gustov Adolfs Torg! http://www.malmofestivalen.se/kultur/dans/utfall/

RIBBING/HALSACKDA asks themself; If a common folkdance was made today what would the movements be like, what would define its patterns and gestures, and what emotion would it express?
Come and contribute yourself both passively or actively- express what in our concern is great folk movements should be about:

the need of being together
the celebration of change
the rite and bonding through movement!





MYCD prepares to meet SYD

29 07 2011

Malmö Youth Contemporary Dance prepares some duet work to be performed with Shoreditch Youth Dance in Malmöfestivalen on August 24th…

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After weeks of posting live feeds of small ‘movement portraits’ onto Bambuser we finally began to pull from these small choreographies, creating longer phrases of solos and duets. These were then taught to MYCD, and through this process developing the choreography once again into new phrases. When MYCD meet with SYD in August they will in turn teach them the choreographies that they helped to develop. We realize more and more that the Nya Folkdansen is an on going process, and its choreography an ever evolving element, once we take it outdoors at Malmöfestivalen it is sure to develop again, and it proposes us with a question: Is the new folk-dance something that should forever change, never to remain the same, as people are never themselves caught in a stagnant place? When MYCD perform again in November at Scenekonst Festivalen this same work we will know the answer for certain.

It was a very intense week and MYCD members worked very hard, Emma and I are both very proud and full of admiration for these young and talented creators of art! BRAVO MYCD!





Filming Blobs in Dunkers Kulturhus

26 07 2011

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THE BLOBS HAVE COME A LONG WAY! You may recall them from last year as faceless and black, well, now they are like chewing gum and flesh, truly sculptural beings pulsing in consistency! You’ll see here that they are also made of children’s play clay! Whatever next? Well, we don’t know, but isn’t that the point? We like to keep you (and ourselves) forever in suspense!





How to dance a “Sunday Stroll” ? first gathering MYCD

22 05 2011

It was thrilling working with the 9 youngsters full of inspiration, dedication and talent! We went through basic floorwork and contact improvisation. The nine and me also took pleasure finding new appellations for dancesteps such as “a knots” “a sunday strolls” “a windmills” and “fingerdances”
Some first live broadcasts were done from a few girls, more are to come by next week: http://bambuser.com/channel/Nya%2BFolkdansen
/Emma
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