Thursday, March 14, 2019

KÅNKEN- phase 3 #Coincidences opening night 14.10 at 19.00

KÅNKEN phase 3 #Coincidences-SweetDreams Kollektiv




Performances Monday 14.10 at 19.00 opening night. 

Tuesday 15.10 at 19.00 / *Wednesday 16.10 at 20.00 / *Thursday 17.10 at 20.30. * part of Stretch Festival 2019 in Turku. 
All performances at Barker-theatre. 

More info here: https://sweetdreamskollektiv.wordpress.com/

KÅNKEN is a duet and choreography in which dance-artists Marjan Raar and Linda Björkqvist explore the content of time, space and generations. 
In KÅNKEN the dancers are investigating and challenging the boarders and boundaries of the past and future in both physical and imaginative ways. 
The space invites, but also forces them into one place , into one piece and into one moment of sharing.
The power of art, the trust, the struggle and the common need to move forward makes KÅNKEN what it is right now.
Time is their common friend and enemy, time flies, time never stands still, time runs away, the future and past are melting into the big now.
Every moment, every move, they dive deeper into life and  time.
Dragging into the future, pulling away from the past, they struggle and find the flow that directs them into the moment, into that what matters right now.
The strength of 2 generations and their attempt to find common ground in KÅNKEN, has been a journey through movement , endurance and skill. The significant age difference of 30 years between both dancers gives this piece an extra flavor.
With this project SweetDreams Kollektiv presents an earthy, at times poignant, raw but also sensitive duet about the power of people and generations, the sense of time and the reality of life.

KÅNKEN

Concept and choreography SweetDreams Kollektiv
Dance Marjan Raar & Linda Björkqvist
Lights and design: Antton Kainulainen
Pictures : Jesper Dolgov


KÅNKEN is a production in co-operation with the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland and got financial support from Svenska Kulturfonden and Konstsamfundet.
Duration approximately : 55 minutes

Monday, January 21, 2019

RAW- a kind of fairytale

RAW- a kind of fairytale

In this solo performance I created a story, which is the frame for this performance,
I choose the fairytale version of story telling, as fairytales have the ability to trigger our fantasy.

This fairytale has been stimulating my body and mind to create visual images and has allowed me to connect with things beyond understanding.

This fairytale is a fantasy-full story based on reality and strange things happening, which together, are the base and inspiration for this piece.

The dance is invading and surrounding the spoken words.




A fairytale about starting , about handicrafts , strange disappearances, about death and extermination while counting the stars. All ending in happiness..
Concept, choreography and dance       Marjan Raar
Text and Voice                                      Marjan Raar
Light design                                          Jukka Haataja
Sound  and composition                       Arttu Aarnio
Painting                                                 Baukje Spaltro / Amsterdam
Graphics                                                Dio Lau / Berlin
Photography                                          Reino Koivula

Supported by Svenska Kulturfonden , Barker-teatteri & Svenska Högskolans vänner
















         Reservation: info@barkerteatteri.fi
 Tickets 15 / 10€

During the same evenings Jouni Järvenpää performs his new piece Full Frontal 2019.

Friday      11.01. 2019 at 19.00 opening night
Saturday  12.01. 2019 at 19.00
Sunday    13.01. 2019 at 19.00
Barker-teatteri Turku-Finland
www.barkerteatteri.fi

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

KÅNKEN-full version work in progress


                                    KÅNKEN


          

KÅNKEN, a physically challenging choreography by SweetDreams Kollektiv, in which 2 dancers are taking the challenge of defying time and age. The age difference of 30 years between the dancers makes the challenge complete.




This piece is a physical dance and movement performance, in which the boundaries of the past and future are shaken up, age is thrown away and time disappears like sand, while the moment remains.


        

What we say about KÅNKEN:

"With KÅNKEN, we want to create an earthy, poignant, raw but sensitive, performance about the power of the past, the challenge of the future and the reality of the present.
“Time only exists because otherwise everything would happen simultaneously”.

A dance piece with strong physical images in which we also, just because we like it, carry a piece of Finland with us, with its extreme climate and wild nature "

KÅNKEN (pronounced konken) is Swedish for dragging,pulling or carrying, is a new production of SweetDreams Kollektiv by dancer / choreographer Linda Holmström and dancer / choreographer Marjan Raar, both working in Finland. Linda is Finnish but originally comes from Åland and Marjan is Dutch but lives in Finland.

KÅNKEN is a project divided into 3 parts:
A version for outside locations
A version for galleries and small spaces
A theater and whole evening version 

Part 1 will be performed at:
Friday     24 at 19.00 in Mariehamn
Saturday 25 at 14.00 in Bomarsund
Saturday 25 at 19.00 in Mariehamn

Part 2 will be performed at:
Friday 31.8 at 20.00 at Prenzlauer studio / Kunst-Kollektiv in Berlin


PRENZLAUER STUDIO / KUNST-KOLLEKTIv

Winsstraße 42, 10405 Berlin, Germany


graphic design by Dio Lau@Prenzlauerstudio/Kunst-Kollektiv Berlin


Here a short impression of KÅNKEN part 2 in Berlin 




Part 3 will be created during spring 2019
Here more information about the project:

https://sweetdreamskollektiv.wordpress.com

KÅNKEN

Choreography and dance: Linda Björkqvist & Marjan Raar
Music and sound: SweetDreams Kollektiv

Costumes and props: Linda Björkqvist & Marjan Raar

KÅNKEN has received support 
for part 1 : Ålands Kulturdelegation
for part 2: LTA ( the Regional Dance Center of Western Finland), Barker-teatteri, Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv

Saturday, November 11, 2017

TUNTEMATON TANSSIJA / OKÄND DANSARE

A choreography from Marjan Raar for 3 dancers which is based on situations she experiences as a dance artist.

A choreography about strength, struggle, compassion and existence.

Dance Kaisa Koulu, Linda Holmström, Marjan Raar
Lights Antton Kainulainen
A Marjan Raar / Barker-teatteri production

Barker Teatteri, Turun vapaan taiteen näyttämo
Raunistulantie 25

Supported by Svenska Kulturfonden & Barker-teatteri

Opening Night/ Premiär / Ensi Ilta 5.12.2017 at 19.00
Next performances 7,8,9,14,15.12 at 19.00
Tickets 10/15€ 
Reserve your place and ticket here:  info@barkerteatteri.fi













The making of Tuntematon Tanssija / Unknown Dancer / Okänd Dansare
#rehearsals:



   














Pics Reino Koivula


                            




Saturday, October 21, 2017

Symphony (it's just a matter of arranging it)

Saturday 21.10 at 20.00 it's time for our Symphony at Barker Theater.

A complete improvised performance with dancers from Finland and live music.

With Symphony we celebrate Barker 20years!

More info on www.barkerteatteri.fi



Thursday, September 14, 2017

City Spheres Turku in Amsterdam



Saturday 16.9 I will dance a short solo during the opening of the exhibition from Baukje Spaltro's painting project City Spheres.

I will dance a short solo which is based on my choreography Spheres , which we performed last October in Barker Theatre. Baukje participated that performance and painted her last painting Turku XL during 4 nights while the dancers danced the choreography. 

On Saturday we collaborate again in gallerie BMB in Amsterdam.
The opening is between 17-19  and I will perform somewhere half way.

Gallerie BMB. 
Kerkstraat 129A Amsterdam 





Rehearsal at BMB


Impression of the performance at gallery BMB in Amsterdam 



Foto's by Cor Jabaaij

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hoogtij-HighTide

An impression of the piece I made after working 2 months in an empty shop in Den Helder, the Netherlands.
A part of the project Werk aan de Winkel, in which Kunsthal45 and Woningstichting Den Helder invite artists to work in empty shops in the center of the town.