FREE-FALL is a slightly clumsy choreographic performance in decline. Via movement and text, the fall as a theme is analyzed and leads us through stories about clowns, walls, love, and the Bible. A fall can refer to a loss of control, anti-success, and falling for someone or something. Falling can be considered taboo, flawed, and devastating, but also an expression of courage and vigor.
For the performance, Miriam Kongstad will be joined by Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen.
Text, Choreography, Performance: Miriam Kongstad
Musical Composition: Josefine Struckmann, Miriam Kongstad
About the artist
Miriam Kongstad (*1991) lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. Expanding from a background in choreography and performance, her practice is anchored in investigations of embodiment and the human body, whilst materializing as images, installations, performance, sculpture, and sound. Her work takes place in a social realm, visually depicting cultural and political structures surrounding the human body, with specific attention to habitual and naturalized movements and their identifications in popular culture. It questions how currents and societies are changing bodies and ideals; and how bodies and ideals are changing societies, by exploring the metaphysical, organic, social, and spiritual aspects of inhabiting a body - the extended experience of being flesh.
Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen is a danish born artists working with choreography, performance, singing and writing. She holds a BA in Choreography from SNDO (school for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam and is currently doing her MfA in Choreography at The Danish National School of performing arts in Copenhagen.