Everlasting Event

Premiere 25th of October, Norrlandsoperan Umeå

from age 13 and up | about 1 h 40 min

An evening in transformation and where the dance is created right in front of you. Two works by two specific artists where the focal point is improvisation.

In the piece 'Event' by Australian James Batchelor, you encounter a looping and flowing choreographic language. Baroque ornaments and circle dancing coexist with techno-like beats.

New York-based choreographer Jeanine Durning combines post- and hypermodernism with ease in the piece 'Everlasting – a new love'. Durning's choreographies are described as both potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster. Durning will defy your expectations and challenge your limits through a torrent of movement, text, and fresh stimulating moments.

Both works are framed by the critically acclaimed and headstrong scenographer and lighting designer Chrisander Brun.

Follow this link for the trailer of Everlasting Event.

'Event' by choreographer James Batchelor. Photo: Chrisander Brun

'Everlasting – a new love' by choreographer Jeanine Durning. Photo: Chrisander Brun

Jeanine Durning’s career spans 25 years in the practice of dance, performance and choreography. Her work has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” Jeanine’s research concerns the interrogation of the dancing body as a mobilizing force that has the potential to shift perception of self, other and the spaces we (collectively) inhabit. Her choreography imagines a way for thinking and feeling to come into form and action, often revealing how our basic need for connection and communication aligns or misaligns with our desires.

Jeanine’s ongoing practice, nonstopping, has been the foundation for her teaching and choreographic praxis since 2010 and acts as a philosophical outlook on dailiness. She’s performed her “signature” solo inging (based on her nonstop speaking practice) more than 50 times across the US, in Europe and Canada. She has had the privilege to collaborate with many choreographers, including Deborah Hay since 2005, working as performer, consultant, choreographic assistant, and coach.

Jeanine has been invited to share some of her practices all over the world through teaching, mentoring/advising, and creating choreographies. Her most recent collaboration was with Candoco Dance Company creating Last Shelter which premiered at Sadler’s Wells/London in October 2021, and is currently working on a book project in collaboration with Jenn Joy and MANCC based on Jeanine’s practice, nonstopping, due out in January 2023. A native New Yorker, Jeanine has been working in Stockholm the last few years as one of the rehearsal directors for Cullberg.

James Batchelor is a choreographer and performer from Ngunnawal country, Canberra Australia, working internationally. James studied a Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and worked for several years as a dancer for the world renowned company Chunky Move. He simultaneously established a unique trajectory for his choreographic practice, pursuing highly experimental and interdisciplinary collaborations. His works are focused on the hypnotic, visually detailed and draw the audience into a contemplative and imaginative world.

In 2016 James participated in a two-month expedition to Antarctica, developing a trilogy of works from this experience that have been shown in theatres, galleries and festivals around the world, including Tanz im August (Berlin), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Dance Massive (Melbourne). James was an Aerowaves artist in 2019 with the work Hyperspace, which has so far exceeded 50 performances across Europe and Australia. He has won several prestigious awards and prizes for his work including a Green Room Award.

The multi-artist Chrisander Brun is characterized by an inventive and visually strong artistry. Chrisander has a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Dramatic Institute, in theater and performing arts (June 2010). The list of artistic collaborations and projects is long, but an excerpt from recent years' work is Galaksehopen, Exit Parkour, Cash Money Flow (2022), Partita no. 2, Antigone, Romeo and Juliet, The Boss Lady Ingeborg, Pride and Prejudice Landscape (2021). Chrisander has previously created lighting, scenography and costume design as well as performance photography for Norrdan's performance PROXY (2019). The last few years' concept images for Norrdans are also those photographed by Chrisander.

Everlasting – a new love

Choreographer: Jeanine Durning
Composer: Tian Rotteveel
Set and Light Designer : Chrisander Brun
Costume Designer: Idah Sanderson (BA student in Costume Design from Stockholm University of the Arts)
Rehearsal Director: Aaron Vickers

Event

Choreographer: James Batchelor
Composer: Morgan Hickinbotham
Set and Light designer: Chrisander Brun
Costume Designer: Idah Sanderson (Apprentice work during education at Uniarts)
Rehearsal Director: Aaron Vickers

Everlasting – a new love (choreographer Jeanine Durning)
Leila Verlinden
Jonathan Starr
Chang Liu
Sam Huczkowski
Lander Casier
Kevin Julianto
Damini Gairola
Alberte Buch Gøbel
Sierra Kellman
Dengling Levine (Apprentice Dancer)
Elia Zahnd (Apprentice Dancer)


Event 
(choreographer James Batchelor)
Leila Verlinden
Chang Liu
Sam Huczkowski
Lander Casier
Kevin Julianto
Damini Gairola
Alberte Buch Gøbel
Sierra Kellman
Dengling Levine (Apprentice Dancer)
Elia Zahnd (Apprentice Dancer)

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Everlasting Event

Thursday 30 November, 19:00

Medborgarhuset, Lycksele

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Thursday 30 November, 19:00

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