What if dancers would manifest themselves like sculptures in space and are able to be viewed by whoever passes the location of the dance that happened in the past. This is the concept MOTION PORTALS by dancer and choreographer Malika Ali.
At multiple places in Östersund, Umeå, Örnsköldsvik and Sundsvall, connected to selected public artworks and artifacts, QR codes will be deployed. Starting May 7, these will form portals for short dance films – with dance and movement from those same places.
An earlier reality is applied to your perception, the movement is added. The audience gets the chance to explore the immediate surroundings by looking at one or more bodies through a digital medium. A moment that took place in the same place but in another time.
The concept idea comes from dancer and choreographer Malika Ali, who wants Motion Portals to give public art new life and other perspectives. The experience is adapted based on each public work of art. Together with dancers Matthew Rawcliffe and Johanna Forsehag, she has created choreographies that will be like vibrating past / present relics in your phone. The dance films are without sound to let the sound of the place at the exact moment become part of the experience.
– It can be a sculpture that someone has seen every day on the way to work and barely noticed. The perspective changes, a layer is added and it becomes a new experience, says Malika.
Malika Ali is a dance artist from Germany and has been dancing with Norrdans since the autumn of 2020.
Below you will find maps for the site-specific dance pieces.
Concept: Malika Ali
Choreography and dance: Malika Ali, Matthew Rawcliffe, Johanna Forsehag
Filmmaker: Måns Berthas
Technician: Johan Hakala