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Motion Portals

Time/site/motion

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

Click here for an overview of the map and the specific sites. 

Köpmangatan 19, near the art work Folkvimmel (Nils Wedel)
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Nära Nya Hamngatan 15, near the art work Mötet (Linnea Jörpeland) 
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Nära Nya Hamngatan 19, near the art work Gryning (Linnea Jörpeland)
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Kyrkogatan 19 (Stora torget)
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Esplanaden 9, Vängåvan fountain by Sofia Gisberg 
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Badhusparken, near the art work konstverket Far och son (Olof Ahlberg)
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Dalhemsparken, out door gym
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Stortorget,near the art work Kören (Thomas Qvarsebo
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Skate park under Frösöbron (bridge)
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Vägtunnel mot körfältet, near the art work Sköldpaddhjärtat (Lars Kolsrud
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Framnäskajen (Fjällräven Center), near the art work Tellus (Peter Svedberg)
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Örnsköldsviks museum och konsthall, near the art work Gestalt i Storm (Bror Marklund)
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Storgatan/Köpmangatan, near the art works Jimmys (Monika Gora)
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Örnsköldsviks station (old station house)
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Trappa vid Arken, near the art work Det tidlösa landskapet (Lars Widenfalk)
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Tunneln från Bangatan till Järnvägstorget, near the art work Lev! (Ingrid Falk, Gustavo Aguerre)  
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Årstidernas Park, near the art work Constructing a New World (Jacob Dahlgren) 
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Järnvägstorget, near the art work Grön Eld (Vicke Lindstrand) 
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Operaplan, near the art work Laddningsplats för ljushuvuden (Mikael Richter) 
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Konstnärligt campus, near the art work Julia (Jaume Plensa) 
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