Gustav Englund “EDEN”

Choreographic story of the Garden of Eden

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ no one ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ stream ▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ God formed a man from the dust of the ground▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ planted a garden ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ trees ▀▀▀▀ pleasing ▀▀▀▀▀ good ▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ God commanded ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ You are free to eat, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀ the serpent ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ ”not certainly ▀▀▀▀ die. For God knows that when you eat ▀▀▀▀ your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing ▀▀ good and evil ▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ ate. ▀▀▀▀

Then the eyes ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ were opened ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ hid ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ hid ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ afraid ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ naked ▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ God ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ deceived me ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ enmity ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ crush your head ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ for dust you are and to dust you will return ▀▀▀▀

EDEN is a choreography; a gesture that both shows and shatters ideas about nature, culture and authenticity.

Gustav Englund (SE) is a theater director. He has worked with performances such as Tystnaden (The silence) by Jörgen Dahlqvist, Tre systrar som inte är systrar (Three sisters who are not sisters) by Gertrude Stein and Kain, Abel, boys will be boys by Annika Nyman. Through his work he investigates how the dramatic theater can be combined with choreographic practices derived from the contemporary dance field.

André Kaliff (SE) is a mime actor and dancer, educated at the Stockholm Theater Academy. He has worked in a variety of constellations, always focusing on the physical expression. Among the earlier performances are Sex Mimare, Sex Vita Hästar by Lars Rudolfsson at Orionteatern, Dominoeffekten at the Newcircus Company Rapid Eye, and recently dance theater for children with Claire Parsons Co in the the performances And Then and Signal.

Rebecka Holmström (SE) is a Malmö based artist and stage designer with an interest in conceptual approaches as well as in the tactility of craft traditions. Her own work often concerns the psychological and social gaps that becomes through the interpreting and passing down of stories, beings and bodies.

Anton Andersson (SE) is a light designer, educated at Stockholm University of the Arts. Among performances that can be mentioned is If ever in range at Dansens hus, Sorry by Bam bam frost at MDT and 37.2 From here two eternity by Teatr Weimar.

Concept & choreography: Gustav Englund in close collaboration with the team | Set design & costume: Rebecka Holmström | Light design & technician: Anton Andersson | Performer: André Kaliff | Mentor: Björn Säfsten | Photographer: Milja Rossi | Supported by Konstnärsnämnden and Kulturrådet