Alma Söderberg “Entangled phrases”

The entire body is a musical instrument

A magical hybrid between concert and dance performance, where three people work on stage to weave hundreds of rhythms together, using their entire bodies as instruments.

Entangled Phrases take on an axiomatic practice of ‘listening to movement’. The dancers use their voices to make the movement sound and they let the sound effect the movement. The entanglement between sound and movement as well as between the trio on stage creates a rich and complex tapestry. They weave themselves together both visually and aurally through dedication and affection.

The performance acts in response to a society of fear by developing a technique of sensitivity, of community and nurturing the ability to hold several thoughts at once while responding with our full capacities to complexity. Polyrhythm and polyphony are welcomed as a challenge of depth of experience and understanding.

Alma Söderberg is a choreographer and performer that works with music and dance. She uses her voice and body to play space as if it was an instrument. Her ongoing research deals with how we listen as we look; the relation between the ear and the eye. She has grounded her practice in a number of solo performances in which she developed an idiorhythmic way of creating. In the two ongoing music projects wowawiwa and John the Houseband, she has worked in collaboration with the other artists Anja Muller, Dennis Deter, Hendrik Willekens, Roger Sala Reyner and Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir. She is currently embarking on a series of group performances starting with the trio “Entangled Phrases”. This performance will be the first in which she invites other performers (Anja Muller and Angela Peris Alcantud) to join her in the practice she has developed making solo performances. In all her works she collaborates closely with the sound artist Hendrik Willekens.

Direction: Alma Söderberg | Choreography & performance: Anja Muller, Angela Peris Alcantud, Alma Söderberg | Sound: Dechat “Hendrik” Lewillekens | Light: Pol Matthé | Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic | Artistic advice: Anja Röttgerkamp | Technical Direction: Nele Verreyken | Production: Manyone | Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Germany), Norrlandsoperan (Sweden), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Belgium) in the frame of apap-Performing Europe 2020 – co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. | Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) | Residencies at: Tanzfabriek (Germany), Inkonst.