Delighthouse and the Dark Room – Sindri Runudde

Humor and melancholy in dance created by sound and listening.

In choreographer Sindri Runudde’s new work the audience is invited to a new dimension in a collage of practices, metaphors, dances, games, stories and popcultural references in a wave of melancholy states. On stage five dancers explore audible dances and choreography with sound and listening as methods in Delight House and the Dark Room. 

Through synaesthetic points of departure they challenge what can express a personal experience and be a dancing language. How can we put words on a movement and sing a dance?

Using a lighthouse as a metaphor for the body and the states between its capacity to both guide and warn, Sindri has created four stories about states of internal storms. The performance meets darkness with humor and imagines new ways of encountering inner melancholia.

Sindri Runudde is a dancer and choreographer based in Sweden. Their work is characterized by a multi-sensorial approach to the body as a living archive. Sindri invites artists and creators to their process to examine and problematize how we experience the world around us through our senses and our perception. A musical and auditive method and perspective is central. Sindris work spans over several fields and includes sound art, visual art and performance. They are educated in contemporary circus and dance, and have worked with companies and institutions as well as toured their own works both in Sweden and internationally. 

Dancers: Asaf Aharonson, Cajsa Godée, Ellen Söderhult, Maia Means & Marvil Iglesias | Choreography: Sindri Runudde | Composer: Markus Almqvist | Set design & costume: Juli Apponen | Light design: Kerstin Weimers | Text assistant: Francesca Hyde | Producer: Sara Fors | Supported by Kulturrådet, Konstnärsnämnden, Region Skåne and Stockholms Stad | In collaboration with Inkonst and MDT.