Ellen Söderhult: Shane et al.
Shane is a character in a TV series that is about a girl gang that hangs out a lot. It doesn’t really have a main character but the main character is sort of the gang. Et al.indicates “and others” and is often used when something has many authors.
The choir has a history of backing up a soloist, but to sing in a choir can also be to temporarily submit to or acknowledge being a part of a collective protagonist. Maybe choir singing and choir-dancing can act as a camouflaging of the individual self.
Scenography shifts from background to foreground when the choir’s collected forces embrace the mountain with singing. This will be an attempt to create a sort pretty analogue IMAX with sung verses like “bright horizon stand above the earth’s stormy night” and “the forest stands quiet, the sky is clear”. It will be a take on a sort of “fulldome dance and singing concert”. With the choir as a temporary singing- and dancing group, dances and songs are activated, recycled and composted as collective- and group-self expressions. With the mountain in the center.
Concept and choreography: Ellen Söderhult. Performed by and made in collaboration with: Oda Brekke, Lisa Schåman, Lisen Pousette, Cathryn Humpreys, Elinor Trollerz Bratteby and Lydia Östberg Diakité.
The poster is partly made by hand and is as such only available in one copy.