Welcome to this PARSE Dialogue centering on the choreographic work of Björn Säfsten, and particularly on Prologue, which is being performed at Atalante on April 11 and 12.
In Prologue Björn Säfsten and performer Sophie Augot explore the violence of language, creating identified representations and then engaging them in a form of role-play. Interrogating the syntax and semantics of the body and its gestures, the performance problematizes received notions of visual interpretation. The work is a re-creation of a piece for two performers from 2012, moulded into a work for a single performer.
Björn Säfsten creates choreographic art in close collaboration with his artistic teams and often focuses on our bodies and minds; how they interact, shape and express themselves. He was educated at the Ballet Academy in Stockholm and received Birgit Cullberg scholarship 2009. In recent years, he has also worked in a four year research project at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, together with philosopher Per Nilsson.
This Dialogue is part of the Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art research arc within PARSE
The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and snacks will be served. Welcome!