THE LISTENERS by Cullberg & Alma Söderberg – WORLD PREMIERE
24 & 25 January, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå (SE)
In this first collaboration between Cullberg and Alma Söderberg, eight dancers use voice, rhythm and movement to explore the relation between listening and moving. In a performance that could be a concert in the sense that it mainly invokes listening, the space and the bodies are played as instruments. The dance becomes a tool to describe what one hears, and the sounding becomes a tool to describe what one sees. Sounds and movements create knots and entanglements that feedback off each other and that produces a situation where the skill of paying attention is practiced on all sides, on that of the performer-listener and on that of the audience-listener.