Premiere on 15.11.2023 at Orion teatern Book tickets here
Picture: Senay Berhe
Hooman Sharifi’s new piece for Cullberg “When in battle I’m free, never free to rest” is based on how you as an individual take your space in this world, regardless of background. 25 dancers with different dance styles explores battle to a fusion of modern hip-hop beats and old Iranian songs.
The piece explores the context of battle where solo dance and dancing together are in focus. What happens when the battle constitutes the place in which the dancers meet, where their different identities are given space to take place and at the same time shaped by the dance? The performance includes dancers from Cullberg’s ensemble and dancers from the street dance scene in Stockholm.
By: Hooman Sharifi
Choreographer: Hooman Sharifi
Project advisor: Niki Tsappos
Musik & sound design: DJ Neda Sanai
Light: Hooman Sarifi and David Prokopic
Costume: Marita Tjärnström and Hooman Sharifi
Dancers: Afra Hosseini Kaladjahi*, Ama Kyei*, Anand Bolder, Anastasija Olescuka*, Andreas Sanchez*, Anna Fitoussi, Camille Prieux, Chiara Gilioli*, Eleanor Campbell, Elin Hallqvist**, Eliott Marmouset, Eszter Czédulás, Freddy Houndekindo, Gloria Kapako*, Ida Holmlund*, Johanna Tengan, Judith Coumans**, Lilian Steiner, Mohamed Y.Shika, Noam Segal, Omar Velasquez Rojas*, Rebecca Livaniou*, Robin Johansson*, Vincent Van der Plas | *Guest dancers **Apprentices
Dream beam dream team would like to invite you to share a room with them. The team consists of a rotating group of super soft super tactile super duper troopers, all of whom have the ability to channel and redirect power through movement. Through their bodily systems, energy can be tasted and digested. The energy is transformed into specific abilities, perhaps even superpowers, with which they dance, move walls, soften rooftops, redirect lightning, and much more.
Dream beam is a concept that, through performance and film, explores ideas about what can become a superpower and how one wants to move with the power. Inspired by Octavia Butler's "Parable of the sower" and the character Lauren Olamina's hyperempathy, the work wants to explore abilities that we already possess, how these can be designed, reinforced and used to manipulate the perception of the body and space.
Pictures: Märta Thisner
Choregraphy, idea, concept: Bambam Frost
Dancers on stage: Cecilia Rehde, Ama Kyei, Lisa Janbell Dancers during process: Ingrid Mugalu, Lydia Östeberg Diakité, Adam Seid Tahir, Paul Adamah
Artistic assistans: Alexandra Tveit
Lightdesign and scenography: Chrisander Brun
Composition: Yared Tilahun Cedelund, Damon Frost
Costumedesign: BamBam Frost
Makeup consultation: Michel Franco
Financed: Kulturrådet, Region Stockholm, Stockholm Stad.
Coproduced: Norrlandsoperan, MDT Moderna Dansteatern and Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union
Sweet and Sticky by Lisa Janbell (2023)
SWEET & STICKY is a dance, a ritual and a state that seductively licks your wounds and vulnerabilities, where performers and audiences enter a state of pleasure together, through tension and seduction. This piece has been performed at Scopes (2023), Norberg (2023) and September sessions (2023)
Costume by: Anita Falk Music: Neva Deelay (at Scopes), Jessie Granqvist (At Scopes and Norberg), Rayo ( at September Sessions) and Dos Oké (at Scopes and September sessions)
Picture: Sebastian Berthold
Collective memory by Nancy Ama Amponsaa Ofori (2022)
In Lucky numbers the dancers get through everyday relationships with warmth and humor. There will be chopped up dance styles and rapid changes - all in a meeting between choreography, textile art and sporty humor to the club's pumping base. A bit like stepping into a world where all the senses become alive.
Choreography: Stina Nyberg Dance: Lisa Janbell och Ama Kyei
Creative team: Ljusdesign, scenografi och Costume: : Josefin Hinders Textile art: Anna Nordström Music: Hermione Frank aka rRoxymore Producer: Riksteatern
Premier 28.9.21 @ Vitlycke - Centre for Preforming Arts, Tanumshede, Tanum
Transsession by Lisa Janbell (2021)
Pictures: Kajsa Lorentzon
Transsessio was one of the pieces Lisa Janbell
choreographed and staged at Misschiefs takeover at Plattan in in June 2021
Choreographer: Lisa Janbell Dancers: Bianca Traum, Cecilia Redhe, Dafne Gian, Mariê Mazer, Lena Bergstedt
Lightdesign Timothy Wilson
LIVE dj Jessie Granqvist
Art (pyramids) Malou Bergman
Production assistent Kajsa Lorentzon
AfroSwede by John-Paul Zaccarini(2020)
Pictures: Jonathan Morell
A transmission from a FutureBlackSpace Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH)
Concept/Written by John-Paul Zaccarini Directed by Erwin Semler Choreographed by John-Paul Zaccarini Music and Sound design by Toubab Holmes Dancers: Mike Gamble Danne Dahlin Ama Kyei Felicia Rivera Cetre Louie Indriana Adam Seid Thair Director of Photography - Erwin Semler & Joakim Envik Karlsson Stylist - Camilla Wellton Production Manager - Mats Ivarsson Production Assistent - Jonathan Morell Edit - Erwin Semler Colorist - Joakim Envik Karlsson Special thanks to Anna Lindell, Rolf Hallström, Andreas Karlsson
Untitled (Entitled) by Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn (2021)
Pictures: Jean Baptiste Béranger
Nguyễn's art draws attention to our time's construction of identity and illuminates hidden power structures. In seemingly everyday events and stories, she demonstrates political relevance. The work Untitled (Entitled) is based on interviews with people of immigrant background who felt forced to change their names in an attempt to escape discrimination. In a text-based installation, consisting of moving structures with lenticular prints, the names of the participants according to their mother tongue, but also their adopted Western names, are displayed.
On a number of occasions during the course of the exhibition, dancers will activate the installation in the form of a performance, choreographed by Nguyễn. The piece had its premiere at Bonniers Konsthall. The dancers move to music composed of simple phrases used in language learning, for example "jag heter".
Dance: Gülbeden Kulbay, Ama Kyei, Mona Namer, Andrea Svensson
Technician: Isak Nordell
Stylist: Amanda Ferrada
Graphic design: Chris Lee
Music: Thunder Tillman
Voices: Rob Andersson, Pontus Berghe, Erola Boix, Maj Hasager, Riccardo Malacalza, Elena Strempek, Oscar TillmBan, Casey Wei
Crawling by Natália Rebelo (2021)
Picture: Natália Rebelo
Crawling is a performance that investigates the feeling of being seen and followed. Through the insistence of specific movements, stages of repetition are built and form a choreography that has nervousness, compulsions and pleasing games as its foundation. The piece was performed at My wild flag festival at MDT in September 2021
Choreographer: Natália Rebelo. Performers: Ama Kyei, Heta Asikainen
Black Ocean by Josette Bushell-Mingo (2020)
Picture: Ahmed Ali
BLACK OCEAN is an open jazz space of stories, internal landscapes, the worlds of Afrofuturism, fragmented texts and ghosts of the past and present – the performance meets blackness, meets ritual, meets memory, meets future. Black Ocean was a part of "The door of no return" at Daramaten in October 2020.
Director: Josette Bushell-Mingo
Music : Marque Gilmore
Text: Senait Imbaye, Raymond Peroti, Nancy Ofori, Kayo Mpoyi
Dance/perforance: Tarika Wahlberg, Ama Kyei, Ruben Karsberg, Binyam Haile
Video: Lamin Daniel Jadama
Threshold by Maria Wahlberg (2020)
Picture: Maria Wahlberg
Threshold is an advitersement for Ganni.
202020 DANCE FILM -THRESHOLD Stockholm Co-directed by Maria “Decida” Wahlberg @decida & Åsa Riton @a_s_a_r_i_t_o_n Concept by MOON @moon_intl Music by @mobilegirl and @ouri.riou Styling, Emelie Johansson @emelierjohansson Improvisation dancers, Bianca, Mona, Ama & Madilou Editing, Kim Ramsell Grade & online, Oskar Gullstrand Make Up & Hair Martin Sundquist Production assistants, Mira Bergh Edenborg & Jose n Zachrisson
With its origin to the house dance tradition, the dancers create a playful space to explore the importance of a rite in a collective celebration and healing. If a rite is extinguished in one place, it will occur in another In the performance Shiftet, the dancers examine what it means to get together, create symbols and celebrate life. By paying attention to details and exploring the power of seductive and sensual grooves, the Shift is about the sanctity of the body and mind as well as being able to transform the dramatic lives of human and the world. The piece was planned to have premier in Decemeber 2020 but is postponed to October 2021. Fanni Ijäs will substitute for Ama at the premier.
Choreoghapher: Johanna Fröjd
Dancers: Ama Kyei, Mona Namér, Johanna Fröjd, Fanni Ijäs
Sound: Diane Assiri
Costume: Liselotte Bramstång
Film/Picture: Jonath Mathew
Co-production: Dansens Hus, Riksteatern Hallunda, Västmanlandsmusiken, Sala kommun, Camelonterna
Producer : Co-producing parties & Kulturrådet
HEARTH, Aurore D`Audiffret (2019)
Picture: Gustav Cavallin
HEARTH was Aurore d´Audiffrets Degree Project when she gratuated from The University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm 2019
Choreographer: Aurore d´Audiffret Dancers: Fredriva Burvall, Danilo Alexandre, Ama Kyei
Substitute dancer for JUCK (2019)
Picture: Sonja Hyytiäinen
Ama was a substitute dancer for JUCK in Göteborg and Helsinki, Finland during May and June 2019