The artistic research
Co-produced by Dansehallerne, "Lowlands" spans the deep blue depths of our personal emotional landscapes and collective geographical environments. Addressing how dance can hold a space for vulnerability, "Lowlands" looks at the potential of art as a world-building practice. In her practice, Emilia Gasiorek works with different mediations, visualisations and somatic practices for creating 'action-vessels'. Actions are the continuous hollow containers which are filled with emotions, energies and imaginations, creating subtly changing images that rise and fall through the watery fabric of the piece. Emilia's focus during the residency will be on deepening the embodiment of these 'action-vessels' and transitioning the piece from studio to stage.
Emilia has previously worked with HAUT on "Lowlands" in 2019 for her residency at Åbne Scene in Aarhus. "Lowlands" will premiere at Salen (BIBLIOTEKET Rentemestervej) on 2-4 September 2021.
About the artistic team
Emilia Gasiorek is a dancer and choreographer based in Copenhagen. "Lowlands" is a part of a new body of work exploring how emotional and physical states shape the matter of bodies and worlds. For "Lowlands", she has collaborated with choreographic consultant Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, sound artist Karis Zidore and architect Lea Paulsen.
Concept, choreography and performance: Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographic consultant: Emma-Cecilia Ajanki
Scenography and costume: Lea Paulsen
Sound artist: Karis Zidore
Cellist: Åsa Gjerstad
Light design: Sonja Lea
Textual piece: Jonathan Bonnici
Painting: Coline Marotta
Graphic designer: Hanna Bergman
Initial photography and film documentation: Vilde Livsdatter
Final photography, film documentation and editing: Ida Gedbjerg Sørensen
Co-production and presentation: Dansehallerne
In residency: Danseatelier, Åbne Scene, HAUT, Inter Arts Center, Milvus Artistic Research Center
Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, Koda Dramatik, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden and Københavns Kommune Scenekunstudvalg