Ellen Söderhult & Mandi Tiukkanen
Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola
THIS IS GRAND
THIS IS GRAND is a dance performance that proposes new relationships between and transformations of known parts that de-contextualise pieces of dance and art history. It proposes a sequel, a concert of covers, a continuation of an always ongoing collective innovation. THIS IS GRAND speculates about what makes a specific dance a dance and engages with intensity. The work delves into the dances that are embodied through education and personal dance histories, performance memories as well as socio-culturally constructed and internalised images from movies, music and art.