FIVE DANCERS AND A VIOLIN VIRTUOS IN A SHARP DANCE CONCERT

Five specially chosen dancers. One of the foremost violinists of our time. In Partita no. 2 – sei solo we take part of Örjan Andersson’s special ability to create dance and music into a sleepless body.

We meet the solitary man. Stripped and omitted. Her destiny is woven with the violinist Jonathan Morton’s interpretation of Bach’s melancholy solo piece Partita No.2.  A sublime landscape emerges with sound designer BJ Nilsen’s recordings from a closed down Amsterdam. In breathtaking speed, we move between the small intimate to high vertigo located places. An auditive mental journey between the present time and time immemorial.

Partita is created in cooperation with the violinist Johathan Morton, from the Scottish Ensemble in Glasgow, and the choreographer Örjan Andersson.  The piece is a continuation of an ongoing cooperation between Andersson Dance and the Scottish Ensemble and succeeds the pieces “Goldberg Variations – Ternary patterns for insomnia” (2015) and “Prelude – skydiving from a dream” (2019).

PRESS QUOTES

“At first, the eye searches for meaning and significance in the various scenes, which themselves exude lostness. Until the work stealthily envelops the audience in a scenic meditation on humanity.”
Maina Arvas, DN

“If you like, “Partita no 2 – sei solo” is a study in disorientation, a reflection on how the pandemic has affected us. I myself think of the power of music and I carry the beautiful final scene with me as a timeless consolation.”
Anna Ångström, SvD

CREDITS

Choreography: Örjan Andersson
Violinist: Jonathan Morton
Music: JS Bach, BJ Nilsen
Sound Design: BJ Nilsen
Scenography – and Light Design: Chrisander Brun
Costume design: Jenny Nordberg
Dancers: Ashley Wright, Jim De Block, Takkuya Fujisawa, Johanna Wernmo, Emilia Fridholm
Photographer: Mats Bäcker
Photographer portrait: David Thibel

Co-production: Andersson Dance, Scottish Ensemble, Norrlandsoperan and Dansens Hus Stockholm
With support by: Swedish Arts Council, Creative Scotland, Stockholm Stad and Region Stockholm

On tour with Dancenet Sweden during autumn 2021.