Anna Öberg

SOLITUDE by ANNA ÖBERG (2018-2018)


With a vision of creating something new, Anna Öberg together with Dancenet Sweden, create a performance with strong focus on national traditions placed in our time.

“I move in the tensions between folk dance and contemporary dance. In some context I am looked upon as reactionary, in others as an avant-gardist and a provocateur. I am personally interested in what rubs in between the two.” Anna Öberg

SOLITUDE is a piece that touches the conflicts between the collective and the individual in a society in which human beings are required to be independent, but at the same time are destroyed by loneliness. The four dancers, together with two of Sweden’s most well-renowned folk musicians, create a performance with both groove and vibration using pulse and rhythm as a driving force.

“I am thinking of SOLITUDE as different shades of pulse and rhythm. The pulse that you can hear, see and feel. The pulse which seduces and destroys, unifies and creates meanings but also forces us to uniformity and exposes us to the risks of falling out. The contrasts between belonging and loneliness – I wish to share these extremes with the audience.” – Anna Öberg


Choreography: Anna Öberg
Dance: Lotta Johansson, Anita Langødegård, Bert Persson, Viktor Fröjd
Music: Olof Misgeld, Petter Berndalen
Light design: Anton Andersson
Sound design: Elize Arvefjord
Sound: Sigge Krantz
Production: Dansnät Sverige
Co-produkcion: Norrlandsoperan, Västmanlandsmusiken, Jönköping kommun, Kultur i Väst, Rum för Dans, Dansstationen
Residence: Västmanlandsmusiken, Dansens Hus
Financial support: Kulturrådet, samproducerande parter
Photo: Mats Bäcker
Duration: 60 min