A TRIBUTE TO MANKIND AND THE SENSUOUS

For Viktor Fröjd’s latest work, house culture has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration. The audience might walk in, but they will definitely dance out.

When Viktor Fröjd invites you to Festen, the audience is welcome to participate in its own way, whether it’s snuggled on a sofa, sneaking stealthily around the room, or dancing right at the centre of the party.

Located in the middle of the work, together with stage installations and three house dancers, you will be part of Festen – a house club disguised as a performance. With music by DJ Cheza and master of ceremonies Yared, this is a party you won’t soon forget.

Festen is a homage to the street dance community – a culture that seeks to acknowledge everyone’s differences and celebrates dance as a means of expression. Inspired by the music, jam and dance of house clubs, Fröjd creates a work full of community and desire.

CREDITS

Choreography, idea: Viktor Fröjd
Co-creative dancers: Joanna Holewa Chrona, Johanna Fröjd, Yared Tilahun Cederlund, Maele Sabuni, Viktor Fröjd
Master of Ceremonies: Yared Tilahun Cederlund
DJs: Maele “Dj Cheza” Sabuni, Joanna Holewa Chrona
Light designer: Anton Andersson
Scenography: Anton Andersson
Costume designer: Sarah Nakiito
Sound composition: Yared Tilahun Cederlund, Maele “Dj Cheza” Sabuni
Dramaturgical support: Bodil Persson
Film: Gustav Ågerstrand
Lenght: 80 minutes
Photo: Jonath Mathew
Portrait image: Rebecca Gustavsson

Production: Kulturföreningen Iver and Nordberg Movement
Co-production: Kulturföreningen Iver, Dansens Hus, Norrlandsoperan, Dansstationen
Residence at: Dansstationen, Inkonst, Danscentrum Syd, Dansens Hus
With the support of: Swedish Arts Council, City of Malmö, Scania Regional Council, Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Thanks to everyone who laid the foundation for, works in or lives the house culture.

Touring with Dancenet Sweden, autumn 2022
The tour will progress entirely by train for climate reasons.