I'm sitting on my aura

This is a group piece I made in the spring of 2017 with the 3rd year undergraduate students at DOCH, a dance university in Stockholm, Sweden. We spent a long time developing choreography from an improvisational practice based on the idea of embodied alienation. Once we had the choreography we reverse engineered it back into an improvisational practice that took place while the space got darker and darker, increasingly obscuring the performers. In the second half the piece presses into an intricate swarm of activity, choreographed chaos and brightness. The students were so fucking awesome.

created by Miguel Gutierrez, in collaboration with Marco Behal, Hampus Bergenheim, Claudia Erixon, Cathryn Humphreys, Tiia Kasurinen, Olli Lautiola, Manuel Lindner, Jan Nyberg, Oda Persdatter-Brekke, Susanna Ujanen, Tuuli Vahtola, Max Wallmeier
music by Miguel Gutierrez with Olli Lautiola
lighting by Axel Norén
costumes by Kajsa Larsson, the performers and Miguel Gutierrez

Photo by Hannah Lindkvist