herBrooklyn Academy of MusicAlan H. Fishman, Chairman of the BoardWilliam I. Campbell,
Vice Chairman of the Board
Adam E. Max, Vice Chairman of the Board
Katy Clark, President
Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer
Leadership support for dance at BAM
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and
The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Major support for dance at BAM
provided by The SHS Foundation.
Support for new dance presentations in
the BAM Fisher provided by
The Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
DATES: SEP 2326 at 7:30pm LOCATION: BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
RUN TIME: 1hr (no intermission)
K. Kvarnstrm & Co/ Kulturhuset City Theatre Stockholm
CHOREOGRAPHY Kenneth Kvarnstrm
SET AND LIGHTING DESIGN Jens Sethzman
COSTUME DESIGN Astrid Olsson
DANCERS Pr AnderssonSophie AugotMatthew BranhamRobert MalmborgErik NybergCilla Olsen
BAROQUE LUTE, GUITAR, &THEORBO Jonas Nordberg
SOUND TECHNICIAN Jan Lilja
TECHNICAL COORDINATOR Maria Ros Palmklint
PRODUCER Helena Smeds
MARKETING Julia Milder
MUSIC (in order)
S.L. WEISS PreludeFugueFantasieAllemandeCiacconna
F. POULENC Sarabande
R. DE VISE Prlude & Allemande en mi mineur
A. PICCININI Toccata XIII
J.S. BACH Allemande (BWV1007)
R. DE VISE Prlude & Allemande en la mineur
F. COUPERIN Les Baricades Misterieuses
TAPE premiered on October 4, 2014Kulturhuset City TheatreStockholm, SwedenBenny Fredriksson, Managing Director
In this contemporary baroque playground of dance and music from choreographer Kenneth Kvarnstrm, dancer-applied duct tape sets the terms for a range of abstract movements as a lone multi-instrumentalist accompanies on lute, theorbo, and guitar.
Taking the occasional time-out to lecture on baking, the fugue form, and other topics, the dancersmarrying lyrical grace with street-style body isolationuse modern gesture to elucidate their asides while expressing freedom within constraint. Works by Bach, Couperin, Poulenc, and others are featured alongside costumes by Swedish fashion designer Astrid Olsson in this playful counterpoint of old and new, told and shown, bound and free.
ABOUT Kulturhuset City Theatre
Kulturhuset City Theatre is one of Northern Europes largest cultural institutions. Located right in Stockholms political and commercial center, it is also a public space for the people of Stockholm. Kenneth Kvarnstrm is the artistic director of dance. Other activities at Kulturhuset City Theatre include libraries, theater, debates, art exhibitions, film, and music. Kulturhuset City Theatre receives approximately three million visits annually.
Photo: Mats Bcker
KENNETH KVARNSTRM Choreographer
Finnish-born, Stockholm-based cho-reographer Kenneth Kvarnstrm has worked professionally with dance since 1990, primarily with his own company K. Kvarnstrm & Co. His choreographic work has been performed throughout Europe, as well as in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, and Australia. In 2003, Kvarnstrm decided to take a six-year break from his work as a cho-reographer, taking on the role of artistic director of House of Dance in Stock-holm. He returned to choreographing for his own company in 2008. That year, he was appointed professor of the arts (dance) in Finland. In 2014, he became the artistic director of dance at Kulturhuset City Theatre in Stockholm. There, he creates work for his own company and invites local companies to perform. Many of his works, such as come back (to me) and sofa(r) have received critical acclaim in recent years.
JONAS NORDBERGBaroque Lute, Guitar, and Theorbo
Jonas Nordberg is one of the few musi-cians who, in addition to the guitar, also has mastered several historical plucked string instruments such as the renaissance lute, baroque guitar, baroque lute, arch-lute, and theorbo. Since graduating from the Mozarteum University Salzburg in 2011, Norberg has been frequently engaged as a solo-ist and chamber musician for concerts, dance performances, and operas. Recent venues include: Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, Greenwich Early Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, and Movimentos Festi-val Wolfsburg. TAPE is Norbergs fourth collaboration with Kenneth Kvarnstrm.
ASTRID OLSSON Costume Designer
Astrid Olsson has an extensive back-ground in the world of fashion, as a designer, lecturer, creative director, and pattern maker, both on a freelance ba-sis, for her own brand, and in collabo-ration with other companies. In 2004, Olsson established the V Avenue Shoe Repair fashion label with Lee Cotter. The label was named Newcomer of the Year by Caf magazine in 2006 and Italian Vogue in 2011, and Designer of the Year by Scandinavias leading fash-ion industry publication Habit in 2007 and Swedish Elle in 2009. In 2014, the designer duo established a new fashion label, By the No, for which the new Spring/Summer 2016 collection is co-designed by Kenneth Kvarnstrm.
JENS SETHZMANSet and lighting designer
Jens Sethzman started to create his own artistic work in the beginning of the 1990s with a focus on light and painting as primary sources and has since been working with contemporary choreography as his main field. His development as an artist has been influenced by the possibilities of the modern technology of light and its architecture. His work is characterized by precise aesthetic spaces where one experiences light as a medium in itself and its irrationality, musicality, and mathematics.
MATTHEW BRANHAM Dancer
American dancer Matthew Branham studied with Cincinnati Ballet, Planet Dance, and Joffrey Ballet of NY. He has worked with dance and opera companies in the US and Europe including the Metropolitan Opera, Gallim Dance, Peridance Ensemble, Adam Barruch Dance, the Dash Ensemble, Exhale Dance, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Cooperativa Maura Morales, Company Idem, and Sknes Dansteater.
ROBERT MALMBORG Dancer
Robert Malmborg was educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. He has performed in a variety of works, including Kamuyot, a collaboration between Riksteatern in Stockholm and Batsheva Dance company
in Israel, Bounce streetdance companys version of One flew over the Cuckoos Nest, and in Fredrik Benke Rydmans interpretation of Swan Lake. He has been a part of Batsheva Ensemble in Israel as well as in K. Kvarnstrm & Co. Malmborg is currently working on his own dance piece to be premiered in 2016.
SOPHIE AUGOT Dancer
Sophie Augot received her training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and at the University College of Dance in Stockholm. She has been working as a performer-dancer for the past 10 years. During this time she has performed at various theaters around Europe including Tanzquartier in Vienna, Sophiensaele in Berlin, La casa Encendida in Madrid, La Briqueterie in Paris, and at the Istanbul Theatre Festival. In addition to working with K. Kvarnstrm & Co., Augot has been a long-time collaborator with choreographer Bjrn Sfsten and has also worked with Cristina Caprioli, Martin Forsberg, Stina Nyberg, and Alexander Gottfarb, among others.
Cilla Olsen trained in gymnastics while growing up and received her dance education at Balettakademien in Stockholm. She has worked as a dancer with Nye Carte Blanche in Norway, Helsinki City Theatre in Finland, and Cullberg Ballet in Sweden. As a freelancer, she has worked with choreographers in the
Nordic countries including Kenneth Kvarnstrm, Cristina Caprioli, rjan Andersson, and Ina Cristel Johannessen, among others. Olsen has also been Kenneth Kvarnstrms assistant on several pieces and has worked as a rehearsal director at Gteborgsoperans Danskompani for Jo Strmgren and Cristina Caprioli. Olsen is currently a teacher at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm.
Pr Andersson started his education at the Royal Swedish Ballet School 200508. Between 200810 he studied at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels, Belgium. He has been working in Sweden and Denmark with choreographers Eva Lundqvist, Malin Elgn, Martin Forsberg, Ina Christel Johannessen, rjan Andersson, and Kenneth Kvarnstrm. This year he created the solo But as a document with visual artist Alex Mirutziu. Andersson is based in Stockholm.
Erik Nyberg graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet School in 2009 and then joined Danish Dance Theatre under the direction of Tim Rushton between the years 201014. He has toured internationally with choreographers Itzik Galili, Kim Brandstrup, Tim Rushton, and Wang Yuanyuan, among others. Nyberg has also been freelancing in a broad range of dance projects around Europe.
Photo: Mats Bcker