Performancexhibition: Björn Säfsten – Corduroy de-constructed

April 14 - 17, 2011
Curator: Richard Julin

Björn Säfsten has worked as a choreographer in Sweden and internationally since 2003, working with his own constellations of dancers and artists while also completing commissions for other ensembles. With a razor-sharp eye for the full spectrum of movement, he creates pieces that focus on both physical limitations and possibilities.

For Magasin 3, Björn Säfsten has created Corduroy de-constructed a conceptual performance that allows the choreographer to present movements for observation, inspection and inspiration. It is the deconstruction of the performance ”Corduroy,” created for a large stage in 2010, restaged in three separate yet corresponding choreographic parts performed in a loop. The stage is replaced by the more intimate setting of an art gallery. Performed by some of Sweden’s best dancers in close proximity to the audience, the movements are recontextualized establishing new approaches to the work.

The curator of the exhibition Richard Julin:
“Björn Säfsten is absolutely one of Sweden’s most interesting choreographers right now. I have followed his dance productions closely and been fascinated by the precise and sharply defined choreographic language. It is with great pleasure that Magasin 3 presents the new work Corduroy de-constructed in one of our exhibition galleries for a visual arts public in April.”

Dancers: Anja Arnquist, Sophie Augot, Allison Ahl, Linda Blomqvist, Madeleine Lindh.