Tumbling into the space after sadness, Lowlands is a soft lament to the subliminal. Journeying into the sunken valleys of slowed down motions, it breathes into the space between fragility and strength. The audience are invited into a meditative landscape of blue that lulls and endures. Images emerge evoking a body falling apart and gathering itself together again, a body at sea and a body on a patchwork of waves.
Lowlands is a large-scale solo performance by choreographer Emilia Gasiorek that spans the deep blue depths of personal emotional landscapes and collective geographical environments. It is a part of a new body of work exploring how emotional and psychological states shape the matter of bodies and worlds. The piece is made in collaboration with choreographic consultant Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, sound artist Karis Zidore and architect Lea Paulsen. It is co-produced by Dansehallerne and will premiere at Salen, Rentemestervej, Copenhagen from 2nd - 4th September 2021.
Choreography, performance and scenography concept: Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographic consultant: Emma-Cecilia Ajanki
Scenography and costume: Lea Paulsen
Sound artist: Karis Zidore
Cellist: Åsa Gjerstad
Knitwear designer: Amalie Røge Hove
Light design: Sonja Lea
Technician: Sven Buse
Textual piece: Jonathan Bonnici
Painting: Coline Marotta
Graphic designer: Hanna Bergman
Photography and trailer: Ida Marie Gedbjerg Sørensen
Co-production and presentation: Dansehallerne
In residency: Danseatelier, Åbne Scene, HAUT, Inter Arts Center, Milvus Artistic Research Center.
Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, Koda Dramatik, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden and Københavns Kommune Scenekunstudvalg.
Special thanks to Emma-Cecilia Ajanki for the constant support, Eva Steen Nordhagen for all the input into the production and Jon Bonnici for the support in the final development of the piece.