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

Administration: Projektcentret

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.