We, Olivia, Emilia and Karis, invite you to read this prelude for the night ‘Drama’. We see this as a way to offer an insight into our thoughts around the curation of the night and Danseatelier as a context.

Danseatelier is a physical space and a group of 11 dancers/choreographers/friends that came together 3 years ago from a need to be together in our relationship with dance and choreography. Living with dance can easily be dominated by instability, insecurity and lack of social and artistic support. We wanted to nurture another kind of relation - creating a mix of a dance home, an atelier and a venue. When we invite artists to show their work, we want to emphasize that this mix is the setting that they show their work within. Besides offering a specific context for the works that are shared on these public performance evenings, we wish that this setting also creates a convivial “being” around the performances and each other.

Each public event has been organised by different constellations within Danseatelier, and therefore the ways of curating have been shaped and altered with time and individual interests. One returning parameter though has been to nurture ‘the near’ and people from the freelance field. In ‘Drama’ we have invited locally anchored artists because we really want to cultivate close relations and continuity, and try our best to say no to the need for shopping for the ‘new’. Besides invited artists, two from Danseatelier are also showing, as we see these performance sharings as an important part of having a work space. This is how we mix it up when we host public events.

The act of titling the evening ‘Drama’ is meant as a texture and a potential connective tissue between the works, rather than the filter through which the works have been selected. This is just to say that we didn’t select artists dealing with drama as part of their artistic research. Of course drama may very well appear or materialise in the evening because of it being the headline of the night. As a word ‘Drama’ arose from a gut feeling during a sort of meditation session. It landed on our laps and we got excited. We see a double meaning in the word, and both can be applicable to the evening; drama as the act of placing and drama as an exciting or emotional event. The dramaturgy of the night is borrowed from the musical build-up of prelude, interlude and postlude.

Danseatelier was hosting 'Drama' - an evening of performances, dancefloor and food on November 24th 2018

With performances by:

Julia Giertz

Ingvild Bertelsen

Jonathan Bonnici

Anna Lea Ourø Jensen, Emilie Gregersen & Naya Moll

Snorre Jeppe Hansen

DJ: Christoffer Jørgensen

Food by Olga M. Andrynowska

Technical assistance from Lasse Munk

Pictures by Nadia Roccato

Poster by Oline Marie Andersen