Nadja Hjorton On air - MY WILD FLAG EDITION
On air is a dance performance that navigates through radio broadcasting, dancing and conversing in a choreographic context. It is collaborative work that Nadja Hjorton developed in 2014 together with dancers and choreographers Halla Ólafsdóttir, Zoë Poluch, Jessyka Watson-Galbraith, set designer Chrisander Brun, sound designer Elize Arvefjord and dramaturg Caroline Åberg.
For My Wild flag Nadja was invited to bring the radio format from On air into the context of the festival. To explore live conversations as expanded documentation and something that can give context to and generate discussions about the works being presented at the festival.
On air - MY WILD FLAG EDITION, is not a panel discussion and not an artist talk but a conversation that people can listen to online or in the performance space where the festival takes place. There will be three conversations in groups of four with artists from the festival and people within the context of MWF. The conversations will play with the radio format, practice presence and liveness and embrace the personal as political. On air - MY WILD FLAG EDITION proposes a conversation that can become a confident friend, an unruly sibling or a pushy neighbor to its listeners, using the radio format as a potential of bringing people together. The conversations will take place around a round table and be structured by a score and determined by time and music.
Choreography: Nadja Hjorton
Set Design: Chrisander Brun
Technical crew: Jonatan Winbo, Foad Arbabi (MWF)
Thursday 12/9 20.30
Host: Lydia Östberg Diakité
Guests: Ceylan Öztrük, Meleat Fredriksson, Samuel Girma
Friday 13/9 20.30
Host: Zoë Poluch
Guests: Michele Rizzo, Jen Rosenblit, Paolo de Venecia Gile
Saturday 14/9 17.00
Host: Nadja Hjorton
Guests: Angela Goh, INSISTER SPACE - Lisa Schåman, Cajsa Godeé
Nadja Hjorton [SWE] is a choreographer and dancer based in Stockholm. She is interested in thinking choreography through different contexts and formats and is seeking to challenge norms and notions of what choreography and dance is and can be. Her works deal with issues like power, body politics, sexuality, humor and desire and she is always busy with finding different ways and spaces for people to spend time together - the theatre room being one space full of potential for this activity.
Nadja had made a numerous of independent and collaborative works over the years. Her latest works, MILF, Cuteness overload (with Lisen Rosell and Anna Efraimsson) and Grottbjörnens folk (with Lisen Rosell and Amanda Apetrea), are moving around thematics like motherhood, cute aggression, object/subject, gaze and sexual desire. In her two pieces Radio dance and On air radio broadcasting became the format for the choreography. Nadja’s works have been presented at several venues and festivals around Europe.
Nadja is part of the feminist collective ÖFA-kollektivet that has been a recurring point in the culture scene for more than 10 years. She also works collectively with choreographers Zoë Poluch, Stina Nyberg, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Amanda Apetrea and together they constitute a group, SAMLINGEN, with a shared interest of dance history and history writing.
PHOTO CREDIT: Märta Thisner