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Ian Kaler and Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock: o.T./Raw Practice

Event organized by Scenkonstmuseet

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In a structured and improvised jam-session with live-performed music, Kaler and Rostron explore how music, dance and movement form, alter and play with temporal unions, bonds and alliances. How are we moved as a community and where are we heading towards as individuals and together?

Developing parallel to the three o.T. pieces has been a unique and personal creative language between Kaler and Rostron. A rich and intuitive collaborative partnership which the duo will now perform for the first time as RAW PRACTICE.

The point of departure of this new format are the core elements from the first, second and third part of the o.T series. In a structured and improvised jam-session with live-performed music of Planningtorock’s mix of rich melodic electronics and decisive percussion and Kaler’s charged and evoking movement-sequences the two artists share their intuitive practice. The outcome is an intimate dialogue in real-time in which Kaler and Rostron build personal narratives in front of the audience. A simple light-dramaturgy frames this fresh and powerful meeting – symbolizing the dawn and dusk of this, their ongoing venture.

Practice and performance Ian Kaler and Planningtorock
Choreographic framing Ian Kaler
Music composition Planningtorock
Lighting design Imogen Heath
Production management das Schaufenster
Production Ian Kaler
Supported by Wien Kultur, Bundeskanzleramt Kunst

Talk after the performance, moderator Camilla Larsson.

LABO Stockholm is a festival for contemporary dance, curated and produced by Cullbergbaletten within the frame of the European network Life Long Burning. 11-21 April 2018, LABO Stockholm presents performances, workshops and talks at different venues in Stockholm. Cullbergbaletten presents Dana Michel in collaboration with MDT, and has included Marie Topp’s performance at MDT in the festival. LABO Stockholm is a collaboration with MDT, Scenkonstmuseet – Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Danscentrum Stockholm and Moderna Museet.