Nov 26-27: GHOST DANCES – Ellen Söderhult

Date: November 26
Time: 7.30 pm

Date: November 27
Time: 6.00 pm

Price: 160 :-
Supporting members: 120 :-
Student/Senior/u 26 years: 80 :-

The sound volume in the performance is intended for people over 12 years.

Dance steps haunt Ellen Söderhult; Ellen Söderhult haunts Palladium. In Ghost Dances Fauns, suitors, opera demons and their aunt are invited to a medley of dance ghosts.
Choreography invokes history and allows that which is past to be resurrected and made present again. Hence, in it we find questionable dance ghosts littered around and running rampant. We find that dances echo their performers and performers echo dances; choreography is revealed to be a haunted art form.
Ghost Dances does not adhere to a strict definition of what is ghostly. It embraces the idea of the ghost as something that is simultaneously absent and present in order to delve into the relationship between the dancer and the dance, the self and the environment. Ghost Dances is a solo in which the dancer summons her ghosts, danced by her own dance phantom with forces acting at a distance. Time is out of joint and the body is the caretaker of a collection of dances.

Ellen Söderhult is a dancer and choreographer living in Stockholm. Her most recent piece GROV (ROUGH) deals with the monstrous feelings and textures of bittersweet love. Previous choreographic works have often concerned the collective as a protagonist and texture in sound and movement. As in the team-sporty punk ballet How to do things and with Romance and Rudy, as well as in pieces where choir singing and vibrating base has been central elements such as Shane et al and DUNKA DUNKA.
Her work has been shown at venues such as Heizhaus (Berlin), Black Box (Oslo), Dansehallerne, Danseatelier (Copenhagen), Bastun och Båthuspaviljongen (Mariehamn), Ateneum (Helsinki), Dansstationen (Malmö), Dansmässan/Scenkonstmuséet, MDT, Weld, Hägerstensåsens medborgarhus (Stockholm), DansPlats Skog (Stråtjära), Dansinitiativet (Luleå) and Massmanska kvarnen (Ronneby).
Ellen performs for and collaborates with others, such as Marvil Iglesias and Catarina Zarazua Mujo, Sindri Runudde, Iki Gonzalez Magnusson, Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans, Stina Nyberg, Nadja Hjorton and Sorour Darabi. In 2015 she initiated an open source platform for exchange within artistic practices called Nobody’s Business together with Eleanor Bauer and Alice Chauchat. Ellen is educated at DOCH/SKH and received the Cullberg award in 2022.

Dance and choreography:
Ellen Söderhult
Costume and scenography: Tove Dreiman
Light design: Christoffer Lloyd
Sound mixning: Hara Alonso
Music by: KABLAM och Sonja Tofik.
Producer and outside view: Unn Faleide (MDT)
Thanks to: Derrida och Yari Stilo.
Co-production: MDT Moderna Dansteatern, Slingan Tre Scener (Atalante, Dansstationen, MDT),
This production is part of  the project Life Long Burning – Futures lost and found (2023-2026) supported by The European union program Creative Europe. Veiws and opinions belongs entirely to the artists and do not represent the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).