CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY GOTHENBURG
IN SHADES OF GODS
Site specific production I Gudars Skymning / In Shades of Gods, created for the rough cliffs and open sea near Kungälv on the Swedish West Coast in 1989.
Using nature as a stage for dancing involves that mountains, stones and the light on the horizon take over, and hold the vital part in the performance. A good many of the dancers movements and the shapes they create originate from the rock carvings of Bohuslän. The mountain’s own shapes find it’s parallels, for example in the wondrously beautiful female form in Vitlycke
in Tanum, or in the mysterious, men-made cup marks that have been carved on the mountain in so many places around Europe.
Choreography: Gun Lund
Music: Zbigniew Karkowski / Jonny Axelsson
Performed by 13 dancers and 3 musicians
Duration: 60 min
Premiered in 1989
Photo: Lars Persson
Performed in Kungälv 1989, 1999 and 2009 / Northlands Festival, Wick, Scotland in 1995 / Full Moon Festival in Pyhärjärvi, Finland in 1999.
Possible to adapt to other seaside sites.