KROSNESS & PEKULA COLLABORATIONS

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Krosness & Pekula Collaborations is a collaboration between dancers and choreographers Disa Krosness and Erika Pekula Pettersson. Their work started in 2012 with the production Duolog. Duolog is a duet about the building of a sentence and the sentence of words, constructing the dancers bodies. In this piece they started a collaboration with poet and sound artist Dr Bu. His monologues and overturn of words embodies by the two dancers in space. The piece plays for an audience from 8 years and is often included with a workshop.

Their most recent production Piles of waste, fate and fortune (Öde(s)högar) was funded by the Swedish Art Council. The performance plays with the melancholy of the northern culture where everyday life is sufficient, normal and safe. It deals with how we approach each other; seek comfort and love, how hard it can be. Music made by voices in layers is mixed with recorded poetry and distinct choreography. It’s a dance theatre performance where a lot of mimic and gesture is used to really connect with the audience. The piece plays for an audience from 13 years.

Together they have also created the dance-film Drottninggatan and the site-specific piece Dans på Bauers Brygga. The genre is contemporary dance.

Disa Krosness is educated at The Danish National School of Performing Arts (2005-2009) and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and producer. She is a board member of Stockholm Dance Centre where she initiated the platform DCIntro. In 2010 she launched Friends, with Benefits, an open and physical network for female dancers. 2012-2013 she was a part of Transit Kulturinkubator.
This spring she has choreographed for theatre piece Salome, opera Någon borde ta tag i det här and participated as a dancer in the Kedja Wilderness program (Of family and Deer by Janina Rajakangas & Co).

Erika Pekula Pettersson is educated at The University of Dance and Circus (2008-2011) in Stockholm and is freelancing as a dancer, choreographer and producer. Erika is based in Stockholm and in the north of Sweden and participated in the EU-financed project “Danspoolen” 2010-2013. As a part of this, she participated as dancer in the piece This is not a quintet by the croatian choreographer Selma Banich.

During the summer of 2014 she has been creating the interactive dance-piece Back to Forward (Tillbaka Till Fram) together with three other dancers thru residences in the northern region of Sweden, Norrbotten.

Contact us:
KROSNESS & PEKULA COLLABORATIONS
Disa Krosness
disakrosness@gmail.com
www.disakrosness.com

 

About NOBA

NOBA is the Nordic-Baltic Dance Network for Young Audiences.

Our goal is to raise awareness, increase mobility and share information. The network is open to anyone working within dance for young audiences.

NOBA is made possible with financial aid from:
Nordic Culture Point, Swedish Arts Council and Region Västra Götaland

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