In 2022, music from the multi-talented artist Björk becomes a dance performance by Holstebro Dance Company
As the first in Denmark, Holstebro Dance Company has gained the rights to the music from the unique, international artist, Björk. 12 of the artists songs are selected to create the dance performance Björk.
The dance performance Björk will premiere in Holstebro on October 27th 2022. Afterwards the performance will go on tour throughout the country until 2024.
2 choreographers behind the dance performance Björk
The Icelandic superstar is known for pushing and blurring the boundaries of the musical universe. She fluently moves between the aesthetic and the artistic. Based on this universe, the two choreographers, Dolly Sfeir and Gunilla Lind, will create two unique dance performances.
“It is a huge honour to be the first in Denmark to get the opportunity to interpret Björk’s avantgarde and intense universe into a dance performance. Throughout her career, since her debut in the 90’s, she has been a unique individual.
The audience can look forward to an interpretation of 12 distinctive songs. The songs will get a physical danse expression that is as strong as the vocal and the music,” states David Price, associated artistical manager and producer at Holstebro Dance Company.
12 songs, two unique performances
The dance performance Björk consists of two unique performances. In these, the young and sought-after choreographers will dive into 12 selected Björk songs from different decades. Thus, Gunilla Lind and Dolly Sfeir will interpret the music in their own fashion.
The performance will, amongst others, include Venus as a boy from the debut album in 1993, Hidden Place from the 2001 album Vespertine as well as Army of Me from 1995
The award-winning choreographer Gunilla Lind will showcase a strong visual expression with references from pop culture. Love will be the focus through pompous and grand emotional expressions.
In the performance by American-Lebanese choreographer and film director Dolly Sfeir, the audience will experience a more storytelling – almost filmic choreographic production. Sfeir’s own background growing up in a Middle Eastern culture will be a driving factor in the performance.
Through an intense and poetic dance experience composer and sound designer, Marie Højlund, will create a sound universe for the dance performance Björk.
Dolly Sfeir & Gunilla Lind
Rikke Frigast Jakobsen
Composition & sound universe
Marie Koldkjær Højlund
Scenography & costume design
Participating dancers from Holstebro Dansekompagni
Danish Bjørk-Mynte has a background in classical ballet, she atteneded The Royal Danish Balletschool in Odense. She went on to get her bachelor degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2018. Herefter she has freelance as dancer and teacher, teaching contemporary dance, lyrical contemporary and yoga.
She joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2021.
Spanish Jon Ipina received his education from Codarts, University of Arts in Rotterdam in 2020 and finished his education with an internship at Skånes Danseteater in Malmö. Here he, amongst others, participated in productions by Ôrjan Andersson and Marcos Morau.
He joined Holstebro Dance Company in the autumn of 2020.
English Matthew started as an actor at the National Youth Theater of Great Britain, after which he graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. In 2019, Matthew won the contemporary dance category and became a finalist in BBC Young Dancer of 2019. Matthew is already recognized for his choreographic talent. He has most recently been an intern at Norrdans in Sweden.
He started in Holstebro Dansekompagni in the spring of 2021.