Arboretum

Uana Dans (US)

Inspired by Rumi’s quote “silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation,” we engage in movement and form as our translation of the divine. We enjoy form, but recognize that the truth lies in those small, quiet seconds of transition between two forms. We emulate the forms of nature with her effortless expansion and tune into the symphony of silence that is conducted below the scope of our usual awareness. We deconstruct labels and investigate boundaries.

“Arboretum.” The work is intended to be a narrative of nature, a devotion of trees, and a majestic ballad to the transience of mother nature. “Arboretum” is named after an exhibition of Charles Burchfield’s pine tree paintings. Waving tall and pure, pine trees symbolize the ideal we are striving for in this new work. We examine the human constructs of distinguishing countries and oceans from their larger bodies.

Who are we to divide nature into segments and why do we identify to a certain country? At the same time, our nomadic beginnings as a company beckon us to grow roots and make a home nest. This work will define what it means to feel “home,” and to find security while flowing with God’s course.

This is an evening length work for eight dancers and features a completely original musical score by Jackson Coe. The work is originally intended to be performed by live musicians, however, for international performances, is able to be performed with a recorded track.

Where and when

Stora torget | Thursday, September 5th at 12:30 
Stora torget | Friday, September 6th at 18:30 
Stora torget | Saturday, September 7th at 13:00 

Duration: 30 minutes