G A N
During his Paris years 1920-25, GAN, via the Swedish Ballet, came in direct contact with the European dance and music avant-garde of the time. He saw the revival of Igor Stravinsky's ground breaking ballet The Rite of Spring at Théâtre des Champs Elysées and witnessed the premiere of Eric Saties Parade with costumes and decor by Picasso. GAN was exited, and sketching on costume and set design for several ballet projects were to follow. Only one of them, Krelantems and Eldeling, scored by the Swedish composer Moses Pergament, would become reality. The work was premiered at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1928.
Ninety years later, we reconnect GAN with the contemporary dance scene. In this Pas de deux, choreographer Ingrid Rosborg and dancer Camille Marchadour interpret GAN's visual world against the backdrop of our own troubled times. GAN is a work about meeting the future.
In this project I have the privilege to collaborate with a hand picked ensemble. Together we are now working towards the premiere which is planned to 2021.
With support from Helge Ax:on Johnsons foundation, the County Council of Kalmar County, Kalmar municipality and Filmregion southeast.
Helge Ax:on Johnsons stiftelse
Excerpts from preparatory workshops at Kalmar Theater and Artisten in Gothenburg 2018.
Choreography and dance: Ingrid Rosborg and Camille Marchadour.
Musicians: Carl Marttala, oboe, Jonas Olsson, piano, Daniel Berg
and Fredrik Duvling, percussion.
Staging and lighting design: Bengt Gomér
Film: Kåre Persson
Choreography and dance
Scenography and dramaturgy
Film and animation
Petter Feltenstedt (projections)
Ann Elkjär Flute
Carl Marttala Oboe
Jonas Olsson Piano, cembalo, celesta
Rhythm Art Duo Percussion
My Hellgren Cello
Adrian Eriksson Double bass