LYN, a performance for the dead of night, is a 45-minute solo performed by Lyn Bentschik starting at 6.30am outside at Gamla Stans Tunnelbana. Lyn and Peter explore being in the world when the world sleeps during the early hours and move to feel the world wake.
During the solo performance you will walk silently through the cobbled paths, roads and passages of Gamla Stan. Following each other in a line as you are guided, and taken into and through the darkness, using walking as a movement to explore the inescapable and potentiality of the situation we find ourselves, falling from gravity, off balance and catching ourselves controlled and subject to the momentum of history, time and hidden directions of love interest and longing, together we navigated the heart of our situation, in the heart of Stockholm.
This is a non-funded project, and so we ask for a donation of 80kr.
You must let us know if you are coming.
Message us at Peter Mills or firstname.lastname@example.org
The performance walk will be outside for up to one hour. Please bring appropriate attire.
Peter Mills, the artist PETER, is exploring how we exist in the world. Using reformulation Peter devises an alternative form through which to understand the body’s/a person’s activities and place in the world. I have known Lyn for three years, when she approached me with interest in my practices, work, performances and future. We talked and met over a year, and tried to understand our situations in the world. After conversations about what we can do politically, socially and personally we wanted to work directly with our audience and take our conversation to the street.
Lyn is a dancer, ledsagare and long-sleeper originally from Switzerland. Starting out with Oriental Dance and 5 Rhythms she went to Copenhagen after her high school graduation to attend Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School, followed by the three year dance education at DOCH in Sweden. She is fascinated by the intelligence and communication between bodies and developed „The Balancing Practise“ during her last year in the BA to dig deeper in this interest. She performed with pieces by Becky Hilton, Emanuel Gat, Jefta van Dinther, Christian Duarte and Runa Norrheim and approached PETER for a collaboration after her graduation. Besides that she is interested in the depth of life and enjoys simplicity as a tool to dig deeper with an ever-online and very associative brain.
Peter Mills is a choreographer, dancer, performer, artist, activist, researcher, teacher and mentor. Peter has a masters in choreography from Dans och Cirkushögskolan, where he worked on choreography through documentation as an ethical practice, towards anti-authoritarian ideals.
Now Peter focuses on research and experimental choreography. Peter works with the assimilation project with Robin Dingelmans, the Great Beyond with Emma Tolander,Sensescapes with Dalija Acin Thelander, Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and the choir with Frédéric Gies, sit_catris with Pontus Petterson, Operation Infinity with Simon Vincenzi, supervising BA and MA students at DOCH, Bodies of evidence with Sandra Noeth and PETER at Body Double(TU), Display:festival Kungliga Operan, MDT and MARC(SE) on an exploration of alternative knowledges, politics and ideology within community and micro-politics of the self, by a radical un-productizing of expanded choreographic forms through and as, reformulation, caring, listening, inclusivity, interruption, mediation, emotional sharing and PETER the durational performative ethically demanding choreography of the self.
LYN, a performance for the dead of night is the third part in a series of solos. Lyn Bentschik, Rachel Tess, Gabriella Ax Tripsiani and PETER are a part of the series of solos for the dead of night, exploring existence in different places and parts of cities. We hope you can attend and follow our journeys.
Performance/choreography: Lyn Bentschik
Concept: Peter Mills