A Performance For The Dead Of Night

PETER APFTDON ESSAY CV TEXTS


Δ LYN
Δ RACHEL
Δ GABRIELLA


 

LYN, a performance for the dead of night.

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6.30am Feb 16th, Gamla Stans Tunnelbana
Facebook event
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 peterapeterpeter@gmail.com

please note:
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, Emma Tolander, Alexandra Tveit, Love Källman, Pontus Pettersson, Samuel Draper 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.


 

RACHEL,

a performance for the dead of night.

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photo: Rachel Tess.

5.30am Dec 28th, 1210 NW 10th Avenue – The Pinnacle Pavilion
Facebook event

RACHEL, a performance for the dead of night, is a 45-minute solo performed by Rachel Tess starting at 5.30am outside at 1200 NW Naito Pkwy #650, Portland, OR 97209. Rachel and Peter explore being in the world when the world sleeps, through walking, exploring, moving, touching, listening, meditating, embodying and existing.

During the solo performance you will be guided in silence to walk through the city. Stopping to spend time with and encounter the ‘earlier’ through a short performance in the dark.

This is a non-funded project, and so we ask for a donation of $8.

You must let us know if you are coming.
Message us at Rachel Victoria Tess or rtess@rachelvtess.org

please note:
The performance and walk will be outside for up to one hour. Please bring appropriate attire and umbrellas.

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 met Rachel at the University of Dance in Stockholm, immediately entering into critical debate and a lasting friendship and artistic partnership.

Rachel Tess is an American choreographer and performer living and working in Sweden. She is the director of Milvus Artistic Research Center in Kivik and Rachel Tess Dance in Portland, Oregon. She received a BFA in 2004 from The Juilliard School in New York City. While attending Juilliard, Tess received a Princess Grace Award (2002), performed as a member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and was presented with the Martha Hill Dance Award by the faculty.

Tess has been a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Gothenburg Opera Ballet, and held a permanent position with the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. She has premiered her choreographic works in Stockholm, Montreal, New York City, Costa Rica, and Portland, Oregon. She was part of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2010 for her work as co-­‐ director of Rumpus Room Dance in Portland, Oregon.

In 2013, Tess received her masters in choreography from the New Performative Practices Masters program at DOCH. She won and completed a Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City with her ongoing project Souvenir in 2013. She is a member of ÖSKG since September 2013. Her work Souvenir was exhibited as part of the Dance Me exhibition at Wanås Konst in 2014. She was presented by the Lower Manhattan Culture Council, (in collaboration with Princess Grace Foundation USA and Baryshnikov Arts Center) in 2014 and 2015. She is also engaged in the ongoing project These are Bodies, These are Motions, This is the Place with choreographer/performer Benoît Lachambre, which premiered at Wanås Konst in 2014 and New York City in the River to River Festival hosted by LMCC).

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.

RACHEL, a performance for the dead of night is the first in part in a series of solos. Rachel Tess, Gabriella Ax Tripsiani, Emma Tolander, Lyn Bentschik, Alexandra Tveit, Love Källman 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.


 

GABRIELLA,

a performance for the dead of night.

GABRIELLA

GABRIELLA, a performance for the dead of night, is a 45minute solo performed by Gabriella Ax Tripsiani, starting at 5.30am outside Zinkensdamms T-bana. Gabriella and Peter explore being in the world when the world sleeps, through walking, exploring, moving, touching, listening, meditating, embodying and existing.

During the solo performance you are guided and walk in silence through the streets. Stopping to spend time with and encounter the city at night through a short performance in the dark.

In 2016 we will to have a performance every month, check here and facebook for information.

Peter Mills, artist PETER is exploring how we exist in the world, using reformulation Peter devises alternative form through which to understand the body’s, a person’s activities and place in the world. Peter met Gabriella Ax Tripsiani first when they were performing a energetic, fierce, momentous performances within the fabulous Francine Agbodjalou’s “the foxy dance dance” show, then again when the pair danced in Paloma Madrid initiated collective performance which rattled the establishment at Doch university. Gabriella and Peter next met at Stockholms’ Anarchist book fair when they started to engage in conversations about creation, performance and anti-capitalist solidarity. This project now has allow them to further this conversation and make actual some of the ground they wish to venture together. Both are excited to share and give the gift of this experience they explore.

GABRIELLA, a performance for the dead of night is the first in part in a series of solos. Gabriella Ax Tripsiani, Emma Tolander, Rachel Tess, Lyn Bentschik, Alexandra Tveit, Love Källman and PETER are all apart of the serise of solos for the dead of night, exploring existence in different places and parts of the city. We hope you can attend and follow our journeys.

The project is nonfunded and has no production house, an Indy project made for and by artists. We only perform when we have a large enough group to join and we ask for donations to support the project, process and artists.