The up-and-coming choreographer Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen won the Moving Forward Young Dancers Award and was offered a development program during which she created Hope & Heavy Metal. Together with musician and visual artist Juliet Aaltonen, she shows a young woman filled with personal memories, ideals, and songs misfiring in her head. Wild and rough, and then restrained, the solo breaks with conventional ideas concerning the female body. The body explores the physical effects of loneliness, anger, and sensuality and attempts to reclaim command. Hope & Heavy Metal is a mild appeal to forever reign in male dominance.
concept, choreography and performance Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen | music Juliet Aaltonen | artistic advice Suzy Blok, Heleen Volman, Kristin de Groot | special thanks to Andrea Zavala Folache, Renée Copraij, Matilde Søes Rasmussen, Elisa Grasso, Antonia Steffens, Anders Toft, SNDO class ’17, Camilla Lind, Maria Gabriela Lasparra, Charlie Trier, Andreas Hannes, Ana Vujanovic
Hope & Heavy Metal is a Dansmakers Amsterdam production in cooperation with Dansateliers, DansBrabant and Moving Futures Network and is powered by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) and Dansgroep Amsterdam.
duration 60 minutes