Ditching a “neither/nor” in favour of a “yes/and”, Make Hay While the Sun Shines is a dance of constant change. Saying yes to both the habitual and the unknown it samples the dance history of a cross-generational cast of dancers and merges them into new forms. If each moment is a possible future, why not catch them all?
Make Hay While the Sun Shines departs from the incoherency of movements and histories. It engages in time specific and partial views, the uncategorized details that pre-exists the whole, and the chaos called reality. Stemming from a movement practice based on disharmonious change, a dance which might be more like life itself is created: irregular, fascinating, unsuccessful, stumbling, loving and pretty unpredictable.
Make Hay While the Sun Shines is a series of dances developed through movements between Stockholm and New York. Previous iterations have been presented at Center for Performance Research (NYC), Performance Mix (NYC), Dans.Hall (Farsta), La Mama Studios (NYC) and MDT (Stockholm).
The premiere and tour with Dansnät Sverige to Norrlandsoperan (Umeå), Byteatern (Kalmar), UKK (Uppsala) and Dansstationen (Malmö) followed by performances at MDT Stockholm were cancelled due to the pandemic.
On April 24th we presented a digital release of the book of conversations made as part of the project alongside a short dance film from the recent process.