Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Make Hay While The Sun Shines is a dance being developed through 2019 in New York and Stockholm. In shorter work periods, through showings, performances, workshops and studio work, a series of dances are created. In different iterations, and with different dancers, it deals with an infatuation with early modern dance.

The latest incarnation of the work is shown at the festival Dans.hall in Farsta the 22-25 August 2019 as an outdoor version with performers Lydia Östberg Diakité, Iréne Hultman Monti, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg and Katy Pyle.

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 cuts up historical dances, samples the dance history of performers and merges them into new forms. When each moment is a possible future, why not catch them all?

Stemming from a movement practice based on disharmonious change, a dance which is more like life itself is created: irregular, fascinating, unsuccessful, stumbling, loving and pretty unpredictable.

 

 

Choreography: Stina Nyberg
Part of developing the work: Aurore D'audiffret, Lydia Östberg Diakité, Molly Engblom, Iréne Hultman Monti, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Katy Pyle and Yvonne Rainer.
Performers, New York: Iréne Hultman Monti, Katy Pyle and Stina Nyberg
Performers, Stockholm: Lydia Östberg Diakité, Iréne Hultman Monti, Maria Naidu, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg and Katy Pyle.
Previously performed at Performance Space Open House, Center for Performance Research, New York, and Performance Mix, University Settlement, New York.
Made possible with support by Kulturrådet/The Swedish Arts Council and Stockholms Stad.
Photo: Kathryn Butler Photography