Tones & Bones is a dance piece and a music piece, parallel and intertwined. During its creation the performers will not only make a dance but also learn to become musicians, playing and performing the music of their own show.
The work creates a “professional amateur” through a process in which the six dancers from the Cullberg ballet learn to play instruments, make songs and perform them. At the same time the movement practice concerned with the body’s relationship to sound is crafted. The choreography focuses on how hierarchies between music and dance can be constructed, destroyed and re-constructed. The dance and the music, the tones and the bones, will be developed simultaneously allowing for them to feedback each other.
Tones & Bones is a joyful expansion of the role of the dancer, and maybe the dance company, through performing both the virtuoso and the amateur in one work. It is presented and performed by the Cullberg Ballet.
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