Even if the things happening around you may seem obvious, their effect on your inside is often very different. They take other dimensional scales. A word for instance, can in a social context just pass and disappear, whereas on your inside it can grow enormously and stay there for years. Actions of any sort can have that impact. They can materialize into the complex net of your body's matter.

Rut is a solo-performance in whichexternal actions and their effect on the body is visualized. Rut’s body grows, it magnifies emotions and ferments to formations that act in various ways. The matter of her body reveals something which is constantly happening, but hard for the naked eye to see. A constant transformation of a body which is not only influenced by our biology. Moreover, language, norms and laws convert to manners and habits and has a direct material impact on the body. In Rut, this transformation is placed in a time-lapse, blown-up and displayed.

Rut premiered September 2018 and was developed in close collaboration with Alexander Krantz (scenography & costume), Marianne Kjærsund (dance), Camilla Barratt-Due (music), Anton Andersson (light design).

 

Concept & choreography: Rosalind Goldberg
Developed and performed by: Marianne Kjærsund
Music: Camilla Barratt-Due
Set-design & costume: Alexander Krantz
Light design: Anton Andersson
Supported by: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee & Det Norske Komponistfond
Co-produced by: Weld in Stockholm, Skogen in Gothenburg and Avant Garden in Trondheim
Residency support: c.off
Photos by Anders Lindén