What does the moral compass look like for every human? An event can be interpreted in many different ways depending on who sees it. In this Nordic performance “The Moral Compass” we will dive into four different pieces "StrangerS", "Immigrants", "Roots" & "Classes" with unique storytelling based on the choreographers' own stories.
Through the Nordic performance "The Moral Compass" you will experience four different pieces "StrangerS", "Immigrants", "Roots" & "Classes" with the choreographers Julian "Joujou" Namroud from Sweden, Aaliyah Jakobsson from Norway and Marie Kaae from Denmark. The choreographers are creative artists who work in the performing arts with various dance expressions and movements such as Hip hop & House dance.
"Three different pieces with six different dancers, but with a common goal… the moral compass".
Aaliyah Jakobsson (NO), Julian "Joujou" Namroud (SE) & Marie Kaae (DK)
Aaliyah Jakobsson (NO), Eddie Yalman (SE), Eshidoreen Paradiso (NO), Julian "Joujou" Namroud (SE), Marie Kaae (DK) & Raffael Bender (DE/DK)
Alexander Da Silva (SE), Kian Fakhary (SE), Raffael Bender (DE/DK) & Stew Menit (NO)
Aaliyah Jakobsson (NO), Dedicated brand (SE), Eshidoreen Paradiso (NO), Julian "Joujou" Namroud (SE), Jupiter Childart (DK) , Marie Kaae (DK)
Photograph & Film
Azi Nouiem (SE), Christian jr Kapako (NO), Joseph Amegatcher (SE) & Thomas K.W Rasmussen (DK)
Toby Kassell (UK/EU)
Light design & scenograf
Aaliyah Jakobsson (NO), Eddie Yalman (SE) & Marie Kaae (DK)
Eddie Yalman (SE)
Eddie Yalman (SE) & Julian "Joujou" Namroud (SE)
WITH SUPPORT FROM
ID Crew | Danscentrum Väst, Dedicated Brand, Göteborgs Stad, Haga Teatern, Konstkollektivet, Kulturrådet, Kulturungdom, Nordiska Folkhögskolan, Stora Teatern, United Soul, Vulkano, Västra Götalandsregionen.
"StrangerS" are we strangers? Someone you do not know, a strange meeting that can feel uncomfortable. Every first meeting between people starts with someone being a stranger. How do we treat someone you do not know? Are we curious? Uncomfortable? Save? Careful? Do we influence with body language and eye contact? What method of communication do we use? In every relationship, whether it is family, friends, cohabitants, partners or colleagues, there is a period when you are a stranger to each other. When is it? Is it just the beginning? Can you be a stranger later in life in these relationships as well? How long are we strangers?
The performance “Strangers” explores the different stages that take place between two strangers when they first meet. The essential center of "StrangerS" is a meeting place where the interaction with the unknown and the pulse that arises in the present is what gives the movements dynamism, communication and identity.
Choreographer, dancer & dramaturge
Julian Namroud (SE)
Assistant choreographer, dancer, scenograph/light design & producer
Eddie Yalman (SE)
Alexander Da Silva, Blacnoize (SE) & Kian Fakhary, Blacnoize (SE)
Dedicated brand (SE)
Photograph & Film
Azi Nouiem (SE) & Joseph Amegatcher (SE)
Eddie Yalman (SE) & Julian Namroud (SE)
WITH SUPPORT FROM
ID Crew | Blacnoize, Danscentrum Väst, Dedicated Brand, Göteborgs Stad, KulturUngdom, Nordiska Folkhögskolan, Stora Teatern.
Who am I? Am I a reflection of what others see? Or am I the person I want others to see me as? Am I my past or my future? Am I my dance? A journey through life's great existential questions that evoke memories and a struggle in the present, "I am" what? Performance "JAG ÄR" is a solo piece created by the choreographer and participate by the dancer Julian "Joujou" Namroud. Who says who I am? How do I say who I am?
Through the performance “JAG ÄR”, you will experience a story and question of interpretation of your own identity as an individual person, dancer, choreographer and creator. This very feeling of being at home and familiar in one's tradition and at the same time wanting to expand the boundaries of oneself and one's art, in that paradox, the solo piece has emerged. In his own dancing, Julian looks for similarities and differences between hip hop dance and the folk-dance of his own culture - the Chaldean dance culture.
"The performance "JAG ÄR" is a solo piece that is part of the performance “Jag är man - alltså dansar jag" has emerged through surprising and tumultuous meetings between three dancers and individuals who share their experiences. A journey in the joy of sharing. It's about being able to dance the way you want, about the courage to challenge yourself and given patterns. Dare to say "I am me, therefore I dance". In the many conversations and in the work on the floor, the three dancers discovered that they had one thing in common: music and dance were very early in their lives. Early in childhood, in the family and everyday life. And for all three, dancing became something absolutely necessary in life.”
CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE Julian ”Joujou” Namroud
DRAMATURGE Bodil Persson
COSTUME Sarah Nakiito
COMPOSER Blacnoize, Alexander Da Silva & Kian Fakhary
LIGHTING DESIGN Vilhelm Montán Lindberg, in collaboration with the ensemble
SOUND RECORDINGS Johannes Falk
PHOTO Gustav Ågerstrand
PRODUCER Eddie Yalman & Rebecka Melin
“JAG ÄR” is a solo piece by Julian "Joujou" Namroud that is part of the performance “Jag är man - Alltså dansar jag” which is produced by Scenkonst Sörmland in conjunction with artistic director Maria Weisby and operations manager Jörgen Lindvall. The activity was financed by the region, the county's municipalities and the Swedish Art Council.
We offer solo piece "Jag är", duo pieces "StrangerS", "Immigrants" & "Roots" or the complete nordic performance "The Moral Compass" with the whole creativ team.
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