Slipping Through My Fingers Helena Franzén

7 November 2013, 8 November 2013, 9 November 2013

Guest performance

Roof top floor, Färgfabriken

Award-winning choreographer Helena Franzén takes over Färgfabrikens with the performance Slipping Through My Fingers for five dancers and two musicians. The work had its premiere in September 2012 on the main stage of Dansens hus. Now the ensemble wants to explore a new venue, where the audience can move around the room, change perspectives and get really close to the dancers.

Helena Franzén is known for her ability to shake up the familiar and take the audience out on new and uncertain ground, something that earned her the Swedish Theater Critics Association’s Dance Prize in 2011. She twists, bends and shifts movements into new contexts and often draws inspiration from popular culture.

The music is written by Jukka Rintamäki and Johan Skugge, who mix live performances with recorded material.

About the artist

Helena Franzén Educated at the Ballet Academy in Stockholm and the Dance Academy’s choreographer training. Has been active as a choreographer and dancer for over 20 years and choreographed nearly 70 works. Has created works for Gothenburg Opera’s Ballet, Skånes Dansteater, Regionteater Väst, Norrdans, Mobita Dansco, Tampere, DDT Company and the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, etc. Regularly teaches technique and repertoire in Europe and Scandinavia. Received the Swedish Theater Critics’ Association Dance Award in 2011. In 2013 created a commissioned work for EDge company, a company with young professional dancers training at the London Contemporary Dance School and To Make This Up in collaboration with Artic Dance and the TUR theater in Kärrtorp.