Dirge – /dɜːrdʒ/ – a lament expressing mourning or grief
Dirgy Dancing is a collection of lament dances by and with local dancers from different places. Dances that are dedicated to people, memories, times and places, like a way to express the unmentionable of what is lost.
Lisen Ellard and director Mattias Lech have collaborated for several years around themes of death and its rituals, which resulted in the performances Funeral and DEATH.
Dirgy Dancing is a dance anthology on stage and on film, where Lisen Ellard continues this investigation into loss and the relationship between grief, memory and movement.
By: Lisen Ellard
Artistic advice: Mattias Lech
Lament dances by and with: Efva Lilja, Abdoulaye Camara, Andrea Aja Svensson, Mohinur Nurmatova, Tarika Wahlberg, Conny Borg, Lisen Ellard, Mike Gamble, Nathalie Ruiz, Sindri Runudde, Maia Means.
Film / photo: Milja Rossi
Light / projection: Anton Andersson
Sound design: Elize Arvefjord
Production: Johnson & Bergsmark
Illustration: Tove Dreiman
Advice: Nordberg Movement
Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, City of Stockholm, Pronto Gbg.
Co production / residency: Dansens Hus, Dansinitiativet, Skogen, Transit Kulturinkubator.