Members came from networks for people looking for new friends, but also seniors interested in culture, as well as young people from the LGBTQ+ community. Also anyone with an interest in identity issues and dance has been involved.
Vingel (title in English Wobble) – In a confidential collaboration with choreographer Sindri Runudde and composer Marta Forsberg, Umeborn explored power and creativity in moments of imbalance.
Vingel reminded us to listen with curiosity, inwardly and outwardly, and to take advantage of the charged moment, here and now.
- 6th June – Döbeln Park, National Festival
- 4th December -Madrid, Festival Certamen Coreografico de Madrid
Choreographer: Sindri Runudde
Composer: Marta Forsberg with poems and sounds by the participants co-creators
and on stage: Ann-Christine Bard Sandström, Annelie Ekbäck Nordström, Carina Sturesson, Christer Edeholt, Elisabeth Isaksson, Gun-Inger Edlund Kercoff, Ing -Marie Hermansson, Katrin Lundström, Lisa Evasdotter, Maine Lundberg, Monica Alskär, Pia Friberg, Riitta Lindahl, Ruth Garneij, Ulrica Westin, Åse Nymberg.
To me dancing always been together with/to music.
Our choreographer Sindri Runudde tought me how to dance without,sometimes only to our voices, feelings,and memories.
“Movement with others can be transformed into the most beautiful music”.
We had a workshop with Drag theme with Sofia Södergård, she led me and the group in to the feeling of being yourself and somebody else at the same time.
We also had a workshop with Danielle Ninarello he had a super creative way to teach dance dance that can make you heal
The calmness I had after that workshop I want to experience again.
I had the greatest time in this project with my group they are all amazing and when this project is over I will continue perform with them ”on the stage in my mind”.
Hugs and kisses to everybody in DIYS
When I started in PGDIYS, I was afraid and shy to show my self and my body in the group of others. Especially if someone was watching me. The trusting guiding of Sofia and Sindri and Daniele Ninarello, encouraged me to express and show my inner self through true movement from my heart. I have grown so much. "Rooted dancemaker" taught me selfconfidence in my bones and skin, and together with the dancegroup of other brave and vulnerable participants I dared myself to go out there and show the inside in the moving of my body. "Travelling dance maker" made me believe I could go from dead flesh to the world of the living. Thank you so very much Everyone! I now trust my feelings and let my body be a direct language to myself and to show the world with pride.
At first I was worried that Sofia Södergård, whom I felt safe with, would leave. Now I see that it has been positive with different dancemakers. They work in different ways and have given me different perspectives on what dance can involve. I have felt excited and curious about the visiting choreographers. Daniele's small, small rhythmic movements to wake up the body (and for people with Parkinson's disease) felt nice. The choreographer from Thailand really gave a completely different image of dance, precise, controlled and demanding on the body's joints. In my dance group, the feeling has been that we are generous and encouraging towards each other. We are not competitors or contestants. There have been many emotional and physical experiences when doing exercises in small groups or in pairs. The greatest experience is the commitment of everyone to make the performance Vingel (Wobble) as good as possible.
I challenged myself by joining the project. I felt a bit anxious and insecure before the first meetings, but that soon subsided and turned into longing for the next meeting and real moments of joy. Sometimes it was like entering a bubble with the other participants, a safe world where we strengthened each other and shared feelings and insights, unique and so valuable. I am grateful to be part of DIYS.