G A N
During his Paris years 1920-25, GAN, via the Swedish Ballet, came in direct contact with the European dance and music avant-garde of the time. He saw the revival of Igor Stravinsky's ground breaking ballet The Rite of Spring at Théâtre des Champs Elysées and witnessed the premiere of Eric Saties Parade with costumes and decor by Picasso. GAN was exited, and sketching on costume and set design for several ballet projects was to follow. Only one of them, Krelantems and Eldeling, with music written by Swedish composer Moses Pergament, would become reality. The work was premiered at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1928.
Ninety years later, we reconnect GAN with the contemporary dance scene; this time with GAN himself is in foucs. In this Pas de deux, choreographer Ingrid Rosborg and dancer Camille Marchadour interpret GAN's visual world and life against the background of our own troubled times. GAN is a work about meeting the future.
In this project I have the privilege to collaborate with a fantastic ensemble of artists. Together we are now working towards the premiere which is planned to 2021.
With support from Helge Ax:on Johnsons foundation, the County Council of Kalmar County, Kalmar municipality and Filmregion southeast.
Choreography and dance
- GAN (excerpts)
- Hans Gurstad-Nilsson
Scenography and dramaturgy
Film and animation
Kåre Persson (SVT)
Petter Feltenstedt (projections)
Ann Elkjär Flute
Carl Marttala Oboe
Jonas Olsson Piano, cembalo, celesta
Rhythm Art Duo Percussion
My Hellgren Cello
Adrian Eriksson Double bass