Choreographer Nønne Mai Svalholm works in a conceptual manner within the genre of performing arts /dance / performance. A cross aesthetic field, where body and movement are staged as sculpture, and where sculpture is staged as performance and event. The artistic vision is to examine existential questions and create a platform for new knowledge.
SVALHOLM create and produce chorographical works from our base at Godsbanen (the old Train Factory) in the city centre of Aarhus and is co-produced by Godsbanen and Bora Bora - Dance and Visual Theatre, Aarhus.
We have created several thematic works inspired by contemporary society:
2009 - 2013: The Danish Muhammed-crisis, The Middle East and North Africa.
2014 - 2015: Gender & Sexuality
2015 - 2020: Rethink Ageing
Since 2015 Svalholm has work with a dogme staging the non-traditional schooled body and people over the age of 60. Between 2015-2019 she made a trilogy of chorographical works inspired by the theme Rethink Ageing, where non-traditional schooled performers over the age of 60 took centre stage. The trilogy consists of the following works: Circuit – a reflection on ageing (2016), Ultima (2017) and Gravity – a perception of value (2019).
“The experienced body is a symbol of experience, transformation, life and death – a travelling trope to be found all over the word. In my manipulation of the body, objects and symbols, I am opening up for reinterpretations of the subject, the object, human life and the world of which we are part”. Quote: Nønne Mai Svalholm.
SVALHOLM has with great success collaborated with Danish Embassies, Cultural Institutions, local artists and local businesses, especially in the MEMA-Region (The Middle East/ North Africa). We have worked with The Danish Embassy and The Danish Cultural Institute in France, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt and Syria as well as several cultural organizations in Denmark.
Nønne Mai Svalholm has previously received a 3-year working grant from Aarhus Arts Council.
Svalholm is qualified from Balletakademiet in Stockholm, Fontys University and Conservatory in the Netherlands, Dance Space and STEPS in New York.