Founded by choreographer Nønne Mai Svalholm, SVALHOLM explores the sculptural dimension of bodily movement and the performative dimension of sculptural elements.
The artistic vision is to examine existential questions and challenge choreographic thinking.
Since 2015 SVALHOLM has been working with a dogma: staging the non-traditionally schooled body and people over the age of 60. Between 2015-2019 we created a trilogy of choreographic work inspired by the theme “Rethink Choreography/ Rethink Ageing" where senior citizens take center stage. The trilogy is comprised by CIRCUIT (2016), ULTIMA (2017) and GRAVITY (2019).
The new trilogy is entitled BIG BANG, centered around the concept of creation. The BIG BANG trilogy develops the dogma further, among other things, by including professional choreographers and performers on stage. PRIMUS is the first work in the BIG BANG trilogy and is centered around the concept of beginnings. PRIMUS premiered September 1st, 2020 at Godsbanen in Aarhus and played at The Royal Danish Theatre as part of K:Selekt, September 2020.
Collective Matter is the second work in the BIG BANG trilogy and will premiere i Aarhus, September 1st, 2021 in collaboration with Godsbanen, Aarhus Theatre and Aarhus Festival.
“The experienced body, in my choreographic work, becomes a symbol of transformation, time, life and death – a travelling trope to be found all over the word. In my staging of the body, objects and symbols, I am opening up for reinterpretations of the subject, the object, human life and the world we are part of”. Nønne Mai Svalholm.
SVALHOLM have created several thematic and conceptual works inspired by contemporary society:
2009 - 2013: The Danish Muhammed-crisis in The Middle East and North Africa.
2014 - 2015: Gender & Sexuality in Stage Art
2015 - 2019: Rethink Choreography/ Rethink Ageing
2020 - 2023: BIG BANG
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.