Vinterresa (Winter Journey) is a new dance solo about the power of memories and our past by choreographer Carl Knif for Swedish dancer Madeleine Månsson. The starting point of the piece is Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise based on Wilhelm Müller’s poems.
In Vinterresa, Madeleine Månsson embarks on a journey through a multi-layered landscape. In this autobiographical choreography, words and motion are intertwined in an exploration of memory and its powers.
How do we remember places, persons and events? In what ways does our past live on inside of us?
How do past events affect our present and our future?
Vinterresa is a Europe Beyond Access commission from Skånes Dansteater.
Choreography: Carl Knif.
Music: Franz Schubert.
Set design, light design: Jukka Huitila.
Sound design: Janne Hast.
Promofoto Vinterresa: Karolina Henke.
Portrait photo: Johan Sundell.
ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
Carl Knif (1976) is a Finnish dancer, choreographer, artistic director and the founder of Carl Knif Company. Knif has created numerous choreographies for his own company and carried out co-productions and commissioned works for theatres and dance houses.
Some of his works are non-verbal based on power of movement and dance, some lean more towards physical theatre. Knif has formed himself an interesting, unique style with which his company has risen to the forefront of Finnish dance.
Carl Knif was awarded the State Prize for Performing Arts in 2016. His works have gained international interest and have toured in 10 countries.