The Gap

18 steps through (dance) history PART II

Performing dates:


March 25-26 @ Konstkollektivet, Mölndal

September 2 @ Vitlycke CPA , Tannumshede

December 9,10  @Atalante, Göteborg


November 10,11,12 @ 3Våningen, Göteborg (premiere)

EN Drawing on Penkova’s own experience of encountering Western culture as a teenager and later contemporary dance, she attempts to make visible a feeling of constant delay. A kind of temporal gap which she needed to fill, in order to catch up with the timelines of contemporary Western aesthetics.  Alternating between silence, music, soundtracks with voices from dance icons and her own reflections on norms and values between East and West, the audience is drawn into an hour long dance-solo with elements of melodrama and humour. 


choreography/text/dance: Liza Penkova

dramaturgical support: Armin Kerber

sound: Håkan Jelk

light: Wannes de Rydt

costume: Liza Winzel

co-production: Vitlycke Center for Performing Arts

production support/admin: Producentbyrån

reserach/creation residencies 2020-2022 :

 3våningen, Göteborg

Konstkollektivet, Mölndal

Vitlycke Center for Performing Arts, Tanum

Le Boson, Brussels

DCväst, Göteborg

Spinn studio, Göteborg

MDT, Stockholm

Hallen, Farsta

Stora Teatern, Göteborg

My body is a room filled with antiques (2020)

18 steps through (dance) history PART I

In the first part – My body is a room filled with antiques and some late minimalism – the dancer Liza Penkova starts from herself. In the form of an uninterrupted walk, a gradual transformation takes place as Penkova embarks on an impromptu movement dialogue between past and present canonizations, techniques and norms that she experiences have transformed her body into a room filled with antiques and some late minimalism. The goal is to refurnish, update and recycle. Find links, bridges, entrances and exits that can allow other values, expressions to enter. We need the past to reflect on what has come before us and to thereby understand where we are going.


  • 10-11-12 december 2020 @ 3e Våningen (cancelled)
  • 19-20 mars 2021 (cancelled )


Film by Pauline Fonsny:

  • coming up 2023


Working periods:

    • Le Boson, Bruxelles
    • 3e Våningen, Göteborg
    • MDT, Stockholm
    • Danscentrum Väst
    • Farsta/Hallen, Stockholm
 Supported by:
  • Göteborgs Stad Kulturnämnd
  • Konstnärsnämnden