My body is a room filled with antiques (expanded)
Conceived for the first edition of Rabbit/Duck festival in Gothenburg, Liza Penkova presents a solo performance in which through methods of improvisation she allows herself to dissect and destabilize the original choreographic score of one of her earlier work “My body is a room filled with antiques… “. Originally a twenty minute dance-promenade as a reflection on heritage and traces of dance and dances in her own body. Created during the pandemic years, the original performance was cancelled twice without further continuation. Taking it back, she proposes an extended version where she puts herself face to face with the limits that can shift the perception of content and meaning in her own choreographic writing.
concept/performance: Liza Penkova
scenography: Onofrio Chillemi
performing dates 2023:
7 september @ Stora Teatern, Göteborg
The Gothenburg based musicartist Paperwing invites Liza Penkova to choreograph for her latest music performance STRING FLING.
collaboration with Ina Dokmo
Performing dates 2023:
7 february @ Februaridansen, Göteborg
29 april @ Danceremainings, Göteborg
Through choreographic indications, Ina and Liza undergo performative transformation linked to the five elements. They create a choreographic space for reflection on various comic, tragic, hysterical and deadly serious aspects of life where intensified expressions and characters with strong emotional impact emerge and interact with each other.
With support from:
18 steps through (dance) history PART II
March 25-26 @ Konstkollektivet, Mölndal
September 2 @ Vitlycke CPA , Tannumshede
December 8,9 RE-PREMIER @Atalante, Göteborg
November 10,11,12 @ 3Våningen, Göteborg
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/Nelson Lima
costume: Liza Winzel/Anne Catherine Kunz
co-production: Vitlycke Center for Performing Arts
production support/admin: Producentbyrån
My body is a room filled with antiques
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
- Le Boson, Bruxelles
- 3e Våningen, Göteborg
- MDT, Stockholm
- Danscentrum Väst
- Farsta/Hallen, Stockholm
- Göteborgs Stad Kulturnämnd