Urban animation: giving life to memories of the city

  • Livsmedlet/Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren, Dead Ends, performance, 2014​
    1/4 | Livsmedlet/Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren, Dead Ends, performance, 2014​
  • Livsmedlet/Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren, TraFica, performance, 2012
    2/4 | Livsmedlet/Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren, TraFica, performance, 2012
  • Livsmedlet/Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren, Invisible Lands, performance, 2015​
    3/4 | Livsmedlet/Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren, Invisible Lands, performance, 2015​
  • Ishmael Falke and Sandina Lindgren
    4/4 | Ishmael Falke and Sandina Lindgren
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Лекция
Where: 
Taiga Creative Space, Dvortsovaya emb, 20
When:
23.11.2016 - 19:00
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Urban animation: giving life to memories of the city
Pubic talk by Livsmedlet Theater / Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren (Finland)

as a part of the public program of the fourth season of 'Critical Mass'

November 23, 7 pm
Taiga Creative Space, Dvortsovaya emb, 20
 

Every place carries stories for those who inhabit it. These stories consist for example of historical information and of personal memories that becomes associated to a location for different reasons. In Sandrina Lindgren’s and Ishmael Falke’s theatrical works as the “Livsmedlet theatre” the stories of the cities and its people are mixed and altered with the help of visual theatre. In this talk Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren will present their work on public spaces as well as their approach to community art. Through examples of previous works and through a short presentation of their current work with the Petrogradsky youth club performance group Rain People, Livsmedlet will discuss the term “urban animation” as well as their approach to political theatre. 

LIVSMEDLET is a theatrical collaboration between Ishmael Falke (puppeteer, director, actor) and Sandrina Lindgren (dancer, choreographer, theatre maker). The collaboration was established in 2011 with the shared ambition to create relevant and innovative visual theatre works that challenge audience’s perspective of their surroundings and everyday life. Their works are derived from a mix of dance, physical theatre, contemporary puppetry and object theatre combined with surprising and sometimes unconventional choices in storytelling, materials and working methods. Livsmedlet create works for the streets as well as for the theatre. LIVSMEDLET'S works have been performed so far in Tel Aviv, Turku, Stockholm, Barcelona, Amersfoort, Havanna and Helsinki. More cities join the list constantly.

Currently LIVSMEDLET is in residency in St Petersburg, where they have been invited by TOK's for participation in the ongoing project researching public space 'Critical Mass'. During their three week in the city LIVSMEDLET will work with a group of  young performers, dancers, musicians and clowns on a new collaborative piece - a performance based on the book 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury. The newly created work will be presented for the public in early December 2016. 

 

The fourth season of 'Critical Mass'  is organized by Creative Association of Curators TOK and supported by
Sector for Y​outh ​P​olicy and ​C​ollaboration with ​P​ublic ​O​rganizations of the Administration of the Petrogradskiy ​D​istrict
Nordic Culture Fund
FRAME Finnish Visual Art Foundation
Taiga Space