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Driftwood - Pantarei danseteatre

The driftwood on it’s journey at sea is constantly shaped and shaped by every experience. Repeatedly stroked by the waves, the winds and strains of the weather on every surface. In continuous motion whereas the only constant is “change”. Change sometimes means leaving a small part of you behind, a tiny piece of the wood or just smoothening the edges.


In “Driftwood” dancer Sarjo Sankareh tries to explore a place of memory and shapes shaped by experiences.


The thought came as a reaction of talking about identity, immigration tragedies and crises that had been constant, experiences on the sea and hopes of reaching ashore.


For the physical process we had gone outside by the sea/fjord to work with some pieces of driftwood that were present by the shore. This work was later brought to the studio and put together in movements to evoke a memory of these physical objects that are formed by the waves. Breath and water are two main elements of the work.


Pantarei danseteatre (Tilt Grow 2021)

Choreography: Sudesh Adhana

Dancer: Sarjo Sankareh

Music: Alexander Aarø

Costume: Julie Moene

Credits: article19cdo - Pantarei danseteatre

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