About Fanclub

Fanclub is a dancers' collective based in Copenhagen who invite artists they find interesting, to collaborate in various projects. Fanclub strives to flavor the Scandinavian performance community with thrilling work of art, that makes an impact and takes a stand.

ARKEN at Y Choreography

Fanclub in collaboration with Vontrapp showing ARKEN during HAUT’s choreographic festival – Y Choreography

October 27th at 2-2.45pm, HAUT c/o Sort/Hvid, Staldgade 26-30 in Copenhagen

The Ark is an investigation and re-actualization of the deluge myths. Unfolding as a choreographic installation, where the dancers’ collective Fanclub integrate and dance with different fragments from what might be a postmodern Ark. As mankind, the audience must engage if they are to safe themselves from the tidal wave to come. The audience can no longer look at themselves as mere spectators, but must engage in the work, so they end up with the concrete physical responsibility for the maintenance of the Ark of our time.

Vontrapp develops universes with a significant visual and musical expression. The Ark is their first work created for a black box, as they usually work site specific.

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Words on WOWOWOW

Through the Bastard blog you can now read about and take part of our performance WOWOWOW – re-discovering, re-entering or maybe encounter it for the first time.

Words by Naja Lee Jensen (interdisciplinary artist) and Joe Barker (phd in philosophy).

As a smaller dance production in Denmark it can be rather difficult to get a qualitative critique published – or just any press coverage at all really – so this time we decided to take it in our own hands. We invited two independant writers to share their experience and thoughts of the performance, which premiered at Dansehallerne c/o Koncertkirken in Copenhagen, March 2019. The result is two very different, vivid and interesting texts.

The important ting for us is not the critique per se, but rather the exchange of experiences, understandings and ideas connected to the performance. How do YOU read the performance, and YOU, and YOU? This exchange is crucial for us in order to understand the work in new or other ways, to dig deeper into the material and to keep on developing our performance. The beautiful thing with live art is just that – that it is alive and for ever evolving, tumbling, twisting and turning…

Thank you Bastard blog for the space and to Naja and Joe for your time and generosity.
Now – enjoy the read!
 Fanclub

Naja Lee Jensen – “At se en forestilling flere gange er et privilegium. Særligt en forestilling som WOWOWOW, hvis fokus på kollektivet efter andet gennemsyn giver mig mulighed for at reflektere over min egen forestilling om, hvad et kollektiv i og udenfor scenerummet er.”

Joe Barker – “WOWOWOW, a new piece by Fanclub and Quim Bigas, attempts to work through, in real time, Jerome Bel’s idea of liberating dance from choreography. However, what we have here is not the liberation of individuals and their all-too-personal feelings. Instead, there is a much more difficult liberation: the liberation of collective movements, passing between bodies without conceptual control or domination.”

Fanclub is part of LEK!

Fanclub is part of LEK! (PLAY!) – an exhibition that explores what patterns of thinking and professional groups lie behind the construction of spaces that encourage play, and invites visitors and creatives to consider how we design or do not design for play.

Opening September 4th at 9-11am and running until November 3rd at Form/Design Center in Malmö

It’s been a great experience and we look forward to present and share our contribution SPIRALEK – a score for play.

“In playing as well as in dancing the body is used as a tool where all senses are put into action and boundaries are tested and challenged. A temporary meeting place where we get an opportunity to explore different relationships and hierarchies together with other(s). With the play-generator SPIRALEK, Fanclub wish to inspire both adults and children to create their own playful situations. An opportunity to awaken imaginations, exchange experiences as well as getting to know each other and the city in which they live.”

Hope you can make it!
♥ Fanclub

 

Fanclub ♥ Choreography in Action

Fanclub has been invited to be part of Choreography in Action, hosted by Dansehallerne at Kunsthall Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, 30 Oct 2017 at 7-9pm

What vocabulary belongs to the dancer and how can she as a figure make us think, move, act..? During a two year long, disseminated process called We Are Dancers, Fanclub has collected a wide range of materials related to the figure of the dancer – applying these in artistic and non-artistic situations with the desire to explore other grounds and potentialities. At Charlottenborg Fanclub will perform a self-interview based on the materials and methods from this process, where the dancer, the collective and structures of work and everyday life will be central.

Hope to see you there!
♥ Fanclub

We Are Dancers – a Concert

 

FOOT: irregularities, adapting, working with, dealing with, the perception of the foot, zooming in on the foot, anatomy of the foot, tiredness of the foot, foot in pain, steps, walking, skipping, running, jumping, turning, pointing, tripping, dragging, revisit. A means of meeting. The reciprocity of foot and ground (see GROUND).

What vocabulary belongs to the dancer and how can she as a figure make us think, move, act..? During a two year long, disseminated process, Fanclub has collected a wide range of materials related to the figure of the dancer – applying these in artistic and non-artistic situations with the desire to explore other grounds and potentialities.

Together with guesting artists DD Dorvillier and Paula Caspão, as well as POWDER and August Rosenbaum, Fanclub invite you to Koncertkirken in Copenhagen, to two evenings of (inter)play, movement, words and sounds. Welcome!

Koncertkirken in Copenhagen, 23-24 October at 6-9pm

WOWOWOW residency

We’ve just returned after an amazing week together with Quim Bigas at L’animal a L’esquena in Spain. A second initial working period of WOWOWOW – a collaboration with and around collectivity. The following are some WOrds and WOrlds from the WOrk … 


Collective as a place where outcome is based on negotiation, conflict, listening and misunderstandings. Sense of value as a mode where movement comes from.

A mode of thinking through action – as an ongoing feeding between the modes (action/thinking >< action-thinking >< thinking-action) – allowing us to include an ongoing documentation/tracing of the research, while we work. What format(s) could be appropriate? 

Conversation as a mode of thinking out loud, sharing your statements in the now, as a mode of creating source for movement… Conversation as a going around together, circling and wondering on certain topics, being in the not knowing and on the impossibility of agreements, being in a constant becoming, a constant reflection….Constant construction. The sharing of unknowing.

Skærmbillede 2017-07-02 kl. 16.47.17

What if collective is a set of images that appear and disappear, of statements that are ephemeral, of a radical mode of being in a structure through the lenses of being present and in relation…?  

The body of WOWOWOW has multiple eyes, ears and mouths. We can be shape shifters.


Big thanks to the L’animal crew for having us – such a special place!

Now – VACATION MODE!
Take care out there
♥ Fanclub

Upcoming:
23-24 October WE ARE DANCERS – a Concert, at Koncertkirken in Copenhagen