Dancing on my own is a video installation that forms through a one-to-one ritual where people are invited to dance to their favourite song in front of the camera, followed by an audio interview. The original song is removed in the editing process and replaced by extracts from interviews.
Dancing on my own explore what makes us move – in the most literal sense. It’s a work that celebrates the simplicity and complexity of dancing through dancing.
Through dancing and verbal dialogues, the film portrays individual motives for dancing and how it activates a sensory creativity in each dancers body. The dancing becomes a dialogue of the relation between the dance, the dancer, the music and the body – a dance that opens up for a multitude of layers.
Dancing on my own was first made in 2016 commissioned by Yorkshire Dance as part of Juncture Festival curated by artist Gillie Kleiman. Juncture is a biennial festival curated by a female artist that brings a community of artists and artworks together, to facilitate provocative and stimulating exchange. Dancing on my own was shot on site in the building of Yorkshire Dance in Leeds during five days, where choreographer and filmmaker Sara Lindström meet with 20 individuals from Leeds, who responded to an open call-out to participate in the film.
The film premiered at The Tetley centre for contemporary art in Leeds as part of Juncture Festival by Yorkshire dance in 2016.
Currently featuring on BBC Arts
Dancing on my own / Leeds 2016
Dancers: Ebere Igborgbor, Ewa Brejmak, Adris Asghar, Lydia Cottrell, Charlotte Relf, Wendy Hodge, David Jones, Carol & Alan Walker, Anthony Haddon, Adrian Nicolae, Paul Lidgard, Ines Soria-Turner, Fabiana Kvam, Emily Muirhead, Kath Morgan-Thompson, Amanda Drago, Sarah Clarke, Sara Allkins & Ella Mesma
Dancing on my own / Lund 2019
During autumn 2019 DOMO is toured to Skissernas Museum as part of MONO Festival of one-to-one performance in Lund, working with local participants from Lund.
Dancers: Kim Eun Jeong, Heo Seou hye, Oskar Sällström, Hyansil Kim, Eunji Shin, Bom Rhee.
Dancing on my own / AGELESS Festival Leeds 2019
DOMO returned to Leeds in October 2019 as part of AGELESS Festival.
Dancers: Orly Sela, Callum Holt, Stella Eldon, Namron OBE, Emma Abbey, Linda Loganathan, Kate Ormond, Cecilia Macfarlane
DOMO is Supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Yorkshire Dance and Mono Festival.