Maria was invited by musician/composer Hanna Östergren to perform at The Gothenburg Operas small stage at the The Camino magazines Framtidsdag 2019 (Future-day).
Creative processes are always a challenge.
This one had a very short time ’til deadline and the dancers and Maria Naidu had never worked together before… A setup that’s a challenge in itself.
Armed with a choreographic structure, some favourite songs and love for dance Maria teamed up with the dancers of VG/DE and together they created ”HOME”- 9 days and 40 minutes.
Thank you Dancers for your trust,Valerie for your willingness to collaborate and The Swedish Arts Council for your support.
The most basic meanings of home is a place that can’t be seen with a stranger’s eye for more than a moment. Home is home, and everything else is not. It’s is so familiar that you don’t even notice it. It’s everywhere else that takes noticing. Home is more than just a place. It’s also an idea. A way of organizing space in our minds.
Home is energy. Energy is movement. Movement is dance. Dance is home.
As a continuation of the exchange, started this summer, with NYC Valerie Green/Dance Entropy , Maria will work with the companys dancers for 9 days and 40 hours.
“Home” (working title) is an international collaboration between Dance Entropy and choreographers from various diverse countries. The concept is to approach the idea of home on Dance Entropy company members from unique perspectives, based on each choreographers’ individual idea of what home means to them. The idea of home is intentionally broad, and could be inspired from many different angles. Co-choreographers hail from Sweden, India, Lebanon, and countries in South America and Africa.
The choreographers are invited to NYC to work with the dancers in 2-week intensive periods, to be followed by a performance showing. Each choreographer will create their own section on the dancers. After the completion of the final intensive period, Artistic Director Valerie Green will then mold and thread together the entire work into one complete, cohesive work of dance art, to premiere in 2020.
The result will be presented at Take Root@Green Space in New York on the 18-19 October.
The evening will also present a new work by NYC choreographer Petra van Noort http://www.petranyc.comas well as a solo choreography, A Toast to absent friends Choreographed by Maria Naidu 2009. Tickets and more information can be found at: https://www.greenspacestudio.org/october
A special five minute version of this work in progress will be shown at Malmö Stadsteater TONIGHT as part of their Hipp-night! This is very exiting as it is rare for independent DANCE productions to receive invitations to perform at this beautiful and special stage.