The Forest Diaries, Dance Performance
@ The Vanguard Theater, Fort Lauderdale
March 7, 2015
Photo credit: Karime Arabia Photography, Edison Peñafiel
Choreographer: Jenny Larsson, in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Rachel Carroll, Jenny Larsson, Lize-Lotte Pitlo
Original music: Dag Rosenqvist
Original Video: Björnhult Media
Original texts: Laura McDermott, Rachel Carroll, Jenny Larsson, Lize-Lotte Pitlo
Recorded voices: Laura McDermott and Jenny Larsson
Editing: Voltage Creative Media, Edison Peñafiel
Video and Editing: Edison Peñafiel
By entering the wild, do we lose or find ourselves?
Inspired by the mythology, fear and freedom attached to the Swedish forests, choreographer Jenny Larsson started digging deeper into her roots, culture and relationship with the wilderness by asking questions such as “What does it mean to be lost? In what way do you find yourself in nature? What scares you? When can you truly connect with your inner voice?” The yearlong project, The Forest Diaries, became an honest homage to the forests she grew up in. It produced a dance film shot in the forests of Sweden, a multi-media installation at Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale and a dance performance at The Vanguard, merging video projection, original music and text, spoken word, props and dance.
Performance made possible by funding from SWEA South Florida