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ABOUT TRANS[E]ICIÓN

How do you portray a spiritual power?

Where does the club world’s repetitive form meet traditional trance techniques? The Swedish-Cuban dance group SOMOS explores this in their new production Trans[e]ición.

In Trans[e]ición, the audience is invited into a space between trance and consciousness. To oscillate between an introvert and extrovert state, guided by dance and the power of the voodoo saints – using everything within us to reach the ultimate state. Collectively, intimately and individually.

Trans[e]ición is a journey into the dancers’ individual expressions. Using trance techniques from the Cuban Orisha traditions and the club scene’s repetitiveness, they explore the human need to connect to something bigger than ourselves. Trans[e]ición mixes Afro-Cuban bailes folklorico, such as Arara, Bailes Yoruba y Congo and Rumba, with Hip-Hop, House, Popping and the dancers’ individual flavor. 

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”Make your body remember what Your ancestral soul already knows"

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Trans[e]ición is SOMOS’s third production, produced in Cuba and premiered in Havana February 21st 2015, The debut was followed by several sold-out performances in Havana, Cuba, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Uppsala, Sweden. 

The music in Trans[e]ición is inspired by various electronic music scenes and genres such as House, Techno, Electro Cumbia, Kwaito and Kuduro. Traditional Afrocuban rhythms and songs are mixed with an electronic beat. Producer NevaDeelay has created the sound, and Axel Boman and Johan Söderberg have both generously contributed to this production. 

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In autumn 2016, Trans[e]ición was on a nationwide tour in Sweden with Riksteatern, Swedish National Theatre for Touring. They did 66 shows playing for secondary school/high school students as well as for a night audience in theatres during September-December 2016.

For more information about that, and reviews please visit:

Riksteatern          Scenkonstportalen

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Ensemble AUTUMN 2016


DANCERS

DANEL MILIAN
 

YARED CEDERLUND

 

MAELE SABUNI
 

JOANNA CHRONA




IDEA & CHOREOGRAFY

LISA JANBELL

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2015 production with support from Stockholm Stad & Stockholms Läns Landsting.

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ENSEMBLE 2015

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAFER
Lisa Janbell

CHOREOGRAFER
Obwen Beovides (CU)

PRODUCER
Lisa Janbell

PRODUCER IN (CU)
Ariel Bouza

DRAMATURGE
Helena Ringvold 

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR (CU)
Lisbeth Godoy

LIGHTING DESIGN
Tim Dalrud & Reinier Garcia (CU)

MUSIC
Dijle Özlem Yigitbas

SALES & PR
Familjen Beckman

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Bambam Frost

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Babak Shermond

                          

DANCERS

JOANNA CHRONA (SE): 

Vouging–Waacking/Contemporary

JOAO AGUILERA (CU)
 Afro-Cuban/Cuban contemporary

LISA JANBELL (SE)
 Afro-Cuban/West African

YARED CEDERLUND (SE)
Hip Hop/ House/Locking

DANEL MILIAN (CU)
Afro-Cuban/Cuban contemporary

CLAUDIA LEAL (CU)
 Afro-Cuban/Cuban contemporary

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Some of the texs that are used in the piece, are from the book "Dancing Wisdom" by Yvonne Daniels

GENERAL INFORMATION

TOURING AREA: Sweden

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 7

LANGUAGESwedish, English, Spanish

SHOWS PER DAY: 2

DURATION
0 hours 50 minutes

TOUR DATES
Touring dates available September-December 2016. Booking Inquiries >
Past tours: 21 Feb - 25 March 2015. 

RECOMMENDED FOR AGE GROUP
Secondary school, High school, young adults, to adults

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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

PERFORMANCE AREA
6 x 6 meter stage or large hall, such as a gymnasium or canteen

STAGE WIDTH (min)
7 m

STAGE DEPTH (min)
6 m

HEIGHT CLEARANCE (m)
3,2 m

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
contact us for raider

BLACKOUT
Preferably no direct sunlight

SET-UP / TAKE DOWN (hours)
4hrs / 2hrs

LOADING/UNLOADING
4 person

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Stage floor must have a dance mat.