A three short integrated dance piecesevening program curated by Aloun Marchal for SPINN


Medical definition of disability: Medical sciences have defined what is a healthy human body in anatomical and functional terms. This definition is an idealization of the human body. As most of the ideals, this ideal can be damaging psychologically for people living in reality, here meaning having a real body. This is especially the case for those that have a body that differs more from the norms that this definition creates.

Social definition of disability: Social sciences have proposed an other way at looking at the diversity that exists amongst the different human bodies and the norms applying to them. In 1983, Marc Oliver has theorized the social model of disability arguing that nobody is disabled by essence, but that somebody can only be disabled within a context. For instance a wheelchair user is disabled when in front of stairs, not when reading a book. Or a non english speaker would be disabled in front of this program sheet.

Trippel aims at creating stage art where the performers would not be disabled by their diversity, but would instead feed from that diversity in order to create unexpected stage art. The display of a diversity of bodies also fight a body normalization process going on in our western societies through fashion and advertissement, but also through clinical interventions routines. This normalisation process of the bodies is creating extremely a lot of frustation and anxiety. Trippel is a full evening program composed of a duet, a solo and a trio.

Duration : 50 minutes
Choreographers : The duet is choreographed by Malin Rönnerman and Emilia Wärff
The Solo and the trio are directed by Aloun Marchal
Performers : Malin Rönnerman / Anna Bergström, Emilia Wärff, Aloun Marchal, Gilda Stillbäck
Music created by Anders Rimpi
Costum design : Ida Kjällquist and Emilia Wärff
Light design : Johann Nordqvist and Johan Rödström
Produced by the company SPINN
Artistic director : Veera Suvalo Grimberg