Punks Not Dead is a performance based on the well-known question of punk movement, is punk dead or not. Since the rise of the punk movement in the mid-70s, there has been a variety of manifestations and subgenres that has built a rich vocabulary of bodily expressions, manifestations and identities that act against dominant norms. This is the starting point for this dance exploration around non-fixed sexualities, unpredictable identities and non-conformative choreographic tools. The work does not present a stereotypical image of punk, but allows the participants to deepen in new ways of listening and feeling. What is a concert experience based on punk sounds that follows different bodily experiments? that explores other ways of listening besides aesthetic hierarchies and moral reformulations? Another path that follows other rhythms, it’s own routines, it’s own fantasies. That is able to ‘listen’ to the body in opposition and does not want to follow trends in a world that asks whether punk is dead or not, and counts likes.
A performance without chairs, a concert feeling, a choreographic experiment, a conversation. A work with four performers on stage (Josefine Larson Olin, Karina Sarkissova, Maia Means, Nefeli Oikonomou) which dives into different bodily atmospheres.
Choreography / concept: Nefeli Oikonomou
Performers in full version: Josefine Larson Olin, Karina Sarkissova, Maia Means, Nefeli Oikonomou
Music consultant: Franz Edvard Cedrins
External consultant: Sebastian Lingserius
Residency support: C.off, Stenkrossen, Weld
With support from: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Stockholm City