Activity

L.E.K – Livet, evigheten och konsten (Life, eternity and art)

L.E.K. - Life Eternity and Art is a dance project that started in 2003 in Botkyrka.

An activity by

Explores the borders

Diffrences similarities
north of Botkyrka south of Botkyrka
performing arts fine arts

Why

The youth in municipality of Botkyrka has been separated by a mental wall that has divided them into north and south of Botkyra. Conflicts often arise due to missunderstanding and the lack of natural meetings and a way to interact with each other. This project primary purpose is the road to the show and interaction between the north and the south kids of Botkyrka. The danceshow and the road towards the performances is the tool I have chosen to bring understanding and empathy towards target group.To connect youth in the municipality of Botkyrka.

Location

Botkyrka, Sweden

Characteristics

Area

Municipality of Botkyrka
Size……………………..197 km2
Inhabitants.................93 106
Foreign background......53%
Youth under 18 years.....25%
Average age........... 37 years
Population 65+............... 13%
100+ spoken languages

Audience

Youth from the diffrent part of Botkyrka, diffrent backgrounds, diffrent socialekonomical presumptions.

How the audience/participants were reached or discovered

The participants was was obtained through researching who are the different dance crews in The municipality. Word of mouth and institutes in the municipality that have dancing as an activity.

How it was done

drawing
performance
workshops

How

Drawing

One part of the project was expanding it to the drawing artist. We talk to the kids that we knew was interested at the artform and made a process for them to create a backdrop and a poster for the show. We gather all the artists, ask them to make different A-4 sketches of logo and backdrop ideas. Join the artists and combine the different ideas. Ask them to come up with five new ideas based on the agreed idea. Then voted for the best idea and just painting them on the backdrop, poster and logo

 

Performance

We chose dance as a primary tool and method for the process of creating a ”we” feeling cause of the essence of dance. The dance is a feeling conveyed by movement. A universal language that is undemanding. A fantastic media that tells more than words can convey. In many contexts it is unpolitical and unreligious in its purest form. An expression that creates rain and sunshine in our minds, life-longs in our hearts….

  • Each educator was responsible for their space, everything around the concert, as a host and of course their groups during the tour. Each study association must be responsible financially for its educator. This should be included in the regular activities except for the extra meetings that will take place once a month.
  • The tour plan: As a circle, the north begins to go around clockwise to the east, south and then west. Alby (Albyschool), Tullinge (the Falkenberg school), Tumba (the Tumba scene) and then Hallunda (Riksteatern – the national theater).

Workshops

Once a month all the dancers meet and workeshoped an opening and closing act for the show. They teached each other and interacts during the resting periods and then learn to know more about each other and the areas they are from.

Results

The results became a touring dance performance that toured in four spaces in Botkyrka.

 

How it went

Main lessons learned

L.E.K. Riksteatern 2006

The main lesson learned is there is always a way for people to come together as long as they have a common goal to thrive towards.

They will share the hardship, the tears, they will laugh together and they will find the way as long as they feel connected emphatic and unified towards that purpose.

Credits

The collaboration was extensive with great partners and mentors.

Botkyrka Kommun, Botkyrka byggen, Studie främjande, ABF. Lugna Gatan, Albys vänner, Wayout, Röda Korset. Fanzine TV, Mondo. Falkenbergskolan, Tumba scenen, Riksteatern, Heron City, IAL, Lagret, Alby Fejm, Event Botkyrka, IMstorm and CSA

Activity Timeline

2003

  • Pree production, planing and inventory of all dancegroup in the municiplity

    Meeting and going through all the dance crews in the municipality.

  • Rehearsal and joint workshop.

    Once a month all the dancers meet and workedshoped

  • Runthrough and first audience rehearsal

    The first runthrough was done during the Subörb festival.

  • Final workshop

    The last workshop and general rehersal for the show.

  • The tour

    The tour started in Alby one of the villages in the municipality.

     

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