The dance performance "Embrace" by choreographer Meleat Fredriksson, produced by the Vitlycke Center for the Performing Arts in Sweden, will be premiered as part of the "Future Epics" project co-financed by the European Union's Creative Europe program on Monday, 17 August at 9.30 pm in Lazareti.
Embrace is a performance working with the intimacy of getting your being woven into a spectacular mess of softness and care. The dancers Meleat Fredriksson, Adam Seid Tahir and Lydia Östberg Diakité will bring the audience on a journey where they are embracing all of that which society in a Scandinavian landscape has been pushing them to let go of. Come lay with us. Take a nap on our chests. Hear the sound of generations of hard work and hard love. Hear the contradictions of belonging, hear the shade. Hear the scream from our inner peace. Hear cries and screams of joy.
Meleat Fredriksson is a dancer and choreographer, educated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen. Since graduating in 2015 she has been part of danseatelier: a studio-collective consisting of 11 dance artists working with creating continuity within the freelance world and explore art making, sharing and hosting - using multiple hierarchies. Meleat’s work often springs out of and features improvisation, rhythm and attitude. She is currently tuning into and questioning how her blackness is connected to her artwork. On the mission to duck imposed white values, standards and affirmation she wonders what happens when she places her whole (intersectional) self at the core of the research? Meleat’s work has been shown in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Hong Kong at festivals such as My Wild Flag 2019, Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival 2018, TheCarrierBag Festival 2016, Hong Kong International Choreography Festival 2016.
Tickets for this performance are available for purchase at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival website www.dubrovnik-festival.hr or via www.ulaznice.hr ticketing service and at the box office of the Festival Palace (OdSigurate1) every day from 9 am to 9.30 pm. Purchases made with Mastercard® and Maestro® cards receive a 10% discount while all purchases and orders over 500 kunas receive a 30% discount voucher for Festival souvenirs. OTP bank continues the tradition of supporting the Festival, and this year with the loyalty program OTPetica offers its users an additional 10% discount when buying tickets at the box office in the Festival Palace.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival will comply with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease during all festival events, and we kindly ask the audience to do the same.