Dirge –  /dɜːrdʒ/ a lament expressing mourning or grief eller a lament for the dead

Dirgy Dancing is a collection of lament dances by and with local dancers from different places. Dances that are dedicated to people, memories, times and places, like a way to perceive the unmentionable of whats lost.

Lisen Ellard and director Mattias Lech have collaborated for several years around themes of death and its rituals, which resulted in the performances Funeral and DEATH.

Dirgy Dancing is a dance anthology on stage and on film, where Lisen Ellard continues this investigation of loss and the relationship between grief, memory and movement.

By: Lisen Ellard
Artistic advice: Mattias Lech
Lament dances by and with: Efva Lilja, Abdoulaye Camara, Andrea Aja Svensson, Mohinur Nurmatova, Mike Gamble, Nathalie Ruiz, Sindri Runudde, Maia Means.
Film / photo: Milja Rossi
Light / projection: Anton Andersson
Sound design: Elize Arvefjord
Production: Johnson & Bergsmark
Administration: Smart
Illustration: Tove Dreiman
Advice: Nordberg Movement
Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, City of Stockholm, Pronto Gbg.
Co production / residency: Dansens Hus, Dansinitiativet, Skogen, Transit Kulturinkubator.

Premiere 2021 at Skogen Gbg, 2022 Dansens Hus Sthlm.

Dirgy Dancing Trailer

Efva Lilja
Andrea Svensson
Abdoulaye Camara
Nathalie Ruiz
Mohinur Nurmatova
Conny Borg
Lisen Ellard
Mike Gamble