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dance, choreography, parenthood

Anna Emilsson – The thinnest ice, out of necessity

A dance performance that seeks to raise questions regarding norms surrounding the body and motherhood.

The thinnest ice, out of necessity starts with the unexptected pain one might experience in moments when you need to deny your child. When fatigue caused by a disability, chronic or life threatning illness becomes absolute in itself. The Spoon Theory describes moments when fatigue takes over, disabling any reserve left and the body stops to function. An impotence one cannot influence or change. There is a focal point here, amidst the private and the political. A willingness to be able to do more orginating from the love towards the child but also in the expectations of how one should be or act.

How is the creation of physical bounderies made possible through equal parenting? Because everything has cost when one cannot maintain the bounderies needed when the body tries to manage daily life. The ice is breaking underneath its own fragility. With humbleness, seriousness, humour and warmth we would like to ewoke questions regarding norms surrounding the body and motherhood.