BamBam Frost, Lydia Östberg Diakité
immortal summit

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immortal summit is an expansion beyond everything we thought about greatness.  The two characters are bound to an immortal fate, trapped in the waste products of humanity’s excessive behavior and lust for power in an ever changing landscape.

immortal summit is a performance that stretches between ideas of greatness and megalomania.  A search in the borderland of provocation and play, violence and tenderness, revolution and failure, about being bound to a non-voluntary reality. What do you do when you can never die?  Can you give up?  What lies beyond the pinnacle of immortality?

immortal summit is created by BamBam Frost and Lydia Östberg Diakité.

BamBam Frost is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from Stockholm University of the Arts, with a bachelor of contemporary dance in 2013. In her work she has moved between the club scene, commercial work, the contemporary dancefield and art institutions. In 2018 she debuted with her piece SORRY. SORRY (2018), SO SORRY (2019), and YES (2020) all take off from her interest in social dances and pop culture phenomena in relation to the times and contexts they arose from. In her work she insists on pleasure and fiction as a compass to imagine and shape choreographic proposals. immortal summit and A Choreographic Conversation were created together with Lydia Östberg Diakité and both premiered in 2021. Lydia Östberg Diakité is a choreographer, dancer and union organizer whose work revolves around re-thinking subjectivity, popular cultural phenomena and hyper-performativity from a black intersectional feminist practice. Graduated from The Danish National School of Performing arts – Dance and Choreography studies in 2017, and have since worked and toured with numerous pieces internationally: most recent work immortal summit (2021) and A Choreographic Conversation (2021) created together with BamBam Frost, CRY BABY (2020), and FIEBRE (2018) winner of The ImPulsTanz Young Choreographers’ Awards – 8t:ension series 2021, co-signed with Tamara Alegre and Marie Ursin. Diakité co-founded Dance Cooperative (2019) which is an artist-run studio in Copenhagen and sits on the board of The Union (2018), a culture workers union that works for creating critical anti-racist discourse within the art and culture scene in Denmark.

Artist

BamBam Frost, Lydia Östberg Diakité

Title

immortal summit

Type

Performance

Date

3.15–16.2023, 20:00

Duration

1 hour

Venue

Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København

Credits

Idea, choreography, performers, production: Lydia Östberg Diakité and BamBam Frost. Costume design: Lydia Östberg Diakité, BamBam Frost. Composer and producer: Holger Hartvig. Session Musicians: Holger Hartvig and Aase Nielsen. Sound designer: Neda Sanai. Set design: Lisa Berkert Wallard. Light design: Anton Andersson. Photography: Märta Thisner. Graphics: Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek, EUROSTANDARD. Production: Johnson & Bergsmark, Nordberg Movement, Jessie McLaughlin (MDT). Administration: Konstnärskollektivet Interim Kultur. Co-producers: Turnéslingan Tre scener (MDT, Atalante & Dansstationen), Norrlandsoperan, Dansehallerne och Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022). Made possible with support by the Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

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