Linda Blomqvist

Duende is a Spanish term for a heightened state of emotion.
It comes from within as a physical and emotional response to art.
It is what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive.

Experience the performance Duende by the Swedish choreographer Linda Blomqvist, who with her two male co-performers, strives to reach duende in every performance and movement and invite the audience into the same state of emotion.
The three dancers do this with both synchronous choreography, large movements and stillness and slowness. A beautiful soundtrack, that spans across genres, accompanies Duende, and the performers’ voices also come into play.

Duende says yes to the ability of dance and music to convey emotions and storytelling.

Linda Blomqvist born in Stockholm, 1985 is a choreographer and dancer. Her work aims to expand the notion of choreography with a focus on alternative modes of production, process and practice from a speculative viewpoint, taking various forms and expressions. Linda studied dance at The Royal Swedish Ballet School 1995-2004 and at P.A.R.T.S 2008-2010. She’s been working with artists such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Mårten Spångberg, Eva Lundqvist and Florentina Holtzinger. Together with Emma Daniel, Anna Gaiotti and Adriano Wilfert Jensen she’s been running the artist platform Indigo Dance. Alongside her artistic work she also practices as a Doula/birth worker.


Linda Blomqvist








1 hour 20 minutes


Koncertkirken, Blågårds Plads 6A, København N


Concept and choreography: Linda Blomqvist, With and by: Pär Andersson, Linda Blomqvist and Mikko Hyvönen. Music and sound design: Franz Edvard Cedrins and Linda Blomqvist. Producer: Sara Bergsmark. MDT, Technician: Björn Kuajara, MDT. Co-produced by: Turnéslingan Tre scener (MDT Stockholm, Atalante Gothenburg, and Dansstationen Malmö), Norrlandsoperan, Dansehallerne, and Life Long Burning, Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union

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