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Vibrant Nothings Cristian Duarte

Vibrant Nothings

You are vibrating. You are oscillating between sincere and fake physical engagement, or if you like, through sincere representation. You have in mind the book of Portuguese neuroscientist Antonio Damasio (Looking for Spinoza – Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain) in which he quotes Spinoza and his Conatus/Ethics, Part III: “Each thing, as far as it can by its own power, strives to persevere in its being” and “the striving by which each thing strives to persevere in its being is nothing but the actual essence of the thing.” Having said that, it’s not the outside that matters. It is you. The matter is you. Welcome!



Concept & Choreography Cristian Duarte Creation & Performance Elise Sjöberg, Jilda Hallin, Lisa Schåman, Lyn Bentschik, Manon Siv Violette Duquesnay, Mandi Tiukkanen, Marit-Shirin Fogelgren Light, Sound & Tech Daniel Eriksson Acknowledgments Lote Osso and all those who feedbacked us during the process Photos Hanna Lindkvist

Performances Kulturhuset Stadsteatern – Stockholm (SE) 2015


Vibrant Nothings was developed with graduate students from DOCH, School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, and departed from an investigation on vibration initiated in the context of Lote Osso in São Paulo/Brasil in January 2015.

Commissioned by DOCH, Stockholm (SE) 2015