Body Narratives 1

Part 1 of ‘Body Narratives` is a personal exploration of invisible disability, or hidden disability in the body of a professional dancer. How acceptance plays a part in learning to work under new conditions and limitations that can still satisfy creative desires. And understanding that the impact of illness on creativity needn’t be hidden or apologized for. Using dance and text as tools Suzie navigates through memories, feelings and thoughts, together with Mattias in his role as her life and work partner.

Body Narratives 1 is the first part of a larger project called Ways of Doing which was premiered in the autumn of 2020 as part of CODA Dance Festival in Oslo.

The video documentation is 16-minute edited version of the performance talk which would normally be 40 minutes long. This excerpt highlights the origins of the theme and serves as an introduction to the performance 'Ways of Doing'.


Suzie Davies

Creators and Performers
Suzie Davies
Mattias Ekholm

Suzie Davies



Diverse Nordic Voices Choreographic Initiative

Dansens Hus, Stockholm

Supported By

Norsk Kulturråd
(The Arts Council Norway)

Fond For Lyd og Bilde
(The Fund For Sound and Image)

Oslo Kommune

Documentation filming - Neil Nisbet

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