Lucky & Dance or Die: Performance and Film Screening with Charlotta Öfverholm
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: Free
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At this dual event with Charlotta Öfverholm, Scandinavia House presents the live performance Lucky (2018) and the film Dance or Die (2019).
Charlotta Öfverholm’s entire adult life, as well as a large part of her childhood and early years, has been filled with the world of dance. As a performer and choreographer with some of the world’s most renowned artists, she has constantly strived for perfection. And since the start of her company Compagnie Jus de la Vie 1995, where Charlotta serves as artistic director, she has created over 25 productions, which have toured all over Europe, North and South America and Africa. Her work is physical dance theatre with depth, irony, brutality and humor, with a devoted following in her homeland of Sweden as well as worldwide. Now at the age of 50, her will of steel remains as unbending as ever.
Lucky is a one-woman show created and performed by Öfverholm. This performance expresses longing for happiness: to die young, to live forever, or just in the moment, with a language of dance, text and music. The lighting designer is Tobias Hallgren. In Dance or Die, filmmaker Anders J. Larsson followed the artist over three years and the result is an intimate documentary about an inspiring woman and her raison d’être: dance.