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Photo: Jacob Stage, Fotograf/Teaterinstruktør/Koreograf

The project received funding because of:
The project approaches its topic from various perspectives, using interviews and several locations to collect background material. The aims to involve people in local communities adds a personal layer. The project is reworking tradition and cultural heritage in a thought-provoking way.

The applicant wrote about the project:
Dance of the Fisherman
is a new Nordic site-specific performance created in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, the Faroe Islands and Ireland by Irish theatre director Caroline McSweeney and Finnish choreographer Taneli Törmä, both based in Denmark.

The project investigates fishing and its traditions whilst also looking at the differences between fishing in leisure time and as a more commercial activity. The topic will be explored in different kinds of locations, close to big cities and towns, as well as in isolated locations, where one can still meet old fishing methods and traditions.

The main inspiration for this performance will ultimately be derived from the communities and locations where the projects will be created. Creating a strongly influenced Nordic performance with a simultaneous universal narrative for a site-specific Fishing performance.