Naturalistic movement and spoken word: Gunilla Heilborn’s The Ordinary and The Wonderful.

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Gunilla Heilborn: The Wonderful and The Ordinary

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Naturalistic movement and spoken word: Gunilla Heilborn’s The Ordinary and The Wonderful. Photo © Johannes Gellner
Emily May
A work in which the ordinary surpasses the wonderful leads to wonderings about words

 

In a t-shirt and plain blue boxers, a grey-haired man walks unassumingly to the front of the stage. He addresses the audience in a calm voice about ancient peoples who used to train their memory. ‘We now have other ways of remembering things,’ he says. ‘We store them in The Cloud.’ His pensive, at times comic musings are a fitting introduction to The Wonderful and The Ordinary, by Swedish choreographer Gunilla Heilborn. The piece, for five performers, is an exploration…

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