The Cuban-Swedish dance collective SOMOS presents Trans[e]ición

The Swedish-Cuban dance group SOMOS explores spiritual power in their production Trans[e]ición. In Trans[e]ición, the audience is invited into a space between trance and consciousness. To oscillate between an introvert and extrovert state, guided by dance and the power of the voodoo saints – using everything within us to reach the ultimate state. Collectively, intimately and individually. Trans[e]ición is a journey into the dancers’ individual expressions. Using trance techniques from the Cuban Orisha traditions and the club scene’s repetitiveness, they explore the human need to connect to something bigger than ourselves.

Trans[e]ición mixes Afro-Cuban Bailes folklorico, such as Arara, Bailes Yoruba y Congo and Rumba, with Hip-Hop, House, Popping and the dancers’ individual skills.

Trans[e]ición was produced and premiered in Havana- Cuba, followed by successfull tour in Havanna, Cuba, Stockholm, Uppsala and Gothenburg- Sweden, Februari-April 2015. In fall 2016, it was on tour for Riksteatern, Swedish National Touring Theatre, Selected to SWEDSTAGE fall 2016. Played at Augenblick mal festival spring 2017, Berlin Germany. Invited to Kenya International Theatre festival, 2018. Further developed to Trans[e]ición club edition that played at Nobelberget, Stockholm 2016, and at Gagnef festival 2017, Gagnef, Sweden. Trans[e]ición has played over 100 times, for about 15000 people since its premiere in Havana 2015.


Artistic director, idea & choreography: Lisa Janbell
Co-Choreographer in Cuba:
Obwen Beovides Gonzáles                               
Yared Cederlund Tilahun, Danel Osmin Milian Diaz, Joanna Holewa Chrona, Maele Sabuni                    
Dijle Özlem Neva Yigitbas ”NevaDeelay”            
Dramaturge and light:
Helena Ringvold                          
Light assistant:
Reinier Garcia                                           
Light technician:
Peter Stockhaus                                     
Malena Modéer                                                                                                                           
The original production in 2015, was produced in Havana by SOMOS Dance Company, in co-operation with Teatro Palpito and el Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba, funded by Konstnärsnämnden, Stockholmsstad, Stockholmsläns landsting. Second edition in 2016, was produced by The Swedish national theatre of touring.

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