March 02 | 03, 2018
Performer and DJ Helena Engberg has been single for ten years. In a performance where feelings and relationship conventions are mixed, PotatoPotato offers a sanctuary for the lonely. In sync and offbeat emotional, practical, political and personal matters are explored. What’s the beat of singlehood in the world’s most independent country?
Sweden is top ranked as »the most single country in the world«. The number of single households have increased as women have gained a stronger position. Since 2016 single women are entitled to assisted childbirth through Swedish health care by law. While society is full of single living, a mainstream idea of the romantic couple still has a grip of every day life. Those who deviate from the norm are constantly reminded, and the dating industry makes big money out of it.
Sincerely Solo sets the single to be the subject and creates a space out of her story. Is she free? Is she alone? Is she a product on the market, even though she can’t be owned? Did she choose to be alone or did no one chose her? She invites the audience to a nightclub- inspired set up to share a sensual and physical experience beyond the given dramaturgy of the dating entertainment.
Helena Engberg is one of five artistic directors of PotatoPotato Performing Arts, actress and techno/electro DJ, alias Femte. PotatoPotato is a nonstop challenging performing arts collective based in Malmö. Their productions are known to bend norms and mainstream ideas as they present creative shifts of perspective on contemporary phenomenon by exploring popular culture with their own theatre methods. The company celebrates its 10 years anniversary 2018.
Performance in Swedish with English surtitles.
Concept, performance Helena Engberg Direction Helena Engberg, Freja Hallberg Light and stage design Christoffer Lloyd Music Frida Alkestrand
A PotatoPotato Scenkonst production in cooperation with Inkonst, Relationsinstitutet, Transistorfestivalen 4, Folkuniversität Malmö, Stockholm Fringe Festival und Göteborg Fringe Festival. Presented as part of Contemporary Performing Beats. Funded by Kulturbryggan / Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Hagtorn Fastighetsservice.