Gunilla Heilborn Stockholm

This is not a love story

Gunilla Heilborn is a choreographer and film maker based in Stockholm, producing and touring nationally and internationally. Her productions are supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the Culture Committee of Stockholm and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

After studies at the Tamalpa Institute in San Francisco, USA and the program of choreography at the University of Dance in Stockholm 95-98 she has created performances and movies with great success for both adult and children audience. Heilborns’ unique way of combining text, motion, video and images, always spiced with humor and a cool irony, has given her an indisputable position as one of Sweden’s most interesting performance and film artists.

This is not a love story is a story of two reluctant heroes – Kowalski and Vera. At least that’s their names in one of the scenes. They talk, dance and never stop asking questions: Who did what? When? Where? And why? A delicate search for context and connections, which always seem to be slightly beyond our reach, the journey becomes not about the destination, but the transformation and reflection along the way. The journey keeps starting over. Again and again as in a road movie dance.

NXTSTP partners: De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon), Baltoscandal Festival (Rakvere), Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival (Göteborg)