It all started twelve years ago at the Swedish Royal Palace Strömsholm where I worked as a Museum Assistant and guide. As I walked the great halls, the parlours and the bed chambers, the light tracing the wooden floors plank by broad plank caught my eye every time. In my mind a story took form, an 18th-century love story, a mystery only to be unravelled quite by chance some 250 years later. That was the very first brick to The East Tower, the story I last year wrote for the international literary collarboration project An Untold Story managed by Magdalena Brzezinska from Poland.
The East Tower travels through time and countries, from an international audience to to a local one, from the mid 18th-century to a performance with a contemporary take, and in photos ranging from the literal to the abstract. 6 photographers, 120 photos. A mosaic of pictures with the personal interpretations of each photographer interacting in themes such as Hope and Courage, the storyline, and the unwritten.
I hide them under the loose board in the left corner in the top room in the east castle tower. Nobody ever goes there. There are thirty-two of them wrapped in the crimson silken handkerchief you bestowed upon me. One is missing.
The theatre group DHMJ created a performance with movement and feelings in focus. Eva Lindh Johansson was in the audience and her immediate reaction was:
- You can really see the feelings in their faces, and feel it yourself!
The music feels both German and French. The song choosen has lyrics in German, it is Walzer für Niemand (Walz for Nobody) by Swizz jazz and pop singer Sophie Hunger, now living in Berlin. Everything connects.
Blog Jan 16 2018 Känslan i kropp och rörelse - på teaterrep med DHMJ.
(Putting the feeling into body and movement - rehearsal with DHKM)
Studio 021 www.studio021.se
DHMJ - Det Här Är Mitt Jobb www.theatredhmj.com
Read the book online
Who knows but she would tell? on Issuu
Sophie Hunger - Walzer Für Niemand on YouTube
Agneta M Lindh