Linné Gala Event 2007: New Life
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The piece is a song of praise of nature, life in all its forms and a ritual to celebrate the explosion of life in the spring.

Dancers, musicians, children, older people, flower artist and animals together create a woven image of organic life, the universe of Carl von Linné, Swedens famous scientist who year 2007 is celebrated all over Europe in commemorations of his birth 300 years ago. The texts of this remarkable scientist tie the piece together, which is inspired by Japanese performing aesthetics and ritual.

Linne 2007 Uppsala is a collaboration project between the Uppsala University, the Municipality of Uppsala, the Swedish Agricultural University, the County Administrative Board of Uppsala, the Swedish Linné Society and is a part of the national Jubilée celebrations.

Artistic director, choreography and staging  SU-EN
Floral installation Junichi Kakizaki (Japan)
Costume design Viola Germain
Texts Carl von Linné

Assistants to SU-EN Caroline Lundblad - Anna Bralkowska - Lina Palmgren - Frida Larsson - Iryna Anufrieva / Hair and hats SU-EN & Assistants / Light, sound and stage Scenteknik

Musicians Annika Eliasson Frick, Soprano and narrative - Gunnar Linder, Shakuhachi (japanese bamboo flute) - String ensemble from the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra

SU-EN, soloist as The Old Life
Mira Elvander Lewis, (11 years old) soloist as The New Life
SU-EN Butoh Company + Performance project, 8 dancers
6-year old children from Vaksalaskolan in Uppsala, 20 children
Senior participants, 18 people
Animals from various farms and pets from the neighbourhood
Floral students from Ekebybruks school

Music by
Tjajkovskij, Grieg, Bellman, Taube, traditional japanese music, Hahn, Lindgren/Riedel and others

In collaboration with Musik i Uppland. Supported by the National Council for Cultural Affairs, Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, Interflora in Uppsala, Holmen Skog, Uppsala City, Cultural Affairs Board. Organized by Uppsala City, Cultural Affairs Office.

 Many helpers, friends and volonteers helped
to sew and make this event happen!

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