Inspired by the humanity’s escalating tale of incessant productivity and maximized achievements, NAPS is weaving a soft carpet on which the hyper-stimulated body can rest. The overwhelming tiredness that can occur in the aftermath of a big achievement is seldom welcomed in the public sphere, but in NAPS it finds itself in the very spotlight. The stage, so many times center for the rise and fall of innumerable high-achieving stars, is now the place to celebrate the tiredness and its seductive ability to dissolve contracted muscles and minds. NAPS affirms and stimulates this dissolved state, which in turn carries potential for yet unwritten movements and narratives.

Text written for NAPS by Britta Kiessling
English version
Swedish version

Concept, choreography, text, costume, scenography, on stage: Tyra Wigg
Music, composition, on stage:  Siri Jennefelt
Musical research: Aram Abbas
Light design: Ronald Salas

Supported by  Weld, The City of Stockholm and The Swedish Arts Grants Committée, SITE,  and MDT.

Premiered at Weld, Stockholm  December 6-8 2019

Review by Thomas Olsson in Svenska Dagbladet
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Interview about NAPS with

Photos by Milja Rossi