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MOPA - The Last Stand is the final part of the MOPA trilogy by choreographer and artist Pontus Pettersson. In this dance ensemble piece, Pontus revisits the classical choreographic tools of time and space, while incorporating his own developed scenic and physiological practices, the cat and water practices. This to shift narratives, bodies, and choreographic content. The Last Stand is a dance performance where form takes precedence over content, and energy becomes an artistic material, just like phrases—a swirling where the myth unfolds gradually. If there are ghostly occurrences, perhaps it's Birgit Åkeson cheering from behind the scenes. The MOPA trilogy had its initial beginning with Pontus' own solo piece Dress in 2009, followed by an additional five solos for five different dancers with a collective premiere at Dansens Hus in 2012. In the subsequent year, 2013, Pontus created the second part, the lecture-performance MOPA - I disappear in Darkness at Weld. Now, 10 years later, it's time for the final part, MOPA - The Last Stand.
Pontus Pettersson is a Swedish artist and choreographer based in Stockholm. Pontus works within the expanded field of choreography, art, and contemporary dance. His artistic practice blends different disciplines and genres, intertwining text, objects, sculptures, and choreographic instructions. By applying choreography to everything he does, his work ranges from installations, poetry, and fountains to objects, cat practice, and dance. Pontus received his dance education at the Danish National School of Performing Arts and holds a master's degree in choreography from Stockholm University of the Arts and one in fine arts from Konstfack. In addition to his own artistic work, he collaborates on the participatory and movement-based platform Delta with Izabella Borzecka and the dance and performance festival My Wild Flag with Karina Sarkissova