Do you trust your skillz and knowledge enough to let them go and flow on their own, allow them to take you where you haven’t been before?

Can you show up and be ready for anything? Catch and create the moment….?

Universal Playground Affairs is a meeting for creatives, a place to discover and unfold personal creativity. Where connecting with yourself and the moment is the main focus. We invite 6 creative beings/dancers from the world to the Playground to explore and challenge their creativity through movement. They will during the party on Friday pick out their top 8 dancers to battle for 4 spots on stage the next day. Dancers from all styles are welcome .
During the Affairs each dancer will receive creative challenges and tasks to explore through their creative mind, vision and body. Examples of these tasks could be make a solo only using 1 body part, if the floor was a drum what would you play, never repeat your movement….and so on.
Each moment will be something unique nothing will be practiced or rehearsed, all in the name of freestyle.

We believe there is magic in the unknown, let’s allow these tasks to open up the gates to your unknown worlds.

2018

PERFORMANCE

2017

PERFORMANCE

New piece “LAGOM” by Matryoshki in jazz in collaboration with designer Mila Halizova and visual artists “Watch Me Visuals”.

One of the most essential part of our new work “LAGOM” is outfit: its absence or presence, minimalism or overbalance, preciseness or mess. Therefore it was very important to find a designer with the same aesthetic point of view. This is how we found beautiful Mila.
Mila Halizova is the young Russian designer with minimalist style, non-linear forms and restraint based on the idea of «Deceptive simplicity».

What is LAGOM?
We are exploring different cultures and their attitude to life, art, design, space, way of thinking, consumerism to find an ultimate example of relationship between human and nature, human and society, human and its inner world.
Lagom is a uniquely Swedish term, that doesn’t have an English equivalent. Popular etymological translation is “around the team” meaning enough food or drink for everyone at the table, this translation is said to go back to Viking times.
Lagom is “Just enough,” “Not too much or too little,” “Just right,” “Enough to go around,” “Fair share.”
It indicates balance. The value of “just enough” can be compared to idiom “less is more».