How can we recreate ourselves, when the contexts, by which we have previously defined ourselves, are gone?

This collaborative art project was presented at the Bergman week 2017 as a dance performance, where Joakim Stephenson choreographed an ensemble of local dancers, premiere dancers from the Royal Opera in Stockholm — and refugees in the process of creating a new life on Fårö Island, after fleeing their home countries. It is a dynamic, revealing and honest performance about human growth through meetings that matter. 

 

VISUAL Direction & Photography Florence Montmare

Costume & Set Design  Marie Bergman

Choreography  Joakim Stephenson

producer  sara sjöö, Saperi film

Sound ANders Hörling

Music Hugo Therkelson

 
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It happens through a meeting

Inspired by the films of Ingmar Bergman and the Fårö landscape, Joakim Stephenson choreographs a performance where refugees, local and principal dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet coincide. A film about the exploration of identity through dance. 

The filmteam follows refugees and local dancers in conversations about home, identity and fear.  

 
 
 

My New York Act — Fuji TV

Feature on Florence Montmare by Fuji TV sponsored by Maybelline, New York. 

 
 
 

Through a photographer's lens — Fuji TV

In the Japanese travel documentary "Meet Wajima, Japan" we follow New York photographer Florence Montmare's travels to Japan. She ventures to the coastal town of Wajima in a search for art, culture and beauty and to meet local artists. For the project a website was created in addition to a photo exhibition in New York, screenings and talks at the Museum of East Asian Antiquities, Stockholm.

 

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Short fashion film for Spirit and Flesh Magazine

 

 
 

Phantasme

Phantasme is a series of video performances created in collaboration between Florence Montmare and Swedish artist Charlotte Åberg. The series portrays acts of consumption of products such as whipped cream, foundation, hair gel, hair color and ketchup and made into a disguise. Conventional ideas of beauty are violated and the characters are transformed into phantoms of their own desire. 

 
 

Performance with clouds

Silent, 2007.  A female protagonist appears in a dreamlike state. Her head is clean shaved. A blue sky with a cloud serves as the only backdrop. The narrative is open-ended and interrupted. She flings wigs up in the air, juggles and captures them with her body.