YES is a cascade of pleasure, sadness and dreams of possibilities. Morphing through a constant of what has been and what is. YES is soft, YES is dense, YES is tension and release. YES works with the healing powers of water and the storm’s revolutionary potential.
In her work, BamBam Frost is dealing with questions of how to create more sustainable ways of existing individually and together. For YES, she turned to the ‘erotic’, as re-imagined by Audre Lorde, to ‘pleasure activism’, as defined by adrienne maree brown, and to the many worlds of Octavia Butler for guidance. It is a work that processes the big emotions around current events and the colonial history that led us here, with pleasure as a compass for healing and dreaming of alternatives. YES is BamBam Frost’s second work, following her debut SORRY from 2018. It’s almost a solo. We call it: solo with a guest.
The piece, which was finalised at MDT in Stockholm, opened to a limited audience at Dansehallerne in Copenhagen in May.
is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Before she started her choreographic journey, she had worked as a dancer for over ten years within the club scene, on commercial projects and for contemporary choreographers. In spring 2018, she debuted with the piece SORRY.
BamBam Frost’s work is in constant transformation and dialogue with the present. There is a strong interest in social dances and pop cultural expressions. She views them as carriers of time, structure and context, and plays with and changes their narratives through choreography. Her work revolves around questions of intersectionality, white hegemony and change. Key words for her work are humor, care, sustainability and pleasure.