Two people intertwined with each other against a black background.

Lydia Östberg Diakité & BamBam Frost. Photo: Märta Thisner

A Choreographic Conversation

Dance performance with Lydia Östberg Diakité and BamBam Frost

18.9 2021 – 19.9 2021


See choreographers Lydia Östberg Diakté and BamBam Frost explore the meeting between provocation and play, tenderness and violence, greatness and madness in ”A Choreographic Conversation”. The dance performance takes place in the exhibition “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League WithThe Night” across the last weekend of the exhibition.

Inspired by pop cultural and sport phenomenons, Lydia Östberg Diakté and BamBam Frost build scenarios that are pushed to their limit, to see what happens when they tip over. Moving through various extremes, they pull, twist and turn to propose alternative ways of being together.

The dancers and choreographers Lydia Östberg Diakité and BamBam Frost invite you to follow them as they move through the exhibition. ”A Choreographic Conversation” takes place in ”Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League WithThe Night” across the last weekend of the exhibition.

About the participants

Lydia Diakité Östberg and BamBam Frost have worked together in different constellations since 2018. During autumn 2021 you see them together in ”A Choreographic Conversation” here at Moderna Museet as well as in immortal “summit” at MDT, Stockholm.

Lydia Östberg Diakité

Lydia Östberg Diakité is a dancer, a choreographer and, union organizer based in Copenhagen since 2013. Östberg Diakité’s work is inspired by and refers to popular cultural phenomena, hyper-performativity, contemporary criticism, and tenderness. These themes and concepts are embodied in the works ”EMBRACE” (2020) and Solo ”CRY BABY” (2020). Östberg Diakité works with an intersectional feminist approach in artistic processes and practices, decolonization of art production, and sees a value in shaping new collective realities.

Östberg Diakité laid the foundation for Dance Cooperative and runs it together with 15 artists in Copenhagen. Since 2019, Östberg Diakité is on the board of The Union. It is a Workers Union, working towards the elimination of racism on the culture and art scene in Denmark.

BamBam Frost

BamBam Frost is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm. Frost works from an intersectional feminist perspective and her work is in constant transformation and dialog with the current times. She has a strong interest in social dances and pop cultural phenomena in relation to the times and contexts they arose from. Her latest works ”SORRY” (2018), ”SO SORRY” (2019), and ”YES” (2020) all take off from popular culture and critical science fiction. In her work she insists on pleasure and fiction as a compass to imagine and shape choreographic proposals for change.