5 February

METTE INGVARTSEN Constellation Mette Ingvarsten: The Dancing Public

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Tonight, is for dancing
Tonight, we’ll be dancing…

In this recent solo (2021) that she performs herself, Mette Ingvartsen evokes collective moments from the dancing obsessions of the past as she explores the ecstasy of movement in a social gathering after a pandemic. Her solo blows up the solitary confinement of 2020 with an intense mix of unstoppable movements, incessant music and an accelerated rhythm of words and chants. A dance party, a concert of spoken poetry or a physical frenzy to the point of exhaustion, this changing piece raises the questions: can a dance kidnap and reorganize the social corpus of the public? What need of excess and movement does our body have today? Are we ready to feel happy again with life?

Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer. She began her training in 1999 in Amsterdam and continued in Brussels, where she graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2004. Her choreographic work stands out due to its hybrid character, which fuses dance with other disciplines, especially the visual arts, technology, and language. Between 2009 and 2012, The Artificial Nature Series (comprising the pieces Manual Focus (2003) and 50/50 (2004), developed a series on human/non-human relationships. By contrast, in her latest series, The Red Pieces: 69 positions (2014), 7 Pleasures (2015), to come (expanded) and 21 pornographies (2017), she focuses on nudity, sexuality and how the body has historically been a place of political struggles.

Concept and interpretation Mette Ingvartsen / Lighting design Minna Tiikkainen / Set design Mette Ingvartsen, Minna Tiikkainen / Musical arrangements Mette Ingvartsen, Anne van de Star / Costume design Jennifer Defays / Dramaturgy Bojana Cvejić
Production Great Investment vzw / Supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in the framework of the programme New Settings, Bikubenfonden / Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Tanzquartier (Vienna), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent), Les Hivernalles (Avignon), Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Brussels, NEXT festival, Dansens Hus Oslo / With the support of Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk) / Funded by The Flemish Authorities, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC)

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