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Constellation Mette Ingvarsten: to come (extended)

2-3 February
  • Season


  • Duration

    60 minutes

  • Rate

    22 €



  • Schedule

    20 h

  • Room

This creation is based on an earlier 2005 work by Ingvartsen for five dancers: to come. The choreographer wanted to reinterpret this piece to update the reflection on sexual politics, to reflect on the boundaries between private space and public space in relation to sexual representation. The play literally alters erotic orders, with a group of fifteen performers questioning the notion of individual sexual freedom by focusing on orgiastic relationships. The bodies of the performers merge into a collective formation making their surfaces indistinguishable from each other.

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 choreography Mette Ingvartsen / Performers Katja Dreyer, Bruno Freire, Bambam Frost, Ghyslaine Gau, Gemma Higginbotham, Dolores Hulan, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Anni Koskinen, Olivier Muller, Calixto Neto, Danny Pape, Manon Santkin, Clinton Stringer, Maia Means (permanently replacing Hagar Tenenbaum) / Substitutions Alberto Franceschini, Hanna Hedman, Elias Girod, Johanna Chemnitz / Based on to come (2005) developed and performed by Mette Ingvartsen, Naiara Mendioroz Azkarate, Manon Santkin, Jefta van Dinther, Gabor Varga / Lighting design Jens Sethzman / Musical arrengements Adrien Gentizon / Technical direction Hans Meijer / Sound operator Filip Vilhelmsson Management company Ruth Collier / Production & administration Joey Ng

Production Great Investment / Co-production Volksbühne (Berlin), steirischer herbst festival (Graz), NEXT festival / Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Dansens Hus (Oslo), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), NEXT festival / le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création / Financed by The Flemish Authorities, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC)

Post-function talk: Friday, February 3 with Francesc Ruiz (plastic artist, cartoonist and pornographer) and Quim Pujol (poet, performer and curator)

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