Moving in Concert

Mette Ingvartsen
Dance
Mette
Ingvartsen

is a Danish choreographer and dancer. Her work is characterized by hybridity and engages in extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other domains such as visual arts, technology, language and theory. An important strand of her work was developed between 2009 and 2012 with The Artificial Nature Series, in which she focused on reconfiguring relations between human and non-human agency through choreography.

By contrast her more recent series, The Red Pieces (2014–2017) inscribes itself into a history of human performance with a focus on nudity, sexuality and how the body historically has been a site for political struggles. In 2019, she premiered Moving in Concert, an abstract group choreography, that focuses on the interlacing between humans, technological tools and natural materials. Ingvartsen holds a PhD in choreography from Stockholm’s University of the Arts and graduated prior to that from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. She established her company in 2003. Her work has since then been shown throughout Europe, as well as in the U.S, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia.

metteingvartsen.net

 
Sat06. 
Mar
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

Mette Ingvartsen

Artist Talk

Educational

+++ Cancelled +++ Following the second show of Moving in Concert, choreographer Mette Ingvartsen will shine some light...

Mette Ingvartsen
Fri05./
Sat06. 
Mar
19.30 /
TQW Halle G

60 minutes

+++ Performance cancelled +++

“Plasticity, in the wide sense of the word, means the possession of a structure weak enough to yield to an influence, but strong enough not to yield all at once. Organic matter, especially nervous tissue, seems endowed with a very extraordinary degree of plasticity of this sort…” — William James 

In Moving in Concert, Mette Ingvartsen, together with nine dancers, creates a universe in which people, technology and organic matter coexist to create an abstract set of movements. Inspired by how bodies are sensorially affected by the digital, Ingvartsen explores a poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination. How can we understand technology as something that stays active in our bodies, even when all technical tools have been switched off? Playing masterfully with sensory perceptions and illusions, Moving in Concert invites the audience to immerse themselves in a mesmerising landscape of abstract movement, organic-technical bodies, light sculptures and colour sensations.

Credits

Concept, choreography
Mette Ingvartsen
Performers
Bruno Freire, Elias Girod, Gemma Higginbotham, Dolores Hulan, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Anni Koskinen, Calixto Neto, Norbert Pape, Manon Santkin
Replacements
Thomas Bîrzan, Hanna Hedman, Armin Hokmi
Sound design
Peter Lenaerts
Lighting desing
Minna Tiikkainen
Costume design
Jennifer Defays
Set design
Mette Ingvartsen, Minna Tiikkainen
Dramaturgy
Bojana Cvejić
Technical director
Hans Meijer
Assistant choreography
Christine De Smedt
Assistants production
Manon Haase, Joey Ng
Fascia training
Anja Röttgerkamp
Sound technician
Filip Vilhelmsson
Production
Great Investment vzw
Co-production
Kaaitheater (Brussels), NEXT festival / Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen), International Theater Amsterdam, Theater Rotterdam, Les Hivernales – CDCN (Avignon). With the support of Kustenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels), STUK Arts Center (Leuven).
Supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Programme. Funded by The Flemish Authorities, The Danish Arts Council and The Flemish Community Commission (VGC). Thank you to Anna Persson.
Mette
Ingvartsen

is a Danish choreographer and dancer. Her work is characterized by hybridity and engages in extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other domains such as visual arts, technology, language and theory. An important strand of her work was developed between 2009 and 2012 with The Artificial Nature Series, in which she focused on reconfiguring relations between human and non-human agency through choreography.

By contrast her more recent series, The Red Pieces (2014–2017) inscribes itself into a history of human performance with a focus on nudity, sexuality and how the body historically has been a site for political struggles. In 2019, she premiered Moving in Concert, an abstract group choreography, that focuses on the interlacing between humans, technological tools and natural materials. Ingvartsen holds a PhD in choreography from Stockholm’s University of the Arts and graduated prior to that from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. She established her company in 2003. Her work has since then been shown throughout Europe, as well as in the U.S, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia.

metteingvartsen.net

 
Sat06. 
Mar
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

Mette Ingvartsen

Artist Talk

Educational

+++ Cancelled +++ Following the second show of Moving in Concert, choreographer Mette Ingvartsen will shine some light...

 
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