Inés Belli (NO)

Metasexy
| Friday 1 July
At 18:30 – 19:45
Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth

Metasexy negotiates expectations and norms, desires and fantasies surrounding the female figure in western popular culture, and the possibilities for other ways of performing and understanding femininity and sexualised aesthetics. In the negotiations between the body and gender, objectification and subjectivity, the performers' experience and the spectator's gaze provide a space for the possibility of other forms of awareness that offer room for ambivalence and ambiguity in our encounter with ideas of femininity and sexualised aesthetics.

Artist / Company Bio

Inés Belli is a dancer and choreographer based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a BA in dance from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University, London. In her work, Inés strives for ways of seeing and understanding differently, by means of clarification and confusion of contexts and relations, the audience’s gaze and the performers' practice. Recent artistic works include Metasexy (2020/21) and Postmodern Cool (2019), along with other commissioned works from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO), Panta Rei Dance Theatre (NO) and Weld Dance Company (SE).


Credits

  • Choreography

    Inés Belli
  • Performers

    Sara Enger Larsen, Tormod Midtbø, Rina Rosenqvist, Natanya Helene Kjølås, Amie Mbye
  • Light and stage design

    Elisabeth Kjeldahl Nilson
  • Music

    Sassy 009
  • Sound design

    Emil Høgseth
  • Costume design

    Alva Brosten
  • Dramaturgical support

    Ilse Ghekiere and Solveig Styve Holte
  • Produced by

    Co-production: Dansens Hus Oslo.
    Production and assistance: Frida Skinner and Marit Falla Eriksen
  • Supporters

    Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Sound and Image (NO) Fund for performing artists(NO)
  • Premiere date and place

    17.11.2021 at Dansens Hus Oslo
  • Duration (minutes)

    65 min
  • Stage dimensions

    4 x 10 x 7 m
  • Target group

    Young adult - adult audience