Marie Topp & Julia Giertz (DK/SE)

| Saturday 12 February
At 19:30 – 20:20
Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth

Oceanic is a reflection on listening and a feminist study of the hierarchies of sounds.
Handcrafted masur bowls are spread across the stage, following nature's own form with their unique and organic shapes. A woman is floating in a hallucinogenic sea, moving through what becomes a mythological landscape. She is evoking the past and present, voices and memories.
Oceanic has an original, immersive sound set-up, including custom-made mechanical string instruments. Together, the protagonist, the sounding sculptures and the light create an embodied space for careful tuning and wild listening.

Artist / Company Bio

Marie Topp(DK) and Julia Giertz(SE) met at The National School of Performing Arts in Denmark(2005) – since then they have maintained a close artistic dialogue. During the last ten years they have been continuously involved in each other’s artistic projects, often in collaboration with light designer Mårten K Axelsson and dramaturge Igor Dobričić. Oceanic is the first work they have co-created. Their works have been presented at venues such as: K3 Tanzplan Hamburg/Kampnagel, Dansehallerne, MDT, Atalante, Bora Bora & Dansstationen. They recently premiered Hail to the Good Listener (2021), an ensemble work commissioned by Danish Dance Theatre.

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  • Concept, Choreography, Dance

    Marie Topp
  • Concept, Sound, Instruments

    Julia Giertz
  • Lighting design

    Mårten K. Axelsson
  • Dramaturgy

    Igor Dobričić
  • Instruments

    Felix Ahlberg Ericsson
  • Tour technician

    Uli Ruchlinski & Emanuel Arvanitis
  • Technical adviser

    Daniel Araya
  • Producer

    Betina Rex
  • Produced by

    Visible Effects

    Co-Production: Slingan; Atalante, MDT, Dansstationen & Dansehallerne
    Residency: Konstnärsnämnden international residency program/Atalante, Inkonst, MDT, EMS.
  • Supporters

    The Danish Arts Foundation, Bikubenfonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Knud Højgaard Fonden, Augustinus Fonden
  • Premiere date and place

    March 5th 2020
  • Duration (minutes)

  • Stage dimensions

    Stage minimum 12m x 12m and height to rigg 4m.
  • Target group