Mette Ingvartsen (DK)


Friday 16 February At 10:00 – 11:30
VEGA Scene

Legend has it that skateboarding was born one day when low waves forced surfers onto the Los Angeles asphalt. Gliding through the streets, conquering every new obstacle, skateboarding has become a peculiar choreography that plays over the surface of our cities, reclaiming public space in fierce movements that cut across curves and boundaries.

Together with a group of skaters and dancers, Mette Ingvartsen explores the speed and energy of movement on wheels – a physical memory from her own youth. More than a smooth spectacle of virtuoso feats, "Skatepark" marks the emergence of a community – one defined by persistence and hard work within the ongoing practice of individuals who try, fall, and push the limits of the possible, alone but together.

Artist / Company Bio

Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer whose work is characterized by hybridity and which engages in extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other domains such as visual art, technology, language and theory.

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  • Concept & choreography

    Mette Ingvartsen
  • With

    Damien Delsaux, Manuel Faust, Aline Boas, Mary-Isabelle Laroche, Sam Gelis, Fouad Nafili, Júlia Rúbies Subirós, Thomas Bîrzan, Briek Neuckermans, Indreas Kifleyesus, Arthur Vannes, Camille Gecchele and local skaters
  • Choreographic assistant

    Michaël Pomero
  • Sound design

    Anne van de Star, Peter Lenaerts
  • Lighting design

    Minna Tiikkainen
  • Music

    Felix Kubin, Mord Records, Why the eye, sonaBLAST! Records, Rrose, The Fanny Pads, Restive Plaggona
  • Dramaturgy

    Bojana Cvejić
  • Costumes

    Jennifer Defays
  • Scenography

    Pierre Jambé/Antidote
  • Technical direction

    Hans Meijer
  • Sound technicians

    Milan Van Doren, Yrjänä Rankka, Filip Vilhelmsson
  • Lighting technicians

    Bennert Vancottem, Jan-Simon De Lille
  • Supervisor kids

    Billie Meeussen, Victor Perez Hernandez
  • Production and administration officer

    Joey Ng
  • Production

    Oihana Azpillaga Camio
  • Communication

    Jeroen Goffings
  • Management

    Ruth Collier
  • Premiere date and place

    13.04.2023 Cndc, Angers