Mette Ingvartsen (DK)

Moving in Concert
| Thursday 10 February
At 20:00 – 21:00
Tanssin talo - Dance House Helsinki / Erkko Hall

Moving in Concert imagines a universe where humans, technologies and natural materials coexist to create an abstract set of movement. Inspired by how bodies are sensorially affected by living in a digitalized world, the performance explores a poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination. Together with nine dancers, Mette Ingvartsen inquires into how humans, technical objects and organic matter can interact to create a new conception of abstract form. How can we understand technology as something that is still active in our bodies, even when all technical devices have been turned off?

Artist / Company Bio

Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer who graduated from PARTS in 2004. Her work is characterised by hybridity and engages in extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other domains such as visual arts, technology, language and theory.
She has created several thematic cycles on topics such as ecology (The Artificial Nature Project) and sexuality (The Red Pieces). With The Dancing Public, she is back on stage.

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  • Concept & Choreography, Set design

    Mette Ingvartsen
  • Performers

    Bruno Freire, Elias Girod, Gemma Higginbotham, Dolores Hulan, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Anni Koskinen, Norbert Pape, Manon Santkin, Armin Hokmi
  • Sound design

    Peter Lenaerts
  • Light design & Set Design

    Minna Tiikkainen
  • Costume design

    Jennifer Defays
  • Dramaturgy

    Bojana Cvejić
  • Technical director

    Hans Meijer
  • Sound technician

    Filip Vilhelmsson
  • Produced by

    Supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program.

    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 residency support from Kunstwerkplaats, Pianofabriek (Brussels) & STUK (Leuven)
  • Supporters

    Funded by: The Flemish Authorities, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC)
  • Premiere date and place

    3/10/2019 Kaaitheater Brussel
  • Duration (minutes)

    60 minutes
  • Stage dimensions

    W19m x D12m x H7m
  • Target group

    Adults, 18 +