Mette Ingvartsen
The Artificial Nature Project

  • Fri 02.11.12 20 h
  • Sat 03.11.12 20 h

In her new production Mette Ingvartsen continues her exploration of staging perceptions and sensations of nature. Her interest in fictionalizing and choreographing natural phenomena started in 2009 with ›Evaporated Landscapes‹. In ›The Artificial Nature Project‹ materials and objects fly through the air creating a landscape in constant transformation. A seemingly peaceful panorama develops in seconds into energetic chaos; a flood wave becomes a storm of confetti whirling through the air, rushing over the stage. Amidst a tumult of thick and thin, light and heavy, fragile and resilient objects the eight performers are but the human part of a complex choreography which blurs the distinctions between animate and inanimate and rapidly alters our perception.

Concept and choreography: Mette Ingvartsen
Dance: Franziska Aigner, Sidney Leoni, Martin Lervik, Maud Le Pladec, Guillem Mont De Palol, Manon Santkin, Christine De Smedt
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Sound design: Peter Lenaerts
Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejic
Technical director: Phillipe Baste
Choreography and production assistance: Elise Simonet
Lighting assistance Milka Timosaari
Production management: Kerstin Schroth

Production: Mette Ingvartsen/Great Investment
Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles vivants - Centre

Pompidou (Paris), Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Kaaitheater (Brussels) with support from Imagine 2020 - Art & Climate Change, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), apap / szene (Salzburg), Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne
Funded by: Kunstrådet (Denmark), Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin) and The Flemish Authorities

This event takes place as part of the network project DÉPARTS and is supported by the European Union’s program ›Culture‹


24.02.2017, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE)
23.02.2017, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE)
22.02.2017, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE)
22.10.2016, MDT, Stockholm (SE)
14.05.2016, Centre Pompidou, Metz (FR)
02.04.2015, Espaces Pluriels, Pau (FR)
08.12.2014, Festival Automne en Normandie, Hangar 23, Rouen (FR)
27.11.2014, Tanzquartier, Wien (AT)
26.11.2014, Tanzquartier, Wien (AT)
19.09.2014, Platform Theatre, London (GB)
18.09.2014, Platform Theatre, London (GB)
24.05.2014, jazzahead!, BLG-Forum, Bremen (DE)
12.04.2014, le lieu unique, Scène Nationale de Nantes, Nantes (FR)
09.04.2014, Festival Soirées Performances, Théatre d'Orléans, Orléans (FR)
16.03.2014, Marstrand Festivalen, Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO)
15.03.2014, Marstrand Festivalen, Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO)
07.02.2014, Kaaitheater, Brüssel (BE)
06.02.2014, Kaaitheater, Brüssel (BE)
06.12.2013, Nordwind Festival, Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
05.12.2013, Nordwind Festival, Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE)
02.12.2013, Festival Scences d'Europe, Le Manège de Reims, Scène Nationale, Reims (FR)
21.11.2013, Dansehallerne, Kopenhagen (DK)
20.11.2013, Dansehallerne, Kopenhagen (DK)
28.09.2013, Dansenshuis, Stockholm (SE)
27.09.2013, Dansenshuis, Stockholm (SE)
22.09.2013, Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)
21.09.2013, Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)
10.07.2013, Festival SZENE Salzburg, Salzburg (AT)
12.05.2013, Erlangen (DE)
11.04.2013, Lecture on the Artifical Nature Project, University of D & C, Stockholm (SE)            
02.03.2013, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE)
01.03.2013, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE)
13.02.2013, Vooruit, Gent (BE)
01.02.2013, Maison de la Cultur d'Amiens, Amiens (FR)
01.12.2012, Festival d'Automne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
30.11.2012, Festival d'Automne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
29.11.2012, Festival d'Automne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
28.11.2012, Festival d'Automne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
24.11.2012, Kaaitheater, Brüssel (BE)
23.11.2012, Kaaitheater, Brüssel (BE)
16.11.2012, NEXT Festival, Buda, Kortrijk (BE)
15.11.2012, NEXT Festival, Buda, Kortrijk (BE)
10.11.2012, Festival International Mettre en Scene, TNB, Rennes (FR)
09.11.2012, Festival International Mettre en Scene, TNB, Rennes (FR)
08.11.2012, Festival International Mettre en Scene, TNB, Rennes (FR)
03.11.2012, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
02.11.2012, PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)

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