01. September 2020
»A fine sense for explosive phenomena in art and society is at work in her. Furthermore, she is well versed in how bodies are shaped by our present. It is not without reason that Mette Ingvartsen, born in 1980 in Århus, Denmark, is one of the most sought after European choreographers.«
Helmut Ploebst - The Standard
Choreographer Mette Ingvartsen has been closely associated with PACT for many years and toured worldwide with her acclaimed work cycle ›The Red Pieces‹, exploring the political dimensions of the body, sexuality and gender. The first two works in the cycle ›69 Positions‹ and ›21 pornographies‹ premiered here in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
In ›Moving in Concert‹ she now imagines a universe where humans, technologies and natural materials coexist to create an abstract form of movement. Inspired by how bodies are affected by living in a digitalized world, the performance explores the poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination. Together with nine performers, Mette Ingvartsen examines how we can understand technology as something that is still active in our bodies, even when all technical devices have been turned off. Playing masterfully with sensory perceptions and illusions, ›Moving in Concert‹ invites the audience to immerse themselves in a mesmerising landscape of abstract movement, organic-technical bodies, light sculptures and colour sensations.
Concept, Choreography: Mette Ingvartsen Performers: Bruno Freire, Elias Girod, Gemma Higginbotham, Dolores Hulan, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Anni Koskinen, Calixto Neto, Norbert Pape, Manon Santkin Replacements: Thomas Bîrzan, Hanna Hedman, Armin Hokmi
Sound design: Peter Lenaerts Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen Costume design: Jennifer Defays Set design: Mette Ingvartsen, Minna Tiikkainen Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejić Technical director: Hans Meijer Assistant choreography: Christine De Smedt Assistants production: Manon Haase & Joey Ng Fascia Training: Anja Röttgerkamp Sound technician: Filip Vilhelmsson
A production of Great Investment vzw 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 the support of Kustenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels) & STUK Arts Center (Leuven). Funded by: The Flemish Authorities, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) Thank you to: Anna Persson