Mette Ingvartsen [DK/BE]
09.10 – 11.10.2014
Nudity, excess, orgiastic eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, audience participation and political engagement, all expressions of the sexual utopia particular to the counterculture and experimental performances of the 60s. Starting out from these historical notions, Mette Ingvartsen looks closely at our contemporary bodies, searching for cracks by which to penetrate our understanding of sexuality today. In doing so, her body turns into a field of physical experimentation and odd sexual practices emerge in relation to the environment that surrounds her.
69 positions is a solo by the Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen, with which she starts a new cycle of work entitled The Red Pieces. In this series she places sexuality and the relation between the politics of the body and structures of society under the magnifying glass. The series is a contemporary reflection on sexual practices, on how bodies produce and change structures of society by the way they move and act.
concept, choreography & performance Mette Ingvartsen | light Nadja Räikkä | set Virginie Mira | sound design Peter Lenaerts | dramaturgy Bojana Cvejic | production management Kerstin Schroth | production Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment | co-production apap / szene (Salzburg), Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, Kaaitheater (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), BUDA (Kortrijk), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) | support Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Festival d’Automne à Paris, DOCH - University of dance and circus (Stockholm) | funded by The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council
Presented in the context of House on Fire; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union