Mette Ingvartsen [DK/BE]
to come (extended)
16.11 – 17.11.2018
Advertising, film, magazines, the internet: we are constantly surrounded by images of sexualized bodies that display the intimate and the erogenous. These images no longer only belong in our private lives, but have become part of the public domain through marketing and mediatization. They function as a benchmark to which we unthinkingly relate. Pleasure as a condition humaine has become a straightjacket from which it seems almost impossible to free ourselves.
In to come (extended) – a remake of a performance for five dancers created in 2005 – 15 performers explore the relationship between individual sexual freedom and sexuality as a collective experience. The relation between a mass of anonymous bodies and the individuality of a single naked body is exposed as a titillating contrast. The central focus is on challenging arousal and climax – by turns in alienating slow motion and then at great speed, bursting with energy.
• to come (extended) is the latest instalment in Mette Ingvartsen’s series about sexuality and the experience economy. The piece follows the cycle The Red Pieces: 69 Positions, 7 Pleasures and 21 Pornographies, which were all staged at Kaaitheater.
concept & choreography Mette Ingvartsen | performers Johanna Chemnitz, Katja Dreyer, Bruno Freire, Bambam Frost, Ghyslaine Gau, Elias Girod, Gemma Higginbotham, Dolores Hulan, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Anni Koskinen, Olivier Muller, Calixto Neto, Danny Neyman, Norbert Pape, Hagar Tenenbaum (replacements Alberto Franceschini, Manon Santkin, Maia Means) | light design Jens Sethzman | musical-arrangements Adrien Gentizon | set design Mette Ingvartsen & Jens Sethzman | blue suits Jennifer Defays | dramaturgy Tom Engels | Lindi hop teachers Jill De Muelenaere & Clinton Stringer | technical director Hans Meijer | sound technician Adrien Gentizon | assistants production Elisabeth Hirner & Manon Haase | company management Kerstin Schroth | production Mette Ingvartsen/Great Investment | co-production Volksbühne Berlin, steirischer herbst festival, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Festival d’Automne , Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou, Dansehallerne, CCN2 - Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Dansens Hus, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, NEXT, Le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes | funded by The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council