Mette Ingvartsen & Martin Kilvady in collaboration with DOCH
Two performances in one evening
– In collaboration with the 3rd year BA students of DOCH.
- Martin Kilvady “LIGHT ON DANCING STOCKHOLM SPRING 2013”
Vocabulary – open and full dancing / Composition – instant, democratic / Dance styles – nothing is excluded / Creation procedure – thorough work on the Vocabulary, daily run-through of the piece / Way of thinking – should i stay or should i go / Relationships – with …….. against / General ideas – dancing on the music, involvement, expression, responsibility, emotions, fun, respect, technique, no stress, body work, generosity / Wishes – I hope the dancers will enjoy themselves and can offer their pleasure to the spectators.
- About Martin Kilvady
Martin Kilvady was born in 1974 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where he graduated from secondary school. Subsequently, he enrolled in a program for teacher education in contemporary dance at the Comenius University in Bratislava, the School of Music and Dramatic Arts where he received his “Master of Arts”. Choreographers and teachers who most influenced his further development as a dancer are Jan Durovcik, Miroslava Kovarova and Libor Vaculik. In 1997 he joined the Magyar Fesztival Ballet in Budapest for one season. During the summer of 1997 he became a member of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker’s ROSAS dance company, in Brussels. During these years with ROSAS, the teachings of David Zambrano and Chrysa Parkinson widened his dance horizons.
Between 2001 and 2004, he collaborated with the choreographer Roberto Olivan in the creation of “Natural Strange Days” and “De Farra”. In the season 2002-2003, he worked with circus company Rital Brocante. Since 2003, he has been a member of Thomas Hauert’s company ZOO. Kilvady started to teach dance classes in 1991 and since 2001 has been preparing training programs for professional dance companies, guiding open workshops and being a regular teacher in Dance academies. Martin Kilvady is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective.
Choreography: Martin Kilvady. Dancers: Anna-Karin Domfors, Lisen Ellard, Bam Bam Frost, Rannei Grenne, Tea Harrysson, Hanna Jansson, Alexandra Tveit and Knut Vikström Precht. Light designer: Jens Sethzman.
- Mette Ingvartsen "to come (extended)"
We are constantly surrounded by images of sexual bodies. Commercials, cinema, magazines, internet, all kind of media expose the intimate and the erogenous. Flesh, fluids, skin, tits and asses no longer belong to the late hours in a dark joint somewhere around the corner but to our daily life input. We can’t just click the “deselect” that controls the stimulation of desires and how it effects our view upon bodies in general. Pleasure is a must.
“to come (extended)” is, as the title reveals, an extended version of the first part of “to come”, a performance made by Mette Ingvartsen in 2005. In this new version the choreography that was originally created with 5 performers is developed and extended into 17 bodies, multiplying the complexity of possible sexual relations. Still working on notions of pleasure and desire, the performance questions how bodies perform as part of a group, as part of an intimate relation, or as the part of being individual. When is the body in a state/space where it is governed by its desires and what kind of social situations contain such governing? It is a rethinking of how bodies can connect and reconnect so that new forms of enjoyment can arise. “to come (extended)” proposes an excessive body of pleasure, an excitement produced by anonymous but highly sensual figures. Colors and surfaces mix with a sensation of rhythmic pulsing.
- About Mette Ingvartsen
Mette Ingvartsen (DK), choreographer and dancer, educated in Amsterdam and Brussels. She graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2004. Since then she has made numerous performances, among others “50/50” (2004), “to come” (2005), “Why We Love Action” (2006), “It’s in The Air” (2008) “GIANT CITY” (2009) and “All the way out there…”(2011), co-produced by MDT and presented here in 2011. Questions of kinesthesia, perception, affect and sensation have been crucial to most of her work. Recently her interest has turned towards thinking choreography as an extended practice. Starting with “evaporated landscapes” in 2009, a performance for foam, fog, light and sound, this interest has led to a series of propositions that extend choreography into non-human materials. In 2010 she worked on several site-specific propositions, also dealing with notions of artificial nature. “The Extra Sensorial Garden” was presented in Copenhagen and “The Light Forest” was open to be visited during Szene Salzburg in July 2010 and 2011. Her latest work “The Artificial Nature Project” (2012) reintroduces the human performer into a network of connections between human and non-human actors. This work concludes the series on artificial nature.
Mette Ingvartsen is artist in residence at the KAAITHEATER in Brussels from 2013 till 2016 and associated artist to the APAP network. Besides her performance work she is engaged in research. Her practice involves writing, making, performing and documenting work. She teaches and gives workshops often related to developing methodologies within choreographic practices. Since 2005 she has been working on “everybodys”, an open ongoing collaborative project based on open source strategies, aiming at producing tools and games that can be used by artists to develop work.
Mette Ingvartsen is currently doing a PhD in choreography at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden. She is in this context researching the relationship between artist writing and artistic practice, using her own work and writing as a way to experiment with these relations.
Choreography: Mette Ingvartsen. Dancers: Johan Bandholtz, Tove Brunberg, Nathalie Eriksson, Elias Girod, Lovisa Rosell, Marie Ursin Erichsen, Rodrigo Bravo Lima Vilarinho, Louise Dahl, Annie Kay Dahlström, Anna-Karin Domfors, Lisen Ellard, Bam Bam Frost, Rannei Grenne, Tea Harrysson, Hanna Jansson, Alexandra Tveit and Knut Vikström Precht. Light designer: Jens Sethzman.
With the support of the DEPARTS network. DEPARTS is funded by the European Commission Culture program.