Moving words, the permeable stage
As part of a long term research project on extended choreography, Mette Ingvartsen proposes a seminar examining the possibilities of spoken words as choreographic and performative materials.
Interested in the imaginative, virtual and immaterial movements that language has the potential to create, the focus of this day will be on how speech allows the stage to become permeable. Permeable to thought, to narratives, to politics, to social interactions and interventions. And how these permeabilities could be thought of, as a way to understand choreography as something that constantly surrounds us, on and off stage.
The day will begin with a discussion between Clémentine Deliss and Mette Ingvartsen relating to 69 positions, that will be presented the two preceding nights. This dialog will be followed by presentations by Mette Edvardsen and Sarah Vanhee, two performing artists who both work with language in their respective practices.
- Seminar program
10-12h: Discussion between Mette Ingvartsen and Clémentine Deliss on 69 positions and the concept of language choreography.
13-14.30h – Presentation by Mette Edvardsen
14.30-16h – Presentation by Sarah Vanhee
16-17h – Discussion
The seminar day is free entrance. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Om Mette Ingvartsen
Mette Ingvartsen (DK) is doing an artistic research PhD at UNIARTS, Stockholm. She is a choreographer and dancer, educated in Amsterdam and Brussels where 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. Starting with “evaporated landscapes” in 2009, a performance for foam, fog, light and sound, her interest of choreography as an expanded practice has led to a series of propositions that extend choreography into non-human materials. In 2010 she worked on site-specific propositions, also dealing with notions of artificial nature, “The Extra Sensorial Garden” and “The Light Forest”. Her 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. Besides her performance work her practice involves writing, making, performing and documenting work. She teaches and gives workshops often related to developing methodologies within choreographic practices.