One morning you look at a cloud and see a figure. You realize that this figure is in you, so you figure you better make friends. The following day you see more figures, figures everywhere! You make friends with all of them, and they become your invisible posse. They guide you, and it doesn’t take long before you are totally relying on them. You can’t live without them anymore.
Some days though, they are mean to you, they manipulate, mislead or even ghost you. On those days you suspect them to be double agents. And you start to doubt whether they are your invisible friends, or the invisible friends of somebody else.
“feelings” is dance performance about and with feeling(s).
“feelings” is one part of “analysis”: a long term research project into the politics of feeling(s). analysis is rooted in dance and unfolds in various formats, contexts and collaborations. “analysis” asks questions about the relations between subjects and feelings. Be it the feelings “of” subjects themselves or “of” others. “analysis” starts from the suppositions that feelings are opaque rather than transparent, mediated rather than immediate, and that feelings are something you do rather than something you have. From there it feels its way forward, trying to contour how such propositions could inform relations between people in dance and beyond. “analysis” was initiated by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, and so far Karima El Amrani (FR), Chloe Chignell (AUS), Stefan Govaart (NL), Sandra Lolax (FI), Alexandra Tveit (NO), Marie Ursin (NO), Anne Juren (FR), Simon Asencio (FR), Dina El Kaisy (DE) Ana Vujanovic (SBR) and Dean Blunt (UK) have been part of its development.
- About Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Adriano Wilfert Jensen holds a BA in choreography from School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam. He analyses and produces conditions for relations through choreography. His practice includes making, curating, representing and dealing choreography, dancing in the works of others, as well as a number of other occupations like a series of cocktail hangouts, making a magazine, teaching, dinnerpartiers etc.
Recent works are “Galerie” (2015) – an immaterial gallery for immaterial artworks founded and run in collaboration with Simon Asencio, “i-D Indigo Dance Festival”(2014 & 2015), curated and produced in collaboration with Linda Blomqvist, Emma Daniel and Anna Gaiotti, “Museum” (2014), collaboration with Simon Asencio, “Strohhalmen (straws)”(2014), “Debut”(2013), collaboration with Sandra Lolax and Pontus Petterson,“The Protocol”(2013) a group choreography featuring a big and growing group that will never meet all together,“Spending Time With Dinosaurs” (2012) collaboration with Emma Daniel and “grass dog girls” (2012).
At MDT feelings will be performed by Chloe Chignell, Stefan Govaart, Angela Goh, Simon Asencio, Sandra Lolax, Marie Ursin, Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Alexandra Tveit. In a setting developed with Simon Asencio and with original music by Dean Blunt. feelings is produced and presented by: Bora Bora (Århus), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), Centre D’art Contemporain (Geneve), Kanuti Gildi Saal (Tallinn) and MDT. With support by The Danish Arts Council, Knud Højgaards Fond, Wilhelm Hansens Fond, Beckett Fonden. Residency support: Nordic-Baltic Mobility Program. Thanks to Performing Arts Forum (Sankt Erme), Buda (Kortrijk) and Pianofabriek (Brussels).
- Ticket info
“feelings” is a practice of spectatorship more than it’s a spectacle. For that reason, we offer subscriptions to “feelings” at MDT rather than tickets. All subscriptions are personal and gives access to both shows.