It’s a slippery slope. A volatile experience. It can change in a second. We witness them cornering themselves, doing it to each other, luring each other into a cavity. There, a constructed solidarity in a play of gymnastic interventions; a reassemblage takes place. It’s like a machine where you can join in, it just keeps on going.
To the sound of snare drums three dancers are immersed in complicated power dynamics. It’s fraternal incest at its core, pleasurable bullying and hard-shelled fantasies.
Hegemony is a dance piece by choreographer Ofelia Jarl Ortega developed together with dancers Darío Barreto Damas, Andrius Mulokas and Paolo de Venecia Gile.
- About Ofelia Jarl Ortega
Ofelia Jarl Ortega (b. 1990) is a Chilean-Swedish choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Her work centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic; lately a notion of “voluntary objectification” has been at the core for her investigations. She has a MA in Choreography from DOCH, Stockholm, and her works have been shown at venues including ImPulsTanz (Vienna), MDT (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Manifesta11 (Zürich). www.ofeliajarlortega.com
Idéa, concept, choreography: Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Dance, choreography: Darío Barreto Damas, Andrius Mulokas, Paolo de Venecia Gile. Sound design, composition: Jassem Hindi. Light design: Mira Svanberg. Producer: Terry Johnson. Co-produced by: MDT, BIT Teatergarasjen, BUDA, STUK, My Wild Flag. Supported by: Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm City. Part of Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.