- About the artists
We are Marie-Louise Stentebjerg and Ida-Elisabeth Larsen – both Danish choreographers educated abroad, but now based in Copenhagen. We established the duo two-women-machine-show back in 2011. Although we are consistently involved in other projects too the duo constellation functions as the focal point for our choreographic thinking. As a result we have developed a series of works that are informally in dialogue with each other, but formally presented as independent pieces. The works might appear as aesthetically very different objects, but hidden under the spectacular surfaces of presentation is a constant, critical evaluation of what has manifested for an audience along with its inherent demands for subversion. Once a work is done it has also managed to compress and exhibit a certain system of meaning, which can be seen as a certain system of power. As it goes with all systems of power they also hold an undercurrent of important problems that long and yearn for amplification. Being sensitive to this type of reality forms the dynamics of the working environment that we host together – actively establishing and subverting systems (be they choreographic, found, political, aesthetic or otherwise) that appear from within the artistic practice itself.