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Mette Ingvartsen

Feb 2nd 2017 @ Le Phénix

Valenciennes, France
I Was There
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
8:00 PM
Le Phénix
Valenciennes, France
Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer. From 1999 she studied in Amsterdam and Brussels where she in 2004 graduated from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S. Her first performance “Manual Focus”(2003) was made while she was still studying. Since then she has instigated several research projects and 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).

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 where she has presented her work since 2004 and associated artist to the APAP network.