Performative Installation by Mette Ingvartsen.
// Dates: 26/01 > 22:00 / 27/01 > 18:30 & 22:00 / 28/01 > 19:00
// Address: HAU 3, Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin
// Admission: 7/4 €,
The performative installation 'Evaporated Landscapes' emerged from work on the piece 'Giant City', where the Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen looks into the phenomena of the ephemeral. The piece stays true to its title, and indeed, no bodies actually appear on the stage to the strains of composer and sound artist Gerald Kurdian, but only materials such as light, sound, fog and foam. Some of these landscapes look like imitations of nature, others recall a fireworks display or a bird's eye view of a mountain. It is an all-round sensory experience, which allows relaxation, but also holds some moments of enchantment in store. The installation is part of the festival CONTEXT – Platform for Contemporary Dance
, which is held at HAU from 26.01. to 06.02.2010 under the title 'Anesthesia of Emotions' and which is cooperating with CTM in the realization this year's opening program.
Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer. From 1999 she studied in Amsterdam and Brussels where she graduated from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S in summer 2004. Since summer 2002 she has made several performance works among others “Manual Focus”, “50/50”, “to come” and “Why We Love Action”. Her practice includes writing, making, performing and documenting work. Her most recent performance works are “IT’S IN THE AIR“ (2008) a collaboration with Jefta van Dinther and the YouTube project “Where is my privacy” (2008/9). She is currently working on “GIANT CITY” that will premiere in October 2009 in Graz.
Besides her performance work she is engaged in research and in questioning modes of production within the performing arts. In 2008 she participated in 6Months1Location confronting questions around education, structures of production and research within the performing arts. Since 2005 she has been working on 'everybodys', an ongoing collaborative project based on open source strategies that aims at producing tools and games that can be used by everybody in order to develop work.
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