created with
Mette Ingvartsen (DK)
45% choreography
28% body
27% landscape

What is that, a body in a world of constant movement, change, transformation. A body that drifts through giant cities that consist of incessant flows of information, people, air, money and yearnings.
The young Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen forges a peculiar link between the challenging tradition of conceptual dance and the playful curiosity of contemporary culture. In her choreographic science-fiction she presents dancers who are not looking for a place to settle, but rather for a way to endure and integrate the countless changes undergone by their bodies. They do not know where they will end. Rather, they explore what happens to their bodies while moving. What kinesthetic memories do they have, how do they communicate, what do they imagine? What kind of sensations do they experience and how do they share them with one another?

This project is accompanied by Mette Ingvartsens second project “evaporated landscapes”. While in “GIANT CITY” she is seeking to find out what emotions, intensities, speeds and forms of expression nomadic bodies are capable of, the second piece “evaporated landscapes”, in contrast, imagines a landscape devoid of people ...

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evaporated landscapes

Mette Ingvartsen (DK) Biography

Produced by Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment
Co-produced by steirischer herbst, Festival Baltoscandal (Rakvere), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) & Kaaitheater (Brussels)
Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin) & Kunstrådet (Denmark)
With support from LE CENTQUARTRE (Paris) & Musée de la Danse (Rennes)
Co-presented by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Thu 01/10, Fri 02/10 &
Sat 03/10, 7.30 pm


Talk on both projects following the second performance (after “evaporated landscapes“)

EUR 16 / EUR 10

Kombi-Ticket “GIANT CITY“ & “evaporated landscapes“
EUR 22 / EUR 12

By Mette Ingvartsen

With Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Dolores Hulan, Mette Ingvartsen, Sidney Leoni, Guillem Mont De Palol, Chrysa Parkinson, Manon Santkin & Andros Zins-Browne

Light design Minna Tiikkainen
Sound design & Dramaturgy Gerald Kurdian
Technical direction Oded Hubermann & Joachim Hupfer
Production Kerstin Schroth

Production Graz Stefanie Sourial