Mette Ingvartsen [DK/BE]

21 Pornographies

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

09.03 – 10.03.2018

The mechanisms of pornography

Starting from the idea that pornography has leaked into many areas of contemporary society, Mette Ingvartsen explores the operations of the pornographic through a collection of erotic and affective materials. Most of them have little to do with explicit sex, yet they show some characteristics of the pornographic: expressions of cruelty, clinical precision, violence and pain, but sometimes also of pleasure, excitement and thrill. By mixing physical action with narrative descriptions, a speculative choreography is created.

• The Danish dancer and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen graduated from PARTS in 2004, and was an artist-in-residence at het Kaaitheater from 2013 until 2016. In this third instalment of her cycle The Red Pieces – which follows the solo 69 Positions, the group choreography 7 Pleasures, and the research event The Permeable Stage – she returns to her study of sexuality.


concept, choreography & performance Mette Ingvartsen | light Minna Tiikkainen | sound design Peter Lenaerts | set Mette Ingvartsen & Minna Tiikkainen | dramaturgy Bojana Cvejić | technical director Hans Meijer | assistant choreography Dolores Hulan | assistants production Manon Haase & Elisabeth Hirner | sound technician Adrien Gentizon | company management Kerstin Schroth | a production of Mette Ingvartsen/Great Investment | co-production Kaaitheater, Volksbühne, PACT Zollverein, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou, Dansehallerne, BIT Teatergarasjen, Julidans, CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble | with the support of Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne & Kustenwerkplaats Pianofabriek | funded by The Flemish Authorities, The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) & The Danish Arts Council