Mette Ingvartsen & Chrysa Parkinson [DK/BE]
walk+talk 17 & 18
How do dancers and choreographers talk about their work?
In 2008 Philipp Gehmacher invited ten choreographers to talk about their language of movement on a large empty stage in a Viennese theatre. The result was a surprising multiplicity of voices and stories: every solo testified to a unique view of the body, movement and the confrontation with space. Gehmacher has compiled yet another new series for Kaaitheater, comprising existing solos and newly commissioned work. Each evening there are two dancers or choreographers on the programme.
15/3: Pieter Ampe & Martin Nachbar
16/3: Philipp Gehmacher & Anne Juren
17/3: Rémy Héritier & Meg Stuart
18/3: Mette Ingvartsen & Chrysa Parkinson
19/3: Eleanor Bauer & Daniel Linehan
Mette Ingvartsen is a permanent fixture on the bill at the Kaaitheater. She has earned much praise with such playful productions as 50/50, to come, It’s in The Air and, recently, All the way out there… She regularly writes on dance, teaches, and collaborates with other performing artists such as Xavier Le Roy and Jan Ritsema.
Mette Ingvartsen: ‘It might become a walk+talk about ways of looking and listening, or perhaps about ways of perceiving. About sensing, hearing and touching. About audiences and spectators and about cross-sensorial information. Or maybe it will simply be about choreography, about the desire to talk through movement or to be moved by talking.’
Chrysa Parkinson is a performer and teacher living in Brussels. She has been a member of ZOO/Thomas Hauert since 2003. She also performed with Rosas, Jonathan Burrows, Meg Stuart, Mette Ingvartsen, Eszter Salomon, Alix Euynadi, a.o. In 1998 Chrysa was awarded a NYDP Award (Bessie) for sustained achievement in performance.
walk+talk text collection on www.sarma.be
On the occasion of walk+talk, Sarma (laboratory for criticism, dramaturgy, research and creation) has compiled a selection of essays as well as writings by the invited artists.
concept Philipp Gehmacher | concept space Alexander Schellow | produced and co-commissioned by Kaaitheater | support Cultural department of the City of Vienna | thanks to WorkSpaceBrussels, ManaMa Theaterwetenschap & Research Centre for Visual Poetics/UA