Upcoming Dates for July & August

evaporated landscapes

20th of July, Municipal Regional Theatre, Kalamata (GRE)

rules of evaporation, dissolution and transformation. Departing from ephemeral materials and matters like light, sound, bubbles and foam the performance constructs landscapes of various kinds. Some of the artificial landscapes resemble nature, as we know it from the past, others look more like futuristic inventions. In either case they produce sensations of calmness and rest but also fascination and surprise, impressions we normally attribute to the world of natural wonders.

Performances in May and June

evaporated landscapes
17th and 18th of May, Le Manège de Reims, Scène Nationale (FR)
With “evaporated landscapes“ Mette Ingvartsen creates an artificial world that behaves according to rules of evaporation, dissolution and transformation. Departing from ephemeral materials and matters like light, sound, bubbles and foam the performance constructs landscapes of various kinds. Some of the artificial landscapes resemble nature, as we know it from the past, others look more like futuristic inventions. In either case they produce sensations of calmness and rest but also fascination and surprise, impressions we normally attribute to the world of natural wonders.

 

The Artificial Nature Project
24th of May, BLG-Forum Bremen (DE)
The Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen stages for “The Artificial Nature Project” a scenic installation that deals with the beauty and the destruction of nature. She creates a sparkling world of flakes, clouds and wind that immerses everything in a magical light. But what starts out as an idyll gradually transforms into an ominous scenario. The performers act as manipulators of material in an increasingly apocalyptic environment that ultimately causes the human bodies to vanish in the global chaos. Ingvartsen´s new project is a sequel to “evaporated landscapes” from 2010.

Performances in March and April

“evaporated landscapes”
13th and 14th of March, Marstrand Festivalen, Black Box Theater Oslo (NO)
With “evaporated landscapes“ Mette Ingvartsen creates an artificial world that behaves according to rules of evaporation, dissolution and transformation. Departing from ephemeral materials and matters like light, sound, bubbles and foam the performance constructs landscapes of various kinds. Some of the artificial landscapes resemble nature, as we know it from the past, others look more like futuristic inventions. In either case they produce sensations of calmness and rest but also fascination and surprise, impressions we normally attribute to the world of natural wonders.

 

“The Artificial Nature Project”
15th and 16th of March, Marstrand Festivalen, Dansens Hus Oslo (NO)
9th of April, Scène national d’Orléans (FR)
12th of April, le lieu unique, scène national de Nantes (FR)
The Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen stages for “The Artificial Nature Project” a scenic installation that deals with the beauty and the destruction of nature. She creates a sparkling world of flakes, clouds and wind that immerses everything in a magical light. But what starts out as an idyll gradually transforms into an ominous scenario. The performers act as manipulators of material in an increasingly apocalyptic environment that ultimately causes the human bodies to vanish in the global chaos. Ingvartsen´s new project is a sequel to “evaporated landscapes” from 2010.

Dates for January and February 2014

“Speculations”
24th of January, Uferstudios Berlin (DE)
8th of February, Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
Imagination, speculation and description, three differently charged modes of address, are in this presentation used to develop ideas in front of an audience. The spectator is not directly participating in the performance but is never the less playing an active role in the encounter. Ideas around artificial nature, catastrophic constructions and the autonomy of objects are being processed through talking, gesturing and moving. Speech and physical actions are given equal value, while being used to materialize a virtual performance within the mind of the spectator.

 

“Lecture on The Artificial Nature Project”
25th of January, Uferstudios Berlin (DE)

 

“The Artificial Nature Project”
6th and 7th of February, Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
The Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen stages for “The Artificial Nature Project” a scenic installation that deals with the beauty and the destruction of nature. She creates a sparkling world of flakes, clouds and wind that immerses everything in a magical light. But what starts out as an idyll gradually transforms into an ominous scenario. The performers act as manipulators of material in an increasingly apocalyptic environment that ultimately causes the human bodies to vanish in the global chaos. Ingvartsen´s new project is a sequel to “evaporated landscapes” from 2010.

 

“evaporated landscapes”
8th of February, Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
With “evaporated landscapes“ Mette Ingvartsen creates an artificial world that behaves according to rules of evaporation, dissolution and transformation. Departing from ephemeral materials and matters like light, sound, bubbles and foam the performance constructs landscapes of various kinds. Some of the artificial landscapes resemble nature, as we know it from the past, others look more like futuristic inventions. In either case they produce sensations of calmness and rest but also fascination and surprise, impressions we normally attribute to the world of natural wonders.

 

“The Extra Sensorial Garden”
8th and 9th of February, Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
“The Extra Sensorial Garden” is an invitation for the visitor to enter into a fictional garden that has been artificially created to stimulate the sensory system of the visitor. You could say that it is an ephemeral garden, or a garden that only exists in the space between the imagination of the visitor and the offered sensory stimulation. This garden works on the faculties of the senses, of seeing and hearing and on how cross sensory information can create strong physical experiences. Changes in light, colour, temperature and sound create the texture of sensation in this artificial nature experience. You could also call it an artificial nature experiment, a proposition that experiments with how subjective relationships to nature are created.

“The Artificial Nature Project”

 

20th and 21st of November, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen (DK)
2nd of December, Reims Scènes d’Europe (FR)
5th and 6th of December, Nordwind Festival, Kampnagel Hamburg (DE)

The Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen stages for “The Artificial Nature Project” a scenic installation that deals with the beauty and the destruction of nature. She creates a sparkling world of flakes, clouds and wind that immerses everything in a magical light. But what starts out as an idyll gradually transforms into an ominous scenario. The performers act as manipulators of material in an increasingly apocalyptic environment that ultimately causes the human bodies to vanish in the global chaos. Ingvartsen´s new project is a sequel to “evaporated landscapes” from 2010.

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