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Part of Take Me Somewhere
Danish choreographer and dancer Mette Ingvartsen examines the powers of pleasure and the pleasures of power in this tour-de-force performance on pornography, from the Marquis De Sade to the 70s happy heydays, to war-, torture-, and news-porn.
The legalisation of pornography in Denmark in 1967 expanded erotic freedom towards more gender equality. Pornography today includes a politically wide range of expressions and uses, from queer and feminist stances to sexualised torture in war. Starting from this idea that pornography has leaked into many areas of 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 laughter, excitement and thrill.
Recommended for ages 18+
Concept, Choreography & Performance : Mette Ingvartsen
Light design: Minna Tiikkainen
Sound design: Peter Lenaerts
Set: Mette Ingvartsen & Minna Tiikkainen
Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejic
Technical director: Hans Meijer
Assistant choreography: Dolores Hulan
Assistants production: Manon Haase & Elisabeth Hirner
Sound technician: Adrien Gentizon
Company Management: Kerstin Schroth
ACCESS: Hearing Loop / Captioned
A production of Great Investment
Co-production: Volksbühne (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), NEXT festival / Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Julidans (Amsterdam), 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.
Take Me Somewhere is Scotland's newest festival of contemporary performance. Now in its third year, the programme runs from 11 May - 2 June.
Image: Marc Domage