Mette Ingvartsen (DK)
Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer. From 1999 she studied in Amsterdam and Brussels where she in 2004 graduated from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S. Since 2002 she’s creating a oeuvre of choreographies, performances and ‘living installations' that – at the same time – are conceptual and very physical.
In 2011 she created All the Way Out There at BUDA, a ‘performance of extremes’ in collaboration with Guillem Mont de Palol. A year later her impressive choreography The Artificial Nature Project opened NEXT festival 2012. In March 2014 she presented The Red Archive, a guiding tour through her personal archive of sexual references during Buda Visata #4. This research lead to 69 positions, a show that is touring in Germany, Belgium, Norway, France, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Austria and Italy. In 2015 she created 7 pleasures, with a group of 12 performers in a long sensual movement, explored through the skin, bodies touch, test, lose their borders (NEXT ’15).
Now she’s working at BUDA on the light design of To Come (extended), but also on her new solo 21 Pornographies – both to be presented during NEXT ’17 in Kortrijk.
21 pornographies starts from the idea that pornography has leaked into many areas of contemporary society. In the piece specific operations of the pornographic are explored 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. The performance mixes physical action with narrative descriptions, while producing a both
21 pornographies will be presented on 17.11.17 in PACT Zollverein Essen (DE, première), and on 21.11.17 in Budascoop Kortrijk, but ons Sat. 15.07 Mette opens her rehearsalstudio for an informal showing-plus-discussion for BUDA’s compañeros.