Mette Ingvartsen (DK/BE)

Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish-Brussels 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 The Artificial Nature Project opened NEXT festival 2012 as an impressive 'choreography for gold flakes'. 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. In 2015 she created 7 pleasures, in 2017 To come (extended) and 21 Pornographies and in 2019 Moving in Concert. All of these performances were shown at NEXT.



Mette Ingvartsen (DK): 21 pornographies

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

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Previous residencies

Mette Ingvartsen (DK): Moving in Concert 01.07.2019 - 12.07.2019 Budascoop
Mette Ingvartsen (DK/BE) / Great Investment - The Dancing Public 17.04.2021 - 24.04.2021 Budascoop