Mette Ingvartsen

69 positions


English / 1h 45min

Excess, nudity, orgy eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, and political engagement are all expressions of the sexual utopia particular to the counterculture and experimental performances of the '60s. This guided tour through an archive of sexual performances serves as a filter for Mette Ingvartsen to explore unresolved issues about sexuality in contemporary practices today. In doing so, her body turns into a field of physical experimentation and uncanny sexual practices emerge in relation to the environment that surrounds her. “69 positions” leads visitors through a space with performances, books, films, texts and images brought alive through movement and speech in order to experience the connection between the intimate sphere and public space. With this solo Mette Ingvartsen starts a new cycle of work, where she places sexuality, the relation between the politics of the body and structures of society in focus. 
Interview with Mette Ingvartsen

Production: Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment. Co-production: apap / szene (Salzburg), Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, Kaaitheater (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) With the support of Théatre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Festival d’Automne à Paris, DOCH - University of dance and circus (Stockholm). Funded by: The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council. This work programme has been funded with support from the European Commission. Presented in the context of House on Fire with support by the European Union.


Concept, Choreography & Performance: Mette Ingvartsen / Light: Nadja Räikkä / Set: Virginie Mira / Sound: Peter Lenaerts, with music by Will Guthrie (Breaking Bones) / Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejic / Technical direction: Nadja Räikkä / Joachim Hupfer / Sound technician: Adrien Gentizon / Production management: Kerstin Schroth


  • Past
    Thu 28.5.2015, 20:00 / HAU3
    Fri 29.5.2015, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sat 30.5.2015, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sun 31.5.2015, 20:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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