The Dancing Public

Mette Ingvartsen

Creation 2021 — Solo

Concept et performance : Mette Ingvartsen

Lumière : 
Minna Tiikkainen

Scénographie : Mette Ingvartsen, Minna Tiikkainen
Arrangement musicaux : Mette Ingvartsen, Anne Van de Star 

Costumes : Jennifer Defays

Dramaturgie : 
Bojana Cvejić

Directeur technique : Hans Meijer

Technicien son : Anne van de Star
Management : 
Ruth Collier
Production, administration : 
Joey Ng
Musique : Affkt feat. Sutja Gutierrez, Scanner, Radio Boy, LCC, VII Circle, Kangding Ray, Paula Temple, Ron Morelli, Valanx, Anne van de Star


Production : Great Investment vzw
Coproduction : Charleroi danse, PACT Zollverein, Kaaitheater, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Tanzquartier Wien, SPRING – Performing Arts Festival, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon, NEXT Festival, Dansens Hus Oslo
Soutien : 
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès dans le cadre du programme New Settings Program, Bikubenfonden, Kunstencentrum Buda
Aide : Autorités flamandes, Conseil Danois des arts, la Commision communautaire Flamande (VGC)

History teaches us that people dance most during times of great moral or economic distress. As the starting point for this solo piece, Mette Ingvartsen drew inspiration from the numerous dance marathons held in the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
She has abandoned their codes of performance to suppress the voyeuristic expectation that presided during these competitions.
The choreographer then researched moments when the madness of dance invaded the public space in different eras. From dances of possession all the way to raves by way of the tarantella, she has gathered images and gestures of uncontrollable dance. This distant inspiration has provided the material, enhanced by personal practices, for a solo that she will perform up close with the audience.

Fri. 22.10.2021
Charleroi - Les Écuries
± 60’