2018.10.25 Seoul

MMCA Performing Arts 2018 November Program

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November: Mette Ingvartsen <69 Position>

Image © Virginie Mira

Date | 2018. 11. 22. (Thu) 15:00 / 2018.11.23.(Fri) 18:30 / 2018. 11. 25 (Sun) 15:00
Venue | Multi-Project Hall
Duration | 105min.
Genre | Dance
Language | English(Korean subtitle will be provided supplementarily)

「69 positions」 is part of 『The Red Pieces』, an ongoing series of performances in which Mette Ingvartsen explores relationships between sexuality and the public sphere. In it she investigates naked and sexualized bodies and their influence on societal structures. The series momentarily comprises 「69 positions」, 「 7 Pleasures」, 「to come (extended)」 and 「21 pornographies」.

Excess, nudity, orgy eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, audience participation and political engagement, all expressions of the sexual utopia particular to the counterculture and experimen\-tal performances of the 60’s. 「69 positions」, a guided tour through an archive of sexual perfor\-mances, 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 experimenta\-tion and uncanny sexual practices emerge in relation to the environment that surrounds her. hyperreality where common objects appear strangely unfamiliar, innocent scenes become uncannily violent, and where the illogical and nonsensical gain new senses.

Concept, choreography, performance
Mette Ingvartsen
Light Nadja Räikkä
Set Virginie Mira
Sound design Peter Lenaerts, with music by Will Guthrie (Breaking Bones)
Dramaturgy Bojana Cvejic
Technical director Nadja Räikkä & Joachim Hupfer
Sound technician Adrien Gentizon
Company management Kerstin Schroth

A production of 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)
Funded by The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council.
With the support of Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Festival d’Automne à Paris, DOCH—University of dance and circus (Stockholm).

This work has been funded with support from the European Commission.

November:  André Lepecki / Bojana Kunst / Mette Ingvartsen / Seo Hyun-suk

Image © Vincent Caravoc

Date | 2018. 11. 24. (Sat) 14:00
Venue | Multi-Project Hall
Duration | 210min.
Genre | Forum
Lanugage | Korean, English

The 20th century has subjected the body on stage to form and spectacle, serving the modernist doctrines of structure and subjecthood. Such tendency consequently inspired comprehensive, critical responses at the beginning of a new century. A number of choreographers, dancers, and theorists started unsettling or questioning the way the body interacts with knowledge and the way artistic process works within ideological apparatuses. Dance in the first part of the century redefined itself and reshaped the topography of art by positioning artistic creativity beyond the modernist paradigm that had rooted it. Such new paths generated more questions than answers.

This forum will be a set of dialogues that dance to the very questions emerged in such critical creativity. André Lepecki, the writer and curator acclaimed for his ground-breaking book 『Ex\-hausting Dance』(2006), Bojana Kunst, philosopher and performance arts theorist, and choreographer Mette Invartsen will each propose a set of issues concerning the contemporaneity of dance. The subsequent conversations among them, moderated by Seo Hyun-suk, a performance director and co-writer of 『The Art of the Future』(2016), will attempt to sketch out new directions of creativ\-ity that the ‘dancing body’ can choreograph.

In times of crisis the edifice of knowledge faces, how can the ‘dancing body’ prompt a new political and aesthetic transformation? What kind of art regime can comprehensively validate such transformation?