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In her choreography, the Danish artist Mette Ingvart­sen dissects pornography into its individual parts using narrative descriptions and performative dance elements: brutality, clini­cal precision, violence, and pain, but also parody, humour, and tension. In all of this, it becomes cle­ar how deeply rooted the male-­dominated culture of pornography is in our society and how strongly it coincides with power. Ingvartsen thus explores the closely interwoven rela­tionship between the power of lust and the lust for power. “21 pornographies” shows human abysses and taboos. Shouldn’t certain scenes be censored? What may sound daunting, however, also comes up with other impressions: seductive sceneries, imaginative sensations, rousingly harsh rhythms… and an irresis­tibly sweet temptation!

The production by Mette Ingvartsen is part of the series “The Red Pieces”. The theatre festival AUAWIR­LEBEN showed “69 positions” from this series in 2017 in Bern. In this series, Ingvartsen focuses on the na­ked body and questions the boundary between priva­te and public spaces.



Konzept, Choreografie & Performance: Mette Ingvartsen. Lichtdesign: Minna Tiikkainen. Sounddesign: Peter Lenaerts. Bühnenbild: Mette Ingvartsen & Minna Tiikkainen. Dramaturgie: Bojana Cvejic. Technische Leitung: Hans Meijer. Assistentin Choreografie: Dolores Hulan. Assistentinnen Produktion: Manon Haase & Elisabeth Hirner. Soundtechnik: Adrien Gentizon. Management: Kerstin Schroth.
Eine Produktion von: Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment. Koproduktion: Volksbühne (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Julidans (Amsterdam), CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble.
Mit Unterstützung von: Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, Musée de la Danse /Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne & Kustenwerkplaats Pianofabriek.

Gefördert durch: The Flemish Authorities, The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) & The Danish Arts Council.

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