Warm Up Session Mette Ingvartsen

Mette Ingvartsen’s work is located at the frontier of bodies and matter, which she stages and choreographs in her pieces.
Sexuality is both an object of study and a pivot in her work, and is explored in dialogue with surrounding ecosystems. Dance, but also sounds and installations, translate both the ecstasy and ambiguities of our interactions. This Warm Up Session will allow us to unravel Mette’s stage as grounds for play and experimentation with movement, from the most trivial gesture to the most intimate.

Warm Up Sessions : a training for the body and mind. From jumpstyle to ballet, from break dance to contemporary, practice then discuss the indispensable movements and gestures that anticipate a performance - the ultimate moment of sharing with an audience. Each Session will begin with a warm up led by the invited dancer or collective, and will be followed by a discussion on themes bridging body movements and social realities : the performativity of the human condition, circulations and physical disruptions in a decorporalized era. With the Warm Up Sessions, we aspire to associate bodily effort with mindful effervescence.

Recommended to wear comfortable clothes to move in, open to all.

Curated by Madeleine Planeix-Crocker.
Lafayette Anticipations
Sunday 16 Feb 2020
from 01:30 pm to 03 pm

Free admission by reservation

Warm Up Session avec Mette Ingvartsen Lafayette Anticipations
Warm Up Session avec Mette Ingvartsen Lafayette Anticipations


Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer.
Her work is characterized by hybridity and is committed to extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other fields such as visual art, technology, language and theory. Between 2009 and 2012, she creates "The Artificial Nature Series", in which she seeks to reconfigure, through choreography, the relationships between human and non-human. Three performances devoid of human presence were born: "Evaporated Landscapes" (2009), "The Extra Sensorial Garden" (2011), "The Light Forest" (2010). Her most recent series, "The Red Pieces" (2014-2017), is part of a history of performance that focuses on nudity, sexuality, and how the body has historically been a site of political struggle. It includes "69 Positions" (2014), "7 Pleasures" (2015), to come (extended) and "21 Pornographies" (2017). In 2019, she creates "Moving in Concert", an abstract group piece about the relationship between humans, technological tools and natural materials. Mette Ingvartsen is a graduate of P.A.R.T.S and Stockholm University of the Arts.
Originally from Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is, since 2018, the curator of the "Warm Up Sessions", a series of encounters around dance and performance training practices. Among the guests of the Warm Up Sessions are (LA)HORDE, Marion Barbeau and Simon Le Borgne (Paris Opera), Maguy Marin, Bolewa Sabourin, Katerina Andreou, Sophie Demeyer and Katia Petrowick (Gisèle Vienne Company), Steven Michel, La Ribot, Petter Jacobsson (Ballet de Lorraine), Raúl Serrano Nuñez and Alvaro Dule (Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon), Jean-Biche, and Mette Ingvartsen.
After having been in charge of communication for Lafayette Anticipations, Madeleine is currently pursuing a thesis at the EHESS (CRAL) on joint performances programmed in French cultural institutions in the contemporary era. Her interests focus on the production and curation of feminist, queer and intersectional performances.

Madeleine has also contributed articles on cultural democratization in the United States and Europe to the publications of the History Committee of the Ministry of Culture, for the Forum d'Avignon and for the magazine Citizens for Europe. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, in the framework of the "Cultural and Creative Industries" course of the Public Affairs master's degree.

A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, with a specialization in cultural policy, Madeleine received a specialized master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and an M2 from EHESS. There, she conducted a research-creation project on feminist performance and "safe spaces", in partnership with the association Women Safe. Madeleine has been practicing dance and theatre since the age of five, choreographing and directing, thus integrating artistic creation into her approach as a curator and researcher.