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.

Originaire de Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker est curatrice associée à Lafayette Anticipations.

En 2018, elle y a fondé les "Warm Up Sessions", un cycle de rencontres publiques et participatives autour des pratiques de training en danse et en performance. Au printemps 2021, elle propose la série "Dérives" qui souhaite contribuer à l'écriture de nouvelles histoires des arts à travers des dialogues co-construits avec des artistes contemporain·e·s. Ses intérêts se portent à la croisée de la recherche et de la curation de performances féministes, queer et intersectionnelles.

Madeleine est également co-directrice de la Chair “Troubles, Dissidences et Esthétiques” au Beaux Arts de Paris et membre permanent du Conseil Scientifique de le Recherche de l’ESAD de Reims. 

Diplômée de Princeton University en études culturelles, Madeleine a obtenu un Master spécialisé en Médias, Art et Création de HEC Paris et un M2 à l’EHESS. Elle y a porté un projet de recherche-création avec l’association Women Safe, où elle mène désormais un atelier de théâtre et d’écriture créative. Madeleine poursuit actuellement une thèse à l’EHESS (CRAL) autour des performances en commun contemporaines en France.

Elle pratique la danse et le théâtre depuis l’enfance.