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.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations.

In 2018, she founded the "Warm Up Sessions", a cycle of public and participative meetings around training practices in dance and performance. In the spring of 2021, she proposes the "Dérives" series, which aims to contribute to the writing of new histories of the arts through dialogues co-constructed with contemporary artists. Her interests lie at the crossroads of research and curation of feminist, queer and intersectional performances.

Madeleine is also co-director of the Chair "Troubles, Dissidences and Aesthetics" at the Beaux Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD in Reims.

A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine obtained a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from EHESS. There she carried out a research-creation project with the association Women Safe, where she now runs a theatre and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently doing a thesis at EHESS (CRAL) on contemporary communal performance in France.

She has practiced dance and theatre since childhood.