Warm Up Session

Warm Up Session Mette Ingvartsen

Sunday 16 Feb 2020 from 12:30pm to 2pm

Free admission by reservation

Warm Up Session avec Mette Ingvartsen Lafayette Anticipations

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.
Mette Ingvartsen est une chorégraphe et danseuse danoise.
Son travail se caractérise par l'hybridité et s'engage dans l'extension des pratiques chorégraphiques en combinant la danse et le mouvement avec d'autres domaines tels que l'art visuel, la technologie, le langage et la théorie. Entre 2009 et 2012, elle crée The Artificial Nature Series, dans laquelle elle cherche à reconfigurer, par le biais de la chorégraphie, les relations entre humain et non humain. Naissent alors trois performances dépourvues de présence humaine : evaporated landscapes (2009), The Extra Sensorial Garden (2011), The Light Forest (2010). Sa série plus récente, The Red Pieces (2014-2017) s'inscrit dans une histoire de la performance centrée sur la nudité, la sexualité, et la façon dont le corps a été historiquement un lieu de luttes politiques. Elle inclut les pièces 69 positions (2014), 7 Pleasures (2015), to come (extended) et 21 pornographies (2017). En 2019, elle crée Moving in Concert, une pièce de groupe abstraite sur les relations entre humains, outils technologiques et matériaux naturels. Mette Ingvartsen est diplômée de P.A.R.T.S et de la 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.