Mette Ingvartsen
7 Pleasures

Seven notions of pleasure. Seven notions to be unfolded, experienced, and imagined. Pleasures transforming bodies, contaminating matter and the environment. At the heart of Mette Ingvartsen’s new creation, pleasure becomes a perceptual as much as a political question: How to generate and transmit other forms of pleasure than those choreographed by everyday life? How to explore pleasure’s un-canniness, its points of connection with the inside, the outside – its social and subjective ramifications? How to use its joyful potential to disrupt cliché images attached to nudity and sexuality?

A group of 12 performers work on sensations and their representation. As a melting together of states, in a long sensual movement, explored through the skin, bodies touch, test, lose their borders. They vibrate, enter into contact and composition with the objects that surround them – forming unexpected constellations of variable geometries. Little by little a sensation unfolds where every aspect of pleasure is handled, stirred, returned in all its glory. Vibrational, viscous, tactile, visual, contractual, ecstatic or collective: seven succeeding circles, intertwine their questions to draw up a map of pleasure to be experienced as much as deciphered.


Mette Ingvartsen


7 Pleasures






Koncept og koreografi: Mette Ingvartsen Performere: Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Johanna Chemnitz, Katja Dreyer, Elias Girod, Bruno Freire, Dolores Hulan, Ligia Lewis, Danny Neyman, Norbert Pape, Pontus Pettersson, Hagar Tenenbaum, Marie Ursin (vil i KBH være erstattet af Gemma Higginbotham) Dubbleant: Ghyslaine Gau Lysdesign: Minna Tiikkainen Lyd: Peter Lenaerts Dramaturgi: Bojana Cvejic Musik & Soundtrack: Peter Lenaerts, with music by Will Guthrie (Breaking Bones & Snake Eyes) Koreografi-assistent: Manon Santkin Assistent, lys: Nadja Räikkä Lyd tekniker: Adrien Gentizon Teknisk chef: Joachim Hupfer & Nadja Räikkä Produktionsleder: Kerstin Schroth Produktionsassistent: Manon Haase En produktion af Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment

Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne. A House on Fire co-production; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Research and residency supported by APAP; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.