Emilie Gregersen

Caresses unfolds a textural and poetic performance that moves through companionships, politics of touch, tactility, and emotions. The erotic, the uncanny, the intimate, and the unreal are interweaved, questioned, and embraced.

Caresses is a choreographic work by choreographer and artist, Emilie Gregersen, developed in close collaboration with dancer Paolo De Venecia Gile, sound artist Karis Zidore, dramaturge, and choreographic consultant Naya Moll, and visual artist Elin Stampe.

The piece is the second part of a trilogy that studies the perception of touch from a phenomenological and choreographic perspective. The trilogy explores and contorts touch as an act, a sensation, and as a fundamental imperative of existence. The first part of the trilogy is the solo Touch (2020), which navigates through touch and its sensuous distortions in a tech-sensory universe.


Emilie Gregersen






7.–9.10.2021, 20:00


1 hour


Copenhagen Contemporary, Refshalevej 173A, 1432 København K


Concept and staging: Emilie Gregersenm Dance and choreography: Paolo De Venecia Gile og Emilie Gregersen, Sound and composition: Karis Zidore, Scenography: Elin Stampe, Light: Madeleine Lind Hoppe, Dramaturge and choreographic consultant: Naya Moll, Photos: Veronika Vidø, Administration: Projektcentret, Dansehallerne, Co-production: Dansehallerne, The Nordic Residency Programme /Reykjavik Dance Festival/Bora Bora, Residencies: Inter Art Center/Malmö, Reykjavik Dance Festival/Iceland. Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, William Demant Fonden and Koda Dramatik.

Statens Kunstfond (en)
Koda Dramatik (en)
William Demant Fonden (en)
Dansk Skuespillerforbund (en)
Københavns Kommune Scenekunstudvalg (en)

Thanks to Cruz Proxy and Dance Cooperative.