Lisen Pousette, Olivia Rivière

DUNKEL is the air of a breath, a cloud, a wind, a fleeting moment. DUNKEL is the desire to stay in the dark and let the eyes adjust; to see that there is dusk and dawn, dense night and grey haze. DUNKEL is both doomsday-doom and as light as a down duvet. Because surely it is so, that the brighter the light, the darker the darkness.

In DUNKEL, five dancers enter an ambiguous and suggestive space where alternative vocal practices are embodied. Growling, a dark and aggressive voice used in harder metal music, is taken apart and intertwined with jarring notes and stretched sounds. DUNKEL is a performance that reaches out for the vast and embraces the falling.

It is the continuation of Olivia Rivière and Lisen Pousette’s choreographic work departing from the sonorous body, which was initiated in the piece Ever losing (2019).


Lisen Pousette, Olivia Rivière






7.–8.3.2022, 20:00


1 hour


Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København


Choreography: Lisen Pousette and Olivia Rivière. Dance: Jennie Bergsli, Karis Zidore, Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Lisen Pousette and Olivia Rivière. Music: Susanne Benther Mouritsen (Xuri) Sound design: Kristian Alexander Light design: Alba Rask Costume: Liselotte Bramstång Residency: Institutet, höjden, DANSEatelier and MARC Administration: Projektcenter and SMart Co-production: MDT and Dansehallerne

Statens Kunstfond (en)
Swedish Art Council (en)
William Demant Fonden (en)
Knud Højgaards Fond (en)
Augustinus Fonden (en)

Supported by: Danish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond Thanks to: Sophie Pousette and Liam Cook