Julia Giertz, Marie Topp

Oceanic is a reflection on listening and a feminist study of the hierarchies of sounds.

Handcrafted masur bowls are spread across the stage, following nature’s own form with their unique and organic shapes.

A woman is floating in a hallucinogenic sea, moving through what becomes a mythological landscape. She is evoking the past and present, voices and memories.

Oceanic has an original, immersive sound set-up, including custom-made mechanical string instruments. Together, the protagonist, the sounding sculptures and the light create an embodied space for careful tuning and wild listening.

Oceanic premiered at Atalante, Gothenburg in March, 2020. The performance is part of a body of work dealing with how political and cultural structures are embedded in the senses. This series includes the works: Liaisons (performance, 2018), Shrill (sound work, 2018), Oceanic (performance, 2020) and Hail to The Good Listener (Performance commissioned by Danish Dance Theatre, 2021).

Dec 3rd: After the performance, Dansehallerne serves a glass.

Dec 4th: Artist talk after the performance with Marie Topp & Julia Giertz moderated by Karen Vedel. Duration: 25-30 min.


Julia Giertz, Marie Topp






12.3–4.2021, 20:00


1 hour


Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København


Concept: Marie Topp & Julia Giertz, Choreography and dance: Marie Topp, Sound: Julia Giertz, Instruments: Julia Giertz and Felix Ahlberg Ericsson, Lighting design: Mårten K. Axelsson, Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic, Tour technician: Uli Ruchlinski & Emanuel Arvanitis, Production: Visible Effects, Producer: Betina Rex, Technical adviser: Daniel Araya, Consultant: Sarah Melin Photo: Lina Ikse, Trailer: Milja Rossi, Co-produced by: Slingan; Atalante, MDT, Dansstationen, Dansehallerne, Residency: Konstnärsnämnden international residency program/Atalante, Inkonst, MDT, EMS.