Klara Utke Acs

echoes is an affective terrain: a glitch between the intangible and tangible. The performance is a choreographic total-installation, a tactile landscape, that circludes the performers as well as the audience.
echoes is expanding perspectives on emotional states and confinements of bodies. Through responsive choreographies, colorful draperies and an oozing sound and light universe, the piece portrays affective states suspended in time and between people.
echoes is based on subtle, social choreographies and the performance is an invitation to experience through the multitude of senses.
echoes is investigating how a single body can hold several emotional states and how a collective body can hold an emotion cooperatively. A polyphony of paradoxical states co-existing and colliding.

Open installation: You can also explore the echoes installation on your own October 17th where the installation will be open at 2-5PM. The installation is also open as part of Culture Night October 15th at 8-11PM.

Klara Utke Acs has created echoes in close collaboration with composer Soho Rezanejad, scenographer and costume designer Tove Dreiman, dancers Louisa Yaa Aisin, Am Ertl, Suvi Kemppainen, Escarleth Pozo and light designer Christoffer Lloyd. echoes had its premiere at MDT in Stockholm in September 2021. Klara Utke Acs is an artist within contemporary dance and an expanded understanding of choreography. They work with the poetics and politics of the bodies in the seams between performance, sociality, dramaturgy, discourse, text, and installation. Klara holds an education in Dance Performance from Stockholm University of the Arts and is currently based in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Klara work within performing and visual arts as a dancer, organizer, and artist, locally and internationally.

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Klara Utke Acs






1.18.2022, 21:00


1 minute


Copenhagen Contemporary, Refshalevej 173A, 1432 København K


Concept and choreography: Klara Utke Acs, Music: Soho Rezanejad, Installation and costumes: Tove Dreiman, Creation and dance: Am Ertl, Escarleth Romo, Louisa Yaa Aisin and Suvi Kemppainen, Hosting performers in Copenhagen: Amalie Bergstein Nielsen and Sheba Hunter Mikkelsen, Light design: Christoffer Lloyd (intern from Stockholm University of the Arts), Sculptural boots: Puer Parasitus/Sofie Winther Foged, Costume- and scenography assistant: Karin Tokunaga, Carpenter: Malin Kent, Artistic advice on process and development: Louisa Yaa Aisin, Artistic process in dialogue with: Karina Sarkissova, Rachel Tess, Florence Augendre and Anna Grip, Music mastering: Per Buhl Acs, Press photos: V. Vidø edited in collaboration with Tove Dreiman, Documentation photos (MDT): Märta Thisner, Producers: Daniel Iinatti, Anne Mette Berg (Dansehallerne) and Masha Kotlyachkova (MDT), Co-productions: Dansehallerne and MDT, Residencies: höjden studios, Milvus Artistic Research Center, MDT and Dansehallerne, Administration: Interim kultur and Projektcentret, Special thanks to fake daughter (Jon Ely Xiuming and Foad Arbabi), Ana Bernardino, Indra Linderoth, Mona Camara Sylvan, Corinne Mustonen, Björn Kiltorp, Jan Edlund, Magnus Östergren and Konrad Lidén, Supported by: Danish Arts Foundation, Swedish Arts Council, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point and Bikubenfonden

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