Julia Giertz, Marie Topp
Oceanic

It is a reflection on listening and hierarchies within sound. It is a landscape of singing bodies, sustained sound, and soft structures. It is a stream moving through humans, materials, and environments. It is words being shaped by forces. It is Oceanic by choreographer Marie Topp and composer Julia Giertz.

To listen is not only an auditory process; it sharpens and shapes our attention, a subjective translation of information. Listening is a continuum of relationships.

Oceanic is part of a body of work dealing with how political and cultural structures are embedded in senses.

Marie Topp (DK) and Julia Giertz (SE) met at The National School of Performing Arts in Denmark (2005) – since then they have maintained a close artistic dialogue. During the last ten years, they have been continuously involved in each other’s artistic projects as colleagues and collaborators. Often in collaboration with lighting designer Mårten K Axelsson and dramaturge Igor Dobricic. Their performances can be experienced as time-pockets; immaterial spaces to be lost in; spaces of force, emotion, and imagination that allow for the complexity of the senses to unfold. The body and the imagination are placed as central to the experience and the production of knowledge. The works are characterized by the coexistence of their practices and a shared interest in the craft of composition.

Artist

Julia Giertz, Marie Topp

Title

Oceanic

Type

Performance

Date

12.3–4.2021

Duration

1 hour

Venue

Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København

Credits

Concept: Marie Topp & Julia Giertz, Choreography and dance: Marie Topp, Sound: Julia Giertz, Lighting design: Mårten K. Axelsson, Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic, Producer: Betina Rex, Tour technician: Uli Ruchlinski, Technical adviser: Daniel Araya, Felix Ahlberg Eriksson, Consultant: Sarah Melin Photo: Sigrid Nygaard, Co-produced by Slingan; Atalante, MDT, Dansstationen, Dansehallerne, Residency: Konstnärsnämnden international residency program/Atalante, Inkonst, MDT, EMS.

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Photo: Sigrid Nygaard
Photo: Line Ikse
Photo: Line Ikse
Photo: Line Ikse
Photo: Line Ikse