Ofelia Jarl Ortega

Part of the program POPDEATHPOWER by Dansehallerne x Betty.

It’s a slippery slope. A volatile experience. It can change in a second. We witness them cornering themselves, doing it to each other, luring each other into a cavity. There, a constructed solidarity in a play of gymnastic interventions; a reassemblage takes place. It’s like a machine where you can join in, it just keeps on going.

To the sound of snare drums, three dancers are immersed in complicated power dynamics. It’s fraternal incest at its core, pleasurable bullying, and hard-shelled fantasies.

Hegemony is a dance piece by choreographer Ofelia Jarl Ortega developed together with dancers Darío Barreto Damas, Andrius Mulokas, and Paolo de Venecia Gile.

The performance is presented as part of the program POPDEATHPOWER by Dansehallerne x Betty.

Artist Talk on March 16, 2022

Audiences are invited to an artist talk with Ofelia Jarl Ortega after the performance March 16th. Duration: App. 25 min.

Ofelia Jarl Ortega is a Chilean-Swedish choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Her work centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic; lately a notion of “voluntary objectification” has been at the core for her investigations. She has a MA in Choreography from SKH/Uniarts, Stockholm, and her works have been shown at venues including ImPulsTanz (Vienna), MDT (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Manifesta11 (Zürich). Ofelia Jarl Ortega received the Young Choreographers’ Award at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, 2018, for her piece “B.B.”

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Ofelia Jarl Ortega








1 hour 30 minutes


Edison-scenen, Edisonsvej 10, 1856 Frederiksberg


Idéa, concept, choreography: Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Dance, choreography: Darío Barreto Damas, Andrius Mulokas, Paolo de Venecia Gile. Composition, sound design: Jassem Hindi. Snare drum: Anton Jarl. Light design: Mira Svanberg. Producer: Terry Johnson, Jessie McLaughlin. Co-produced by: MDT, BIT Teatergarasjen, Kunstencentrum STUK, My Wild Flag. Residency Support: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Kunstencentrum BUDA. Supported by: Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm City. Part of Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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Photo credit: NatanGullström
Photo credit: NatanGullström
Photo credit: NatanGullström
Photo credit: NatanGullström
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