CATEGORY: Activities / Artist’s lab/ Performing arts
INSTRUCTOR: Mette Edvardsen
ORIENTED TO: adult audience
DATE: July, Wednesday 3, from 10 to 13h
MORE INFO: Prior registration needed. You will receive a confirmation email.
PRICE: 10 €
Workshop with the Norwegian coreographer and performer Mette Edvardsen in collaboration with La Mutant*
The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. With a base in Brussels since 1996 she has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for a number of companies and projects, and develops her own work since 2002.
«There has been a return to language in aesthetic practices over the last years, and also in dance and choreographic practices, language, text and writing has developed in various forms within our art form. I am interested in language and writing as part of my artistic practice, where the writing is immanent to the work, operating within it. I am interested in language, text and writing – in choreography – not as a shift towards another discipline or art form (theatre, literature), but within my own field and practice (dance and choreography). I work with language as material. I am interested in how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space. I use language to create imaginary spaces and choreography, and I am interested in how spoken language relates the body in space.
I will share materials from different works and use this as a starting point for thinking and doing things together».
She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. A retrospective of her work was presented at Black Box theatre in Oslo in 2015. Mette Edvardsen is structurally supported by Norsk Kulturråd (2017 -2020), BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk (2017 – 2020) and apap-Performing Europe 2020 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. She is currently a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and associated artist at Black Box teater in Oslo. She is associated artist at centre chorégraphique national de Caen in Normandie (France) for the period 2019-2021.
Registration via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* This activity is part of the patronage programme of Per Amor a l’Art foundation.
* Activity in collaboration with La Mutant.