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Close encounters vol. 2

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Togetherness, gatherings, movements and traces

Four days with international performative works and installations that invite you as an audience and observer into a co-creational sphere. The festival offers an opportunity to come closer, to explore, be provoked and seduced.
It all takes place at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, with threads into the city of Copenhagen. Sound images on local radio frequencies will add a complimentary dimension. Togetherness, communication, sensuous experiences, social encounters and the traces we create in the world are all in focus.

Babies can explore an imaginative world created by rustling paper bags. You can grab a pen and write while you will be woven into a choreographic work. Forms of feelings and feelings of forms overlap, and it might be unclear if what you feel is coming from you or to you.

In a sculptural landscape, bodies move with a drawing instrument as a kind of headgear. Social participa­tion manifests itself figuratively. A collective body may emerge when you in another work get equipped with headphones and engage in a movement sequence which emanates from traces of other people´s life.

On streets and alleys, people will pass by artists, who individually or together, are in motion on their respective routes. What behavior is accepted and expected by most? Are we all co-responsible for creating the public space, whilst making a daily choreography with our doings? This is a festival of joy and beauty, of provocations and investigations. Come and be seduced!

Do also join us for a special edition of Meet Eat and Talk where we invite artist in the program for an artist talk during af light snack:
April 5 / Franck Apertet (FR)
April 6 / Katarina Eriksson & Per Sacklén (SE)
April 7 / Fabio Liberti & Emanuele Rosa (I)

60seconds dance films
During the festival you can also enjoy dance films with the duration of one minute. It is the winners from 2015-18 of the international online competition for dance films

Books on the Move – the travelling and online bookstore for dancers, movers and thinkers will also be present during the festival.

Performances, events and installations
Opening EventOne Chicken hundred Oysters
Cooking together – the fetival opens with a mael reflecting the companionship wit food.
The event is orchestrated by Marcus Doverud (SE)

Rustle (Knitren)
A dance performance for babies by Räserbyrån (SE)
OBS! you need to buy a seperate ticket for this performance here

Notebooks, small acts of friendship  by Alix Eynaudi (FR/AT)

Performance and setting by Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK)

Communication Captures
Performance installation with participatory parts by Stella Geppert (DE)

Participatory performance, installation and Radio Transmission by hello!earth (DK)

Meat Me
Performance installation by Fabio Liberti & Emanuele Rosa (I)

Performative processes in public spaces in Copenhagen and a connected installation at Den Frie by Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) (FR)

Click on each performance to get more information about the works and to know when the have participatory parts.

Festival Program
Click here to find a detailed program for the Festival

Opening hours for the Festival
April 4th / 6-9.30 pm
April 5th + 6th / 3-9.30 pm
April 7th / 3-6 pm

OBS! The performance RUSTLE for babies is performed in the morning outside the festivals opening hours. 

Tickets for Close Encounters Vol. 2
You buy a festival ticket for a day in the period April 4-7 2019 and the chosen day you can experience all the works, installations and talks going on – except for the childrens performance RUSTLE/KNITREN where you must buy a separate ticket.

Notice there is limited access to the performances IN IT TOGETHER and feelings, half an hour before the performances begin you can reserve a “ticket”, first-come-first served!

Where / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, CPH