THE FESTIVAL CLOSE ENCOUNTERS VOL. 2
feelings – a performance and setting by Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK)
One morning you look at a cloud and see a figure. You realize that this figure is in you, so you figure you better make friends. The following day you see more figures, figures everywhere! You make friends with all of them, and they become your invisible posse. They guide you, and it doesn’t take long before you are totally relying on them. You can’t live without them anymore.
Some days though, they are mean to you, they manipulate, mislead or even ghost you. On those days you suspect them to be double agents. And you start to doubt whether they are your invisible friends, or the invisible friends of somebody else.
feelings is dance performance about and with feeling(s).
At Close Encounters you can visit the setting of feelings throughout the opening hours to rest, talk or read (the setting will have a library).
Once a day the dance performance will take place a the following hours:
April 4th – 6th / 20-21.15
April 7th / 16-17.15
NOTE! There are limited seats for the performance.
feelings is one part of analysis: a long term research project into the politics of feeling(s). analysis is rooted in dance and unfolds in various formats, contexts and collaborations. analysis asks questions about the relations between subjects and feelings. Be it the feelings “of” subjects themselves or “of” others. analysis starts from the suppositions that feelings are opaque rather than transparent, mediated rather than immediate, and that feelings are something you do rather than something you have. From there it feels its way forward, trying to contour how such propositions could inform relations between people in dance and beyond.
analysis was initiated by / Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK) in 2017 and so far Karima El Amrani (FR), Chloe Chignell (AUS), Stefan Govaart (NL), Sandra Lolax (FI), Alexandra Tveit (NO), Marie Ursin (NO), Anne Juren (FR), Simon Asencio (FR), Dina El Kaisy (DE) Ana Vujanovic (SBR) and Dean Blunt (UK) have been part of its development.
Performers during Close Encounters / Karima El Amrani, Angela Goh, Stefan Govaart, Alexandra Tveit, Marie Ursin, Chloe Chignell, Sandra Lolax and Simon Asencio,
Setting & music / Setting developed by Simon Asencio and music by Dean Blunt.
Premiere / January 24th 2019 at Bora Bora, Århus
Video / Bora Bora
Produced and presented by / Bora Bora – Århus, Dansehallerne – Copenhagen, Centre D’art Contemporain – Geneve, Kanuti Gildi Saal – Tallinn and MDT – Stockholm.
Supported by / the Danish Arts Council, Knud Højgaards Fond, Wilhelm Hansens Fond, Beckett Fonden
Residency support / Nordic-Baltic Mobility Program
Thanks to / Performing Arts Forum – Sankt Erme, Buda – Kortrijk and Pianofabriek – Brussels.
Adriano Wilfert Jensen
He holds a BA in choreography from School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam. He analyses and produces conditions for relations through choreography. His practice includes making, curating, representing and dealing choreography, dancing in the works of others, as well as a number of other occupations like a series of cocktail hangouts, making a magazine, teaching, dinnerpartiers etc.
Recent works are “Galerie” (2015) – an immaterial gallery for immaterial artworks founded and run in collaboration with Simon Asencio, “i-D Indigo Dance Festival”(2014 & 2015), curated and produced in collaboration with Linda Blomqvist, Emma Daniel and Anna Gaiotti, “Museum” (2014), collaboration with Simon Asencio, “Strohhalmen (straws)”(2014), “Debut”(2013), collaboration with Sandra Lolax and Pontus Petterson,“The Protocol”(2013) a group choreography featuring a big and growing group that will never meet all together,“Spending Time With Dinosaurs” (2012) collaboration with Emma Daniel and “grass dog girls” (2012).
Close Encounters Vol. 2 – for the brave audience
The performance feelings is part of the festival Close Encounters Vol. 2. – four intense days of present and participatory works, performances and installations, where we invite the audience to come closer. It all takes place at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, with threads into the city of Copenhagen.
Check the full program for Close Encounters here
Opening hours for the Festival
April 4th / 6-9.30 pm
April 5th + 6th / 3-9.30 pm
April 7th / 3-6 pm