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.
About Marie Topp & Julia Giertz
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 allows 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.
Concept: Marie Topp and 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
Supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation, Bikuben Fonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Knud Højgaard Fonden & Augustinus Fonden.
Dansehallerne occupies Dansekapellet and presents quivering works by three leading choreographers on the Danish scene, as well as NEW SH * T – your vigorous flick of tomorrow’s dance. Join us November 18th – December 4th 2021.
When: 3.+ 4. December 2021, 8 PM
Venue: Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København