two-women-machine-show & Jonathan Bonnici / CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION

Practice, Imagination and Decentralised Choreography

DIALOGUE / two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)


As a prelude to the premiere of the performance ALITY the team behind the work will reflect on their joint process and open up about their practice and the specific choreographic considerations that lie at the heart of the piece. It is about the capacity of human imagination, practice-based work and the possibilities of a multiple, decentralised choreography.


ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to. At Charlottenborg Sep 24th – 30th we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas O. at the Martin-Gropious-Bau in Berlin.

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish textile designer Lea Paulsen. ALITY premieres at Kunsthal Charlottenborg on the 24th of September and especially for this edition of the work the team will be joined by British co-performer Emilia Gasiorek.

ALITY is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki, Oticon Fonden and PACT Zollverein.

Is a weekly event throughout the season. Every Monday at 7-9 pm Dansehallerne presents meetings between affiliated artists and guests from other programs and performances presented by Dansehallerne. The artists share their thoughts about artistic work through conversations, installations, performances or films. The program is in English.
The meetings are primarily addressed to the artists in the field but open to all with an interest. It will take place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema, there is free entrance.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
CHOREOGRPAHY IN ACTION  takes place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema. The distinctive art institution Kunsthal Charlottenborg ia a close collaborator of Dansehallerne.

When / 7-9 pm

Where / Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, Cph K

Free entrance