Mette Ingvartsen

Nationality: DK
Current Residency: BE
Generation: 5 | 2000-2004
Last Update: January 18, 2013


Mette Ingvartsen is a danish choreographer and dancer. From 1999 she studied in Amsterdam and then graduated from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S. in 2004, where she made her first performance Manual Focus (2003). Since then she has instigated several research projects and made numerous performances, among others 50/50 (2004), to come (2005), Why We Love Action (2006), It’s in The Air (2008), GIANT CITY (2009) and All the way out there...(2011).

Questions of kinesthesia, perception, affect and sensation have been crucial to most of her work. Starting with evaporated landscapes in 2009, a performance for foam, fog, light and sound, her interest in extended choreography has led to a series of propositions of movement for non-human materials. In 2010 she worked on several site-specific propositions, also dealing with notions of artificial nature. Her latest work The Artificial Nature Project (2012) reintroduces the human performer into a net-work of connections between human and non-human actors. This work concludes the series on artificial nature.

Mette Ingvartsen is artist in residence at the KAAITHEATER in Brussels from 2013 until 2016, where she has presented her work since 2004.

Besides her performance work she is engaged in research. Her practice involves writing, making, performing and documenting work. She teaches and gives workshops often related to developing methodologies within choreographic practices. Since 2005 she has been working as an editor for everybodys publications.

In 2008 she participated in 6Months1Location initiated by Xavier Le Roy and Bojana Cvejic, confronting questions around education, structures of production and artistic exchange. As an extension of 6M1L she took part in organizing the festival Inpresentable09 in Madrid, on an invitation by Juan Dominguez.

Mette Ingvartsen is currently doing a PhD in choreography at the University for Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden. She is in this context researching the relationship between her artist writing and her artistic practice.

She has worked as a performer in projects of Jan Ritsema/Bojana Cvejic, Xavier Le Roy and Boris Charmatz.


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