WORKSHOP - METTE EDVARDSEN
WEDNESDAY 18TH NOV - FRIDAY 20TH NOV || REYKJAVIK DANCE ATELIER, SKÚLAGATA 28, 101 RVK
When: Wednesday 18th - Thursday 20th: 16:00 - 19:00
In this three-day workshop I will take as a starting point the three works that make up the trilogy of my most recent pieces Black, No Title and We to be. These three pieces are connected through the use of language, voice and writing. I propose to address the topic of language through these works, as a way to share different aspects of the works and their creation process, and in order to develop further thinking and doing in working with language as material. Looking at the three works within a line of a trilogy is a way to propose how they exist in a tension with each other, how one thing leads to the next, and that ideas are not isolated but come out of a development and a process. In this way the three days will trace a process of artistic development, to look closer into certain questions concerning the use of language, text and writing on stage, and hopefully, to address new questions, thoughts and ideas this process might evoke.
The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field, also exploring other media or other formats such as video, books and writing. With a base in Brussels since 1996 she has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for a number of companies and projects, and develops her own work since 2002. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer.
Organised in the frame of :
”Foreign Bodies”, a project supported by a grant from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government, in the frame of the ”Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” Programme developed with the support of EEA Grants and Romanian Government. The project was also made with support of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. For further information on the project, please visit: www.foreignbodies.eu.
And in the frame of the project "Springboard", supported by Nordisk Kulturfond