Corpus, Eventministeriet and CPH:DOX present:
At moments, a map so detailed one could mistake it for a veritable landscape—at others, a virtual experience more tangible than reality itself. Entering the performance space, media and dimensions overlap and fold in on one another, drawing the viewer into a universe where it is impossible to distinguish the real from replica, and experience from illusion.
This spring Jesper Just, in collaboration with the Royal Danish Ballet, will present INTERPASSIVITIES, a performance exploring changes in space, labor, communication, and experience in the wake of contemporary society and technology.
Dancers and audience alike will navigate a shifting visual and sonic topographic landscape oscillating between the realms of interactive and interpassive human relations, and between the screen and live performance. The musical soundscape is performed as an encounter between the live instrument on stage and cinematic recordings of Kim Gordon, former bassist in the legendary band Sonic Youth. Furthermore the music appears like a structural element in the performance rather than a traditional accompaniment. As mediums and dimensions collide, the inherent boundaries and hierarchies between the real and the virtual are challenged: The contradiction between the real and the virtual is reversed and expanded, when the virtual is presented in live time and physical space, while reality becomes a rendering of experience.
Drawing influence from Jorge Luis Borges’ fable, "On Exactitude in Science" - in which a great empire created a map so detailed it was as large as the empire itself - the ballet serves as a contemporary analogy, creating a realm of representations whose underlying originals decay and change perspective. Invariably mapping a present.
Concept, direction and choreography: Jesper Just
Dancers on film: Astrid Elbo, Stephanie Chen Gundorph, Elenora Morris, Sebastian Haynes, Benjamin Buza
Dancers: Susanne Grinder, Emma Håkansson, Camilla Ruelykke, Ulrik Birkkjær, Jon Axel Fransson, Alexander Stæger.
Artistic directors of Corpus: Tim Matiakis & Esther Lee Wilkinson
Producer: Rikke Hedeager
Costume: Rikke Korfix
Sound designer: Rasmus Balch
Props: Mikkel Theut
Stagecraft: Hans Jakob Drap Hansen
Set design: Jesper Just
Architect: Monica Skovgaard Christensen
Cinema photographer DFF: Kasper Tuxen
Sound designer: Jakob Garfield
Film Editing: Jeppe Bødskov
Line Producer: Patricia Drati
Artistic Development: Svala Vagnsdatter Andersen, Sabrina Tamar
Research: Maikie Macleod Worning
Post Production: Kong Gulerod Film / Mette Føns
Producer Assistant: Eline Edén
Music and composition: Kim Gordon, August Rosenbaum
Thanks to Rigshospitalet, Aleris-Hamlet Ringsted, Proterapi og Center for Rygmarvsskader for the loan of eguipment.
This project was made possible with the help from Bikubenfonden, Statens Kunstfond, Beckettfonden, Kvadrat and Galerie Perrotin
Expected duration: 1 hours and 20 minutes
09.03.2017 - 31.03.2017
Corpus/Pop Up is a series of exclusive shows curated by dancers from The Royal Danish Ballet. Each show is unique and will only be performed one time.
The premise of Corpus/Pop Up is simple: The responsible dancer is only given a few days of rehearsal, the budget is very sparse, and the access to technical stage services is limited. The idea is to force the dancers to think differently and use their intuition to access the immediate and fleeting.
As artistic directors of Corpus, The Royal Danish Ballets dance-laboratory, we allow the dancers to let their imaginations unfold in order to challenge the perception of what a dance performance is supposed to be.