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Olivia Rivière

DUNKEL is the air of a breath, a cloud, a wind, a fleeting moment. DUNKEL is the desire to stay in the dark and let the eyes adjust; to see that there is dusk and dawn, dense night and grey haze. DUNKEL is both doomsday-doom and as light as a down duvet. Because surely it is so, that the brighter the light, the darker the darkness.


In DUNKEL, five dancers enter an ambiguous and suggestive space where alternative vocal practices are embodied. Growling, a dark and aggressive voice used in harder metal music, is taken apart and intertwined with jarring notes and stretched sounds. DUNKEL is a performance that reaches out for the vast and embraces the falling.It is the continuation of Olivia Rivière and Lisen Pousette’s choreographic work departing from the sonorous body, which was initiated in the piece Ever losing (2019).




Lisen Pousette and Olivia Rivière 


Jennie Bergsli, Karis Zidore, Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Lisen Pousette and Olivia Rivière


Susanne Benther Mouritsen (Xuri)

Sound design:

Kristian Alexander

Light design:

Alba Rask


Liselotte Bramstång


Institutet, höjden and MARC


Projektcenter and SMart


Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

& Olivia Rivière


Anna Moderato

Supported by:

Danish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond

 Co-production and performances: 

MDT and Dansehallerne (2022)

Thanks to:

Sophie Pousette and Liam Cook

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