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)
Institutet, höjden and MARC
Projektcenter and SMart
Nemo Stocklassa Hinders
& Olivia Rivière
Danish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond
Co-production and performances:
MDT and Dansehallerne (2022)
Sophie Pousette and Liam Cook