In a world that is highly dominated by the sense of vision, I find it necessary to talk about the sense of touch. Touch is what engages me in the physical world; it anchors my body to the ground and brings me closer to what is not me. Through touch I am massaging the line between what is considered my inside world and what is considered my outside world. As I touch, I’m also being touched. – Emilie Gregersen
touch is a choreographic piece by Emilie Gregersen. The piece is developed in collaboration with sound artist Karis Zidore and dramaturge/choreographic consultant Naya Moll. The work studies the perception of touch in a mutual influence and reflection between the digital and the physical world. Touch is being stretched on the scales of intimacy and distance, reality and fiction, human and human-like. In the collision between something deeply heartfelt and something extremely mechanical, an absurd and ironic drama arises, where human perceptions of touch are being distorted in a metallic and tech-sensual universe.
The piece touch is generated from an interest in the phenomena of touch – the tactile sense that allows us to be in relation. It arises as a phenomenological and poetic reflection of touch as a fundamental condition of being in the world. The performance offers a scenic contemplation of tactility and how touch plays a role in the way we engage with the world. – Naya Moll
Premiere – 26th of February 2020 at Bådteatret. Find tickets.
26.02.20 – 28.02.20 touch – premiere at Bådteatret, Ubåden.
10.02.20 – 23.02.20 Residency at Inter Arts Center, Malmö.
05.01.20 Presentation and showing at 13festivalen, Konstepedemin, Gothenburg.
15.11.19 Work-in-progress showing at Inkonst, Malmö.
14.11.19 Workshop and sharing session at Danscentrum Syd, Malmö.
November 2019 Residency at Åben Scene, Godsbanen in collaboration with HAUT Scene. Work-in-progress showing on Friday 8th of November.
October 2019: Residency at O Rumo Do Fumo, Lisbon. Curated by Vera Mantero and Nuno Lucas.
September 2019: participation in Aabent Laboratorium program at Aaben Dans, curated by Haut Scene.
07.08.19 Work-in-progress showing at Tanzwerkstatt Europa as a part of ‘Who’s Next, Open Stage’ at Muffathalle, Munich.
February 2019 residency at Danscentrum Syd, Malmö.