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
11.05.21 – 12.05.21 touch at Teater Momentum
19.03.21 – 20.03.21 touch at 3:e Våningen, Göteborg
22.01.21 touch at Det Frie Felts Festival
26.02.20 – 28.02.20 touch at Bådteatret (premiere)
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.
30.11.19 Talk and presentation at Sound Festival, RoFH.
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.
Concept, choreography and dance: Emilie Gregersen
Sound artist: Karis Zidore
Dramaturge and choreographic consultant: Naya Moll
Light and tech: Elke Laleman
Costume: Emilie Gregersen in collaboration with Lærke Valum
Text writer, Companion text “the hand the eye”: Naya Moll
Residency: O Rumo Do Fumo International Residency Program, Inter Arts Center and Haut Eksil at Åbne Scene.
Supported by : Statens Kunstfond, Bikuben Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Københavns Scenekunstudvalg, Tanzwerkstatt Europa “Who’s Next? – Open Stage” scholarship and Åbent Laboratorium at Aaben Dans.
A big thanks to Dennis True, Karin Bergman, Rebecka Berchtold and Lydia Östberg.