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
Premiered 26th of February 2020 at Bådteatret.
19.09.20 – 20.09.20 touch at Teater Momentum
26.02.20 – 28.02.20 touch – premiere at Bådteatret
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.