Caresses

In a dripping latex installation unfolds a textural and poetic performance that moves through companionships, politics of touch, tactility, and emotions. The erotic, the uncanny, the intimate and the unreal are interweaved, questioned, and embraced.

Caresses is a choreographic work by choreographer and artist, Emilie Gregersen, developed in close collaboration with dancer Paolo De Venecia Gile, sound artist Karis Zidore, and visual artist Elin Stampe, and dramaturge and choreographic consultant Naya Moll

The piece is the second part of a trilogy that studies the perception of touch from a phenomenological and choreographic perspective. The trilogy explores and contorts touch as an act, a sensation, and as a fundamental imperative of existence. The first part of the trilogy is the solo Touch (2020), that navigates through touch and its sensuous distortions in a tech-sensory universe.

Premiere: 7th – 9th of October 2021 at Copenhagen Contemporary presented by Dansehallerne. Tickets.
The piece is co-produced with Dansehallerne and The Nordic Residency Exchange Programme/Bora Bora/Reykjavik Dance Festival.

Read interview, speaking with Emilie Gregersen about the work Caresses

Read article about Caresses by Jeffrey S. Stratton

Credits
Concept and staging: Emilie Gregersen
Dance and choreography: Paolo De Venecia Gile and Emilie Gregersen
Sound and composition: Karis Zidore
Bass: Mads Ege
Guitar: Marie Louise Buch
Installation and scenography: Elin Stampe
Light: Madeleine Lind Hoppe
Dramaturge and choreographic consultant: Naya Moll
Costumes: Elin Stampe and Emilie Gregersen
Producer: Sebastian Nervil
Administration: Projektcentret, Dansehallerne

Co-production: Dansehallerne, Nordic Residency Exchange Programme
/Reykjavik Dance Festival/Bora Bora.
Residencies: Inter Art Center/Malmö, Reykjavik Dance Festival/Iceland.

Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, William Demant Fonden, Koda Dramatik, Dansk Skuespiller Forbund Production Support and Københavns Scenekunstudvalg.

Photos: Ve Vidoe

Thanks to Cruz Proxy, Sigrid Stigsdatter and Dance Cooperative

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