Caresses is a choreographic work by choreographer and dancer, Emilie Gregersen. The piece is a part of her performance trilogy that studies perceptions of touch from a phenomenological and choreographic perspective. In February 2020 she debuted with Touch – the first piece in the trilogy, which is a solo that navigates through touch and its sensuous distortions in a mutual influence between the physical and digital world, the organic and the technological. Touch is now followed by its sibling piece, Caresses, developed in collaboration with sound artist, Karis Zidore, dancer, Paolo De Venecia Gile, visual artist, Elin Stampe and dramaturge, Naya Moll.
Caresses is a duet that delves into a sensuous relationship between two bodies navigating through touch as they unfold its influences both on a sensory and emotional level. The act of caressing is being amplified and stretched on scales of attraction and repulsion, intimacy and distance, casual gesture and heightened bodily experience.
Premiere: 7th – 9th of October 2021 at Copenhagen Contemporary x Dansehallerne. — Get tickets here.
The piece is co-produced with Dansehallerne and The Nordic Residency Exchange Programme/Bora Bora/Reykjavik Dance Festival.
Concept and staging: Emilie Gregersen
Dance and choreography: Paolo De Venecia Gile og Emilie Gregersen
Sound and composition: Karis Zidore
Scenography: Elin Stampe
Light: Madeleine Lind Hoppe
Dramaturge and choreographic consultant: Naya Moll
Producer: Sebastian Nervil
Administration: Projektcentret, Dansehallerne
Co-production: Dansehallerne, The Nordic Residency Programme
/Reykjavik Dance Festival/Bora Bora.
Residencies: Inter Art Center/Malmö, Reykjavik Dance Festival/Iceland.
Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, William Demant Fonden and Koda Dramatik.
Photos: Veronika Vidø