Mette Ingvartsen

The Dancing Public

Is it possible for dance to transform the collective body of the audience? Is it possible for dance to demolish the social isolation and physical immobility imposed by the pandemic? Danish dancer and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen, whom we first met at the Athens Epidaurus Festival 2017 with 69 Positions, returns with a rousing solo that will once again electrify audiences.

Drawing inspiration from historical phenomena of “dancing mania”, she allows an intense rhythm to sweep her along on a highly charged, infectious dance replete with the dynamic lyrics pervading the story of these narratives. Taking audiences along for the ride, she moves among them, dances with them and involves them in an all-encompassing experience, halfway between a party and a concert. A collective artistic experience reaffirming the promise of her phrase: “Tonight is for dancing, tonight we’ll be dancing”. Above all, a fascinating dance performance.