• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 10–19 March 2022
  • 10 days of Live Art experiences
  • Mette Ingvartsen
  • The Dancing Public
  • Friday 11, 19.00–20.15
  • Saturday 12, 19.00–20.15
  • Sunday 13, 19.00–20.15

The Dancing Public is a solo performance by and with dancer and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen. The performance is a summary of the distinctive year 2020 that explodes in a mixture of intense movements and music that makes it difficult to sit still. Ingvartsen invites to a dance marathon where anyone who wants can join.

Are we ready to be high on life again? Do we need to get rid of the body’s spiritual waste after the ravages of the pandemic?

In a historical context, dance, in all its extreme and violent forms, has been a response to, among other things, disease and war. Ingvartsen calls out to the large crowds that come together in the streets to dance uncontrollably.

The performance looks back in time. At the same time it is a dance party and a concert that looks at how dance can affect the community after such a long time in isolation and closed, social arenas. Is there a gigantic, unsaturated need for movement in our bodies that needs to be vented? Close your eyes, feel for yourself and throw yourself into it.

Mette Ingvartsen is a Brussels based dancer and choreographer. She has previously presented the works 69 positions, evaporated landscapes and 21 pornographies at Black Box teater.

The Dancing Public is presented in collaboration with Dansens Hus.
Norwegian premiere.
  • Concept, performance: Mette Ingvartsen.
  • Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen.
  • Set design: Mette Ingvartsen, Minna Tiikkainen.
  • Musical arrangements: Mette Ingvartsen, Anne van de Star.
  • Costumes: Jennifer Defays.
  • Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejić.
  • Technical direction: Hans Meijer.
  • Sound technician: Anne van de Star.
  • Company management: Ruth Collier.
  • Production, administration: Joey Ng.
  • Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Tanzquartier (Vienna), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent), Les Hivernalles (Avignon), Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, NEXT festival, Dansens Hus (Oslo).  
  • A production of: Great Investment vzw.
  • Supported by: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings, Program, Bikubenfonden. With the support of: Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk). Funded by: The Flemish Authorities, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC).