With All Around, the dancer and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen stages her artistic encounter with an unclassifiable drummer: Will Guthrie, an Australian who has settled in France. Their interest in collaborating initially came about by following each other’s work from a distance, over several years. On stage, they now attempt to merge their disciplines in an intense performance. In the centre of a space surrounded by the audience, where the lighting (designed by Hans Meijer) is constantly in motion, Mette Ingvartsen deploys a minimalist vocabulary for the occasion, with a strong emphasis on repetition and speed. Rotations and gyrations maintain a dialogue with the edgy music of improviser and percussionist Will Guthrie. Created in 2019, this dance concert aims to produce a state of trance, the better to confront two bodies and two imaginations.
Source: programme of the CND
Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish dancer and choreographer. She develops a hybrid practice, combining movement and inspiration from the visual arts, technology and theory. Since the creation of her company in 2003, her works have been performed all over the world.
Will Guthrie, Australian-born and now based in Nantes, is a drummer and percussionist familiar with the experimental and improvisational scenes. Alongside his solo career, he leads the Nist-Nah Ensemble, which combines gamelan and contemporary percussion.
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
Artistic direction / Conception : Will Guthrie & Mette Ingvartsen
Interpretation : Will Guthrie & Mette Ingvartsen
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Bojana Cvejic´
Lights : Hans Meijer
Technical direction : Hans Meijer
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Enregistré au CND le 23 juin 2022 dans le cadre de Camping 2022
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