warp / Gry Tingskog


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Date & Time: 30/09/2022 19:00 - 20:00

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warp is a sensorial choreographic experience in the dark. Four performers move with reflex weaves that respond to touch by making sound, in a soundscape panning in-between eight speakers. What unfolds is a game with vision and non-vision through how light is reflected off the materials. Weaves wired with touch sensors make a cacophony of stories and sounds. Fingers slip and slide in-between bodies, materials, textures and technologies, weaving choreographies of DIY e-textiles, text, sound, images and codes—to warp the realities fabricated by them. This disorienting and multi-sensory journey drifts between organic rhythms, nocturnal metamorphoses, and technological imaginaries.

warp explores the hegemony of vision and the visible which has shaped the arts and the production of reality since the Enlightenment. Through a choreography with darkness, the theatre is no longer an apparatus for directing attention or making visible. Instead, the work asks for a dance that can take place more in the body and imagination of the audience than on stage in front of them. Exploding theatre about appearances, warp orbits around a question of disappearance: how do disappearances appear? When darkness bears metaphorical ties to invisibility and exclusion, warp explores the queer poetics of “being in the dark.”

Concept and choreography: Gry Tingskog
Performed by: Amina Szecsödy, Chloe Chignell, Gry Tingskog and Rodrigo Andreolli
Sound: Amina Szecsödy and Gry Tingskog
Light: Gry Tingskog and Laura Salerno

Weaves crafted by Amina Szecsödy, Chloe Chignell, Gry Tingskog and Rodrigo Andreolli
and programmed by Gry Tingskog

Co-produced by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, with support from Kulturamt Gießen and Hessian Theatre Academy.

Photo: Johannes Schropp

Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm