Mette Ingvartsen — The Artificial Nature Project

18 & 19 Sep 2014

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Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins, Handyside St, N1C 4AA


Tickets for tonight’s performance please call 020 7514 8381

Mette Ingvartsen has been forging a distinctive path in the last ten years, creating work concerned with kinaesthesia and perception: self-awareness and how we experience the world. Having collaborated with French choreographers Xavier Le Roy and Boris Charmatz, Ingvartsen is part of a generation of dance artists that considers choreography as a tool to think about the world and our relationship to it.

For her first London performances, she brings her latest creation, The Artificial Nature Project, to the intimate Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins as part of Sadler's Wells Northern Light Season. The Artificial Nature Project is the latest in a series of four works staging perceptions and sensations of nature, asking the question: What is the relationship between the animate and inanimate world?

The outcome is a performance that literally throws things around. Materials fly through the air, giving rise to a landscape that transforms itself. Throughout the performance the view is constantly changing: a calm contemplative site gives way to an energetic chaos of debris projected into space. The emerging choreography is partly performed by humans and partly by materials and objects, as one image is replaced by another, rapidly altering our perception of a glittering landscape.

"Captivating as well as challenging - a true piece of art"

 Find out more about the Northern Light season

Part of Nothern Light - a season of Nordic dance

Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins, Handyside St, N1C 4AA

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