69 positions

Excess, nudity, orgy eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, audience participation and political engagement, all expressions of the sexual utopia particular to the counterculture and experimental performances of the 60’s. This guided tour through an archive of sexual performances, serves as a filter for Mette Ingvartsen to explore unresolved issues about sexuality in contemporary practices today. In doing so, her body turns into a field of physical experimentation and uncanny sexual practices emerge in relation to the environment that surrounds her.

69 positions leads visitors through a space with performances, books, films, texts and images brought alive through movement and speech in order to experience the connection between the intimate sphere and public space.

Premiere in 2014 at PACT Zollverein, Essen

The Red Pieces

69 positions is part of The Red Pieces, an ongoing series of performances in which Mette Ingvartsen explores relationships between sexuality and the public sphere. In it she investigates naked and sexualized bodies and their influence on societal structures. The series momentarily also comprises 7 Pleasures and the performative conference The Permeable Stage in which a number of artists and theorist were invited to reflect upon, perform and discuss the politics of sexuality in relation to public and private realms.

Concept, Choreography, Performance: Mette Ingvartsen
Lighting design: Nadja Räikkä
Set design: Virginie Mira
Sound Design: Peter Lenaerts, with music by Will Guthrie (Breaking Bones)
Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejic
Technical director: Nadja Räikkä & Joachim Hupfer
Sound technician: Adrien Gentizon
Company Management: Kerstin Schroth

A production of Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment

Co-production: apap / szene (Salzburg), Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, Kaaitheater (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen)

Funded by: The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council

With the support of Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Festival d’Automne à Paris, DOCH – University of dance and circus (Stockholm)

This work has been funded with support from the European Commission

Feb 5, 2021 9:12 AM

2021

February 5 - 6 CNDC, Angers (postponed)
Aug 22, 2020 9:12 AM

2020

August 22 - 31 Melbourne Festival (postponed)
Oct 19, 2019 9:12 AM

2019

October 19 - 20 SIDance, Seoul
Jul 16, 2019 9:12 AM July 16 - 17 Impulstanz, Vienna
Jul 13, 2019 9:12 AM July 13 - 14 Impulstanz, Vienna
Feb 4, 2019 9:12 AM February 4 - 6 Side Step Festival, Helsinki
May 31, 2018 9:12 AM

2018

May 31 - June 1 Rotterdamse Schouwburg
May 10, 2018 9:12 AM May 10 - 12 Volksbühne, Berlin
Feb 28, 2018 9:12 AM February 28 - March 3 Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
Jul 1, 2017 9:12 AM

2017

July 1 - 3 Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Athens
May 31, 2017 9:12 AM May 31 - June 2 ADC, Genève
May 16, 2017 9:12 AM May 16 - 17 AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival, Bern
Mar 18, 2017 9:12 AM March 18 - 19 Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
Dec 8, 2016 9:12 AM

2016

December 8 KU.BE, Copenhagen
Oct 22, 2016 9:12 AM October 22 MDT, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 18, 2016 9:12 AM October 18 - 19 MDT, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 4, 2016 9:12 AM October 4 - 5 Kaaistudios, Brussels, Belgium
Sep 29, 2016 9:12 AM September 29 - October 1 Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Swiss
Jul 2, 2016 9:12 AM July 2 - 3 Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, NL
Apr 5, 2016 9:12 AM April 5 - 7 TAP Théatre Auditorium de Poitiers, France
Mar 8, 2016 9:12 AM March 8 - 9 Black Box Theater, Oslo, Norway
Jan 15, 2016 9:12 AM January 15 - 17 MoMA PS1, New York City
Dec 3, 2015 9:12 AM

2015

December 3 - 5 le lieu unique, Scène Nationale de Nantes France
Oct 28, 2015 9:12 AM October 28 - 29 Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria
Oct 21, 2015 9:12 AM October 21 - 22 STUK, Leuven, Belgium
Aug 1, 2015 9:12 AM August 1 - 2 München, Germany
Jul 18, 2015 9:12 AM July 18 - 19 Santarcangelo, Italy
Jun 25, 2015 9:12 AM June 25 - 27 ARGEkultur, Salzburg, Austria
Jun 6, 2015 9:12 AM June 6 - 7 Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, Portugal
May 28, 2015 9:12 AM May 28 - 31 MDT, Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 28, 2015 9:12 AM April 28 - 29 MDT, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 18, 2015 9:12 AM February 18 - 21 Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 14, 2015 9:12 AM February 14 Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden
Jan 22, 2015 9:12 AM January 22 - 23 Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
Jan 6, 2015 9:12 AM January 6 - 8 CNN Montpellier, France
Dec 15, 2014 9:12 AM

2014

December 15 - 17 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Nov 18, 2014 9:12 AM November 18 - 20 TNB, Rennes, France
Oct 22, 2014 9:12 AM October 22 - 23 Rokeriet, Bergen, Norway
Oct 9, 2014 9:12 AM October 9 - 11 Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
Oct 2, 2014 9:12 AM October 2 - 3 PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany