All the way out there…

All the way out there… is a performance of extremes. It is a moving image of two figures on an ecstatic journey, in search of intense physical expressions. Together and apart they navigate various landscapes: from crossing territories of vast stillness and silence to being overwhelmed by sensations of speed, extreme enthusiasm and the intensity of self-agitation.

The performance is a place for reconsideration; a place where excesses such as fanaticism, enthusiasm, vitalism and joy are renegotiated; a space where screams are either too loud to be heard or too soft to be ignored; a space where singing, screaming, breathing, gasping, growling, hissing and screeching compose the vocal tonalities of affective expression.

In search of a post-human body, Mette Ingvartsen and Guillem Mont de Palol stimulate and perform expressions bordering the human and inhuman. They oscillate between formal choices and spontaneous interruptions while a fictional reality is created between the filmic background and their actions performed live. Image-making and technological manipulation are incorporated into their bodies.

All the way out there… is an extremely physical performance, guided by energetic release and rhythmic pulsation. It is a direct and loud proposition on what it means to go all the way out where humans, nonhumans, and post-humans might meet. It is a situation where human expressions are transformed into surprising artifacts that make you wonder how far is far enough.


Premiered in 2011 at Kaaitheater, Brussels

Concept & Choreography: Mette Ingvartsen & Guillem Mont de Palol
Light Design: Jorge Dutor
Sound Design:  Gérald Kurdian & Peter Lenaerts
Voice trainer:  Dalila Khatir
Advice: Jeroen Fabius
Production Management:  Kerstin Schroth

A production of Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment

Co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) (With the support of the Départs / European Commission (Culture program)), Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, MDT (Stockholm)

Funded by: Haupstadtkulturfonds (Germany)

With the support of Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Antic Teatre (Barcelona), 2010 a project of Tanz im August & Kerstin Schroth (Berlin) & University of Dance and Circus (Stockholm)

Feb 15, 2013 9:12 AM


February 15 Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
Sep 21, 2012 9:12 AM


September 21 C/U Festival/Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
May 10, 2012 9:12 AM May 10 STUK, Leuven, Belgium
Mar 29, 2012 9:12 AM March 29 - 31 HAU3, Berlin, Germany
Mar 17, 2012 9:12 AM March 17 De Velinx, Tongeren, Belgium
Apr 9, 2011 9:12 AM


April 9 - 10 MDT, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 26, 2011 9:12 AM February 26 - 27 Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
Feb 17, 2011 9:12 AM February 17 Buda, Kortrijk, Belgium