Mette Ingvartsen is no stranger to the NYU Skirball stage – after 7 Pleasures (2017) & to come: extended (2019), she returns with the US premier of Moving in Concert, this time taking the stage herself amongst a company of dancers.

Moving in Concert imagines a universe where humans, technologies and natural materials coexist to create an abstract set of movement. Inspired by how bodies are sensorially affected by living in a digitalized world, the performance explores a poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination.

Learn more about Mette Ingvartsen’s work, on and off the stage.

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André Lepecki on Mette Ingvartsen

But what about that other crucial element for dance, what about dance’s relation to “the body”?

Katleen Van Langendonck & Eva Decaesstecker | 2019

Moving in Concert Interview with Mette Ingvartsen

“What I want to explore with Moving in Concert is the body’s abstract relation to technology.”

Bojana Cvejić | 2019

“Self-Organizing Systems, Stickiness and Mental Resistance…”

“In all my works, you’ll find the problem of choreographing with a specific restraint.”

Get Into It

Get Thee to the LIbrary

Recommended readings to get you in gear for the show.

Ramsay Burt, Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons (2016)

Melinda Cooper, Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era (2008)

Amelia Jones and Andrew Stephenson, Performing the Body/Performing the Text (1999)

André Lepecki, Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance (2016)

Rebecca Schneider, The Explicit Body in Performance (1997)

Extra Credit


Light, sound, embodiment – Mette Ingvartsen’s work emphasizes a range of sensory experience for the audience, as well as performers. Keep exploring with a visit to the Dream House, & experience an immersive light installation installed (for 30+ years) in an apartment in Tribeca:

The space is soft pink, neon purple, and incredibly loud; you hear the music with your body as much as with your ears. Giant speaker cabinets surround the small room, which is lined with wall-to-wall carpeting and has pillows strewn about the floor. Lounging is encouraged, as Young’s work deliberately invites visitors to slow down and experience the present. (Gothamist, 2023)