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Poems and Other Emergencies

Mouth agape. Tongue fingering the air. Like that. I waited. A body. In detail. Delay.

Poems and Other Emergencies sits at the intersection of poetry and choreography. Centered on a fictional character The Girl-with-her-tongue-out, the performance questions if it is through language that we find ourselves a body, or through the body that we find language? Embodied voices and voiced bodies weave and echo throughout the space. Where does the word end and her body begin?

Poems and Other Emergencies uses the apparatus of the theatre to coincide the female body and language, to produce a sensuously situated speech. The poem becomes an event and the performer's body emerges at the intersection of voices weaving a bodily and textual landscape. Using fragmentation and doubling in order to open an in-between, a space of contingency, for its narratives and subjects. 

The language of poetry speaks from the margins, from exile; it is reinvented each time it is heard. It is a language of withdrawal, divergence and differentiation. The poem sings out to the other without knowing what that other is. It is subjectivity in the making; through its echoes, the poem overflows its writer. Poems and Other Emergencies positions the performer as a radical historicist, inscribing herself and the event, writing of this time with body and text.

 

Performance and Choreography: Chloe Chignell
Conversation partner: Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Technician: Sven Dehens
Thanks: Sven Dehens, Bojana Cvejic, Stefan Goovart, Deborah Birch and a.pass. 

Supported By: BUDA Kortrijk, VGC, Workspacebrussels, La Balsamine, Lucy Guerin Inc, Dancehouse Melbourne and Batard Festival Brussels.

 

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION

upcoming

24.08.22 • performance
Poems and Other Emergencies at PAF Summer University, FRANCE
08.08.22 until 19.08.22 • teaching
Teaching at P.A.R.T.S Summer School, Bruxelles, BELGIUM
19.06.22 • performance
Poems and Other Emergencies at Poésie n'est pas un luxe, Littérature etc, BAGNOLET, FRANCE

recent

19.05.22 • teaching
Lecture "Language as Prosthesis" for the MA students in Choreography at VCA, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
28.04.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, CC Ter Vesten Beveren, BELGIUM
01.04.22 until 30.06.22 • residency
Research residency, Cite Des Arts, Paris.
30.03.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, BUDA, Kortrijk
17.03.22 until 18.03.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, KAAP, Brugges
15.03.22 • performance
APRIL (a performance), KAAP, Brugges
12.03.22 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies at KAAP, Brugges

less recent, still present

07.02.22 until 19.02.22 • residency
The Shadow Text, WorkspaceBrussels, BE
04.02.22 • reading
Launch of Le Chauffage Issue 02, rile*, Bruxelles
31.01.22 until 07.02.22 • residency
The Shadow Text, BUDA, Kortrijk
26.01.22 until 27.01.22 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Black Box Theater, Oslo
15.01.22 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies at QL2 Dance, ACT
14.01.22 • publication
Essay written in conversation with photographs by Maya Beaudry published in: Le Chauffage
04.12.21 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies, Moving Words Festival, NO

past

31.10.21 • reading
Reading of THE AGENT, Berlin.
28.10.21 until 31.10.21 • performance
Warp by Gry Tingskog, Premiere, Mousontrum, Fankfurt
13.09.21 until 19.09.21 • performance
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
21.08.21 • performance
Poems And Other Emergencies at Saal Biennale, Tallinn.
19.08.21 until 21.08.21 • rile*
rile* reading salon at Saal Biennale
12.08.21 until 13.08.21 • performance
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Premiere, Tallinn
30.07.21 until 11.08.21 • residency
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Kanuti Gildi Saal, EST
12.07.21 until 23.07.21 • residency
Poems And Other Emergencies, GC Kriekelaar, Bxl.
05.07.21 until 07.07.21 • performance
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Kaai Studios, Bxl
21.05.21 until 22.05.21 • performance
In Other Words, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Utrecht
17.05.21 until 28.05.21 • residency
Mixed Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jensen, BUDA BE
03.05.21 until 14.05.21 • residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, PianoFabriek
26.04.21 until 30.07.21 • residency
She gave it to me, I got it from her. Research by Clara Amaral
19.04.21 until 24.04.21 • residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, Rotterdam
15.04.21 • performance
APRIL (a WhatsApp Performance)
05.04.21 until 17.04.21 • residency
Public Relations in Development, BUDA
15.03.21 until 26.03.21 • residency
In Other Words by Ingrid Berger Myhre, KAAP
08.03.21 • publication
Bootleg edition of Monique Wittig (Collected Writing)
03.02.21 • performance
Feelings by Adriano Wilfert Jesnen
01.02.21 until 28.02.21 • workshop
Teaching MA Choreography at ISAC, Brussels
06.12.20 until 18.12.20 • residency
Development of Experience by Adriano Wilfert Jensen at PAF