"feelings" is dance performance about and with feeling(s) - with original music by Dean Blunt.
"feelings" is a setting and a dance where feelings are opaque and plastic. Where forms of feelings and feelings of forms overlap, and where it is unclear if what you feel is coming from you or to you. As audience you are seated on memory foam as the dance happens near and far, on all sides, and even inside of you.
One morning you look at a cloud and see a figure. You realize that this figure is in you, so you figure you better make friends. The following day you see more figures, figures everywhere! You make friends with all of them, and they become your invisible posse. They guide you, and it doesn’t take long before you are totally relying on them. You can’t live without them anymore.
Some days, though, they are mean to you, they manipulate, mislead or even ghost you. On those days you suspect them to be double agents. And you start to doubt whether they are your invisible friends, or the invisible friends of somebody else.
"feelings" researches the politics of feeling(s) and asks questions about the relations between subjects and feelings. Your "own" feelings or the feelings of others. "feelings" starts from the supposition that feelings are something you do - rather than something you have. From there the performance feels its way forward, trying to contour how such suppositions could inform relations between people, in dance and beyond.
"feelings" is a part of the research project called "analysis", which was initiated by Adriano Wilfert Jensen in 2017. The project has different formats and activities. So far Karima El Amrani(FR), Stefan Govaart (NL), Sandra Lolax (FI), Alexandra Tveit (NO), Marie Ursin (NO), Anne Juren (FR), Simon Asencio (FR), Chloe Chignell (AUS), Dina El Kaisy (DE) and Dean Blunt (UK) have been part of its development.
At Bora Bora "feelings" will be performed by Karima El Amrani, Stefan Govaart, Alexandra Tveit, Marie Ursin, Chloe Chignell, Sandra Lolax and Simon Asencio, in a setting developed with Simon Asencio and with original music by Dean Blunt.
About Adriano Wilfert Jensen
Adriano Wilfert Jensen works with dance and choreography to analyse and produce conditions of relations. His practice manifests in making, performing, curating, representing and dealing choreography, dancing for other artists, as well as other occupations like a series of cocktail hang outs, publications, research projects, teaching, a BBQ salon etc.
Together with Simon Asencio he is since 2014 running Galerie - an immaterial gallery for immaterial artworks. And with Emma Daniel he is dancing for the dinosaurs in "Spending Time With Dinosaurs". Together with Linda Blomqvist, Anna Gaïotti and Emma Daniel he organized Indigo Dance Festival, Magazine and Tink Thanks at Performing Arts Forum.