Choreography and dance: Marie Topp
Sound: Julia Giertz
Lighting design: Mårten K. Axelsson
Instruments: Julia Giertz and Felix Ahlberg Ericsson
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić
Producer: Visible Effects & Betina Rex
Tour technician: Uli Ruchlinski
Technical adviser: Daniel Araya
Photo 1: Sigrid Nygaard
Documentation and Photo 2: Milja Rossi 


Special thanks to: Sergey Filatov, Léo Maurel, Tarek Atoui, Cara Tolmie, William Rickman, Caroline Giertz, Camilla Baratt Due, Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Sarah Homewood, Jonas Jarvoll, Andreas Gaunitz, Andreas Hammar

Material:
Plywood
Beechwood
Masurwood / vril
Speechsynthesis
Coil-microphones
DMX/PWM converters
Duofluctus by S. Filatov
Transducers
Plastic belts
Copperwire
Tuning pegs
DC-motors
Amplifiers
Korg MS20
Eurorack
V-synth
Strings
Buchla

1 min trailer:


Photo: Milja Rossi

5 min of excerpts:


Photo: Milja Rossi


About Oceanic 
Oceanic is a solo performance and choreographic sound work by choreographer Marie Topp and composer Julia Giertz, premiering at Atalante March 5th 2020

It is a landscape of singing bodies, sustained sound and soft structures. It is a stream moving through humans, materials and environments. It is words being shaped by forces. It is a reflection on listening and hierarchies within sound.

To listen is not only an auditory process; it sharpens and shapes our attention, a subjective translation of information. Listening is a continuum of relationships.

Oceanic is part of a body of work dealing with how political and cultural structures are embedded in our senses.



Photo: Milja Rossi and Julia Giertz

Press
Critics pick: the jornalist Vibeke Vern at Berlingske has chosen Oceanic as one of the most promising premiers 2020

About the collaboration between Marie Topp and Julia Giertz
Marie Topp (DK) and Julia Giertz (SE) met at The National School of Performing Arts in Denmark (2005) – since then they have maintained a close artistic dialogue. During the last ten years they have been continuously involved in each other’s artistic projects as colleagues and collaborators. Often in collaboration with lighting designer Mårten K Axelsson and dramaturge Igor Dobričić.

The performances can be experienced as time-pockets; immaterial spaces to be lost in; spaces of force, emotion and imagination that allows for the complexity of the senses to unfold. The body and the imagination are placed as central to the experience and the production of knowledge. The works are characterized by the coexistence of their practices and a shared interest in the craft of composition.

Oceanic is the first piece that Topp and Giertz co-sign.

Supported by:
The Danish Arts Foundation, Bikuben Fonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Knud Højgaard Fonden.
Co-production: Slingan; Atalante, MDT, Dansstationen, Dansehallerne.
Residencies: Inkonst, MDT, EMS, Konstnärsnämnden International Residency Program/Atalante

Shows in 2020;
5 - 6 of March Atalante (GBG), premiere
10-11 of March Danstationen (Malmö)
19-21 of March Dansehallerne, Pakhus 11 (KBH) (postphoned til 2021 due to covid-19)
1-2 of April MDT (Sthlm) (postphoned til 2021 due to covid-19)

Shows in 2021
Tourdates to be announced


Photo: Sigrid Nygaard



︎back