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 Barratt Due, Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Sarah Homewood, Jonas Jarvoll, Andreas Gaunitz, Andreas Hammar

Premiered in March 2020

Masurwood / vril
DMX/PWM converters
Duofluctus by S. Filatov
Plastic belts
Tuning pegs
Korg MS20

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

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

Shows in 2021
24-25 of November    MDT (Stockholm)
3-4 of December         Dansehallerne, Dansekapellet (Copenhagen)
9-10 of December       Åben Dans, Roskilde

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)

Photo: Sigrid Nygaard

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