Choreography and dance: Marie Topp
Sound: Julia Giertz
Lighting design: Mårten K. Axelsson
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić
Producer: Betina Rex
Tour technician: Uli Ruchlinski
Technical adviser: Daniel Araya
Photo: Sigrid Nygaard


Premiering at Atalante March 5th 2020

About Oceanic 
Oceanic is a solo performance and choreographic sound work by choreographer Marie Topp and composer Julia Giertz. 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.

Listening encompasses both the auditory sense, but also the ability to give attention to something. Listening describes the subjective translation of information. Listening as continuous relationships.

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

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 in 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 Dobricic.

Their performances can be experienced as time-pockets; liminal 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 is placed as central to the experience and the production of knowledge. Their works are characterized by the coexistence of their practices and a shared interest in the craft of composition.

Created in co-production with Slingan

Shows in 2020;
5-6 mars Atalante (GBG), premiere
mars Danstationen (Malmö)
april MDT (Sthlm),
tbc Dansehallerne (KBH)