American Realness

Mette Ingvartsen

69 Positions

U.S. Premiere

Presented by Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1

Friday, January 15, 3:00pm
Saturday, January 16, 3:00pm
Sunday, January 17, 3:00pm

Run Time: 105 minutes

MoMA PS1, VW Dome
Long Island City / tickets $15 or $13 for MoMA & MoMA PS1 Members /

Single Tickets

Excess, nudity, orgy eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, audience participation and political engagement, all expressions of the sexual utopia particular to the counterculture and experimental performances of the 60’s. This guided tour through an archive of sexual performances, serves as a filter for Mette Ingvartsen to explore unresolved issues about sexuality in contemporary practices today. In doing so, her body turns into a field of physical experimentation and uncanny sexual practices emerge in relation to the environment that surrounds her.

69 positions leads visitors through a space with performances, books, films, texts and images brought alive through movement and speech in order to experience the connection between the intimate sphere and public space.

With this solo the Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen starts a new cycle of work, where she places sexuality, the relation between the politics of the body and structures of society, in focus.

69 Positions is a production of Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment. Co-production provided by apap / szene (Salzburg), Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, Kaaitheater (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen). Additional support provided by Théatre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Festival d’Automne à Paris, DOCH – University of dance and circus (Stockholm). Funded by: The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council. This work programme has been funded with support from the European Commission.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Photo by Fernanda Tafner

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Concept, Choreography & Performance: Mette Ingvartsen
Light: Nadja Räikkä
Set: Virginie Mira
Sound: Peter Lenaerts, with music by Will Guthrie (Breaking Bones)
Dramaturgy Bojana Cvejic
Technical director: Nadja Räikkä / Joachim Hupfer
Sound technician: Adrien Gentizon
Company Management: Kerstin Schroth