Rituals of Care
Mette Ingvartsen and Will Guthrie: All Around
In All Around by choreographer/dancer Mette Ingvartsen and drummer Will Guthrie, spinning and turning, rhythm and speed become the main components of a performance that drives towards an ecstatic and trance-like intensity. The work is part of Rituals of Care.
Will Guthrie and Mette Ingvartsen have been following each other’s work and collaborating at a distance over the past five years. In this drum/dance/duo they perform live together for the first time, bringing their respective disciplines into close proximity. The result is a fusion of forms: a music concert with dance. In All Around, the audience encircles a performance space inhabited by a drum kit, a moving light and the performers' bodies.
Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer and dancer whose work is characterised by hybridity. Since establishing her company in 2003, her work has been presented widely throughout Europe, as well as in the US, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia. In Berlin, Ingvartsen has been supported by Hebbel am Ufer / HAU through the years.
Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, and in groups such as THE AMES ROOM, Elwood & Guthrie, THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE and tētēma. His music has been released on a number of labels including his own, Antboy Music.