Ofelia Jarl Ortega – StM
In the frame of the Creative Crossroad activity, Ofelia Jarl Ortega was selected by MDT Stockholm to receive a 2 years structural support by the LLB network, to work amongst others on her latest production "StM".
The 2 years structural support includes a co-production share as well as a residency in September 2020 at STUK Leuven, a teaching experience and research opportunity in Budapest with Workshop Foundation, a Performance Situation Room attendance offered by Uferstudios Berlin as well as a performance presentation at MDT Stockholm.
Further her performance "Shredder" was presented within the network.
In StM the border between performer and spectator is not a divide but an opening. Here the borderland is a place to talk about the evasive. It is a space that pulses, yields and gives the spectator’s gaze a body.
StM is a solo and the latest piece in a series where Ofelia Jarl Ortega examines the dramaturgy of the gaze as choreographic material, where the dancer’s voluntary objectification questions the participation of the observer. In StM she approaches the topic from the singular body, and confirms the gaze’s potential as a tool of power.
Shredder by Ofelia Jarl Ortega together with composer Patrik Patsy Lassbo and dancer Alexandra Tveit, is a staged exploration of voluntary objectification as a subversive weapon in a hypersexualised world.
Shredder is a performance where power and desire produce a potent, alluring and at the same time unpleasant atmosphere. Suggestive glances and erotic undertones create a space for three bodies, surrounded by pulsating light and music, to orient themselves in the concept of post porn.
Through her interest in the conditions for productions of desire and eroticism in contemporary society, Ofelia Jarl Ortega invites a broadened understanding of pleasure.
Choreography, dance, concept, idea: Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Music, light, concept: Patrik Patsy Lassbo. Dance, choreography, concept: Alexandra Tveit. Producer: Sara Bergsmark & Alexandra Olsson. Produced through MDT. Co-production: Black Box teater (Oslo). Supported by: Stockholm Stad, Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Konstnärsnämnden, Norsk Kulturråd. A part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals.