Crossing Borders 2012 - 9 October 2012
Norwegian/Belgian dance artist talks about her work Black and Time Has Fallen Asleep in the Afternoon Sunshine, presented in Dance Umbrella 2012. Mette is situated within the performing arts field, also exploring other media and formats such as video and writing. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for Les Ballets C. de la B.
The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field, also exploring other media or other formats such as video and writing. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for Les Ballets C. de la B. with Hans Van den Broeck (1996-2000) and Christine de Smedt (2000-2005), and danced in pieces by Thomas Hauert/ ZOO (B), Bock/ Vincenzi (UK), Mårten Spångberg (S), Lynda Gaudreau (CAN), deepblue (N/B), and others. She created and produced two pieces in collaboration with Lilia Mestre (P/B), and the project Sauna in Exile in collaboration with Heine R. Avdal, Liv Hanne Haugen and Lawrence Malstaf in 2002/2004. She choreographed and danced a version of Thomas Lehmen's Schreibstück together with Christine de Smedt and Mårten Spångberg in 2004.
Her own work includes the pieces Private collection (2002), Time will show (detail) (2004), Opening (2005/ 2006), The way/ you move (installation, 2006), or else nobody will know (2007), every now and then (2009), Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (2010), Black (2011), and the video works Stills (2002), coffee (2006), cigarette (2008) and Faits divers (2008). She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer.