The Den - INÉS BELLI

Inés Belli is a dancer and choreographer based in Oslo, Norway. At DEN she will be presenting her latest work Postmodern Cool, as well her upcoming project, Metasexy. Through her choreographic practice, Belli is concerned with traditions, structures and power relations that shape and limit our understanding of the work around us, and how we can use dance and choreography as a means for critical reflection. Her current works focus on Jazz dance.

By questioning and deconstructing the structures, traditions and aesthetic regimes in the jazz dance tradition, she aims to re-contextualize the Jazz dance aesthetics within a contemporary understanding of art, dance and choreography, as and experiment on how Jazz dance’s iconic form and style can be relevant on a contemporary stage today.

In May 2019 Inés Belli premiered her first full evening production, Postmodern Cool, inspired by postmodernism as a reaction to modernity’s ideals of truth, reason and freedom, and the existential need to redefine these concepts and structures. The project explores form, tradition and expectations in theatrical Jazz dance using postmodern thought and theory as choreographic tools. For more information on up-coming projects visit inesbelli.com

Postmodern Cool

Choreography: Inés Belli

Performance: Sara Enger Larsen, Trine Lise Moe, Hedda Rivrud, Trude Amalie Leirpoll, Henriette Hamli

Music: Jordan Fields

Sound design: Terje Øverland

Light design: Martin Myrvold

Costumes: Signe Vasshus

Production assistant: Marit Falla Eriksen

Artistic Advisor: Ingri Fiksdal

Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artists

Co-production: Dansens Hus Oslo

Supported by: DansiT