- CCN-Ballet de Lorraine
- Centre Chorégraphique National
- Practical information
Pettersson examines the potential for blending, accentuating, or playing with the feline characteristics inherent in humans, aiming to generate ruptures that give rise to new social dynamics. Cats can be described as time-hacking, pleasure-seeking, parkouring urban entities that exist close to humanity. They serve as companions, witnesses, or shadows to humans, existing as a social phenomenon and a body that is neither entirely human nor alien. This unique relationship fosters a distinctive curiosity and presence for the performer, as well as a reimagining of the gaze and the politics of attention, emphasising the power of the present moment not as an infinity but as a series of radical shifts in focus and intention.
The ON DANSE workshops and courses allow students to physically explore the universe of the artists working with the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine. They are open to amateur and advanced dancers alike, 16 years and older.
Rates: full rate: 18€ / reduced rate*: 12€
Pontus Pettersson is a Swedish artist and choreographer based in Stockholm. Pontus works within the expanded field of choreography, art, and contemporary dance. His artistic practice blends different disciplines and genres, intertwining text, objects, sculptures, and choreographic instructions. By applying choreography to everything he does, his work ranges from installations, poetry, and fountains to objects, cat practice, and dance. Pontus received his dance education at the Danish National School of Performing Arts and holds a master's degree in choreography from Stockholm University of the Arts and one in fine arts from Konstfack. In addition to his own artistic work, he collaborates on the participatory and movement-based platform Delta with Izabella Borzecka and the dance and performance festival My Wild Flag with Karina Sarkissova