Photo by Kristina Lang-Ree
Eksogen is Mathilde's debut performance as a choreographer created in collaboration with the newly established North-Norwegian contemporary dance company Intakt. The show aims to explore whether there is a potential for violence in each individual human body through the philosophical lense of psychologist Carl Jung.
It delves into the process of realising the shadow that is welded into our deep unconscious mind and evolves around Jung's quote: that which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate - C.G. Jung. Eksogen premiered in August 2019, and did guest performances at the Platform Nord festival and Dissidanse Dance Festival the same year.
Mathilde additionally got the opportunity to show a solo excerpt from the show during Vårcenefest 2019, which was reviewed by journalist Anki Gerhardsen as
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Photo Kristina Lang-Ree
Premiered August 2019 at Kulturhuset in Tromsø, Norway.
Eksogen* is a contemporary dance performance exploring the dark side of human consciousness, also characterized as the 'shadow side’ by psychologist Carl Gustaf Jung. The performance delves into the process of identifying this shadow, that can be hidden within our deep unconscious mind.
*Exogenous: (adj).: having an external cause or origin.
'That which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate' - C.G Jung
A solo excerpt from the show was showcased at the performing arts festival Vaarscenefest in 2019 and was reviewed by journalist Anki Gerhardsen as
... something we need more of, both as individual human beings and society.
Artistic director Mathilde Caeyers
Choreography Mathilde Caeyers, with dancers
Dancers Mathilde Caeyers, Lise Damsgård and Sofie Westvik
Music Gustav Jørgensen
Executive producer Linda Birkedal/Dansearena nord
Set design Peder Unger Weierholt, Mathilde Caeyers
Stage Technician Peder Unger Weierholt
Lighting design Nicolas Horne
Mentor Jenny Svensson/Uredd talentprogram.
Supported/funded by The Norwegian Arts Council, Tromso Municipally, Fnnd, Tvibitstigen, Dansearena nord
The material used within the stage performance is black tissue paper. We try to reused and recycle it as much as possible.