Eksogen is my 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 aims to explore whether there is a potential for violence in each individual human body through the philosophical lense of psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. It delves into the process of realising the shadow that is welded into our deep unconscious mind. 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. I additionally got the opportunity to show a solo excerpt from the show during Varcenefest 2019, which was reviewed by journalist Anki Gerhardsen as '... something we need more of, both as individual human beings and society.' 

Eksogen premiered at Kulturhuset i Tromsø, August 2019. 

The show aims to explore whether there is a potential for violence in each individual human body through the philosophical lense of psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. It delves into the process of realising the shadow that is welded into our deep unconscious mind. 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.

Photo by Hydar Dewachi

Choreographer Mathilde Caeyers (with dancers) 

Dancers Mathilde Caeyers, Lise Damsgård and Sofie Westvik Executive producer Linda Birkedal/Dansearena nord Set design Peder Unger Weierholt, Mathilde Caeyers Stage Technician Peder Unger Weierholt 

Lighting designer Nicolas Horne Mentor Jenny Svensson/Uredd talentprogram. 

Supported/funded by The Norwegian Arts Council, Tromso Municipally, Fnnd, Tvibitstigen, Dansearena nord and Waldorf School Tromso.

Choreography 
Mathilde Caeyers (with dancers) 

Dancers 
Mathilde Caeyers, Lise Damsgård and Sofie Westvik 

Executive producer 
Linda Birkedal/Dansearena nord 

Set design 
Peder Unger Weierholt, Mathilde Caeyers


Stage Technician 
Peder Unger Weierholt

 

Lighting designer 
Nicolas Horne 

Mentor

Jenny Svensson/Uredd talentprogram. 

Supported/funded by 

The Norwegian Arts Council, Tromso Municipally, Fnnd, Tvibitstigen, Dansearena nord and Waldorf School Tromso.

PS.
The material used within this performance is not plastic, it is black tissue paper and we try to reuse it as much as possible. 

© Mathilde Caeyers 2020