Ofelia Jarl Ortega “Shredder”

Seductive and ticklingly unpleasant dance performance.

Erotic undertones when two dancers and one musician explores objectification as a weapon in a seductive and ticklingly unpleasant dance performance.

Shredder by Ofelia Jarl Ortega together with composer Patrik Patsy Lassbo and dancer Alexandra Tveit, is a staged exploration of voluntary objectification as a subversive weapon in a hypersexualised world.

Shredder is a performance where power and desire produces a potent, alluring and at the same time unpleasant atmosphere. Suggestive glances and erotic undertones creates a space for three bodies, surrounded by pulsating light and music, to orient themselves in the concept of post porn.

Through her interest for the conditions for productions of desire and eroticism in contemporary society, Ofelia Jarl Ortega invites to a broadened understanding of pleasure.

Ofelia Jarl Ortega (SE) is a choreographer based in Stockholm. Her works centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic. She has a MA in Choreography from DOCH and her works have been shown at MDT (Stockholm), Dansstationen (Malmö), Les Urbaines (Lausanne) and Manifesta11 (Zürich), amongst others.

Choreography, concept, idea: Ofelia Jarl Ortega | Music, light, concept: Patrik Patsy Lassbo | Dance, choreography, concept: Alexandra Tveit | Producer: Sara Bergsmark, Alexandra Olsson | Produced through MDT | Co-production: Black Box teater (Oslo) | Supported by: Stockholm Stad, Konstnärsnämnden, Norsk Kulturråd | A part of the project  [DNA] Departures and Arrivals