porous nests 

by Peter Scherrebeck, Katrine Staub and Snorre Elvin

Skærmbillede 2021-01-20 kl. 17.08.16
Skærmbillede 2021-01-20 kl. 17.07.27

stills by Nanna Katrine Hansen from porous nests video prestented at Det Frie Felts Festival / Selected Works 2021, Copenhagen

Porous Nests is a performance project developing the practice of building porous nests for dance to happen within. In a liquid space that transforms over time choreographers Kat Staub, Snorre Elvin and Peter Scherrebeck Hansen are both as makers and performers striving to expand the notion of the stage and of performative staging through building nest installations that can host different performative actions.

In an engagement into creating anchors of nurture, the emerging spaces come to serve as containers able to host flamboyant performances and vulnerable court shipping that inaugurate the dance as a tool for practical magic, rituals of care and political resistance. The body performing in this landscape is seen as an extension of the installation, and as a porous nest of dance itself.

Performed at Selected Works // Det Frie Felts Festival (Copenhagen) Lothringer 13 Halle (Münich) and Lause (Berlin) with residencies at Tanzbüro, Lause and Marselisborg Gymnasium.


- article by Nicola van Straaten

pictures from porous nests 'this house is not a home' at Lothringer Halle 13