Institute of Interconnected Realities (I—IR) is an artistic project — founded by Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, and Jonathan Bonnici. Working with choreography in a broad spectrum such as set pieces shown in theaters, festivals, and museums all over the world, curating other choreographic projects with other artists, and creating knowledge production through this website.
The Institute of Interconnected Realities (I—IR) is influenced by the eco-inspired concept of Decentralized Choreography. The implication of this term is that the choreographic event unfolds in multiple sites simultaneously none of which are more important than the others. Decentralized Choreography is not only a concept that inspires choreographic thinking on stage but under the I—IR it has shifted the way we think about dramaturgy, production, spectatorship, curation a.o. The I—IR develops research projects and artworks – in various scales and media – that deal with the potential of choreographic thinking. The I—IR is approached as a choreographic event in itself.
Ida-Elisabeth Larsen is a choreographer, dancer and dance-dramaturge. She graduated from SEAD in 2007 and continued to supplement her education with a BA in Philosophy and Performance Design from Roskilde University. In 2016 she enrolled in the MA program "Ecology and Contemporary Performance" at TeaK-University of the Arts Helsinki. The core of her artistic practice she unfolds as a member of the artist collective RISK, the duo two-women-machine-show and now Insititute of interconnected Realities. She is currently interested in the notion of place and regenerative practices and how these might reshape choreography and its majoritarian imperatives.
Marie-Louise Stentbjerg is a performer, dancer, and choreographer. She graduated from SEAD in 2005. During her studies, she participated in the Intensive Erasmus Program 'Dance Integrated in Humanities and Society' at Amsterdam School for the Arts. From 2011-2013 she followed the AUTEUR program at Odsherred Teaterskole, Danish Development Center for Performing Arts. She is a co-founding member of the 4 independent organizations/groups Reverse Collective, Collective.At, RISK as well as Insititute of interconnected Realities.
Associated artists: Jonathan Bonnici, S.Rieser, Riikka Thitz, Sara Gebran, Sarah Lee Armstrong, Olivia Riviere, Maria Ipsen, Marie Topp, Niina Tervo, Angela Bundalovic, Jakob Schnack Krog, Inaja Skands, Balz Isler, Christian Vest Berntsen, Nagi Gianni, Shelley Etkin, Lea Paulsen, Yujin Kim, Emilia Gasiorek, Emma Bonnici, Lærke Valum, Anders Paulin, Eleanor Bauer, Christine Borch, Sam Moore, Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Piet Gitz-Johansen, Robert Logrell, Hannah Reidmar