Departures and Arrivals



Jarl Ortega, Ofelia

“Donnie” is a bastard of desire. Our own something, our own bodies attraction and destruction. Ecstasy that leads to togetherness, a lesbian continuum, basement moist and cold, (sister)hood of synthesizers, autobiographical-stories yet this is not about us, v3ry much fiction. An around-ness of already known, irrelevant and partly rough, strategic and intuitive methods to live grotesque, very cool, aesthetics.

Ofelia Jarl Ortega is a performer and choreographer. Born 1990 and raised in Malmö she is now mainly based in Stockholm after graduating the MA in choreography from DOCH in Stockholm. Ofelia works with different notions of vulnerability and femininity; with the collective as starting point, where necessity is the method and punk, drone and dark are aesthetics.

(Choreography: Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Music and Sound design: Siri Jennefelt. Visuals: Merzedes Sturm-Lie. Performers: Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Alexandra Tveit, Zinzi Buchannan and Siri Jennefelt. Photo: Sandra Ylikanga. sCo-produced by MDT, Dansstationen and Atalante. Supported by: Region Skåne, City of Stockholm and City of Gothenburg. This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.)