any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Jan Martens / GRIP & Dance On Ensemble
Tue 07/02/2023 - 20:00
Wed 08/02/2023 - 20:00

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€ 26 (section 1) - € 23 (section 2)

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Jan Martens is for the first time fully turning his attention to the main stage. With a super cast of seventeen dancers between the ages of 18 and 71, Martens delivers a choreography on the soundtrack of atypical protest songs (Kae Tempest, Max Roach & Abbey LIncoln …). One by one they claim their place on stage, without cutting off the others for all that. A horizontal exercise in giving each other the necessary space, while being careful not to steal the limelight. In times of extreme polarisation, this group sets social dogmas aside to recognize and embrace a range of distinct identities.

A collaboration by 30CC and STUK.

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choreography Jan Martens dance Ty Boomershine, Truus Bronkhorst, Jim Buskens, Zoë Chungong,
Piet Defrancq, Naomi Gibson, Kimmy Ligtvoet, Cherish Menzo, Steven Michel, Gesine Moog, Dan
Mussett, Wolf Overmeire, Tim Persent, Courtney May Robertson, Laura Vanborm, Loeka Willems en -
afwisselend - Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Zora Westbroek, Lia Witjes Poole (op tournee), Abigail
Aleksander, Maisie Woodford, Simon Lelievre, Solal Mariotte (understudies) and Baptiste Cazaux
original cast) artistic assistance Anne-Lise Brevers lighting design Jan Fedinger assistance
design Vito Walter costume design Cédric Charlier assistance costume design Alexandra
Sebbag, Thibault Kuhn outside eyes Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans, Siska Baeck
text f
ragment from Spring by Ali Smith - copyright © 2019, Ali Smith, used by permission of The Wylie
Agency (UK) Limited music Concerto Pour Clavecin et Cordes op 40” Réf im: 108884 Musique de
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki © PWM Editions représenté par Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales; People’s
Faces written by Kae Tempest and Dan Carey © Published & administered by Domino Publishing
Company Limited (50%) and Manata Ltd administrated by Warner/Chappell Music Belgium N.V.
(50%); Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace written by Maxwell Roach © published by Milma Publishing
Company administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited technical direction Michel Spang touring
Michel Spang and Valentijn Weyn/Bart Van Hoydonck/Nele Verreyken production
Sylvie Svanberg / production assistance Marie Luyten (intern), Saskia Vervoort
business management
Klaartje Oerlemans business support Ruud Van Moorleghem, Lotte De
Mont communications Sam Loncke production GRIP in collaboration with Dance On Ensemble
international distribution A Propic / Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent coproduction deSingel
(Antwerpen, BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Sadler’s Wells (Londen, UK), Julidans (Amsterdam, NL),
Festival d'Avignon (FR), Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France (FR), Norrlandsoperan (Umeå,
SE), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève & l’ADC - Association pour la Danse Contemporaine Genève (CH),
Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf, DE), Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes-Pyrénéés (Tarbes, FR), La
Danse en Grande Forme (CNDC - Angers, Malandain Ballet Biarritz, La Manufacture - CDCN
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux - La Rochelle, CCN de Caen en Normandie, L’échangeur - CDCN
Hauts-de-france, CCN de Nantes, CCN d’Orléans, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Collectif Fair-e / CCN de
Rennes et de Bretagne, Le Gymnase | CDCN Roubaix | Hauts-de-France, Pôle-sud CDCN /
Strasbourg et La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie) & Perpodium (BE) with the support
De Grote Post (Oostende, BE), Charleroi Danse (BE), CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National
d'Orléans in collaboration with la Scène nationale d’Orléans (FR), December Dance (Concertgebouw
& CC Brugge) (BE) with the financial support of the Flemish Government, the city of Antwerp, the
Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and Cronos Invest thanks to Mr. Jean Chabert
(Stanley/Stella), Nadine Scheuer, Wannes Labath and de! Kunsthumaniora photo Phile Deprez