any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Jan Martens / GRIP & Dance On Ensemble

Creation — Belgishe premiere — Piece for 17 dancers

Chorégraphie : Jan Martens
Danseur.se.s : Ty Boomershine, Truus Bronkhorst, Jim Buskens,Baptiste Cazaux, 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
Doublures : Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Lia Witjes Poole, Zora Westbroek, Abigail Aleksander, Maisie Woodford, Simon Lelievre, Solal Mariotte
Doublures : Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Lia Witjes Poole, Zora Westbroek
Assistanat artistique : Anne-Lise Brevers
Création lumière : Jan Fedinger
Assistanat création lumière : Vito Walter
Création costume : Cédric Charlier
Assistanat création costume: Alexandra Sebbag, Thibault Kuhn
Regards extérieurs : Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans, Siska Baeck
Texte : Excerpt from SPRING by Ali Smith. Copyright © 2019, Ali Smith, used by permission of The Wylie Agency (UK) Limited
Musique : “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 and 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.
Technicien: Michel Spang, Valentijn Weyn, Bennert Vancottem
Chargée de production : Sylvie Svanberg
© Phile Deprez

Production : GRIP, en collaboration avec Dance On Ensemble
Diffusion : A Propic / Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent
Coproduction : deSingel,Theater Freiburg, Sadler’s Wells London, Julidans, Festival d’Avignon, Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix/Hauts-de-France, Norrlandsoperan, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève + Pavillon ADC – association pour la danse contemporaine, Tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, Le Parvis – Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées, La Danse en grande forme ACCN, La Manufacture – CDCN Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine – La Rochelle, CCN de Caen, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, CCNN – CCN de Nantes, CCNO – CCN d’Orléans, Atelier de Paris – CDCN, Collectif FAIR-E – CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne, Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix/Hauts-de-France, POLE-SUD – CDCN Strasbourg, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie, PP Perpodium productiehuis voor Podiumkunsten
Résidence et accueil studio : Charleroi danse, Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post, CCNO – CCN d’Orléans, la Scène nationale d’Orléans, December Dance / Concertgebouw Brugge
Soutien : Gouvernement flamand, Ville d’Anvers, Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, Cronos Invest
Remerciement : Mr. Jean Chabert / STANLEY/STELLA

Jan Martens is THE choreographer on whom Belgium should now depend. His obsessive work on the gesture and his absolute confidence in what the body can express have given him a huge profile in just a few years.
In any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones, he expands his community of dancers, represented here by an atypical, intergenerational “corps de ballet” consisting of seventeen unique individuals.
He turns the status of claims and rebellion into a driving force for this group who can embrace a multitude of identities and find their own space without getting in anyone else’s way.
In this new piece, Jan Martens turns the stage into a field of ideological experimentation where the fact of being together does not stop them being individuals. A soundtrack of protest songs from different eras, ranging from Kae Tempest to Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln by way of Henryk Górecki, marks points of reference along the way in this quest for a better future.

Wed. 20.10.2021
20:00
Charleroi - Écuries
Biennial
biennale
1h30