Piece for 17 performers

Big creation 2020

Jan Martens / GRIP en collaboration avec Dance On Ensemble

Creation 2020

Danseurs : 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, Wannes Labath, Zora Westbroek
Assistanat artistique : Anne-Lise Brevers
Création lumière : Jan Fedinger
Regards extérieurs : Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans

Diffusion : A Propic / Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent
Production : GRIP, en collaboration avec Dance On Ensemble
Coproduction : deSingel, Theater Freiburg, Sadler’s Wells, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Julidans, Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix/Hauts-de-France, NorrlandsOperan,La Bâtie – Festival de Genève & ADC Genève – Association pour la Danse Contemporaine Genève
Soutien : Autorité flamande, Charleroi danse, De Grote Post, CCN d’Orléans en collaboration avec Théâtre d’Orléans

After some fifteen pieces and several projects with professional and amateur dancers of all ages, Jan Martens is bringing to the stage 17 performers aged from 15 to 68 for a programme: “moving forward while staying still”.
At a time of protests such as sit-ins, “Occupy” and “nuits debouts”,
Jan Martens has understood that in order to resist the “march of progress” and its at times harmful consequences, people today have invented the art of being seen not to move.
However, for this choreographer who since starting out has stood out for a conceptual dance that is not danced, it is not about giving in to absolute inertia. He promises
a “generous show, between ecstasy and intimacy, brutality and romanticism” to varied music including protest songs from different eras. Trusting firmly in the body’s power,
both individual and collective, Martens creates a piece of intense topicality with
an “ode to civil disobedience and rebellion”.


Bord de scène avec les artistes à l’issue de la représentation

+ Fri. 29.05.2020
Charleroi - Les Écuries
(titre provisoire)