14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016
14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016

The Dog Days Are Over - Jan Martens



Ask someone to jump and you’ll see their true face, said the American photographer Philippe Halsman. What is the true face of dance in these uncertain times? What would we like to show, what would we like to see? The Dog Days Are Over shows eight dancers that give in to one physical act: the jump. A repetitive exhaustion, that will prove the dancers to be nothing more than performers, at the service of… yes, what exactly? A critical performance about the thin line between art and tricks.

Genre: Dance

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By: Jan Martens
With: Cherish Menzo, Nelle Hens, Piet Defrancq, Kimmy Ligtvoet, Steven Michel, Julien Josse, Laura Vanborm & Naomi Gibson and/or Morgane Ribbens, Ilse Ghekiere, Victor Dumont & Connor Schumacher
Light Design: Jan Fedinger
Dramaturgy: Renée Copraij
Technics: Michel Spang
Production: Jan&ickamsterdam
Coproduction: Frascati Producties, Spring Performing Arts Festival, Dansbrabant, La Briqueterie Cdc Du Val-de-marne, Tanzhaus Nrw And Takt Dommelhof
With Support Of: Workspace Brussels And Wp Zimmer
International Sales: Line Rousseau, A Propic
Financial Support By: Flemish Authorities And Performing Arts Fund Nl
Thank You Dansateliers And Conny Janssen Danst

Press quotes

“Dog Days dismantles the mechanisms of theatre and the desire for entertainment, to re-claim the stage as a place of encounter between human and human.” De Standaard

“A literally breath-taking dance that makes the spectator an embarrassed voyeur, witness of so much willingly suffering. Yet at the same time all that jumping makes up a clear statement about the raging chaos with which we rush through a more and more superficial life.” knack.be

 “Jan Martens conjures a mesmerizing choreography of nothing but jump strength and geometry.” De Volkskrant

De Brakke Grond
Nes 45
1012 KD
15 April, 2016 - 22:00 to 23:10

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