Jan Martens / GRIP i.s.m. Dance On Ensemble
© Luis Xertu
Thu. 07.05.2020 20:00 - 22:00

Jan Martens / GRIP i.s.m. Dance On Ensemble

any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones
Thu 07.05.'20
20:00 - 22:00
  • Thu 07.05.'20
    20:00 - 22:00
    Opera Gent

An ode to civil disobedience, revolt and rule-breaking 

With ‘BIG CREATION 2020’ Jan Martens has his sights set on large venues for the first time. An intergenerational group of seventeen dancers shares the stage. The youngest is fifteen, the oldest sixty-eight. Any sense of insecurity dissolves in this huge group. The dancers support each other and stand together as a force to be reckoned with. Together they reflect different junctures and ways of life. The soundtrack spans a broad range of protest songs from diverse periods in history.

‘BIG CREATION 2020’ is an ode to civil disobedience, revolt and rule-breaking. Jan Marten’s questions different forms of progress and the rapid pace at which this progress proceeds. What if you decided to no longer follow the crowd?

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Thu 07.05 - 20:00 Opera Gent (Schouwburgstraat 3, 9000 Gent)
€22 / 20 / 18 / 8 (rang 1)
€18 / 16 / 14/ 8 (rang 2)
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Podium / dance


choreography Jan Martens - with 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 - understudy’s Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Wannes Labath, Zora Westbroek - artistic assistentence Anne-Lise Brevers - lighting Jan Fedinger - costumes Cédric Charlier - assistentence costumes Alexandra Sebbag - outside eye Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans, Siska Baeck - production GRIP - in collaboration with Dance On Ensemble - international distribution A Propic / Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent - coproduction deSingel internationale kunstcampus (Antwerpen), Theater Freiburg, Sadler’s Wells (Londen), Julidans (Amsterdam), Le Gymnase CDCN (Roubaix Hauts-de-France), Norrlandsoperan (Umeä), La Bâtie Festival de Genève & l’ADC Genève, tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes-Pyrénéés (Tarbes), La Danse en grande forme (CNDC - Angers, Malandain Ballet Biarritz, La Manufacture - CDCN Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 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, POLE-SUD CDCN / Strasbourg et La Place de La Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie) & Perpodium - with the support of CC De Grote Post (Oostende), Charleroi-Danse, CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National Orléans i.s.m. Théâtre d’Orléans - with the financial support of the Flemish Government and the city of Antwerp, the taxshelter of the Belgian federal government, Cronos Invest - image © Luis Xertu

In copresentation with Opera Ballet, Campo & NTGent



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