ANY ATTEMPT WILL END IN CRUSHED BODIES AND SHATTERED BONES
Jan Martens

Sat. Nov. 12 | 7.30 p.m. - MEET THE ARTIST AFTER

Fri. Nov. 11 | workshop with the ensemble

Staatstheater Darmstadt - Großes Haus

 

This Piece uses Strobe Lighting.

In English

Duration: 90 min.
Tickets: €11 - €51

“Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars and molecules all come in communities. The singular cannot really exist.”

Paula Gunn Allen, in Grandmothers of the Light: A Medicine Womans Sourcebook

“The young climate activists are often dismissed as naive – but what if hope were the only impetus to change?” For the Belgian choreographer Jan Martens the confidence of the young is as exiting as the experience of the old.

So in his piece any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones he puts 17 dancers aged 17 to 70 on stage. It’s a thoroughly heterogeneous corps de ballet of singular personalities.

The political crises of our time and our social response to them have led Martens to ask about the role contemporary dance can take here. It’s clear he wants to show a political stance, and to do so he uses classical forms of physical protest like walking, marching and lying down. Social dogmas are left aside in order to recognize different identities and accept their uniqueness.

The soundtrack includes protest songs from various eras by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln and Kae Tempest.

Choreografie: Jan Martens
Tanz: 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 und alternierend – Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Zora Westbroek, Lia Witjes-Poole [auf Tour], Abigail Aleksander, Maisie Woodford, Simon Lelievre, Solal Mariotte (Understudies) and Baptiste Cazaux (Originalbesetzung)
Künstlerische Assistenz: Anne-Lise Brevers
Lichtdesign: Jan Fedinger
Assistenz Lichtdesign: Vito Walter
Kostüm: Cédric Charlier
Kostümassistenz: Alexandra Sebbag, Thibault Kuhn
Outside Eye: Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans, Siska Baeck
Text: Auszüge aus SPRING von Ali Smith; Copyright © 2019, Ali Smith
Musik: „Concerto pour Clavecin et Cordes Op 40“ Réf Im: 108884 von Henryk Mikolaj Górecki © PWM Editions vertreten durch Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales ; „People’s Faces” geschrieben von Kae Tempest und Dan Carey © v; „Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace”, geschrieben von Maxwell Roach ©
Technische Leitung: Michel Spang
Technik: Michel Spang, Valentijn Weyn oder Bart Van Hoydonck / Nele Verreyken
Produktionsleitung: Sylvie Svanberg
Produktionsassistenz: Marie Luyten (Praktikantin), Saskia Vervoort
Businessmanagement: Klaartje Oerlemans
Businessunterstützung: Ruud Van Moorleghem, zuvor: Lotte De Mont
Kommunikation: Sam Loncke
Produktion: GRIP in Zusammenarbeit mit Dance On Ensemble
Internationaler Vertrieb: A Propic / Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent

 

Eine Koproduktion mit DE SINGEL, Theater Freiburg, Sadler’s Wells, Julidans, Festival d’Avignon,

Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France, Norrlandsoperan, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève & l’ADC – Association pour la Danse Contemporaine Genève, tanzhaus nrw, Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes-Pyrénéés, 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,POLE-SUD CDCN / Straßburg, La Place de La Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie und Perpodium. Mit Unterstützung von De Grote Post, Charleroi Danse, CCNO – Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans in Zusammenarbeit mit Scène nationale d’Orléans und December Dance (Concertgebouw and CC Brugge). Gefördert durch die flämische Regierung, die Steuerbegünstigung der belgischen Bundesregierung und Cronos Invest.

Dank an Jean Chabert (STANLEY / STELLA), Wannes Labath, Nadine Scheuer and de! Kunsthumaniora.

Photos: Phile Deprez