BEAT 'I JUST WISH TO FEEL YOU'
Life comes about through waves of energy. These vibrations generate a rhythm that causes our hearts to beat. We all have a pulse and our movements. We are linked by touch. But what happens when the “beat,” the pulse of life, vanishes?
In BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’ the dancers Jenna Jalonen and Jonas Garrido unite their bodies in pulsing proximity. Together they unlock new forms of movement between active and passive, strength and weakness, power and vulnerability – between the living body and the dead. The sound artist Adrian Newgent composes sound landscapes live onstage, in continual dialogue with the two dancers. A physically intense and moving duet about human relationships.
Concept, direction: Jeanna Jalonen
Development, performance: Jenna Jalonen, Jonas Garrido Verwerft
Composition, live music: Adrian Newgent
Lighting design: Miklós Mervel
Production assistance: Péter Juhász
Production: Collective Dope, SUB.LAB Event Productions
A production by Collective Dope, SUB.LAB Event Productions, in co-production with Straatrijk, Workshop Foundation. Supported by STUK House for Dance, Image & Sound, Life Long Burning, Ultima Vez, Stad Leuven, SÍN Arts Centre, Eva Duda Dance Company / Movein Studio, Cirk la Putyika / Jatka78, EMMI, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts.
The production was part of the official selection of Aerowaves twenty20 Spring Forward, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. It was awarded the Rudolf Laban Prize for the Best Contemporary Dance Performance (2019).