any aTteMpT will ENd in crusheD bodies and sHattered bones

Jan Martens / GRIP & Dance On Ensemble

© Luis Xertu

In collaboration with the Scène nationale d’Orléans.
Performance for 17 dancers.

any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones zooms in on the idea of stopping as an act of resistance and rebellion. The performance mainly looks at the moments when someone - or the group as a whole - goes against the flow, stands still, or retreats to the margins. The withdrawal from the maelstrom as an act of rebellion. In it, certain forms of progress - and their speed - are questioned.

Première April 23 2020 / deSingel international arts campus - Antwerp (Belgium).

Choreography Jan Martens
Dancers 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 et Loeka Willems
Understudies Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Wannes Labath et Zora Westbroek
Artistic assistance Anne-Lise Brevers
Light design Jan Fedinger
Costume design Cédric Charlier
Outside eyes Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans, et Saskia Baeck

Jan Martens
is nurtured by the belief that each body has something to say. His work is a sanctuary in which the notion of time becomes tangible again and in which there is room for observation and emotion as well as reflection. To achieve this result he creates not so much a movement language of his own, but shapes and reuses existing idioms in a different context so that new ideas emerge. In each new work he tries to redraw the relation between public and performer. Over the years, Jan created shows like Sweat Baby Sweat (2011), Victor (2013), The Dog Days Are Over (2014), The Common People (2016), Rule Of Three (2017), Passing The Bechdel Test (2018 — with fABULEUS) and lostmovements (2019 — with Marc Vanrunxt).

COPRODUCTION deSingel international arts campus (Antwerp, BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Julidans (Amsterdam, NL), Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France (FR), Norrlandsoperan (Umeå, SE), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève & l’ADC - Association pour la Danse Contemporaine Genève (CH), tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf, DE), Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes-Pyrénéés (Tarbes, FR), 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 en La Place de La Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie) and Perpodium # WITH THE SUPPORT OF: De Grote Post (Ostend, BE), Charleroi Danse (BE), CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans icw Théâtre d’Orléans (FR) # WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF: the Flemish Government, the city of Antwerp and Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
  • Open doors

    friday 28 february 2020

    as an exception at Théâtre d'Orléans
    any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones , Jan Martens / GRIP & Dance On Ensemble