Skip to content
  • Dance
  • SPRING coproduction
  • NL premiere


Thu 23 May 2024 18:30
Fri 24 May 2024 19:30
Stadsschouwburg Blauwe Zaal
90 min
€18,- / €15,-
Face from the crowd, Who owns the story
Accessibility arrow

Disclaimer arrow

This performance contains explicit nudity.

A wild ride through choreographer Mette Ingvartsen’s works of the past twenty years, many of which have been presented at SPRING. With citations, comments, and unexpected pairings Manon Santkin offers us new insights into the creations, and searches for new connections and contexts. A subversive solo piece celebrating the collaboration.

RUSH, a solo performance for Manon Santkin, is a captivating exploration rooted in 20 years of collaboration within Mette Ingvartsen’s choreographic realm. This piece serves as a jubilant commemoration of the two artists’ enduring partnership, elevating the act of performing itself. By revitalizing and rewilding pivotal moments from past works, RUSH envisions artistic practice as a precious wilderness that demands safeguarding—a shared ecosystem crystallizing their collective efforts.

Manon Santkin masterfully revisits and interprets materials and scores from previous performances, weaving them into a narrative tapestry. As a chameleon of movement, her body undergoes transformative shifts, traversing an intimate history while contributing to a broader body of work. The performance interlaces the monstrous qualities from “Manual Focus”, the natural environments of “The Artificial Nature Project”, and the sexual politics of “to come” and “7 Pleasures”, among other works. The interconnections unveil an unexpected chronology, a surge of energy that captures the nuances and joys of performance.

RUSH reflects on the distinctive universes within each creative process. As Santkin forges new passages between past and present, materiality and fiction, and utopia and realization, RUSH invites audiences to immerse themselves in the enchanting evolution of her and Ingvartsen’s collaborative artistry.

"In RUSH you experience something rare: how only one performer takes the audience along on a journey that is not only about memories of past performances but primarily about physical imagination. This is what has distinguished contemporary theater since the 20th century from everything that preceded it"

Pieter T’Jonck, PZAZ

"Santkin conjures up the piece through her expressive storytelling, constantly jumping from one corner of the stage to another to embody different characters with striking gestures"

STUK, 1 february 2024

This performance is made possible by:



Mette Ingvartsen


Manon Santkin

Manon Santkin


Concept and choreography: Mette Ingvartsen 

With: Manon Santkin

Choreographic assistant: Thomas Bîrzan

Technical direction and lighting design: Hans Meijer

Music: Will Guthrie et al.

Management: Ruth Collier 

Production and administration: Joey Ng 

Communication: Jeroen Goffings

Production: Great Investment vzw


Co-production: STUK, VIERNULVIER, Montpellier Danse, Tanzquartier Wien, Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, CND Centre national de la danse, Perpodium 


Great Investment is supported by The Flemish Authorities, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC)


Photo Credits: Bea Borgers

Also interesting

Motion on Motion off