SPRING Performing Arts Festival
12 - 21 May 2022 UTRECHT
 
 
 

any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Jan Martens
 
' A loving ode to civil disobedience '
 

Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned that the demonstrations in Hong Kong during the summer of 2019 would end in 'crushed bodies and shattered bones'. He believed that harsh language would keep the protests in check. Rhetorical violence seems to have become normal in the Trump era. Words are used as weapons, and may turn into real violence. At the same time, concerned citizens loudly make themselves heard with sit-ins, kiss-ins, climate actions, and school strikes. Belgian choreographer Jan Martens (b. 1984), whose work focuses on the beautiful, crazy, poignant aspects of humans, stages a protest with seventeen performers aged 15 to 68. He uses a different, perhaps much more telling language than words – that of the body.

Choreography Jan Martens

Dance 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 en Loeka Willems

Understudy's Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Lia Witjes Poole Zora Westbroek

Artistic assistant Anne-Lise Brevers

Light design Jan Fedinger

Assistant ligt desing Vito Walter

Costume design Cédric Charlier

Assistant costume design Alexandra Sebbag en Thibault Kuhn

Outside eyes  Marc Vanrunxt, Renée Copraij, Rudi Meulemans en Siska Baeck

Tekst fragment in SPRING from Ali Smith. Copyright © 2019, Ali Smith, gebruikt met toestemming van The Wylie Agency (UK) Limited
Muziek “Concerto pour Clavecin et Cordes Op 40” Réf Im: 108884 Musique de Henryk Mikolaj Górecki © PWM Editions représenté par Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales, “People’s Faces” written by Kae Tempest and Dan Carey © Published and Administered by Domino Publishing Company Limited (50%) and MANATA LTD Administrated by Warner/Chappell Music Belgium N.V. (50%), “Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace” written by Maxwell Roach © Published by Milma Publishing Company Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited.

Technical direction Michel Spang

Touring technicians Valentijn Weyn/Bennert Vancottem

Production Sylvie Svanberg

Production assistance Marie Luyten (intern) en Saskia Vervoort

Business management Klaartje Oerlemans

Business support Ruud Van Moorleghem en Lotte De Mont

Communications Sam Loncke

Fotography Phile Deprez

Graphic design Luis Xertu

Teasers and trailers Stanislav Dobak and Jan Fedinger

Production GRIP

In collaboration with Dance On Ensemble

International distribuion A Propic / Line Rousseau en Marion Gauvent

Coproduction deSingel internationale kunstcampus (Antwerpen, 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 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 / Strasbourg en La Place de La Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie) en Perpodium en December Dance (Concertgebouw en CC Brugge) (BE)

With support from De Grote Post (Oostende, BE), Charleroi Danse (BE) en CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans ism Théâtre d’Orléans (FR)

With financial support from de Vlaamse Overheid, de stad Antwerpen, de taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid en Cronos Invest

Met dank aan Mr. Jean Chabert (STANLEY/STELLA)

 

Dates

28/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

Price

€ 26 / € 17*

Location

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal

Edition

SPRING in Autumn 2021 

Info

Duration: 90 minutes

Language no problem.

Toegankelijk:


Please note: contains light stroboscopic effect

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.