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any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Jan Martens / GRIP & Dance On Ensemble

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December Dance 2021

Sat 11 Dec 2021
This event is cancelled.

Seventeen dancers set society in motion

With a group of 17 dancers between the ages of 16 and 69, Jan Martens has a wealth of options at his disposal. He utilises them cleverly and ambitiously. The combination of solos and large geometric group dances exudes unexpected power; at times, it almost literally pulls the audience out of their seats. This is not just an incredibly exciting dance performance with an exuberant finale, it is a truly exceptional piece, rarely have we seen such an inclusive ensemble.

The coronavirus turns your and our plans upside down once again. High-risk contacts have occurred in GRIP, Jan Martens' company, which is why the company itself does not consider it responsible to let the performances continue. As safety is also paramount for us, we endorse this decision. The performances on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 December are now definitely cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted personally.


Jan Martens: choreography
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 & Loeka Willems: dance
Pierre Bastin, Georgia Boddez, Wannes Labath & Zora Westbroek: alternating
Anne-Lise Brevers: artistic assistant
Jan Fedinger: lighting design
Cédric Charlier: costume design


With music by Henryk Górecki (1933-2010), Kae Tempest (1985), Max Roach (1924-2007) & Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010)

production: GRIP
In collaboration with Dance On Ensemble
International distribution: A Propic / Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent
coproduction: deSingel internationale kunstcampus (Antwerp), Theater Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg), Sadler’s Wells (London), Julidans (Amsterdam), Festival d’Avignon (Avignon), Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France, Norrlandsoperan (Umeå), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève & l’ADC – Association pour la Danse Contemporaine Genève, tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), 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 / Strasbourg et La Place de La Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie) & Perpodium (Antwerp)
with the support of De Grote Post (Oostende), Charleroi Danse, CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans i.s.m. Théâtre d’Orléans & December Dance (Concertgebouw Brugge & Cultuurcentrum Brugge)
with the support of the Flemish Government, the City of Antwerp, the Tax Shelter scheme of the Belgian Federal Government & Cronos Invest
with thanks to Stanley/Stella

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Jan Martens: choreography
Ty Boomershine, Truus Bronkhorst, Jim Buskens, Baptiste Cazaux, Zoë Chungong, Piet

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Sat 11 Dec 2021
This event is cancelled.