Jan Martens

any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones, 28. - 29. January

any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones,
28. - 29. January

A large-scale dance production for 17 dancers of all ages and from different backgrounds, inspired by global activism and popular uprisings.

  • Duration90 min
  • Price165-450
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

  • 28. January - 18:00
  • 29. January - 18:00

The production’s title is a direct quote from the Chinese President Xi Jinping, who said that “any attempt (at dividing China) will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones”, when violent demonstrations were dominating the streets of Hong Kong. Choreographer Jan Martens was shocked that this statement by a national leader was allowed to pass so easily. He therefore wanted to create a large, physical dance production that shows the power of movement, of daring to go against the flow and push the boundaries. Political protest songs from different eras form the soundtrack that ties the production together.

Background material

  • Anyattemptwillend 5c Phile Deprez

    Nå tør jeg å være mer politisk

    Etter ti år i som koreograf, er belgiske Jan Martens klar for vår hovedscene. I hans siste forestilling any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones står ikke mindre enn 17 dansere på scenen, en fargerik blanding når det gjelder både alder, etnisitet og kjønn.

Profiles

Contributors

  • 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
    Loeka Willems

  • Understudies

    Pierre Bastin
    Georgia Boddez
    Zora Westbroek
    Lia Witjes-Poole
    Abigail Aleksander
    Maisie Woodford
    Simon Lelievre
    Solal Mariotte

  • Artistic assistance

    Anne-Lise Brevers

  • Lighting design

    Jan Fedinger

  • Assistance lighting design

    Vito Walter

  • Costume design

    Cédric Charlier

  • Assistance costume design

    Alexandra Sebbag
    Thibault Kuhn

  • Outside eye

    Marc Vanrunxt
    Renée Copraij
    Rudi Meulemans
    Siska Baeck

  • Technical direction

    Michel Spang

  • Technicians

    Valentijn Weyn
    Bennert Vancottem

  • Production manager

    Sylvie Svanberg

  • Photo

    Phile Deprez

Text: Excerpt from SPRING by Ali Smith. Copyright © 2019, Ali Smith, med tillatelse fra The Wylie Agency (UK) Limited
Music:
“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.
Music Publishing Limited.
Production:
GRIP
In collaboration with:
Dance On Ensemble
International distribution:
A Propic / Line Rousseau og Marion Gauvent
Co-production:
DE SINGEL (Antwerp, BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Sadler’s Wells (London, UK), Julidans (Amsterdam, NL), Festival d’Avignon (FR), 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 and La Place de La Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie) og Perpodium.
With the support of:
De Grote Post (Ostend, BE), Charleroi Danse (BE), CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans icw Théâtre d’Orléans (FR) og December Dance (Concertgebouw and CC Brugge)
With the financial support of:
the Flemish Government, the city of Antwerp, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government og Cronos Invest
Thanks to:
Mr. Jean Chabert (STANLEY/STELLA), Wannes Labath og de! Kunsthumaniora

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