Sweat, baby, sweat

Sweat, baby, sweat

Jan Martens, Rotterdam / Antwerp

Wednesday, 04. November 2015 // 7.30 – 8.30 p.m
Thursday, 05. November 2015 // 10.00 – 11.00 p.m.
Ab 14 Jahre
Schaubühne Lindenfels
22,00 € (erm. 17,00 €)

    • Dance

    Dance piece

    A man and a woman, a tremendous love scene – this is so simple, so emotionally touching that it takes ones breath away. It seems like a much-worn cliché is redeemed and that all societal problems are finally taking a break. When looking more closely, it is revealed that an entire world is hidden within this all-consuming love full of hope, desire and fulfilment.

    »Sweat, baby, sweat« is one of the loveliest duets in contemporary dance and has been seen at all of the major festivals around the world. Tenderness, poetry and desire are danced by Kimmy Ligtvoet and Steven Michel in minimalistic, nearly acrobatic movements and what must be the longest kiss in the history of dance makes the love duet unforgettable.

    Jan Martens, born in 1984 in Beveren, Belgium, completed his dance training at Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg as well as at the Artesis Royal Conservatory in Antwerp. He danced for various companies, including Ann Van den Broek, after completing his training in 2006. His first evening-length performance »I can ride a horse whilst juggling so marry me« was created in 2010. In the following years, Martens has developed into a highly sought-after choreographer of the next generation. He has offered guest performances of »Victor« (2013) and »The dog days are over« (2014) in numerous cities and countries. He has been an artist in residence at Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf since 2014.

    Uraufführung: 19.10.2011, Frascati Theater, Amsterdam
    Kontakt: www.janmartens.com

    Produktion: Frascati Productions, Amsterdam
    Koproduktion: ICKamsterdam, Amsterdam / TAKT Dommelhof, Limburg / JAN vzw, Antwerpen

    Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch die Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande in Berlin und der Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Flämische Gemeinschaft), Brüssel

    Konzeption und Choreografie: Jan Martens

    Musik: Jaap van Keulen

    Video: Paul Sixta

    Tänzer: Kimmy Ligtvoet, Steven Michel

    Following the performance: public reception
    Presentation: Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Universität Leipzig

    Am 04. Nov. Shuttlebus: Abfahrt 21.30 Uhr zur Residenz

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