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
22,00 € (erm. 17,00 €)
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
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