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Jan Martens

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Jan Martens

Any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones

Théâtre de La Ville

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Grande Halle

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duration: 1h30

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Inspired by 21st century protest struggles, Jan Martens gathers a community of seventeen performers for an intergenerational piece. The title “Any attempt will result in crushed bodies and shattered bones'' refers to a Xi Jinping quote addressed to Hong-Kong protesters. The set opens itself up to waves of frenetic movements contrasted by still sit-in-like sequences. Ali Smith’s feverish texts are projected in the back of the stage or blend in Kae Tempest and Dan Carey’s songs, while Henryk Gorecki’s Concerto for harpsichord galvanizes the protesters’ energy. Having received a standing ovation at the Avignon Festival, this show puts Jan Martens in the big league.

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen • Jan Martens

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen • Jan Martens FUTUR PROCHE

from 26 to 28 April 2023

Practical information

From 11 to 13 May 2023
Everyday 8:30pm

Duration 1h30

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75, 151 Porte de Pantin


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Production credits

JAN MARTENS – Any attempt will end in crushed Bodies and Shattered Bones
PRODUCTION GRIP EN COLLABORATION AVEC Dance On Ensemble COPRODUCTION DE SINGEL (Anvers, BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Sadler’s Wells (Londres, 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 - Projet de l’A-CDCN et de l’ACCN : 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 & La Place de La Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie et Perpodium (BE)
SOUTIEN De Grote Post (Ostende, BE), Charleroi danse - Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), CCNO - Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans en collaboration avec la Scène nationale d’Orléans (FR) et December Dance – Concertgebouw et CC Brugge (Bruges, BE)
SOUTIEN FINANCIER le gouvernement flamand, la ville d’Anvers, le Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge et Cronos Invest REMERCIEMENTS Mr. Jean Chabert (STANLEY/STELLA), Nadine Scheuer, Wannes Labath et de! Kunsthumaniora


Angelin Preljocaj  Requiem


Angelin Preljocaj Requiem

With Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse

from May 23rd to June 6th 2024

Grande Halle

starting from €20

duration: 1h30

Premiere Original work Metro line 5 Tramway line 3b

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