25th Festival 2015 / Programme

Main programme

Mittwoch 04. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.30 Uhr

Ab 14 Jahre

Donnerstag 05. Nov. // 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr


Schaubühne Lindenfels

22,00 € (erm. 17,00 €)

Jan Martens, Rotterdam / Antwerpen


Niederlande / Belgien

»Sweat, baby, sweat«
(»Schwitz, Baby, schwitz«)  (Videoausschnitt  )


Konzeption und Choreografie:


Jan Martens


Jaap van Keulen


Paul Sixta


Kimmy Ligtvoet, Steven Michel

Im Anschluss an beide Vorstellungen findet ein Publikumsgespräch statt.
    Moderation: Dr. Martina Bako, Theaterwissenschaftlerin, Universität Leipzig

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

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