Jan Martens/GRIP & Dance On Ensemble
A production about the power that lies in being out of step, performed by a seventeen-strong, atypical corps de ballet made up of unique personalities.
The heterogeneous group of dancers between the ages of 18 and 71, with diverse backgrounds and track records, find and strengthen each other on stage. In any attempt (…) they seek their own voice within the dance and beyond, looking for an idiom that fits them like a glove. One by one they claim their place on stage, without cutting off the others for all that. A horizontal exercise in giving each other the necessary space, while being careful not to steal the limelight. In times of extreme polarization, this group sets social dogmas aside to recognize and embrace a range of distinct identities. Being uninhibitedly themselves – in both life and art – with the stage as their ideological testing ground.
Photo: Phile Deprez