August DanceFestival 2012:
TABEA MARTIN /Basel-Amsterdam/ "Duet for Two Dancers"
Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Duet for Two Dancers takes a look at the anxiety of not living up to your own expectations, or those which your profession or society in general impose on you. A look at the fear of losing yourself. And at what remains when all skills disappear. The freedom to choose different professions and identities is often a reason for insecurity and doubt. The overload of choices creates a kind of stagnation. The inability to choose forces the body to rest. In that way Duet for Two Dancers poses questions about "being a dancer" as well as "not being a dancer".
Sociological questions are a central theme in the work of Tabea Martin. She takes human behaviour within different contexts as the subject of her research. In her work she focuses on the attempt - the getting lost, the ‘not knowing', the inconvenience and the sadness that hides inside a body. In 2011 Tabea Martin has won the Wim Bary Stipendia Price of the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds and the Aerowaves award for Duet for Two Dancers. She has also been selected for the Aerowaves Priority Company list for 2012.
Choreography: Tabea Martin
Dancers: Stefan Baier, Ryan Djojokarso
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Photography: Leo van Velzen
Production: Dansateliers & Conny Jansen Danst
Thanks to: Amy Gale, Conny Jansen, Matthias Mooij, Pol Bierhoff
NB! On double bill with Elina Pirinen „Lover of the Pianist"
Double-bill ticket presale: 5/9 EUR; starting from 08.08: 10/14 EUR
Performances in Tallinn are supported by: Swiss Arts Council ProHelvetia
August DanceFestival 2012 ticket sales info:
Single tickets: 5/9 EUR on presale within 12.07-12.08 and starting from 13.08 with price 10/14 EUR at Piletilevi.
Festival passport: 25/50 EUR, consisting of chosen tickets to 9 events, limited number on presale only at Piletilevi box-offices until August 21.
Festival little passport: 15/27 EUR, consisting of chosen tickets to 4 performances (except films), limited number on presale only at Piletilevi box-offices until August 27.