“Choreographers Johan Inger and Jan Martens each present a performance about time, accompanied by intimate piano and harpsichord music.”
FUTUR PROCHE by Belgium’s top choreographer Jan Martens will soon premiere at the Festival d’ Avignon. In it, with fifteen dancers from the famous Opera Ballet Flanders, he sketches alternatives for the future. Conversely, in TEMPUS FUGIT, Johan Inger searches for hope and consolation in times of mourning with Johann Sebastian Bach on a modern piano.
Belgium’s top choreographer Jan Martens (co-artistic director GRIP) will be associate artist of Opera Ballet Flanders for the coming seasons. In FUTUR PROCHE he is building a performance about the imminent future with fifteen dancers, two children and harpsichordist Goska Isphording. Conversely, in TEMPUS FUGIT Johan Inger searches for hope and consolation in times of mourning with Johann Sebastian Bach on a modern piano.
After two previous successful productions, Martens again finds inspiration in surprising, contemporary repertoire for the centuries-old harpsichord. Armed with this, he searches for alternatives to omnipresent, dark images of the future.
After a premiere on the Cour d’honneur of the prestigious Festival d’Avignon, an international tour follows. Here Opera ballet Vlaanderen presents FUTUR PROCHE together with TEMPUS FUGIT by Johan Inger. This Swedish choreographer had previously blown our dancers and spectators away with B.R.I.S.A. Now he returns with TEMPUS FUGIT: a penetrating, danced exploration of the mourning process and the wearing away of time to the hopeful keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
This performance is being presented thanks to the Fund for International Dance (FIND). Amare, Holland Dance Festival and Nederlands Dans Theater join forces in this fund with the aim of presenting high-profile international dance productions in Amare and profiling The Hague as the dance city of the Netherlands.