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Keihard Kijken

A performance about three men that really want to achieve something. Something Big. Together. Right now. Something that might change everything. Or nothing. All they have is one piece of music. It helps them to see what they are and to see what they could be. What do we see when we listen? What do we imagine? What is imagination and how does it appeal to us? Music is the starting point of this Performance. The piece of music is composed by Giovanni Bottesini 1821–1889. It is the third part (Allegro) of the concert  No. 2 in B minor for Double Bass and Orchestra, played by Edgar Meyer and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Bottesini’s music is virtuosic and melodic. The concerto No. 2 is surprisingly optimistic and within only five minutes it shows a whole range of different dynamics. The doubts, the euphoria, the all and the nothing.

An approach to seeing what we hear, to hearing what we see; to explaining what we hear, to understanding what we hear, to changing what we hear and to understanding what happens when we don’t hear or see anything. When we understand that there are so many ways of listening and watching something, how can we find out what we see or hear ourselves? How do we translate what we hear or see into thoughts?

Choreography

Tabea Martin

Dance

Miguel do Vale, Marek Lihotan, Lars Wettmann / Peter Fazekas

Dramaturgy

Peggy Olislaegers

Music Advice

Jelte van Andel

Advice

Arthur Rosenfeld, Amy Gale

Thanks to

Dansateliers Rotterdam, Meekers, Matthias Mooij, Pol Bierhoff

Coproduction

Meekers and Dansateliers Rotterdam

Field

Field

Duet For Two Dancers

Duet For Two Dancers

Pink For Girls & Blue For Boys

Pink For Girls & Blue For Boys

Tabea Martin is active as a choreographer and performer in Basel, Switzerland. 

Contact

Tabea Martin

Production, Booking

Larissa Bizer

produktion@tabeamartin.ch

+41 78 691 57 77


On Tour


Beyond Indifference

Premiere

10.12.2016 Kaserne Basel (CH)

Upcoming shows

21., 23. September 2017, Theater Tuchlaube Aarau, Reithalle (CH)

Tabea Martin’s newest work, ‹Beyond Indifference›, questions our perception of truth. What can still be trusted in a world in which we can no longer trust anyone? How do we deal with continually being manipulated? 

Two parallel worlds exist on stage. On one side a fantasy world - a concert evening with glamorous, sentimental rock bands named ‹Crystal Eternity›, ‹El Toro Rojo› and ‹Aquarium Lovers› – and on the other side reality, with which the fantasy world is in continuous conflict. We see people who are either thrown into reality or flee from the fantasy world. A continuous interaction, always with different underlying manipulative strategies. People in the room who are sometimes victims and sometimes perpetrators. Who is manipulating whom, and for what purpose? What is the goal? Success? Prestige? A manipulative struggle for attention results in which no one wins.

Choreography

Tabea Martin

Dance

Maria Demandt, Paula Alonso Gomez, Tamara Gvozdenovic, Kiyan Khoshoie, Carl Staaf, Donath Weyeneth

Music

Donath Weyeneth

Pink for Girls & Blue for Boys

Premiere

2.2.2016, Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

Upcoming shows

14.&15.9.2017, Theater Tuchlaube / Reithalle, Aarau (CH)
4.-6.11.2017, Vorstadttheater Basel (CH)
29.11.-3.12.2017, ADC - Salle des Eaux-Vives, Genève (CH)
11.,12.,13.1.2018, Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg — Scène européenne (F)

Which role does gender play? How many gender stereotypes are attached to children from a startlingly young age? Where does the gender divide begin and when does it start to exclude? How much courage does it take to stand up for your own ideas and needs and to realise them irrespective of society’s idea of what is ‹right› or ‹wrong›? ‹Pink for Girls & Blue for Boys› is a dance performance that deals with the gender question – great for young and old alike.

Choreography

Tabea Martin

Dance

Maria de Dueñas Lopez, Melanie Wirz, Miguel do Vale, Carl Staaf

Field

Premiere

9.4.2014 Festival Le Grand Bain, Lille (F))

Upcoming shows

to be announced

The more they are together, the more they feel alone. A performance about the tireless fight that something should happen in life. And the disillusionment that if something happens, then it’s not been the right thing. That the more you want to experience the less you experience. A performance that is trying to understand what drives people and how can we engage. A performance with three people who want to engage together. Who believe in the strength of being ‹together› and who finally fail in that wish or that attempt. It questions how we connect and communicate with others. It reflects on the impossibilities of these connections. Can one lose her or himself within the group? Can one give up on her or his individual thoughts? The performance shows a mechanism of tragedy and the inability to really meet one and another.


Choreography

Tabea Martin

Dance

Stéphanie Bayle, Luca Cacitti, Carl Staaf

Duet for two dancers

Premiere

11.9.2010 Gouvernestraat Rotterdam (NL)

Upcoming shows

18.11.2017 Tanz in Olten (CH)

Lets say. ‹I Am A Dancer›. And now try to repeat that sentence for about an hour. See if content and thought changed. What is it? Why is it important? A frame. Does it make things clearer? Or more confusing? 

  

‹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›.

Choreography

Tabea Martin

Dance

Gaetano Badalamenti, Christian Guerematchi / Ryan Djojokarso, Stefan Baier

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