Marta Alstadsæter

Is it circus or is it dance? Kim-Jomi Fischer and Marta Alstadsæter parry this question with force, balance, proportion, and everything you can fly within those constraints and hang out of balance. One is an acrobatic dancer; the other is a dancing acrobat. Together they reveal new layers of meaning in each other’s physicality. In February 2018 they received the BNG Bank Dance Prize and went on tour with a shorter version of their hit performance Engel in DansClick. Now they present the long version during Cirque Mania. Kim and Marta were inspired by the poetry collection Stof dat als een meisje by author Toon Tellegen, where the struggle is described of a man who is plagued by an angel. A powerful, yet delicate performance about the inner struggle we are exposed to every day.

During this jubilee edition, Korzo and the BNG Culture Fund present the winners of the BNG Bank Dance Prize 2018. The work of Frenchman Antonin Comestaz displays a great sense of dynamics, space, energy, and musicality. Especially for DansClick, Antonin distils a favourite phrase from Surface Image - a performance he created for 19 Codarts dancers, 40 speakers, and one pianist – and uses this for a new duet. In the grim trio Essential Rights, Fernando Troya reveals a world where there’s much to be fought for. Kim-Jomi Fischer & Marta Alstadsæter field question if they create circus or dance with a soft, flowing and sculptural play with power, balance and proportion, and everything within that description that can fly and can be hung off balance. ENGEL is inspired by the poem by Toon Tellegen. The multiple-bill program will be accompanied by introductory video portraits and an Après Danse where the public can enjoy drinks and talk with choreographers and dancers. DansClick offers ‘a delicious sampler of choreographic talent’,

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