SWEAT BABY SWEAT

Sweat Baby Sweat is about all-consuming love, and shows two people who can’t – or won’t – let one another go. A searing, minimal production in which images, text, movement and music complement one another perfectly.

Sweat Baby Sweat is a new step into the investigation on the symbiosis of storytelling and abstraction, which started in Jan’s former production a small guide on how to treat your lifetime companion.

Working together with a video designer and a composer, Sweat Baby Sweat becomes a work in which composed music and projected text take an important role next to the moving composition.

Departure point in Sweat Baby Sweat is the most cliché theme ever: a relationship between a man and a woman. By adding love song lyrics and at times even mellow music one would expect a very theatrical approach, but the contrary is true. The result is a one-hour performance in which a lifetime is passing. A modern mating ritual: naïve, sensual, tender but painful, at the same time comforting and confronting.

CREDITS
Premiere: Frascati Amsterdam, October 18th 2011
Choreography: Jan Martens
Performance: Kimmy Ligtvoet and Steven Michel
Music:  Jaap van Keulen
Video design: Paul Sixta
Coach:  Peter Seynaeve.
Technics: Michel Spang
International bookings: Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent, A propic
Duration performance: ca. 60 minutes
Co-production: Frascati Productions, TAKT Dommelhof and JAN vzw
With thanks to: SummerStudios Brussels, Marc Vanrunxt
Photo by: Klaartjes Lambrechts

For pressmap, financial and technical conditions, please contact Line Rousseau or Marion Gauvent

2018

31 March 2018            cc waregem WAREGEM BE

07 April 2018              uppsala konsert & kongres UPPSALA SE

10 April 2018              norrlandsoperan UMEÅ SE

12 April 2018              sagateatern LINKÖPING SE

16 April 2018              dansstationen MALMÖ SE

17 April 2018              dansstationen MALMÖ SE

18 April 2018              falkhallen FALKENBERG SE

 

2017

18 January 2017            push festival / the dance center scotiabank VANCOUVER CA

19 January 2017            push festival / the dance center scotiabank VANCOUVER CA

20 January 2017            push festival / the dance center scotiabank VANCOUVER CA

22 January 2016            banff center BANFF CA

27 January 2017            abrons arts center NEW YORK US

28 January 2017            abrons arts center NEW YORK US

02 February 2017          contemporary arts center CINCINNATI US

03 February 2017          contemporary arts center CINCINNATI US

06 February 2017          antigel / salle du lignon GENEVA CH

07 February 2017          antigel / salle du lignon GENEVA CH

24 February 2017          dansens hus STOCKHOLM SE

25 February 2017          dansens hus STOCKHOLM SE

10 March 2017              theater kikker UTRECHT NL

13 March 2017              l’étincelle ROUEN FR

14 March 2017              l’étincelle ROUEN FR

7 December 2017          théâtre paul eluard BEZONS FR

2016

16 April 2016                 rotterdamse schouwburg ROTTERDAM NL

18 June 2016                staatstheater DARMSTADT DE

19 June 2016                staatstheater DARMSTADT DE

01 July 2016                  festival les 7 collines ST.-ETIENNE FR

12 July 2016                  ravnedans KRISTIANSAND NO (premiere NO)

18 September 2016       indisciplinarte festival TERNI IT

21 September 2016       kc nona MECHELEN BE

22 September 2016       kc nona MECHELEN BE

23 September 2016       frascati AMSTERDAM NL

24 September 2016       frascati AMSTERDAM NL

27 October 2016           desingel ANTWERP BE

04 November 2016       regensburger tanztage REGENSBURG DE

27 November 2016       tanzhaus nrw DÜSSELDORF DE

09 December 2016        beursschouwburg BRUSSELS BE

10 December 2016        beursschouwburg BRUSSELS BE

2015

13 January 2015            parktheater EINDHOVEN NL

23 January 2015            tanzhaus nrw DÜSSELDORF DE

24 January 2015            tanzhaus nrw DÜSSELDORF DE

05 February 2015          cc diest DIEST BE

12 February 2015          tanz in BREMEN DE

14 February 2015          schouwburg ARNHEM NL

24 February 2015          cc maasmechelen MAASMECHELEN BE

27 February 2015          ccbe BERCHEM BE

28 February 2015          chassé theater BREDA NL

14 March 2015              gc de kluize OOSTERZELE BE

15 March 2015              cc het perron IEPER BE

17 March 2015              tanzmainz MAINS DE

18 April 2015                 cc de woeker OUDENAARDE BE

23 April 2015                 bipod maqamat BEIRUT LB (premiere LB)

06 may 2015                 new baltic dance VILNIUS LT (premiere LT)

25 July 2015                  mousonturm FRANKFURT DE

01 August 2015             theater aan zee OSTEND BE

02 August 2015             theater aan zee OSTEND BE

01 September 2015       kunstfest weiMarch WEIMARCH DE

02 September 2015       kunstfest weiMarch WEIMARCH DE

05 September 2015       neumunster luxemburg LUXEMBOURG (premiere LX)

08 September 2015       international dance festival HANNOVEMBERER DE

26 September 2015       l’actoral MONTPELLIER FR

27 September 2015       l’actoral MONTPELLIER FR

08 October 2015           wexner arts center COLUMBUS OHIO US (premiere US)

09 October 2015           wexner arts center COLUMBUS OHIO US

04 November 2015       euroscene festival LEIPZIG DE

05 November 2015       euroscene festival LEIPZIG DE

16 November 2015       next festival ROUBAIX FR

17 November 2015       next festival ROUBAIX FR

2014

11 January 2014         cc het gasthuis AARSCHOT BE

18 January 2014         cc ‘t vondel HALLE BE

24 January 2014         cc de adelberg LOMMEL BE

30 January2014          stadsschouwburg SINT-NIKLAAS BE

01 February 2014        cc Novembera WETTEREN BE

29 March 2014            les printemps de sévelin LAUSANNE CH

17 may 2014               c-mine GENK BE

28 may 2014               tanztage POTSDAM DE (premiere DE)

29 may 2014               tanztage POTSDAM DE

05 June 2014             queer ZAGREB HR (premiere HR)

26 June 2014             biennale de la danza VENICE IT (premiere IT)

28 August 2014           tanzmesse DÜSSELDORF DE

05 November 2014     dansehallerne COPENHAGEN DK

2013

08 January 2013                     frascati AMSTERDAM NL

09 January 2013                     frascati AMSTERDAM NL

11 January 2013                     takt dommelhof NEERPELT BE

12 January 2013                     cc 30 LEUVEN BE

13 January 2013                     korzo THE HAGUE NL

22 January2013                      theater aan het vrijthof MAASTRICHT NL

25 January 2013                     plaza futura EINDHOVEN NL

07 February 2013                   cc westrand DILBEEK BE

08 February 2013                   campo GHENT BE

12 February 2013                   theater kikker UTRECHT NL

14 February 2013                   cc gildhof TIELT BE

27 February 2013                   verkadefabriek ‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH NL

28 February 2013                   theater zuidpool ANTWERP BE

03 March 2013                         de nwe vorst TILBURG NL

25 August 2013                         international festival / les brigittines BRUSSELS BE

06 September 2013                theaterfestival / kaaistudio’s BRUSSELS BE

07 September 2013                theater kikker UTRECHT NL

28 September 2013                les plateaux CRÉTEIL FR (première FR)

05 October 2013                    dance umbrella / the place LONDON UK (premiere UK)

07 October 2013                    dance umbrella / the place LONDON UK

29 October 2013                    tanz in bern / dampfzentrale BERN CH (première CH)

22 November 2013                usine-c MONTRÉAL CA (premiere CA)

23 November 2013                usine-c MONTRÉAL CA

2012

22 March 2012                      festival cement / verkadefabriek ’S-HERTOGENBOSCH NL

23 March 2012                      festival cement / verkadefabriek ‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH NL

24 March 2012                      festival cement / verkadefabriek ‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH NL

06 October 2012                    nederlandse dansdagen MAASTRICHT NL

25 October 2012                    Junege hunde festival ÅRHUS DK (premiere DK)

26 October 2012                    Junege hunde festival ÅRHUS DK

05 December 2012                 de warande TURNHOUT BE (premiere BE)

07 December 2012                 cc de werft GEEL BE

08 December 2012                 cc ter vesten BEVEREN BE

10 December 2012                 perform2012 festival ISTANBUL TU (première TU)

12 December 2012                 de gouvernestraat ROTTERDAM NL

13 December 2012                 de gouvernestraat ROTTERDAM NL

2011

18 October 2011                     frascati AMSTERDAM NL (première NL)

19 October 2011                    frascati AMSTERDAM NL

20 October 2011                    frascati AMSTERDAM NL

21 October 2011                    frascati AMSTERDAM NL

22 October 2011                    frascati AMSTERDAM NL

10 December 2011                 theater de nwe vorst TILBURG NL