The solo Elisabeth Gets Her Way is a tribute to the exceptional musician Elisabeth Chojnacka. Jan Martens created a danced portrait that interweaves, allies and reflects her musical works. Her virtuoso playing of the harpsichord is reminiscent of a percussion instrument, and this rhythm sets Martens in motion. He dances playfully, as Chojnacka does with the harpsichord - sometimes swirling and dynamic, sometimes angular and stringent. His aim is to bring the movements as close as possible to the complex scores. In addition, the work is complemented by a documentary level, including interviews with contemporary witnesses who were close to the musician.
Advance booking starts on 04. August 2021.
Choreography and dance: Jan Martens / Sound engineering and documentation: Yanna Soentjens / Lighting: Elke Verachtert / Costume design: Cédric Charlier / Outside Eye: Marc Vanrunxt, Anne-Lise Brevers and Rudi Meulemans / Music and video: complete list of video excerpts (© Archives INA) / Technical direction: Michel Spang/Elke Verachtert / Production: GRIP / International distribution: A Propic - Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent / Co-production: deSingel (Antwerp, BE), Les Hivernales - CDCN d'Avignon (FR), Julidans (Amsterdam, NL), C-TAKT (Limburg, BE) and Perpodium (BE) / Duration: approx. 70 minutes