Duet for two dancers
Tabea Martin (CH/NL)
choreography Tabea Martin
in collaboration with the performers Stefan Baier‚ Ryan Djojokarso
produced by Dansateliers & Conny Jansen Danst (NL)
project supported by Consolato Generale dei Paesi Bassi di Milano
Saturday May 19‚ 2012
space > Cavallerizza Reale / Manica corta
Duet for Two Dancers explores the anxiety of not living up to one’s expectations or those of one’s profession or what society in general imposes on us. A look at the fear of losing oneself and what is left when the skills vanish. The freedom to choose different professions and identities is always a reason for insecurity and doubt. The overload of choices creates a kind of stagnation. The inability to choose forces the body to become immobile. Duet for Two Dancers raises questions on “being a dancer” as likewise on “not being a dancer”.
Tabea Martin‚ a choreographer working in the Netherlands and Switzerland‚ studied theater and modern dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam‚ and in 2006‚ she graduated in choreography from the Rotterdamse Dansacademie. She has been invited to Theatertreffen in Berlin‚ Impact‚ Dialogues of Springdance‚ Nottdance Festival and to participate in the Choreoroam Project with Jonathan Burrows and Yasmeen Godder.
She received support for her latest creation “Prarie” from Subventions Support for young Swiss artists and a nomination in 2010 from The ZKB Förderpreis for her piece “sofort geniessen”. Her work is also supported by Dansateliers Rotterdam and Het Utrechet LAB. Among her residencies‚ we mention here the ones at the Club Guy & Roni and in Bassano del Grappa. Her most recent choreography‚ out of proportion‚ was presented in May 2011 at the Lantaren Venster Theatre in Rotterdam. Her last works‚ “RAGE” / “sofort geniessen” / “PARADE” / “Duet for two dancers” / “Keihard Kijken” will go on tour in 2012 in various cities and festivals in Austria‚ Italy‚ Switzerland‚ Lithuania‚ Belgium‚ Germany and Holland. In 2011‚ she was invited to collaborate in an exchange program with Israel for the Culturescapes Festival and she has also been invited to work on Duets in Cyprus‚ for the Limassol Dancehouse and in Italy for the Opera Estate Festival. In 2011‚ she won the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize in Holland‚ the Wim Barry Stipendia Prize for promising theatrical talents‚ and and the Aerowaves Studio Award for her work‚ “Duet for two dancers”.