Everything in life exists thanks to energy waves. These vibrations create the rhythms that drives us and makes our hearts beat. We share the same pace, the same pulse, we are connected through movement and touch. But what happens when the “beat” disappears?
Here is Jenna and here is Jonas. Living in the accelerated world of social media and the possibility of instant communication through messaging and swiping from left to right. These communcational forms make us feel deeply related to others, meanwhile we are missing the actual encounters, handshakes, hugs and movements expressing our instinctive feelings and physical reactions.
A contemporary dancer and a b-boy. Both physically trained to master techniques and control over their bodies. Together they are decoding the skilled and disciplined body into a new way of movement and partnering. The active and the passive. The manipulator and the manipulated one. “The living-body” and “the dead-body”.
The sound artist Adrian Newgent joins them on stage, composing live soundscape in dialog with the dancers. The result is an incredibly physical, raw, yet intimate and touching duet about human relations.
Creators, performers: Jenna Jalonen (FI), Jonas Garrido Verwerft (BE)
Live music composition: Adrian Newgent (NL)
Lights: Miklós Mervel
Production assistant: Janka Vámos
Production: Straatrijk (BE)
Co-production: Collective Dope, Workshop Foundation
Special thanks to: Flying Bodies
The performance is supported by the European Union Culture Program.
The creator Jenna Jalonen is part of Viktor Fülöp Scholarship 2019.
STUK House for Dance, Image & Sound, Life Long Burning, Ultima Vez, Stad Leuven, SÍN Cultural Centre, Eva Duda Dance Company / Movein Studio, Cirk la Putyika / Jatka78