Dance
06.09.-08.09.2024
Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

A dance piece about dealing with nature

What will our future look like? There is no clear answer for this, but we can try to form one together. FUTUR PROCHE is an attempt to find a way of expressing our immediate future. Huge challenges such as climate change, epidemics and wars demand that we do something. With FUTUR PROCHE, the choreographer Jan Martens enables us to consider potential alternatives for our world in future: He translates his fascination for the virtuosity of the harpsichord into choreography. In repetitive, fluttering dance, based on daily movements such as skipping and walking, we see a group dance emerging in which individuals increasingly stand out. The dancers of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen represent a driven but close-knit community in an environment that is increasingly under threat. At its centre, the harpsichordist Gośka Isphording performs live, producing powerful rhythms with her lightning-fast fingers. She steers the dance on to exhausting heights. Followed by enlightenment. Are we in a position to achieve collective change? 

Produced by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. Co-produced by Festival d’Avignon, DE SINGEL.

„I want to bring the state of crisis to the stage through a raw, rough, and wild dance.“
Jan Martens
  • Performer:innen von "Futur Proche", die vor oder auf einer langen Bank sitzen oder stehen
    © Filip Van Roe
  • Performer:innen von "Futur Proche", im Hintergrund weitere Performer:innen, die auf einer Bank sitzen.
    © Filip Van Roe
  • Die Performer:innen von "Futur Proche" in Unterwäsche, nah beieinander stehend.
    © Filip Van Roe
  • Die Cembalo-Spielerin Goska Isphording
    © Filip Van Roe
  • Performer:innen von "Futur Proche" vor einer Leinwand, auf der eine Hand auf einem Cembalo zu sehen ist.
    © Filip Van Roe
  • Cast

    • Choreography
      • Jan Martens
    • Music
      • Pēteris Vasks ,
      • Janco Verduin ,
      • Anna Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir ,
      • Erkki Salmenhaara ,
      • Graciane Finzi ,
      • Aleksandra Gryka
    • Harpsichord
      • Gośka Isphording
    • Set Design
      • Joris van Oosterwijk
    • Costume Design
      • Joris van Oosterwijk ,
      • Jan Martens ,
      • Els Mommaerts
    • Lighting Design
      • Elke Verachtert
    • Sound Design
      • Brecht Beuselinck
    • Video Design
      • Stijn Pauwels
    • Dramaturgy
      • Tom Swaak
    • Rehearsal director
      • Tara Jade Samaya
    • Artistic Advice
      • Rudi Meulemans ,
      • Marc Vanrunxt ,
      • Carolina Maciel de França
    • With
      • Aleix Labara i Cerver ,
      • Brent Daneels ,
      • Caroline Gratkowski (Young Dancer) ,
      • Charles Antoni ,
      • Christina Guieb ,
      • Claudio Cangialosi ,
      • Elodie Grünewald (Young Dancer) ,
      • Ester Pérez ,
      • Janne Boere ,
      • Lisse Vandevoort (Young Dancer) ,
      • Louis Thuriot ,
      • Louiza Avraam ,
      • Matthew Johnson ,
      • Marel Amandt (Young Dancer) ,
      • Misako Kato ,
      • Rune Verbilt ,
      • Saul Vega Mendoza ,
      • Tiemen Bormans ,
      • Willem-Jan Sas ,
      • Yannis Brissot ,
      • Zoë Ashe-Browne

    Visit

    • Language

      without language

    • Run time

      1 h 30 min

    • Audio description and haptic tour
    • Bring Your Friends

    Directions and arrival

    Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    An der Jahrhunderthalle 1
    44793 Bochum

  • Public transport and KombiTicket
  • Directions
  • Bike rental metropolradruhr
  • Accessibility at the venue

  • Access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Audio description and haptic tour
  • Hearing support
  • Sign language translation
  • Festival team on site
  • Dates and Tickets
    September
    06.09.2024
    20.00 Dance Jahrhunderthalle Bochum