Festival Tweetakt is an annual arts festival in Utrecht for everyone, with theater, music and art by (inter)national creators.
Intimate and impressive performance by young people (v / x) who are still afterglow
“There are some stories which need to be retold by each generation.” – Virginia Woolf, 1927
In Passing The Bechdel Test, Jan Martens, together with 13 youths, draws up a report on the state of affairs in matters of gender diversity and gender equality in the world today. Thirteen youths crawl into each other’s skin and into that of women authors and personalities from the past and present, from Woolf to Winterson, from Sontag to Solnit and Solange.
Text fragments from letters, diaries, lyrics, essays and TED talks form the frame to which their own biography is added. For the first time, Jan Martens chooses completely for text. Drawing on his choreographic perspective, and working together with 13 youths, he designs this manifesto for the future.
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht is coproducer of Festival Tweetakt.
Directed by: Jan Martens
Performed by: Isabel Braamkolk, Noor Caestecker, Anouk Claassen, Renée De Coninck, Luna Glowacki, Bente Govaerts, Noor Hollemeersch, Birgit Lesage, Marie Libens, Hannah Peiren, Celina Vercruysse, Yanou Van Dessel en Mirren Vandenberk
Artistic assistance: Kimmy Ligtvoet
Dramaturgy: Peter Anthonissen
Advice given by: Rudi Meulemans
Lighting design: Elke Verachtert
Costume design: Lotte Stek
With thanks to: Renée Copraij, Fransien van der Putt, Moos van den Broek, Nozizwe Dube, Simone Atangana Bekono en Matilde Quirynen
Production: fABULEUS en GRIP
Coproduction: tanzhaus nrw
|6 april||21.15 - 23.15||(Première)|
Locatie: Stadsschouwburg, Blauwe Zaal