(c) Klaartje Lambrechts

Jan Martens / GRIP

  • Dance
  • Performance

VOICE NOISE suggests being part of a much longer event wherein dancers and voices come and go, in an infinite deployment of hidden or forgotten musical treasures. Inspired by The Gender of Sound, a 1995 essay by Anne Carson, Martens creates an eclectic mix from a century of female-read voices in music history: singing, humming, soothing, screaming, whispering. In her essay, Carson recounts how female voices were muted, perceived as superfluous or even as disturbing noise.

VOICE NOISE is a happening, a communal event for audience and performers. The theatre becomes an undefined open space in which viewing and listening are treated equally.

Choreography: Jan Martens; Kokreation, Performance: Elisha Mercelina, Steven Michel, Courtney May Robertson, Mamadou Wagué, Loeka Willems, Sue-Yeon Youn and/or Pierre Adrien Touret, Zora Westbroek; Music: 13 music pieces created/sung by women; full list available on www.grip.house; Rehearsal director: Zora Westbroek, Naomi Gibson; Lighting design: Jan Fedinger; Costume design: Sofie Durnez; Scenography: Joris van Oosterwijk; Sound engineer: Vincent Philippart, Valentijn Weyn, Jo Heijens; Vocal coaching: Ine Claes, Maxime Montjotin; Production costumes, scenography: Théâtre de Liège; Internship: Malick Cissé, Sien Wils; Artistic advice: Marc Vanrunxt, Rudi Meulemans, Femke Gyselinck; Trailer, Teasers: Stanislav Dobák; Graphic design: Nick Mattan. Technicians on tour: Elke Verachtert, Valentijn Weyn, Vincent Philippart.

Production GRIP: Anneleen Hermans, Rudi Meulemans, Lize Meynaerts, Klaartje Oerlemans, Jennifer Piasecki, Sylvie Svanberg, Ruud Van Moorleghem, Nele Verreyken. Internationale Distribution: A Propic – Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent, Lara van Lookeren.
Co-production: La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Maison de la Danse de Lyon – Pôle européen de production, De Singel international arts centre, Théâtre de Liège, Julidans Amsterdam, Le Manège – Scène Nationale de Reims, Romaeuropa festival, DDD – Festival Dias da Dança – Teatro Rivoli – Porto, Scène Nationale de Forbach, Charleroi danse – centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, Festspielhaus St-Pölten, Tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris,Équinoxe – Scène Nationale de Châteauroux; Theater Rotterdam, Perpodium. Residencies: La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand (FR), DE SINGEL (Antwerp, BE), Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles (BE). With financial support from the Flemish government, Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government via BNPPFFF. Supported by the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.