RUSH is a solo performance for Manon Santkin that draws on 20 years of collaboration and performance within the choreographic work of Mette Ingvartsen. A celebration of an intense and long-lasting collaboration and a tribute to the act of performing itself, the piece creates a headlong rush of performance by reactivating and rewilding highlights from past works. RUSH sees artistic practice as a form of wilderness in need of protection, as an ecosystem that the two collaborators can look back on as a crystallisation of their joint work.

Manon Santkin revisits and performs material and scores from past performances, reshaping them through storytelling and narration. Like a chameleon, her body transforms as she passes through an intimate history, performing her own story within a larger body of work. A fine mesh of relations are evoked between the monstrous qualities of Manual Focus, the natural environments of The Artificial Nature Project, and the sexual politics of to come and 7 Pleasures, alongside a plethora of other works. Out of these connections emerges a surprising chronology, a rush of energy that captures the detail and pleasures of performing.

Premiere: February 1st 2024, STUK – Leuven (BE)

Concept & choreography: Mette Ingvartsen
With: Manon Santkin
Choreographic assistant: Thomas Bîrzan
Technical direction and lighting design
: Hans Meijer
Music: Will Guthrie et al.
: Ruth Collier
Production and administration
: Joey Ng
Communication: Jeroen Goffings

Production: Great Investment vzw
Co-production: STUK, VIERNULVIER, Montpellier Danse, Tanzquartier Wien, Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, SPRING, CND Centre national de la danse, Perpodium
Great Investment is supported by The Flemish Authorities, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, The Danish Arts Council & The Flemish Community Commission (VGC)

Feb 1, 2024 9:12 AM


February 1 STUK, Leuven
Mar 27, 2024 9:12 AM March 27 - 28 Charleroi danse & Kaaitheater, Brussels
May 23, 2024 9:12 AM May 23 - 24 SPRING Festival, Utrecht
Jun 25, 2024 9:12 AM June 25 - 27 Montpellier Danse
Dec 5, 2024 9:12 AM December 5 - 6 Tanzquartier, Vienna