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
Sound technician and sound design: Milan Van Doren
Technician: Jan-Simon De Lille
Music: Will Guthrie, Peter Lenaerts, Gregorio Allegri, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman
Management: Ruth Collier
Production and administration: Joey Ng
Communication: Jeroen Goffings
Production: Great Investment vzw
Co-production: STUK co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union in the frame of DANCE ON PASS ON DREAM ON, VIERNULVIER, Festival Montpellier Danse 2024, 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)