In the disarming performance Through, Justin de Jager dissects the apparent magic trick that resembles threading - an almost infinitely continuous and hypnotic wave of movement. The personal struggle and hesitation which characterised his early career, the recognisable 'have to go through something to get out of it better' is the basis for a solo culminating in a duet.
Kali Mata by choreographer Poernima Gobardhan opposes body and intellect. The classical Indian dances Bharata Natyam and Kalaripayattu, a martial art from South India, provide the physical ingredients for this solo. Precise hand gestures, intense emotion and an immersive soundscape take you into the battle between body and mind.
‘Viewing the work of this young maker gives the audience an opportunity to experience the primal significance of choreography.’
– Leo Spreksel about Justin de Jager
Justin de Jager (Through), Poernima Gobardhan (Kali Mata)
Justin de Jager and Tosca Knauf, Poernima Gobardhan