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BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’ by Collective Dope - Jenna Jalonen

Gervais Centre - club
Sunday 26 April, 2020 | 1pm–1:40pm


BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’

BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’ by Collective Dope - Jenna Jalonen

Everything in life exists thanks to energy waves. These vibrations create the rhythms that drive us and make our hearts beat. We share the same pace, the same pulse, we are connected through movement and touch. But what happens when the “beat” disappears? 

Here is Jenna and here is Jonas. A contemporary dancer and a b-boy, who decode the skilled and disciplined body into a new way of movement and partnering. The active and the passive. The manipulator and the manipulated one. “The living-body” and “the dead-body”. 

The sound artist Adrian Newgent joins them on stage composing live soundscape in dialogue with the dancers. BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’ is an incredibly physical, raw, yet intimate and touching duet about human relations.

Creation and performance: Jenna Jalonen (FI), Jonas Garrido Verwerft (BE)
Live music: Adrian Newgent (NL)
Light design: Miklós Mervel
Production assistant: Janka Vámos, Jeroen Lissens
Tour management: György Ujvári-Pintér
Production: Straatrijk (BE)
Co-production: Collective Dope, Workshop Foundation
Supporters: STUK House for Dance, Image & Sound, Life Long Burning, Ultima Vez, Stad Leuven, SÍN Arts Centre, Eva Duda Dance Company / Movein Studio, Cirk la Putyika / Jatka78, EMMI, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts
Concept, direction: Jenna Jalonen
The artist Jenna Jalonen is supported by Viktor Fülöp Scholarshi

Aerowaves artist profile: Collective Dope - Jenna Jalonen — BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’