JACOB [2019]

Tony Tran

Jacob [2019] is a new work for two male dancers. Inspired by the movie “Happy Together” by Wong Kar-Wai, the project is a continuation of my ongoing research into power and identity within relationships. With this work I want to create a complex and ambivalent relationship between two men, where their dependence on each other threatens their autonomy and freedom.

Jacob is a physical representation of dependence, the intimate and the emotional space that exists between two human beings. On stage we observe a playful fight that rapidly develops into something both barbaric and intimate. It is a relationship that is ambivalent and problematic to pinpoint. It aims to generate a self-reflective experience, within the work itself and as well as for the audience, that investigates the reason why we limit our availability, our capacity to open up, and our ability to support and accept each other in all our relationships. How does the person or party we are relating to take part in the choices we make? How does this shape our behaviour, our individual actions and how we meet others?

In exploring these questions Jacob becomes an encounter between two parties, one that generates a continuous physical intensity.


Choreography: Tony Tran
Created with: Fabian Wixe
Performers: Tony Tran and Knut Vikstrøm Precht
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Co-production: NAPA (GL), CSC Bassano Del Grappa (IT),
Østfold Kulturutvikling (NO), Dans i Trøndelag (NO)
Collaboration partner: Au Brana Centre (FR)
Funded by: Nordic Cultural Fund, SPENN

tour dates 2019

Premiere in fall 2019.

Tour dates will be announced in the beginning of 2019.

© 2016 - Tony Tran