Jakob [2019] is the newest dance work by Tony Tran. Two male performers depart into an intense elliptic journey that gradually reveals the destructive intimacy and love between two human beings dependent on each other. He invites the audience into a seemingly playful choreography that aims to generate a self-reflective experience. It investigates the reasons for why we limit our availibilities and our capacities to open up for one another, and to support and accept each other.

With a movement language that generates metaphoric pictures and symbolic gestures, and that is yet emotionally detached, Jakob is the continuation of Tony’s ongoing research on power and identity in human 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 the others?


Choreography: Tony Tran
Creation and performers: Tony Tran and Knut Vikstrøm Precht
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Light design: Tobias Leira
Research fellow: Fabian Wixe
Collaboration and partners: CSC Bassano Del Grappa (IT), MDC San Vincenti (HR), NAPA (GL), Dans i Trøndelag (NO), Østfold Kulturutvikling (NO), Au Brana Centre (FR)
Funded by: Art Council Norway, Nordic Cultural Fund, SPENN, Nordic Culture Point, Oslo Kommune, Fund for Performing Artists

Video and photo: Andreas Daugstad Leonardsen